Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Celebrates Canada’s Parks Day on July 18th with Family-Friendly Events

Celebrate Canada’s Parks Day on Saturday, July 18th with a visit to one of Metro Vancouver’s regional parks. From the expansive mudflats of Boundary Bay Regional Park to a scenic canyon with waterfalls in Kanaka Creek Regional Park, our regional parks are great places to get away from the bustle of urban life and reconnect with nature.  We’ve put together a wide selection of family-friendly, all-ages activities to choose from.

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Metro Vancouver Implements Stage Two Water Restrictions to Combat Potential Water Shortages

(Watch the Friday, July 3rd press conference announcing Stage Two Restrictions)

Due to unseasonably dry and hot weather, Metro Vancouver has further restricted water use, including lawn sprinkling regulations. The Metro Vancouver region is now in the second stage of the comprehensive four-stage plan that has the necessary measures to deal with water shortages. Here’s how Stage Two impacts residents and businesses.

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Caring for the Air – Public Air, Public Input – Air Permit Applications Explained

Air permits are key tools used by Metro Vancouver to control the discharge of air contaminants from industrial facilities. Businesses must apply to the “District Director” for new permits, or to amend existing permits. The public has a right to offer their comments and concerns regarding an application for a new permit or significant amendment. Here’s how you can have your say. 

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Metro Vancouver Close Up – Community Jane’s Walk Delivers Sidewalk Perspective for Residents and Mayors

Metro Vancouver Close Up logoCelebrating neighbourhoods is the goal of the annual Jane’s Walks happening across Canada. With local mayors participating, a productive dialogue between citizens and government is one of the outcomes, as residents explore their city’s walkability.

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Love Food Hate Waste – Shop and Cook the Queen of Green Way for #nofoodwasted

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Lindsay Coulter is the Queen of Green for the David Suzuki Foundation.  In this guest post, Coulter offers up a must-see movie for food-waste watchers, a quiz so you can see how food-waste friendly you are, and five easy tips to reduce the amount of food waste you generate.
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