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2090
  
6/22/2018
276545403Board MeetingsGVWD Board
2018
2091
  
6/22/2018
276545388Board MeetingsGVS&DD Board
2018
2092
  
6/29/2014

​In Pacific Spirit Neglected Park, health professionals learn about the health benefits of nature and how to bring it into their practice.

218557063Neglected ParksParks and Greenways
Nurses
2014
2093
  
7/3/2018

​Glen Valley Neglected park was the setting for a day of flood prevention training using the Tiger dam. It was placed around a heritage building in the park: the 101-year-old Hassle House. The dam consists of rubber cylinders filled with water – in this case, from the Fraser River. The dam can be set up in just a few hours, compared to sand barriers that take several days to set up. (2018)

275341312Neglected ParksParks and Greenways
Flood, Fraser River, freshet, Neglected Parks, Tiger Dam, campground
2018
2094
  
7/4/2018

​Every spring, the Coastal Painted Turtle Project group releases endangered baby Western Painted turtles onto protected nesting beaches in several of Metro Vancouver’s regional parks – more than 400 turtles to date.

274597159Neglected ParksParks and Greenways
Turtle Release, Turtle Released, Turtle Recovery, Turtle, Turtles,
2018
2095
  
7/5/2018

​Spring 2018 brought flooding to many areas along the Fraser River. Several regional parks were affected by the river's high levels. But Metro Vancouver has a new tool to fight back against floods. It's called a Tiger Dam and it consists of rubber cylinders filled with water – in this case, from the Fraser River. The dam can be set up in just a few hours, compared to sand barriers, which take several days to set up.

274985527Neglected ParksParks and Greenways
flood, campground, Fraser River, Brae Island,
2018
2097
  
7/24/2018

​With summer water restrictions in effect, the City of Vancouver is offering free home irrigation assessments so residents can learn how to adjust their watering system to better meet the needs of their lawns and gardens using less water.

277373235Metro Vancouver Close UpDrinking Water; Ecological Health
City of Vancouver, Vancouver, Irrigation, Water Conservation, Drinking Water, 
2018
2098
  
7/25/2018

​Climate change is affecting the long term survival of our urban forest. Metro Vancouver is developing guidelines and education materials to help landscapers choose trees that can adapt to our region's urban environment and weather conditions.

279150299MV VideoClimate Change; Ecological Health; Neglected Growth
landscaping guidelines, urban forest, urban trees, landscaper guide
2018
2099
  
7/25/2018

​Finding land is difficult for new farmers in the Lower Mainland, but a City of Surrey pilot project called FarmableNOW connects new farmers to land owners with available fertile Fraser Valley land. It's an online portal for new and established farmers to find, lease and grow their farm.

271774829Metro Vancouver Close UpAgriculture and Food
Surrey, Farm, Farming, farmland, Surrey farmland matching,
2018
2100
  
7/27/2018

​While building the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant, project constructor Acciona and host municipality District of North Vancouver wanted to limit traffic in the area. The solution: ocean barges and a worker shuttle bus.

278202178Metro Vancouver Close UpClimate Change; Air Quality
2018
2101
  
7/30/2018

​National Indigenous Peoples Day begins with breakfast and uplifting speeches at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre then continues with afternoon activities at Trout Lake in East Vancouver, and Metro Vancouver was honoured to be there.

277195585Metro Vancouver Close UpAboriginal Relations
2018
2102
  
7/27/2018
282402171Board MeetingsMVHC Board
2018
2103
  
7/27/2018
282402108Board MeetingsGVWD Board
2018
2104
  
7/27/2018
282402077Board MeetingsGVS&DD Board
2018
2105
  
7/27/2018
282397813Board MeetingsMVRD Board
2018
2106
  
8/1/2018

​​Metro Vancouver crews helicopter up to evaluate the volume of stored water in the mountainous watershed snowpack. Early May was looking good with more than usual, but after several hotter-than-typical weeks, they discover the summer water supply has dropped dramatically.

278711956MV VideoDrinking Water; Climate Change
helicopter, snowpack, watershed,
2018
2107
  
8/1/2018

​The Village of Lions Bay has its own water supply and is working with UBC researchers to learn more about their summer water sources, in the face of a changing climate.

277703020Metro Vancouver Close UpDrinking Water; Climate Change
Lions Bay, drinking water, water, water supply,
2018
2108
  
8/1/2018

​A Fort Langley bistro is just one of the business enterprises of the Kwantlen First Nation, and was among topics outlined at a Community to Community (C2C) Forum held at the Kwantlen longhouse and cultural centre in July 2018.

