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National Launch of Love Food Hate Waste in Canadahttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/solid-waste/536/National Launch of Love Food Hate Waste in Canada536National Launch of Love Food Hate Waste in CanadaGP0|#8fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35;L0|#08fb49f9f-995b-4599-996f-83d874daad35|Solid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassFC6786FF9B65413FB814FE44094C56EE"><p>​Two of Canada’s largest food retailers have joined with local and provincial governments and agencies to launch a national <a href="file:///C:/Users/Slusk/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/W9FR133U/LoveFoodHateWaste.ca">Love Food Hate Waste</a> campaign today</p></div>2018-07-18T07:00:00Zstring;#2018
Household Laundry A Suspected Source of Microplastic Particles In The Region's Wastewaterhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/liquid-waste/535/Household Laundry A Suspected Source of Microplastic Particles In The Region's Wastewater535Household Laundry A Suspected Source of Microplastic Particles In The Region's WastewaterGP0|#c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106;L0|#0c66b9e70-597c-49de-9124-87f86a653106|Liquid Waste;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassD6512CE570364594B7837D34A54EB5F6"><p>​A study jointly conducted by Ocean Wise and Metro Vancouver, and published in the scientific journal Marine Pollution Bulletin, indicates Canadian households may have a laundry problem. <br></p></div>2018-07-05T07:00:00Zstring;#2018
UBC Alumnus Donation Enables Salmon Creek Restoration in Pacific Spirit Regional Parkhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/parks/534/UBC Alumnus Donation Enables Salmon Creek Restoration in Pacific Spirit Regional Park534UBC Alumnus Donation Enables Salmon Creek Restoration in Pacific Spirit Regional ParkGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass4ADCEA57D7B64A1FA09B377B391C2921"><p>One of the last remaining urban creeks on the Burrard Peninsula has been restored to a more fish-friendly habitat, thanks to a donation from a UBC alumnus and a collaborative effort between Metro Vancouver, Musqueam Indian Band, UBC, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and community organizations.</p></div>2018-06-19T07:00:00Zstring;#2018
Grouse Grind Trail Anticipated to Reopen June 21http://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/parks/533/Grouse Grind Trail Anticipated to Reopen June 21533Grouse Grind Trail Anticipated to Reopen June 21GP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass1A99ED8DF2134FAAAA97BF14EC4C53B0"><p>​The Grouse Grind Trail in Grouse Mountain Regional Park is anticipated to reopen on Thursday, June 21, barring any unforeseen circumstances.</p></div>2018-06-14T07:00:00Zstring;#2018
2018 Caring For The Air Reporthttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/532/2018 Caring For The Air Report5322018 Caring For The Air ReportGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass24C150CED08A4C46BD9F6955B4EFB35E"><p>​​Heavy smoke from B.C.’s wildfires took a toll on Metro Vancouver’s air quality last year, but average trends show improvements continue to be made against most smog-forming pollutants across the region, according to the latest Caring for the Air report for 2018.</p></div>2018-06-05T07:00:00Zstring;#2018
Evacuation Alert Rescinded for Barnston Islandhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/electoral-area/531/Evacuation Alert Rescinded for Barnston Island531Evacuation Alert Rescinded for Barnston IslandGP0|#3cfe63ea-75c4-411d-a8ed-88a8c286ecf4;L0|#03cfe63ea-75c4-411d-a8ed-88a8c286ecf4|Electoral Area;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass20A5B02609844B6CA33477126C9A61E6"><p>​Metro Vancouver has rescinded the Evacuation Alert for Barnston Island, located in Electoral Area A, effective immediately.</p></div>2018-05-25T07:00:00Zstring;#2018
Grouse Grind Closed for Maintenancehttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/parks/530/Grouse Grind Closed for Maintenance530Grouse Grind Closed for MaintenanceGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass216019DB1BB04898B930116B71225BF8"><p>​Hikers are advised that the Grouse Grind Trail in Grouse Mountain Regional Park will be closing for seasonal safety maintenance as of Tuesday, May 22, 2018.</p></div>2018-05-18T07:00:00Zstring;#2018
