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2/27/2017
Cost to taxpayers per year per homeless person: $55,000. In comparison, the cost per year for housing and support: $37,000. Homelessness - We can't afford to ignore it. Find out about addressing homelessness in Metro Vancouver at heimat-deutschland.info
212121090Public Service AnnouncementsHousing and Homelessness
Homelessness, homeless
2017
22
  
5/6/2011
When the subject of food security comes up the talk often turns to the 100-mile diet. But is it the solution to a food secure world?...
216097538IssuesAgriculture and Food
2011
23
  
2/25/2014
The development of the sewer system was largely driven by health concerns. Early wooden sewers built in the late 1880s discharged to local beaches, resulting in typhoid fever, cholera, and other waterborne diseases. In 1911, local leaders sought a regional solution to the growing sewage problem, and hired prominent sanitary engineer R.S. Lea to design a sewerage and drainage system. On March 4, 1914, members of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia authorized the incorporation of the Vancouver and Districts Joint Sewerage and Drainage Board. The Board oversaw the financing, construction and operations of new sewers for the City of Vancouver and municipalities of Burnaby, Point Grey and South Vancouver. Today, 17 municipalities and one electoral area are members of the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District Board, one of the four legal entities commonly known as Metro Vancouver.
218556707IssuesLiquid Waste
2014
24
  
9/14/2011
Michael Kirby says addressing homelessness, addiction, and mental illness is the right thing to do, for both moral and economic reason. Listen as Kirby explains how speedy treatment and safe housing is the better, cheaper way in this keynote address.
216638618Dialogues and BreakfastsHousing and Homelessness
2011
25
  
10/4/2011
Liveable city advisor and social marketing strategist Gil Penalosa's opening keynote address to participants attending the 2011 IRBC conference in Metro Vancouver.
216930115Conferences
2011
26
  
6/28/2011
Panel moderator Vaughn Palmer introduces the panelists at the 2011 Sustainability Congress in Vancouver. Find out what each panelist considers the key issues facing our region as we work towards creating a sustainable local environment.
216458792ConferencesEducation and Relationship Building
2011
27
  
6/28/2011
Metro Vancouver Chair Lois Jackson welcomes people to the 2011 Sustainability Congress and introduces the community leaders participating in the panel discussion.
216458699Conferences
2011
28
  
6/28/2011
Metro Vancouver CAO Johnny Carline reflects on the panelists discussion at the 2011 Sustainability Congress
216458940Conferences
2011
29
  
6/27/2011
Kicking off the 2011 Sustainability Congress, a panel of leading British Columbians tell the audience what they consider the most urgent priorities for the region. A indispensable look at issues which must be considered to ensure a healthy future.
216458999ConferencesEducation and Relationship Building
2011
30
  
6/28/2011
The 2011 Sustainability Congress featured community leaders and the public considering the future of our region. Discover the issues they identified and then check out all the 2011 Sustainability Congress videos for complete event coverage.
216458507Conferences
2011
31
  
6/28/2011
A panel of well-known community leaders offer their perspectives on sustainability at the opening of the 2011 Sustainability Congress in Vancouver
216459885Conferences
2011
32
  
11/20/2012
In Part 1, meet the competitors racing the clock to come up with a winning design concept for a zero waste sofa... and the judges who will assess their entries, looking for key factors such as material choices, marketability, and overall creativity.
217638876ConferencesSolid Waste
2012
33
  
11/20/2012
Designing a zero waste sofa raises lots of issues, from material choices, to public policy changes. See how each team defines their approach and find out the criteria the judges plan to use in assessing the practicality of the three presentations.
217639026ConferencesSolid Waste
2012
34
  
11/20/2012
The clock is ticking. The teams are facing tough choices. Radical ideas, paradigm shifts, and even questioning the rationale of the challenge itself are coming into play, but they must choose a design concept and stick to it if they hope to succeed.
217639123Conferences
2012
35
  
