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Cleaning Up For Spring - Metro Vancouver Urges Residents Not to Illegally Dumphttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/522/Cleaning Up For Spring - Metro Vancouver Urges Residents Not to Illegally Dump522Cleaning Up For Spring - Metro Vancouver Urges Residents Not to Illegally DumpGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass8B4460FC38334FC286DBBB8C98FFD163"><p>As the region emerges from winter, Metro Vancouver is reminding anyone planning to spring clean that there are many convenient and affordable ways to recycle, donate or dispose of unwanted bulky items such as sofas and mattresses through the Waste in its Place online portal.</p></div>2018-04-09T07:00:00Zstring;#2018
Metro Vancouver undertakes first youth homeless counthttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/regional-planning/521/Metro Vancouver undertakes first youth homeless count521Metro Vancouver undertakes first youth homeless countGP0|#334f565c-cc9c-4085-8556-59c8c2516bce;L0|#0334f565c-cc9c-4085-8556-59c8c2516bce|Regional Planning;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassDEC8ECE92DE64CB88E23DBBAEEA39830"><p>​The count will be held April 4 to 12, 2018, and is distinct from the regional homeless counts, which have taken place every three years since 2002, with the most recent held in 2017. </p></div>2018-04-04T07:00:00Zstring;#2018
Cultural Grants - Application Deadline May 25http://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/regional-planning/519/Cultural Grants - Application Deadline May 25519Cultural Grants - Application Deadline May 25GP0|#334f565c-cc9c-4085-8556-59c8c2516bce;L0|#0334f565c-cc9c-4085-8556-59c8c2516bce|Regional Planning;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass0D76DEECB29B45AF8C3B6620ABD18F51">Cultural groups can now apply to Metro Vancouver for Regional Project Grants.</div>2018-04-03T07:00:00Zstring;#2018
Metro Vancouver to Revisit Board Remunerationhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/board-information/520/Metro Vancouver to Revisit Board Remuneration520Metro Vancouver to Revisit Board RemunerationGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassB3ED3E9445C4468B9E5B8555D81D5FC9"><p>​​Metro Vancouver Board Chair Greg Moore today announced his intention to put forth a motion for reconsideration of the recently approved Board Remuneration Bylaw at the upcoming Board meeting on April 27. </p></div>2018-04-03T07:00:00Zstring;#2018
New affordable homes break ground in Vancouverhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/housing/518/New affordable homes break ground in Vancouver518New affordable homes break ground in VancouverGP0|#0520d522-f5ff-4879-a08f-469e2b35e960;L0|#00520d522-f5ff-4879-a08f-469e2b35e960|Housing;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassF9B48A6AE51243B4B3AD512690EF1E53"><p>The first phase of a new affordable-housing project for families, seniors and people with disabilities is getting underway in Vancouver, in partnership with the Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation.</p></div>2018-03-02T08:00:00Zstring;#2018
Metro Vancouver and the City of Abbotsford Reach Agreement to Amend Parkland Interestshttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/parks/517/Metro Vancouver and the City of Abbotsford Reach Agreement to Amend Parkland Interests517Metro Vancouver and the City of Abbotsford Reach Agreement to Amend Parkland InterestsGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassEA735C5F06EA43DAB2564C3E4C264EF8">Metro Vancouver Regional District (MVRD) has reached an agreement with the City of Abbotsford, which enables the City to withdraw from Metro Vancouver’s regional parks function and explore new park partnerships with the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD). Once approved, the City of Abbotsford will no longer participate in, or financially contribute, to parks within Metro Vancouver and can allocate resources to parks within its own municipality and region.</div>2017-11-24T08:00:00Zstring;#2017
Hey, Food Isn't Garbage - Metro Vancouver Launches Multi-Family Food Scraps Campaignhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/516/Hey, Food Isn't Garbage - Metro Vancouver Launches Multi-Family Food Scraps Campaign516Hey, Food Isn't Garbage - Metro Vancouver Launches Multi-Family Food Scraps CampaignGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass45022D458DF94825AE828DEC876F11EA"><p>Metro Vancouver will target multi-family residents in its latest “Hey, food isn’t garbage” campaign, noting that despite available green bins in most of the region’s apartment and townhouse complexes, too many food scraps still end up in the trash.</p></div>2017-10-31T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Lonsdale Energy Corporation to Sell Recovered Heat from the New North Shore Wastewater Treatment Planthttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/liquid-waste/515/Lonsdale Energy Corporation to Sell Recovered Heat from the New North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant515Lonsdale Energy Corporation to Sell Recovered Heat from the New North Shore Wastewater Treatment PlantGP0|#c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106;L0|#0c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106|Liquid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass9AEEB622E88B4A1985869F540FF28A8C">Lonsdale Energy Corporation (LEC) and Metro Vancouver’s Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District (GVS&DD) have finalized an agreement for the sale of effluent heat recovered from the new North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant, currently under construction at Pemberton Avenue and West 1st Street.</div>2017-10-16T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Lawn Watering Restrictions Lifted in Metro Vancouverhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/water/514/Lawn Watering Restrictions Lifted in Metro Vancouver514Lawn Watering Restrictions Lifted in Metro VancouverGP0|#9dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8;L0|#09dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8|Water;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass1D9073FDD3904771955D4B7FAD795F3A"><p>Despite the driest July and August on record, Metro Vancouver residents used less water this summer than during the drought of 2015, suggesting the region’s conservation initiatives are having a positive effect.</p></div>2017-10-13T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
