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​​​Metro Vancouver’s media releases, advisories, and official statements.

 

 

Reminder: Lawn Watering Restrictions Begin May 1 in Metro VancouverReminder: Lawn Watering Restrictions Begin May 1 in Metro VancouverSeasonal restrictions on lawn watering are now in effect throughout Metro Vancouver.https://metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-release/8435/1/2024 7:00:00 AM
Invest Vancouver Welcomes US High-Tech 3D Sensor CompanyInvest Vancouver Welcomes US High-Tech 3D Sensor CompanyInvest Vancouver, Metro Vancouver’s regional economic development service, is pleased to welcome US-based optical semiconductor innovator Lumotive to the region.https://metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-release/8424/29/2024 7:00:00 AM
Grouse Grind Trail Reopens Saturday with New Trailhead and AmenitiesGrouse Grind Trail Reopens Saturday with New Trailhead and AmenitiesMetro Vancouver's Grouse Grind Trail will officially reopen on Saturday, April 27, following completion of annual maintenance, trail improvements, and a trailhead upgrade project.https://metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-release/8414/26/2024 7:00:00 AM
Metro Vancouver Receives Third Award for Excellence in Financial ReportingMetro Vancouver Receives Third Award for Excellence in Financial ReportingMetro Vancouver has received the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the third year in a row, this time recognizing the strength of its 2022 Annual Financial Report.https://metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-release/8404/25/2024 7:00:00 AM
Lights, Camera, Nature: BC Motion Picture Industry Funds Seven New Regional Park ProjectsLights, Camera, Nature: BC Motion Picture Industry Funds Seven New Regional Park ProjectsThe fourth annual REEL Earth Day Challenge has raised $100,000 toward projects delivered through Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Foundation. https://metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-release/8394/22/2024 7:00:00 AM
Lawn Watering Restricted to One Day Per Week in Metro Vancouver Starting May 1Lawn Watering Restricted to One Day Per Week in Metro Vancouver Starting May 1​Seasonal restrictions on lawn watering will come into effect on May 1 throughout Metro Vancouver. Residences and businesses will be allowed to water their lawns a maximum of once per week to help conserve water.https://metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-release/8384/9/2024 7:00:00 AM
North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program Construction to ContinueNorth Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program Construction to Continue​Construction on the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program will begin again in earnest following the completion of a comprehensive review by a Metro Vancouver Board task force.https://metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-release/8373/22/2024 7:00:00 AM
FortisBC leads $50 million pilot project to reduce energy use in older homes FortisBC leads $50 million pilot project to reduce energy use in older homes FortisBC Energy Inc. (FortisBC) has embarked on an extensive $50 million pilot project aimed at uncovering the best pathway to reduce energy use in older homes and multifamily housing units, which is an essential step in meeting B.C.’s climate action targets. https://metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-release/8363/12/2024 7:00:00 AM
Apply Now for Regional Cultural Grants up to $10KApply Now for Regional Cultural Grants up to $10KMetro Vancouver’s 2024 regional cultural grant applications process for local arts and cultural organizations opened today.https://metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-release/8353/6/2024 8:00:00 AM
Air Quality Bulletin UpdateAir Quality Bulletin UpdateMetro Vancouver will be closely monitoring as Burnaby Refinery conducts an operation starting Thursday (January 25, 2024) that may result in odour, smoke, and flaring. https://metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-release/8331/24/2024 8:00:00 AM
Air Quality Bulletin UpdateAir Quality Bulletin UpdateMetro Vancouver Regional District is providing an update on the Air Quality Bulletin that was issued January 21, 2024.https://metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-release/8321/22/2024 8:00:00 AM
Air Quality Bulletin IssuedAir Quality Bulletin IssuedMetro Vancouver Responds to Burnaby Refinery Incidenthttps://metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-release/8301/21/2024 8:00:00 AM
Metro Vancouver Responds to Odour Complaints, Issues Air Quality Bulletin Related to Burnaby Refinery IncidentMetro Vancouver Responds to Odour Complaints, Issues Air Quality Bulletin Related to Burnaby Refinery IncidentThis morning, Metro Vancouver was advised of an incident taking place at Parkland Refining in Burnaby, which resulted in a strong chemical odour being reported in some areas of the region.https://metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-release/8311/21/2024 8:00:00 AM
Metro Vancouver Celebrates a Century of Providing Drinking Water to the RegionMetro Vancouver Celebrates a Century of Providing Drinking Water to the RegionThis year marks the 100th anniversary of the Greater Vancouver Water District, which has, through the collaboration of its members, consistently provided high-quality drinking water to the region’s residents.https://metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-release/8291/11/2024 8:00:00 AM
Metro Vancouver Releases Updated Housing Data ResourceMetro Vancouver Releases Updated Housing Data ResourceMetro Vancouver’s Housing Data Book has been updated for 2023 and is available to policymakers, researchers, media, and the public for free. It consolidates a large amount of regional and municipal data in one place, providing a comprehensive overview of the region’s housing market and those affected by it.https://metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-release/82812/22/2023 8:00:00 AM
Metro Vancouver Announces 2024 Standing CommitteesMetro Vancouver Announces 2024 Standing CommitteesMetro Vancouver Board Chair George V. Harvie has determined the Metro Vancouver standing committee and task force structure and appointments for 2024.https://metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-release/82712/20/2023 8:00:00 AM
Invest Vancouver Releases Strategic Industries Analytics ReportInvest Vancouver Releases Strategic Industries Analytics ReportInvest Vancouver, a regional service of Metro Vancouver, provides a deep-dive into twenty years of economic trends in its newly released report, Strategic Industries Analytics Project: Discovering Opportunities in the Metro Vancouver Region’s Export-Oriented Industries.https://metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-release/82611/27/2023 8:00:00 AM
Metro Vancouver’s Board Chair and Vice Chair Acclaimed for Second TermMetro Vancouver’s Board Chair and Vice Chair Acclaimed for Second TermDelta Mayor George V. Harvie and Anmore Mayor John McEwen have been acclaimed for a second term as Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, of Metro Vancouver's Board of Directors.https://metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-release/82511/24/2023 8:00:00 AM
Metro Vancouver Calls for Federal Support for Infrastructure and HousingMetro Vancouver Calls for Federal Support for Infrastructure and HousingMetro Vancouver is asking the Government of Canada to match and exceed regional and provincial funding commitments for much-needed infrastructure and housing projects.https://metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-release/82411/17/2023 8:00:00 AM
New Task Force Will Provide Options for Completing the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant ProgramNew Task Force Will Provide Options for Completing the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant ProgramMetro Vancouver’s Board Chair is forming a task force to conduct a review of various options to complete the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program.https://metrovancouver.org/media-room/media-release/8239/29/2023 7:00:00 AM

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