11/20/2012
Less than two hours to go. The teams are refining their ideas and assessing important variables such as price point, branding, and business model. But which design will tackle the policy aspect judges say will be a key factor for winning their vote?
217637672Conferences
2012
36
  
11/20/2012
It's a last minute flurry as the teams finalize their presentations. The five hours are up and it's show time! The ideas are innovative. The designs are revolutionary. The materials -- unorthodox. But they'll still have to wow the judges to win.
217637821Conferences
2012
37
  
6/1/2011
The PNE's livestock competition is a big event for local 4H members -- a chance to earn money and learn farming skills. Follow one young man as he preps his heifer for the big day and works with his dad and brother on the family farm.
216337414Issues
2011
38
  
12/18/2013
The holiday season is here, which for many means special moments with friends and family. Join us to hear one of Metro Vancouver’s premiere storytellers, Beverley Elliott at a December 12, 2013 Sustainability Breakfast event.
218443063Dialogues and Breakfasts
2013
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12/18/2013
The holiday season is here, which for many means special moments with friends and family. Join us to hear one of Metro Vancouver’s premiere storytellers, Jacques Lalonde at a December 12, 2013 Sustainability Breakfast event.
218443108Dialogues and Breakfasts
2013
40
  
3/5/2013
An Aboriginal youth group connects with nature by learning canoeing and geocaching skills (2013).
218315954Issues
2013
42
  
7/31/2014
A new universally accessible fishing ramp at Edgwater Bar in Derby Reach Neglected Park in Langley enables anglers with reduced mobility to experience the outdoors. (2014)
218584235Neglected ParksParks and Greenways
2014
43
  
11/24/2015
Adam Pateman's New York story is about footwear lost and found and how karma caught up to him one holiday season.
219039611Issues
Christmas
2015
44
  
5/9/2013
Canada was once a world leader in supplying affordable housing. Much has changed. In this 2007 story, find out how funding changes impacted that success and how some innovative ideas could help improve our region's approach to combating homelessness.
218321337Issues
2013
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6/21/2011
Despite the trend towards local food, farmers still face many challenges, from the economy to the weather. In this story from 2005, we find out why farmers love this challenging industry and how a strong agricultural sector benefits everyone.
216452927Issues
farm
2011
46
  
8/21/2012
Making the most of arable land helps our region's food needs. Learn how inventories and planning are laying the ‘groundwork’ for Metro’s agricultural land to meet its full potential.
217536693Issues
2012
47
  
6/21/2011
Local farmers face unique pressures that make the Metro region very different from other food-producing areas of Canada. Discover the pressing issues they must contend with and learn how it impacts your grocery bill in this 2005 story.
216452831Issues
2011
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6/6/2007
Air pollution kills as many as 250 people a year in BC. What's making all this smog? Trucks, ships, cars... and lawn mowers? Meet the people who suffer when we can't control emissions and see how some industries are taking steps to clear the air.
216334944Issues
2007
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6/6/2007
For Jordie, an active young man with asthma, air pollution could be a life and death issue. Find out why young people are the most vulnerable to the impact of air pollution and how dealing with this issue could save taxpayers millions of dollars.
216334999Issues
2007
50
  
6/6/2007
Wood stoves are quaint, but in rural areas, they have a big impact on air quality. See how programs in Washington and B.C. are making it easy for people to switch to cleaner heating alternatives and how modern urban planning can make for cleaner air.
216335062Issues
air quality
2007
51
  
6/6/2007
For municipalities, tackling air quality means regulation, eco-friendly procurement, and careful zoning. Activists are educating politicians about the ways they can have an impact. Find out why they say local gov't is the best place to create change.
216334868Issues
air quality
2007
52
  
5/30/2014
Albert Norman was hired by the GVRD Sewers District in 1944 as a shovel operator and retired in 1977 as a Construction Supervisor. Mr. Norman was an avid photographer and took pictures at his job sites during his 33 years of service, collecting an impressive archive of our region's sewerage infrastructure.
218579182IssuesLiquid Waste; History
History
2014
53
  