'Wipe It, Green Bin It' Metro Vancouver Launches Regional Grease Campaignhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/liquid-waste/513/'Wipe It, Green Bin It' Metro Vancouver Launches Regional Grease Campaign513'Wipe It, Green Bin It' Metro Vancouver Launches Regional Grease CampaignGP0|#c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106;L0|#0c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106|Liquid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassBBEC408230924054834EAFAD8104C2CD"><p>Grease – it’s the bane of every sewer system and it’s costing Metro Vancouver millions of dollars each year to tackle the problems caused by this slippery kitchen mainstay.</p></div>2017-10-06T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Lower Mainland Homelessness Increasing Four Times Faster than Population Growthhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/regional-planning/512/Lower Mainland Homelessness Increasing Four Times Faster than Population Growth512Lower Mainland Homelessness Increasing Four Times Faster than Population GrowthGP0|#334f565c-cc9c-4085-8556-59c8c2516bce;L0|#0334f565c-cc9c-4085-8556-59c8c2516bce|Regional Planning;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass31535D0A40F5421FAA0C12F0FA3DE7CD"><p>The 2017 Report on Homelessness in the Lower Mainland represents the first time that the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley communities have jointly planned and implemented a Homeless Count, sharing the data and collaboratively analysing and reporting on it.</p></div>2017-10-04T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Final Results of 2017 Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver Releasedhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/regional-planning/511/Final Results of 2017 Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver Released511Final Results of 2017 Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver ReleasedGP0|#334f565c-cc9c-4085-8556-59c8c2516bce;L0|#0334f565c-cc9c-4085-8556-59c8c2516bce|Regional Planning;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass4B0A6EF0077047FD80571CA4EE1BFFDA"><p>Metro Vancouver’s affordability crisis is making homelessness worse across the region, with half of the region’s homeless population saying they had lived here for 10 years or more before finding themselves living on the streets or in shelters, according to a final report of the 2017 Homeless Count.</p></div>2017-09-26T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Metro Vancouver Receives Canada's 2018 Clean50 and Clean16 Awardshttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/board-information/510/Metro Vancouver Receives Canada's 2018 Clean50 and Clean16 Awards510Metro Vancouver Receives Canada's 2018 Clean50 and Clean16 AwardsGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass7F86F1CE90D9418DBED53C6D3138623B"><p>Metro Vancouver has received Canada’s 2018 Clean50 and Clean16 awards for demonstrated leadership in sustainability excellence through its development and support of Canada’s National Zero Waste Council.</p></div>2017-09-22T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Cancellation of Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/509/Cancellation of Air Quality Advisory509Cancellation of Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass47E33700F99F499BB5B0C838285A186C"><p>​Metro Vancouver has ended the Air Quality Advisory that was in effect for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District since Monday, September 4, 2017. The advisory was due to elevated concentrations of fine particulate matter due to smoke from wildfires in Washington state and the Interior of B.C. Changing weather patterns have now improved air quality throughout the region.</p></div>2017-09-09T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Continued Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/508/Continued Air Quality Advisory508Continued Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassC503B37FA015432C932B438F37132669">Metro Vancouver is continuing an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley because of elevated concentrations of <strong>fine particulate matter </strong>due to wildfire smoke being transported into our region from Washington state and the BC interior. Air quality throughout the region has improved significantly in the past 24 hours, but some areas within the region continue to experience lingering wildfire smoke. The current weather forecast predicts further improvement in air quality and if this trend continues it is anticipated that we will be in a position to cancel the advisory by tomorrow morning.</div>2017-09-08T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Continued Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/507/Continued Air Quality Advisory507Continued Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass9CF65B3492FC429CA3E3C52CD12E6C98">Metro Vancouver is continuing an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley because of high concentrations of <strong>fine particulate matter </strong>that are expected to persist until there is a change in the weather. Air quality continues to be affected by the current weather pattern over the Pacific Northwest, which has caused smoke to be transported into our region from wildfires burning in Washington state and the interior of BC.</div>2017-09-07T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Continued Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/506/Continued Air Quality Advisory506Continued Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassEF6400F4BAD446B0B89CCE01221DAA62">Metro Vancouver is continuing an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley because of high concentrations of <strong>fine particulate matter </strong>that are expected to persist until there is a change in the weather. Air quality continues to be affected by the current weather pattern over the Pacific Northwest, which has caused smoke to be transported into our region from wildfires burning in Washington state and the interior of BC.</div>2017-09-06T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Continued Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/505/Continued Air Quality Advisory505Continued Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassF06238AA868D45929398EE0866B84DCC"><p>​Metro Vancouver is continuing an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley because of high concentrations of <strong>fine particulate matter </strong>that are expected to persist until there is a change in the weather. </p></div>2017-09-05T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/504/Air Quality Advisory504Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassF31AD83C4E1B4CB58EEAAB05FAE39EEB"><p>​Metro Vancouver is now issuing an Air Quality Advisory for today, September 4, 2017, for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter that are expected to persist until there is a change in the weather.</p><p>Air quality is affected by the current weather pattern over the Pacific Northwest, which has caused smoke to be transported into our region from wildfires burning in Washington state and the interior of BC.</p><p>Smoke concentrations may vary widely across the region as winds and temperatures change, as well as fire behaviour.</p></div>2017-09-04T07:00:00Zstring;#2017
Cancellation of Air Quality Advisoryhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/503/Cancellation of Air Quality Advisory503Cancellation of Air Quality AdvisoryGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassD18052E9F47E404CB1758DA5E3F5A1FA"><p>Metro Vancouver has ended the Air Quality Advisory that was in effect for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District since Tuesday, August 29, 2017.</p></div>2017-08-30T07:00:00Zstring;#2017

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