Metro Vancouver monitors recreational water quality

Metro Vancouver has started its annual testing of bacteria levels in the region’s swimming and selected non-swimming beaches. Samples are collected and tested daily from May to September and less frequently outside this period. Health authorities will use the results to determine whether the beaches are safe for recreational use or if they should post notices to inform users of a possible risk. Continue reading

Burnaby Celebrates Environment Week

Burnaby Environment Week is a week long program of environmentally-themed community activities held in early June hosted by the City of Burnaby and community partners. This year’s events were held June 2 to 10, 2018 and included a Still Creek Watershed Bicycle Tour and a Mandarin Language Nature Tour of Burnaby Lake Regional Park.  Continue reading

Zero Waste Conference Keynote Brings Orbital Zero Waste Perspective to The Sustainable Region


Her experience as a scientist and NASA astronaut gave Dr. Cady Coleman an orbital perspective. Now she sees our blue planet’s possibilities with a unique and hopeful viewpoint. Sharing her insights and vision for a world where people work together to accelerate the transition to a circular economy, Coleman had a positive message for the audience at the 2017 edition of Metro Vancouver’s annual Zero Waste Conference.

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New Online Tool Tracks Metro Vancouver’s Journey Toward Metro 2040 Regional Growth Strategy

Ever wondered how Metro Vancouver will accommodate growth in future years? Metro Vancouver’s forward-looking policies are encapsulated in Metro 2040, the regional growth strategy. Now a new online tool lets you understand how progress toward the five goals outlined in the strategy are being measured.

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Local Government Matters in this Year’s Provincial Election

LGM 2017_Intro Greg Moore from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo.

Metro Vancouver is calling on BC’s four largest political parties to publicly clarify their platforms on critical issues facing the region, including affordable housing, transit and protecting the environment, as well as how they intend to work with the regional government on funding major capital projects.

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