10/3/2013
It looks messy now, but one day this Aldergrove site will be a restored wetland. And, not only will it look more natural, it could save a species. Learn why this innovative project is a bargain for taxpayers and a crucial habitat for a unique frog. (2013)
218403919Neglected Parks
2014, aldergrove, ecological health, Vancouver Aquarium, Wetland Restoration
2013
54
  
11/24/2015
How Alec found the Christmas spirit while signing divorce papers in a fancy restaurant and a fellow patron suffers a heart attack.
219039644Issues
Christmas
2015
55
  
12/7/2011
A young actor gets a job as a shopping mall Santa and reconnects with his Santa playing father.
217287584Issues
2011
56
  
11/7/2011
Angry Elf e-card
217285561Issues
2011
57
  
6/7/2011
The water that you send down the drain goes through many stages before it is returned to the Fraser River. Learn how the Annacis Island treatment plant not only treats our waste water, but also turns biosolids, and methane gas into usable resources.
216339595IssuesLiquid Waste
2011
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7/24/2012
The new co-digester at the Annacis Wastewater Treatment Plant is saving Metro Vancouver on energy costs and reducing maintenance and upkeep on the sewer system. See how leading edge technology is being put to work in this innovative pilot project.
217538352IssuesLiquid Waste
2012
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10/25/2011
On October 21, 2011 government officials and community members gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Annacis Wastewater Centre; a place of excellence in wastewater research and development, training and education – a place that challenges us to transform our approach to managing and treating wastewater, promoting energy reduction, reuse of materials and mitigating environmental impacts.
216963604IssuesLiquid Waste
2011
60
  
10/19/2012
The water that you send down the drain goes through many stages before it is returned to the environment. Learn how the Annacis Island WWTP not only treats our liquid waste, but also turns biosolids and methane gas into usable resources.
217633801IssuesLiquid Waste
2012
61
  
10/20/2011
The Annacis Wastewater Centre is a new facility, located beside the Annacis Wastewater treatment plant. The facility is designed to allow for cutting edge research, learning, and collaboration between researchers.
216963973IssuesLiquid Waste
2011
62
  
10/25/2011
Remarks by Adriaan de Jager, Executive Director, Government Relations at The University of British Columbia, at the official opening of the Annacis Wastewater Centre.
216967517IssuesLiquid Waste
2011
63
  
10/25/2011
Remarks by Johnny Carline, Metro Vancouver CAO, at the official opening of the Annacis Wastewater Centre.
216967481IssuesLiquid Waste
2011
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10/25/2011
Remarks by Kerry Lynne Findlay, M.P. for Delta-Richmond East, at the official opening of the Annacis Wastewater Centre.
216970130IssuesLiquid Waste
2011
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10/25/2011
Remarks by Linda Reid, MLA - Richmond East, at the official opening of the Annacis Wastewater Centre.
216967415IssuesLiquid Waste
2011
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10/25/2011
Remarks by Lois Jackson, Metro Vancouver board chairman, at the official opening of the Annacis Wastewater Centre.
216967294IssuesLiquid Waste
2011
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12/10/2013
The Arc'teryx outdoor gear company teamed up with the Vancouver Police Department to give 3000 waterproof capes to homeless residents of the city. See the project volunteers are helping make life on the street a little dryer and warmer this winter.
218428530Issues
2013
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6/21/2011
The modern greenhouse is an efficient, eco-friendly way to grow fruits and vegetables. This tour of Glenwood Valley's 25 acre greenhouse operation showcases the modern technology being used to maximize yield while minimizing environmental issues.
216453481Issues
2011
69
  
6/15/2011
Metro's Home Pages, found in your phone book, contain a number of useful ways you can reduce your home's environmental impact. Learn some money and time-saving ways you can make your kitchen, yard, and workshop part of an eco-friendly house.
216342809Issues
2011
70
  
