Metro Vancouver Update
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This issue likely finds many of us changing over to new routines as schools and community facilities continue to reopen and seasons shift, and enjoying some clear air after a smoky start to the month.

It’s a busy month on the waste reduction front: planning is in full swing for this year’s Zero Waste Conference in November, Metro Vancouver’s annual holiday campaign is launching (it’s never too early to start planning for the holidays), and new research from the National Zero Waste Council shows that we may be wasting less food.

In this issue we also check in on the region’s air quality, after days of air quality advisories, and take a look at a new model that is helping us understand how wastewater affects Burrard Inlet.

In the Capilano watershed, a recent project is making the area safe from debris flows. Regional parks continue to see high use, prompting staff to test new measures to manage parking issues and ensure that parks remain a much needed safe and enjoyable nature outlet during these times.

Together we make our region strong.

Registration is now open for the 2020 Zero Waste Conference, which will take place on November 13 in Vancouver. Now…

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Modeling Wastewater to Protect Burrard Inlet

A new computer simulation model is helping us analyze how our region’s wastewater affects the Burrard Inlet. The Burrard Inlet…

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Managing Parking Demands in Regional Parks

Metro Vancouver’s regional parks have seen record numbers in 2020, as people have turned to time in nature to ease…

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Create Memories, Not Garbage this Holiday Season

It’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays — especially in 2020! Our ‘Create Memories, Not Garbage’ campaign…

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Managing Debris Flows in the Capilano Watershed

Metro Vancouver recently completed a project to manage debris flows in the lower Grouse Mountain area of the Capilano watershed,…

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Wildfire smoke causes poor air quality across the region

Metro Vancouver experienced some of its worst air quality in the past five years in September, when smoke from U.S.…

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Food Waste in 2020: Canadians are Planning More and Wasting Less

New research from the National Zero Waste Council shows that Canadians are wasting less food. Food waste at home is…

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New Funding for Grouse Mountain Regional Park

Metro Vancouver recently received federal and provincial funding to improve Grouse Mountain Regional Park. The Grouse Mountain Trail and Amenity…

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Events & Videos

Industrial Lands Densification in Metro Vancouver – Free Webinar

Industrial lands are crucial to supporting a prosperous, sustainable economy, from local services to national trade, and accommodate a quarter…

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A new app is making disposal ban surcharges more efficient.

Water systems upgrades are replacing aging infrastructure in Delta.