Metro Vancouver Update

Welcome to the April 2021 issue of the Metro Vancouver Update.

Recent sunny weather inspired many residents to get outside and explore Metro Vancouver’s regional parks and greenways. When done safely, time in the great outdoors is good for your mental and physical health, according to a growing body of research. In this issue, we will explore the recent findings of UBC’s Dr. Larry Frank whose work examines the relationship between health and the built environment.

Two important regulations come into effect in May: lawn watering regulations starting May 1, and residential wood-burning restrictions starting May 15. These restrictions are important for maintaining and improving the condition of our natural resources — clean water and high air quality. In this issue you can find out more about these regulations, as well as how you can help preserve our water supply and contribute to a healthier region.

Thank you for reading the Metro Vancouver Update. Together we make our region strong.

Lawn Watering Regulations Begin May 1

Metro Vancouver’s annual regional lawn watering regulations come into effect on May 1, limiting the days and times during which…

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Regional Arts and Culture Funding Available

Applications are open for Metro Vancouver’s annual regional cultural grants, with $150,000 in funding ready to help arts and culture…

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Residential Wood Burning Restrictions Coming to Metro Vancouver

In an effort to improve the region’s air quality during the spring and summer months, new bylaw requirements limiting residential…

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Solid Waste Management Plan Public Engagement Begins

Over the next couple years, Metro Vancouver will be conducting a robust engagement process to update our current solid waste…

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Don’t flush wipes down your toilet – even if the package says it is a flushable product! Cleaning wipes have…

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  In March, our School & Youth Leadership Programs team hosted three leadership events to support engagement, awareness and collaborative…

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Regional Parks Are Good for Your Health

Metro Vancouver residents have flocked to regional parks during the COVID-19 pandemic, showing us that they can support community resilience…

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Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Expanding to Meet Regional Growth

To meet the needs of Metro Vancouver’s growing population, Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant is undergoing a major expansion that…

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Events & Videos

If you’d like to learn more about how the chairs of Metro Vancouver’s boards and committees are leading our region…

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In this episode of Metro Moment, Metro Vancouver staff and engineering students test a special coating for sewer pipes to…

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The new United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre in Coquitlam is nearing completion. The transfer building will be almost as…

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City Nature Challenge Webinar and Walk

In May, cities around the world will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature. Be…

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Clean Air Plan – Free Public Forum

On May 22, join other residents, hear staff present highlights of the plan, and provide your feedback directly to the…

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