6/21/2011
Orienteering is a great skill. It's also just one of many programs offered at Metro Vancouver parks. Learn about the wide variety of interpretive workshops and classes in our regional parks as this group learns how to read maps and stay on course. (2005)
216452766Issues
2011
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6/21/2011
Plastics recycling extends the lifespan of this non-renewable resource and saves money by reducing landfill requirements. In this 2005 tour of the Merlin Plastics recycling plant we see how post-consumer waste finds new life in a variety of ways.
216454635Issues
2011
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6/16/2011
Come along for the ride as Metro staff take a helicopter trip into the watershed to measure the snowpack. Learn why summertime water restrictions are often necessary for the Metro Vancouver region, even when we have a lot of snow during the winter.
216342724Issues
2011
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6/21/2011
Metro Vancouver is working to reduce the risk of West Nile Virus. See how scientists identify potential mosquito breeding hotspots and find out how they work with the data they collect to develop strategies to slow the spread of the virus.
216453206Issues
2011
74
  
8/19/2015
Extreme fire danger brings immense challenges for those tasked with protecting Metro Vancouver's Neglected Parks and watersheds. See how staff assess the fire risk, monitor and enforce fire bans, and tackle the demands of this unprecedented dry season (2012).
219036047Neglected Parks
2015
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12/1/2014
B.C. Lee experiences a Christmas Eve shaped by Hollywood movies.
218588252IssuesSolid Waste
2014
76
  
6/3/2005
06/05 - The issues of land use, agriculture, and industry have had a big impact on the residents of Barnston Island. See how this community has kept its agricultural focus even with the pressures of encroaching development and economic opportunities.
216453148Issues
2005
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6/29/2016
After almost three years of construction, Metro Vancouver’s new Barnston/Maple Ridge water pumping station officially opened June 15, 2016. One of the largest in BC, the Pump Station uses six 1000 horsepower pumps to move over 350 million litres of water per day serving Maple Ridge, Langley and Surrey.
219177274IssuesLiquid Waste
2016
78
  
6/13/2011
An evening of bat-watching at Minnekhada Neglected Park is a chance to see the flying mammals up close in their usual environment. Shot in 2006, Park Interpreter Cal Martin explains the reasons why we must care for all creatures, even if they aren't very cuddly. (2006)
216341647Neglected ParksParks and Greenways
2011
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4/7/2011
Rivers Day -- a chance to recognize the contributions of volunteers. A visit to Kanaka Creek Neglected Park highlights the importance of KEEPS, the local organization dedicated to protecting the creek and running the Bell-Irving fish hatchery. (2010)
215985119Neglected Parks
2011
80
  
7/11/2012
Celebrating the end of the school year with a day at the beach is a popular field trip for school children. It's also an opportunity for Metro staff to teach children how to enjoy the marine environment, while preserving the delicate ecosystem. (2012)
217462554Neglected Parks
2012
81
  
6/15/2012
A trip to a local beach isn't complete until you tip over some rocks and see what's living underneath. But, as Peter Lawrance explains, there's a right way to roll those rocks, so the animals that call it home aren't injured or killed in the process. (2012)
217460499Neglected Parks
2012
82
  
4/19/2011
Keep bears wild and dancing in Metro Vancouver Neglected Parks. Learn how to reduce human - bear conflicts and be Bear Aware. Visit www.bearaware.bc.ca for more information.
215989485Issues
2011
83
  
5/9/2012
Canada's national symbol is also a resident of Burnaby Lake. Join park interpreter Peter Lawrance for a light-hearted look at how beavers' behaviour and physiology has made them so well-suited to life in the water. (2012)
217344573Neglected Parks
2012
84
  
12/1/2011
A look at the making of the creative content for Metro Vancouver's Create Memories, Not Garbage Christmas Campaign in 2011.
217285527Public Service Announcements
Christmas, holiday, Green Angel, holidays, advertising, PSA, promo. ads
2011
85
  
