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
The region’s craft beer industry is booming, but microbreweries and other fermentation operations add significant quantities of liquid waste to the region’s the sewage system. Metro Vancouver sought input from craft breweries for a new bylaw that protects the environment and infrastructure, while supporting this growing industry.
On Thursday, May 7, Metro Vancouver announced the launch of a three-year campaign to reduce the amount of avoidable food waste residents are generating in their households. The goal of the campaign is to reduce household avoidable food and liquid waste by 10% by the year 2018.