Evacuation Alert Issued For Barnston Islandhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/electoral-area/529/Evacuation Alert Issued For Barnston Island529Evacuation Alert Issued For Barnston IslandGP0|#3cfe63ea-75c4-411d-a8ed-88a8c286ecf4;L0|#03cfe63ea-75c4-411d-a8ed-88a8c286ecf4|Electoral Area;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass07A370933F7C4525A078CAED0FCF047B"><p>In anticipation of rising floodwaters from the Fraser River, the Metro Vancouver Regional District has placed Barnston Island, located in Electoral Area A, under an Evacuation Alert, effective May 16, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.</p></div>2018-05-16T07:00:00Zstring;#2018
Metro Vancouver's Strata Energy Advisor Program To Help Stratas Reduce GHG Emissionshttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/528/Metro Vancouver's Strata Energy Advisor Program To Help Stratas Reduce GHG Emissions528Metro Vancouver's Strata Energy Advisor Program To Help Stratas Reduce GHG EmissionsGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass4F3DBFC5C8D247FEB0F66C4B17710550"><p>Metro Vancouver today launched its new Strata Energy Advisor Program, which will provide support to hundreds of multi-family residential strata corporations on how they might revamp their buildings to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, while saving money.</p> </div>2018-05-02T07:00:00Zstring;#2018
Grouse Grind Trail Opens Tomorrowhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/parks/526/Grouse Grind Trail Opens Tomorrow526Grouse Grind Trail Opens TomorrowGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass6BB17A3733DA4A60B5DC8B0C7DF7178F"><p>​Metro Vancouver's world-famous hiking destination, the Grouse Grind Trail, will officially open for the season tomorrow, May 2, at 6:15 a.m. </p></div>2018-05-01T07:00:00Zstring;#2018
Metro Vancouver Parkland Purchase Adds to Kanaka Creek Regional Parkhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/parks/527/Metro Vancouver Parkland Purchase Adds to Kanaka Creek Regional Park527Metro Vancouver Parkland Purchase Adds to Kanaka Creek Regional ParkGP0|#074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584;L0|#0074c0334-3d6c-4560-b4ac-8b5892de7584|Parks;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClass0AF10B79518C4ABD85FF6ACE5F2F2AED"><p>​Metro Vancouver continues to protect more natural areas with the purchase of 4.7 hectares of creekside and forest habitats at Kanaka Creek Regional Park in the City of Maple Ridge.</p></div>2018-05-01T07:00:00Zstring;#2018
Abbotsford Officially Withdraws from Metro Vancouverhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/board-information/524/Abbotsford Officially Withdraws from Metro Vancouver524Abbotsford Officially Withdraws from Metro VancouverGP0|#8b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd;L0|#08b686698-007d-454e-9ee6-18f1f673b7fd|Board & Information;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassC6BBE06F3FD546DCA3AED3B0E2974CCB"><p>​The City of Abbotsford will no longer participate as a member of the Metro Vancouver Regional District (MVRD) Board for park purposes after an amending bylaw was recently approved by the Board</p></div>2018-04-30T07:00:00Zstring;#2018
Metro Vancouver Launches Engagement on its Climate 2050 Strategyhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/air-quality/525/Metro Vancouver Launches Engagement on its Climate 2050 Strategy525Metro Vancouver Launches Engagement on its Climate 2050 StrategyGP0|#a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213;L0|#0a13888d6-e3fb-4505-b958-3b345e340213|Air Quality;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassCE39A46ABD25471CA6BEE4E1D186483A"><p>Metro Vancouver will begin engaging with the public and other stakeholders next month on its proposed Climate 2050 Strategy, which is aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for the unavoidable effects of global warming.</p></div>2018-04-30T07:00:00Zstring;#2018
Metro Vancouver Lawn Watering Regulations Commence Next Weekhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/water/523/Metro Vancouver Lawn Watering Regulations Commence Next Week523Metro Vancouver Lawn Watering Regulations Commence Next WeekGP0|#9dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8;L0|#09dea762f-7043-4074-a868-1ed64ca7d1d8|Water;GTSet|#64da97b8-3db1-484c-a198-6cf0e7460889<div class="ExternalClassEC8F7F191D464EA99CC957BECC794084"><p>​Metro Vancouver's lawn watering regulations will come into effect Tuesday, May 1 and remain in place until October 15, to conserve treated drinking water during the hot and dry summer months. </p></div>2018-04-27T07:00:00Zstring;#2018
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

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