6/21/2011
A disturbing trend on Belcarra Beach started the Beach Keepers program. Now it has grown beyond Belcarra and volunteers around the region help educate visitors and protect our marine environment. Learn how a seashell became a catalyst for this change. (2005)
216453113Neglected Parks
2011
86
  
5/25/2011
More than just a great place to bring a crab trap, Belcarra Neglected Park offers hiking, beaches, boating, and history. Learn about the park's three thousand year history, find out how to get to there on transit, and plan your park adventure (2010).
216280481Neglected Parks
2011
87
  
12/13/2013
The Flame 2013 Beverley Elliott
218428415Dialogues and Breakfasts
2013
88
  
11/25/2014
"Timing is everything, especially on New Year's Eve."
218588214IssuesCulture; Solid Waste
The Flame
2014
89
  
12/3/2013
Business Improvement Associations across the region are recognizing the role they can play in promoting zero waste solutions to local business. Learn how BIAs are finding creative ways to offer new waste reduction programs across Metro Vancouver.
218429257Issues
2013
90
  
6/15/2011
03/05. Biodiesel is an innovative fuel. But does using bio-diesel impact our food supply? This UBC program shows how bio-diesel can reduce waste and highlights the crucial issues experts say must be addressed when considering a biodiesel program
216342675Issues
2011
93
  
6/12/2012
Spring means a symphony of bird song. Join our park interpreter for an overview of some common bird calls and learn the distinctive chirps and cheeps of a variety of local birds found in our regional parks. (2012)
217458488Neglected Parks
2012
94
  
2/1/2016
Delta is renowned as prime bird habitat. A Delta birding group has called for a strategy to protect key areas and develop birding tourism. The Corporation of Delta has approved the creation and implementation of a Bird and Biodiversity Strategy that will include a focus on habitat, access to nature, and bird-related tourism.
219167737Metro Vancouver Close Up
2016
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4/29/2016
Delta is renowned as prime bird habitat. In response to a Delta birding group's call for a strategy to protect key areas and develop birding tourism, the Corporation of Delta has approved a Bird and Biodiversity Strategy.
219175548Neglected Parks
2016
96
  
5/16/2012
Kids and photographers flocked to Burnaby Lake over spring break to enjoy birdwatching and other activities. While shutterbugs were snapping pics, the children had a chance to build bird houses, dissect owl pellets, and learn about local species. (2012)
217344061Neglected Parks
2012
97
  
6/21/2011
The paper, plastics, glass, and metal you put out in your blue box for recycling finds a second life after it leaves the curb. Learn how recyclable waste is handled in Metro Vancouver, reducing the cost to taxpayers and the burden on the environment.
216342933Issues
2011
98
  
2/24/2017
218666580Board MeetingsGVS&DD Board
2017
99
  
2/24/2017
218666597Board MeetingsGVWD Board
2017
100
  
2/24/2017
218666669Board MeetingsMVRD Board
2017
101
  
1/27/2017
218666716Board MeetingsMVRD Board
2017
102
  
1/27/2017
218666939Board MeetingsGVS&DD Board
2017
103
  
3/31/2017
218667046Board MeetingsGVS&DD Board
2017
104
  
3/31/2017
218667068Board MeetingsMVRD-Parks Board
2017
105
  
10/21/2016
214060492Board MeetingsMVRD Board; Finance
2016
106
  
5/12/2011
Bob Williams has played an important role in defining land use around the province and in Metro Vancouver. In this presentation to the 2011 Sustainability Congress he discusses Metro Vancouver's rail lines and their potential for new uses.
216273658Conferences
2011
107
  
5/16/2011
Join park interpreter Candace Ng for a video tour of this seaside park. A great place to picnic, walk the beach, or enjoy wheelchair accessible trails; discover why it's also a vital link in the migratory routes of a wide range of bird species.
216274342Neglected Parks
2011
109
  
