Metro Vancouver Update

services and solutions for a livable region

Issue 60 | February 2020

Welcome to our February newsletter! This was a busy month at Metro Vancouver, which hosted a  signing ceremony with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation for Belcarra Regional Park and the first of our Council of Councils for 2020.

Options are also being explored to modernize the region’s snowpack monitoring while public engagement is ongoing on major initiatives such as Metro 2050, and Climate 2050 and the Clean Air Plan. Metro Vancouver is also assessing the value of having advanced levels of treatment at each of the five wastewater treatment plants.

New bins were installed in Vancouver for disposable coffee cup recycling and the Think Thrice About Your Clothes campaign rolled out for the second year, reminding residents to donate old or unwanted clothes rather than throwing them in the garbage.

Metro Vancouver is a federation of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans for and delivers regional-scale services. Its core services are drinking water, wastewater treatment and solid waste management. Metro Vancouver also regulates air quality, plans for urban growth, manages a regional parks system and provides affordable housing.

Metro Vancouver hosted its first Council of Councils for the year at the Anvil Centre in the City of New…

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Metro Vancouver is encouraging residents to “think thrice” before tossing that ugly blouse, ripped jeans or socks with holes into…

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Metro Vancouver held a series of regional dialogues this month as part of its work to update Metro 2040: Shaping…

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Millions of coffee cups end up in Metro Vancouver’s garbage every year – mostly in coffee shops, restaurants and office…

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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Metro Vancouver Regional District celebrated the signing of an historic co-operation agreement for Belcarra Regional Park, recognizing…

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Metro Vancouver experienced near-record rainfalls across the region in January, straining the region’s sewer, water and community infrastructure. Seventeen of…

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Metro Vancouver is seeking to modernize snowpack monitoring across the region in an effort to more effectively adapt to climate…

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Events & Videos

The location for the new Crescent Beach Force Main in Surrey’s Mud Bay requires crews to time their activities with…

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The annual Coho Commotion event celebrates the salmon return at Capilano River Regional Park and highlights the importance of protecting…

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The City of Port Coquitlam’s new fitness centre is part of a community centre construction project located near apartments, condos…

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​To dispose of used gypsum, designated bags are required to be tied a particular way – gooseneck style – to…

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The latest edition of Metro Vancouver’s Regional Parks’ Nature Program Guide (Check It Out!) will have you longing for birdsong…

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Metro Vancouver is seeking public feedback on three discussion papers that explore opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air…

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