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A backhoe works on the site where sewage spilled into Katzie Slough on Friday. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Sewage spills into Katzie Slough in Pitt Meadows

Metro cleaning spill, has called in environmental consultant

 

Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall (right) posed with mascots Pee and Poo during Metro Vancouver’s Meet Your Local Leader event at the Fair at the PNE. The program, which connected residents from across the region with local leaders, was part of the Metro Vancouver: Together We Make Our Region Strong exhibit that wrapped up Sept. 6. (Metro Vancouver/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows had presence at PNE

Hundreds of locals attended the annual summer fair in Vancouver

 

Smoke-filled skies on Alexander Avenue in downtown Chilliwack on Aug. 13, 2021. The air quality advisory remains in effect for the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver for a second day as winds blow smoke from wildfires into the region. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Air quality takes a dive from Vancouver to Hope as smoke blows in

Air quality advisory in effect for 2nd day obscuring mountain views and making breathing difficult

 

Air quality advisory for Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver ended after three days of smoky skies with high levels of fine particulate matter. (Metro Vancouver)

Air quality advisory cancelled for Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver

Weather shift with onshore winds is helping clear smoke from wildfires

Air quality advisory for Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver ended after three days of smoky skies with high levels of fine particulate matter. (Metro Vancouver)
People wear face masks while riding the wooden roller coaster at Playland amusement park at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver’s Playland at the PNE set to reopen June 11

Physical distancing and masks will be required at all times on rides, during gameplay and while in lines

People wear face masks while riding the wooden roller coaster at Playland amusement park at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A spectator looks on as the Olympic Caldron is relit in downtown Vancouver, Wednesday, February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Small majority of B.C. residents in favour of a Vancouver 2030 Olympic bid: survey

A new survey shows a split over the possibility of public money being spent to organize and host the winter games

A spectator looks on as the Olympic Caldron is relit in downtown Vancouver, Wednesday, February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Metro Vancouver Parks employee deals with an illegal dumping at Blaney Bog in Maple Ridge. (Ronan O’Doherty photo)

Illegal trash disposal an issue in Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows

Ecologically sensitive area sees heaps of household garbage

Metro Vancouver Parks employee deals with an illegal dumping at Blaney Bog in Maple Ridge. (Ronan O’Doherty photo)
Metro is beginning its messaging about water conservation, and watering restrictions begin on May 1. (Special to The News)

Lawn watering regulation begins Saturday in Metro

Two mornings a week for lawns, but hand watering not restricted

Metro is beginning its messaging about water conservation, and watering restrictions begin on May 1. (Special to The News)
Lawn-watering restrictions come into effect across Metro Vancouver starting May 1. (Black Press Media files)

Metro Vancouver water restrictions take effect May 1, ahead of year’s driest months

Residents and businesses will be able to water their lawns two designated mornings each week

Lawn-watering restrictions come into effect across Metro Vancouver starting May 1. (Black Press Media files)
FILE – Water flows over the Cleveland Dam as people walk with a dog in Cleveland Park in North Vancouver, B.C., on Christmas Day, Friday Dec. 25, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Public alarms to be installed along Capilano River after Cleveland Dam drownings

Alarms come after father, son died there last year

FILE – Water flows over the Cleveland Dam as people walk with a dog in Cleveland Park in North Vancouver, B.C., on Christmas Day, Friday Dec. 25, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Of 46 arrests made between March 16 and 19 at Metrotown mall in Burnaby, 27 suspected shoplifters are now facing charges. (Twitter/Burnaby RCMP)

RCMP arrest 46 people in 4 days during Metrotown shoplifting crackdown

$4,800 in stolen merchandise was recovered and returned to businesses inside of the mall

Of 46 arrests made between March 16 and 19 at Metrotown mall in Burnaby, 27 suspected shoplifters are now facing charges. (Twitter/Burnaby RCMP)
Data was gathered from six weeks of waste sampling at five regional transfer stations before B.C.’s indoor mask mandate came into effect in public spaces. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Metro Vancouver residents tossed half a billion masks, gloves, wipes into landfills last year

This amounts to 109 million discarded masks, 48 million wipes and 371 million gloves, report says

Data was gathered from six weeks of waste sampling at five regional transfer stations before B.C.’s indoor mask mandate came into effect in public spaces. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Gordy Robson. (Contributed)
Gordy Robson. (Contributed)
The Fraser Valley Regional Library board of directors recently finalized its budget. (Black Press Media files)

Fraser Valley Regional Library budget not enough to keep up with booming population

Almost $5 million of books, DVDs, and ebooks to be purchased in 2021

The Fraser Valley Regional Library board of directors recently finalized its budget. (Black Press Media files)
An artist sketch of Heather Place in Vancouver is an example of Metro’s affordable housing designs. (Special to The News)

Metro working to bring affordable housing to Pitt Meadows

Proposed $46 million project would build some 120 units

An artist sketch of Heather Place in Vancouver is an example of Metro’s affordable housing designs. (Special to The News)
A woman walks her dog in Sardis Park on a rainy autumn afternoon Oct. 15, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Heavy rains in the next 24 hours for Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver

An intense frontal system over the B.C. coast today will bring up to 90 mm up to Tuesday midday

A woman walks her dog in Sardis Park on a rainy autumn afternoon Oct. 15, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Construction cranes tower above condos under construction near southeast False Creek in Vancouver on February 9, 2020. A study from Canada Mortgage Housing Corp. says over 11,000 condos were added to the housing supply pool in Metro Vancouver last year, spurred in part by taxes on empty homes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vacancy taxes put more rental condos in Metro Vancouver market: CMHC study

Vancouver council voted to increase empty homes tax from 1.25 per cent to three per cent for next year

Construction cranes tower above condos under construction near southeast False Creek in Vancouver on February 9, 2020. A study from Canada Mortgage Housing Corp. says over 11,000 condos were added to the housing supply pool in Metro Vancouver last year, spurred in part by taxes on empty homes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley for Tuesday, Nov. 17. (Langley Advance Times files)

Strong winds expected to hit Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley tomorrow morning

70 km/h winds expected to blow in from southeast ahead of cold front

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley for Tuesday, Nov. 17. (Langley Advance Times files)
Sav Dhaliwal, Chair, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Metro announces 56 hectares of new park land in Pitt Meadows

Plans to ‘create a vast and stunning park complex’

Sav Dhaliwal, Chair, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver. (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)

Snowfall warning issued for Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver

Environment Canada says arctic air will ‘arrive over the south coast’

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver. (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)