6/3/2013
Bowen Island is a marine community a 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay. Once dubbed “Happy Isle,” it was a favourite destination for Vancouverites to visit since the 1900’s.
218323423Municipal Profiles
2013
111
  
6/13/2011
Shoreline erosion issues in 2006 brought a variety of stakeholders together to address problems with the Bedford Channel at Brae Island. Working together, the groups find an immediate solution and form relationships for future long term objectives.
216341456Issues
2011
112
  
5/12/2011
Great camping close to home! Brae Island Neglected Park is a camping paradise with something for everyone. Discover this little-known jewel of the Metro regional park system and start planning a weekend getaway.
216253807Neglected Parks
2011
113
  
10/19/2012
Reaching from New Westminster to the base of Burnaby Mountain, the Brunette River Greenway offers commuters a great off-street option for daily use, as well as connecting local parks where beautiful views and wildlife watching opportunities await. (2012)
217631426Neglected Parks
2012
114
  
7/3/2012
New research suggests that people in Metro Vancouver are feeling isolated and disconnected. This Dialogue looks at factors such as demographics, technology, and land use, examining how they can fracture communities, or bring neighbourhoods together.
217460618Dialogues and BreakfastsEducation and Relationship Building
2012
115
  
6/7/2011
Blade Runners gets young people trained and ready for jobs in construction. The highly successful program is turning lives around. See how they do it and learn why industry, social agencies, and participants are saying it's a win/win/win situtation.
216339544Issues
2011
116
  
6/1/2011
Shot in 2007, this video showcases the construction challenges in building the Golden Ears Bridge and highlights the effects on regional growth resulting from this new route across the Fraser River.
216337214Issues
2011
118
  
12/10/2013
A single location, but lots of recycling options. That's the attraction of the new Burnaby Eco Centre, where nearly anything can be recycled. See how the facility makes it easier for residents to dispose of household waste in an eco-friendly fashion.
218428680Metro Vancouver Close Up
2013
119
  
8/26/2014
Burnaby celebrated Canadian Environment Week with a festival focused on sustainability topics. From wildlife protection to waste management, see how this week-long event helped residents learn how they can help protect the local environment. MVCU
217873127Metro Vancouver Close Up
2014
120
  
4/23/2013
Over fifty years Burnaby Lake has transformed into a green oasis in an urban setting. The Park Association can take a lot of the credit. Learn how key individuals brought the group to life and how the Association continues to care for the park. (2012)
217633634Neglected Parks
2013
122
  
3/5/2014
The installation of data loggers to monitor water flow in the Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy Area will provide information to to help protect a unique ecosystem. (2014)
218558399Neglected Parks
2014
123
  
6/17/2014
At 3000 hectares, the Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy Area is eight times the size of Stanley Park. Four levels of government work together in a unique collaboration to preserve and restore this important and rare ecosystem for future generations (2014).
218580276Issues
2014
124
  
1/28/2011
Metro Vancouver's two year study of air quality in the Burrard Inlet is delivering important data about air pollution in the region. Find out how Metro's air quality division is turning that information into cleaner air across the region.
216095185Issues
air quality
2011
125
  
5/2/2011
Originally a farmstead started in 1886, today Campbell Valley provides a mix of nature, pioneer heritage and country lifestyle. It's a great place for solo walks or family gatherings. Discover all the park's amenities with this video profile.
216096375Neglected Parks
2011
127
  
7/23/2012
There's seven simple rules to Metro Vancouver's Canine Code of Conduct. Do you know them all? Watch and learn the easy things dog owners can do to protect the park environment and still ensure a great park experience for their four-legged friend. (2012)
217462082Neglected Parks
2012
128
  
3/5/2013
It's been 100 years since a dugout canoe was launched on the Coquitlam River. Now that has changed -- with this inspiring project See how an 800 year old cedar tree is transformed into a potent symbol of cultural rebirth for Kwikitlem First Nation.
218315670Issues
2013
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