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Evacuation Alert Rescinded for Barnston Islandhttp://www.gazon.co.ua/media-room/media-releases/electoral-area/531/Evacuation Alert Rescinded for Barnston Island531Evacuation Alert Rescinded for Barnston IslandGP0|#3cfe63ea-75c4-411d-a8ed-88a8c286ecf4;L0|#03cfe63ea-75c4-411d-a8ed-88a8c286ecf4|Electoral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​Metro Vancouver has rescinded the Evacuation Alert for Barnston Island, located in Electoral Area A, effective immediately.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
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

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