As we head into the final months of the year, we are busy planning for 2021 and beyond. On October 30, the Metro Vancouver Board endorsed Metro Vancouver’s 2021 operating budget, which will support work over the coming years.

On the utilities front, we are wrapping up the annual We Love Water campaign and assessing services at regional waste management stations.  This month, Metro Vancouver also released a map that is making real-time information on sewer overflows available to the public.

As part of continuing efforts to maintain good air quality, Metro Vancouver has approved a new residential wood burning bylaw, which will be phased in starting in 2021.

The Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy area is expanding, thanks to new lands added jointly by Metro Vancouver and the City of Delta.

Registration is still open for the annual – and always inspiring – Zero Waste Conference. This conference is a great opportunity to hear cutting edge thinking on how we can move towards a waste-free society. Residents of the region are also invited to watch a livestream of a series of forums on systemic racism being held for municipal elected officials.

Together we make our region strong.