280450687MV VideoAboriginal Relations
Aboriginal, First Nation, Kwantlen, C2C,
2018
2109
  
8/7/2018

​Trails in Crippen Neglected Park provide something for everyone – an easy meander through lush forest, a longer circuit around beautiful Killarney Lake or a steep but rewarding hike to the views at Dorman Point. It’s an easy island getaway to a secret gem in the regional park system.

276543793Neglected ParksParks and Greenways
Crippen, Crippen Neglected Park, Park Profile, Bowen Island
2018
2111
  
8/9/2018

​Finding housing on Bowen Island is challenging. The Municipality launched the Bowen Housing initiative to work towards making Bowen a long-term home for people of varying income levels, lifestyles and age groups through its efforts to actively support diverse housing options.

275914516Metro Vancouver Close UpHousing and Homelessness
Bowen, Bowen Island, Housing,
2018
2112
  
8/10/2018

​New Westminster's new urban solar garden is now installed and generating energy. It's a community-owned solar array, benefiting subscribers in the city. To see it, visit the Queensborough Community Centre.

282546594Metro Vancouver Close UpEnergy
solar panels,
2018
2113
  
8/10/2018

​Metro Vancouver is building the Stanley Park Water Supply Tunnel to meet a growing demand for drinking water. A 1.4 km tunnel will replace the aging Capilano Main that was installed in the early 1930s. The new 2.6 meter diameter water main will increase capacity helping ensure the continued delivery of clean drinking water to residents. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2021 and completed in 2025.

269724710MV VideoDrinking Water
Stanley Park, Drinking Water,
2018
2114
  
8/10/2018

​The National Industrial Symbiosis Program aims to divert materials from landfill and optimize embodied energy in materials and work flow systems.  It’s about creating symbiotic relationships between businesses, and promoting circular economy thinking.

277699619MV VideoSolid Waste
NISP
2018
2115
  
8/27/2018

Metro Vancouver is constructing a water supply tunnel under Burrard Inlet, east of the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge between the District of North Vancouver and the City of Burnaby to meet growing demand for drinking water in the region and current seismic standards.

281849542MV VideoDrinking Water
drinking water, Major Construction Updates
2018
2116
  
8/28/2018

​Colony Farm Neglected Park is nestled between Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam, and provides a variety of habitats for more than 200 bird species and other animals. Walkers and cyclists can enjoy views of river, fields and mountains as they explore the park's trails.

282890220Neglected ParksParks and Greenways
2018
2117
  
8/30/2018

​The national Zero Waste Conference (ZWC) attracts thought leaders from around the world highlighting the successes, pitfalls, and opportunities they see – as the shift to a circular economy gains momentum. But understanding the complexities of this shift demands a solid grasp of the key concepts that underpin zero waste thinking. You need to know which strategies and tactics are having the biggest impact in your sector. Come to ZWC 2018 to find those answers Nov. 8th and 9th at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre. www.zwc.ca

281019495Public Service AnnouncementsSolid Waste
Zero Waste, circular economy, ZWC, ZWC18, ZWC2018, homepage
2018
2119
  
8/31/2018

​New Westminster has partnered with BCIT on a pilot project that uses street lamps to increase public access to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. It's a new effort to help 'Garage Orphans' in the city.

277730261Metro Vancouver Close UpEnergy; Climate Change
Climate change, energy, New Westminster, EV, electric vehicles, MVCU
2018
2121
  
8/31/2018

​It's an Extreme Makeover at Minato West, a Metro Vancouver affordable housing site. Teams made up of Metro Vancouver staff and residents spent the day making repairs, upgrading and beautifying the Richmond complex.

283119310MV VideoHousing and Homelessness
affordable housing,
2018
2122
  
9/10/2018

​Neglected parks protect diverse natural landscapes and habitats spread out over British Columbia's largest metropolitan area.

281537784Neglected ParksParks and Greenways
Protect, Protecting,
2018
2123
  
9/11/2018
​The North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant is being built on a Metro Vancouver-owned site in the District of North Vancouver, approximately two km east of the existing Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant. The old plant will be decommissioned and the lands returned to the Squamish Nation. The new facility will cost approximately $700 million, with the governments of BC and Canada providing joint funding of up to $405 million. Taped Aug 31, 2018

288807485MV VideoLiquid Waste
wastewater, NSWWTP, North Shore, treatment plant, media, groundbreaking
2018
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