Metro Vancouver Update
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Welcome to our last newsletter of the year! Winter is in full swing, the local mountains are full of snow and the holiday season is coming up fast.

In this issue we cover the tenth annual Zero Waste Conference, which looked a bit different this year, but continued to provide new ideas on how to move towards a lower waste society.

And speaking of waste reduction, how is the region doing? A new report has the latest data on how much went to landfill and recycling in 2019. We also have an update on two new solid waste facilities that will be completed next year and the renaming of transfer stations.

Salmon are getting a helping hand to re-establish themselves in the Seymour and Coquitlam drinking water supply areas and Metro Vancouver is looking at ways to enable more people to arrive at parks on foot, bike or bus.

We hosted the last forum on systemic racism on November 28, but you can still catch these important conversations on the livestream video here.

And as we head into the holidays, local artists Ben and Dan are back to take on a special gift giving challenge as part of the annual Create Memories, Not Garbage campaign.

Happy holidays and see you in January!

Waste Reduction and Recycling: How Are We Doing?

The Metro Vancouver region continues to be one of the most successful communities in North America when it comes to…

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Reintroducing Adult Coho Salmon to the Seymour and Coquitlam Water Supply Areas

Metro Vancouver has worked with federal and provincial governments, First Nations, partner agencies and NGOs to reintroduce adult coho salmon…

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New Study Looks at Alternative Transportation for Regional Parks

Metro Vancouver has completed the first phase in a study to assess existing transit and cycling options at regional parks.…

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Recycling and Waste Centres: New Facilities and New Names

New solid waste facilities are currently under construction in Coquitlam and Surrey and are expected to be completed in 2021.…

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2020 Zero Waste Conference Recap

The  2020 Zero Waste Conference was broadcast live from the Annacis Research Centre on Friday, November 13. Hosted by Metro…

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As the holidays approach, don’t forget to visit the Create Memories, Not Garbage website for low-waste gifts ideas. Now in…

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Events & Videos

The Northwest Langley Wastewater Treatment Plant is expanding to serve an additional 200,000 residents and is being upgraded to tertiary…

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The Heather Place Redevelopment Project replaces 86 aging housing units with 230 new rentals designed to suit a range of…

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A look at a local organization that has been repurposing computers for nearly 30 years: BC Technology for Learning Society.  …

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Now in its 25th year, the City of Surrey’s Salmon Habitat Restoration Program employs high school and post-secondary students for…

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