North Vancouver District Recreation Centre Upgrade

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A skating rink and wave pool in the District of North Vancouver have been upgraded to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A key incentive is the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program, a provincial initiative that refunds carbon taxes paid. Continue reading

City of North Vancouver Waterfront Welcome

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The City of North Vancouver is helping build a livable region by providing places and events where neighbours can connect outdoors as the community vision for the waterfront takes shape. Public features are under construction, and designs are in progress for restaurants, a hotel, art gallery and shops.  Continue reading

Local Government Matters in this Year’s Provincial Election

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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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Homelessness: We can’t afford to ignore it

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On February 27, 2017 Metro Vancouver’s Regional Homelessness Task Force released its position paper: Addressing Homelessness in the Metro Vancouver Region with new research findings and recommendations. The report finds a number of disturbing trends that show a homelessness crisis is affecting all corners of the Lower Mainland.

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February Episode of The Sustainable Region Profiles Local Innovators in Waste Reduction

Waste is one of the pressing issues of our time. And while recycling and composting efforts keep some materials out of our landfills, reducing waste also means going deeper, examining every part of the product life cycle, from raw materials to opportunities for re-use before disposal.  Continue reading

Green Necklace Path and Spirit Trail Connect North Van Neighbourhoods

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Metro Vancouver member City of North Vancouver is addressing climate change with several programs advancing non-polluting forms of transportation, like the Green Necklace, a paved trail that circles North Van’s central Lonsdale area.

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