Metro Vancouver Update

Welcome to the December issue of Metro Vancouver Update.

This final issue of the year includes tips for reducing your waste this holiday season, information about the expansion of regional parks, a review of the 2021 Zero Waste Conference — and more!

Thank you for reading — we wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

Region Responds to Extreme Weather in November

Despite the challenges presented by the extreme weather event in mid-November, essential services were maintained at all times, thanks to…

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Buy, Low-Waste Gifts and Create Memories This Holiday Season

Spending quality time with loved ones, giving experiences as presents and supporting local shops that offer long lasting, high-quality gifts…

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Crescent Beach Force Main Replacement Uncovers Indigenous Artifacts and Ancestral Remains

Metro Vancouver is replacing the Crescent Beach Force Main, a 500 millimetre sewer that services White Rock and South Surrey.…

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Circular Economy’s Future Explored at 2021 Zero Waste Conference

In the midst of a global pandemic and unprecedented economic and social disruption, the need for creative and innovative approaches…

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Codd Wetland Expansion Will Further Protect Environmentally Sensitive Areas

Metro Vancouver’s Codd Wetland Ecological Conservancy Area has expanded by 73 hectares, thanks to a pair of recent parkland acquisitions. In the…

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Ground Broken for Douglas Road Water Main’s Still Creek Tunnel Section

Work has officially started on the construction of the replacement Douglas Road Water Main in the Still Creek neighbourhood of…

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Invest Vancouver Releases New Report to Strengthen the Region’s Clean Transportation Sector

The Metro Vancouver region is well positioned to lead the next global wave of clean transportation, but risks losing firms…

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Recycling Rate in the Region Increases in Spite of the Pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way Metro Vancouver residents and businesses worked, learned, and lived last year, the region…

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Toolkit Offers Tips for Using More Recycled Asphalt in Road Construction

Using more recycled asphalt in road construction can offer significant environmental benefits, and the National Zero Waste Council has developed…

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First Climate 2050 Roadmaps Endorsed by the Board

Climate 2050 is an overarching long-term strategy that will guide our region’s policies and collective actions to transition to a…

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Circular Cities and Regions Initiative Provides Guidance, Support to Participating Local Governments

The Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI) is delivering a five-part national webinar series on innovative approaches and providing direct…

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Cannabis Production and Processing - Engagement until February 1, 2022

Metro Vancouver is seeking input on proposed emissions regulation for cannabis production and processing operations in the region. Emissions from…

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Events & Videos

Pour grease down the sink and it hardens to a congealed mess. The results? Clogged pipes, backed-up sewers, and expensive…

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Meet a massive, 500-year old Douglas Fir that fell in Capilano River Regional Park. Find out how it’s a vital…

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This season, create memories not garbage. Try doing just one thing differently to reduce your holiday waste. For low-waste inspiration,…

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