‘Metro Vancouver 101’ Offers Municipal Politicians a Crash Course in Regional Roles and Initiatives

Metro Vancouver Close Up logoFor newly-elected and returning municipal politicians, the Council of Councils held last December, after local municipal elections, is a chance to meet key Metro Vancouver personnel and gain a deeper understanding of the role the organization plays throughout the region.

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Community Workshops Gather Input from Residents as North Vancouver Considers Climate Change Adaptation

mvconnectHover2Hotter temperatures are a familiar symptom of climate change. Another is extreme precipitation – intense bouts of heavy rainfall that can damage private homes AND civic infrastructure. In North Vancouver, community workshops help the public understand the challenges municipalities face with issues such as extreme weather and offer a chance to collaborate on potential solutions. See how the city of North Vancouver works with the non-profit Evergreen to engage residents in this informal yet productive setting.

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Langley Wetlands Tour Offers Unique Opportunity

The West Creek Wetlands is a 66 hectare protected Metro Vancouver regional park reserve that’s normally off limits to the public.  But twice a year, people are given a rare chance for a guided tour. It’s a unique opportunity to learn about this nature preserve and find out how limiting human access helps the at-risk species that call it home.

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