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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)
A high streamflow advisory was issued Sept. 23, 2020 for the Chilliwack River (seen here Nov. 24, 2017) and other rivers and tributaries across B.C.. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Chilliwack Progress file)

Rivers could rise rapidly as heavy rains hit Lower Mainland

Larger rivers to reach peak levels on Thursday or into Friday, according to high streamflow advisory

A high streamflow advisory was issued Sept. 23, 2020 for the Chilliwack River (seen here Nov. 24, 2017) and other rivers and tributaries across B.C.. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Chilliwack Progress file)
Aerial map of the Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy Area showing the additional 321 hectares (shaded red) being added to the protected area. (City of Delta photo)

Delta, Metro Vancouver add more than 300 hectares to Burns Bog Conservation Area

Delta Nature Reserve among parcels of land added to conservation area but will remain open to public

Aerial map of the Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy Area showing the additional 321 hectares (shaded red) being added to the protected area. (City of Delta photo)
The air quality advisory, which had been in effect since Sept. 8, was finally cancelled on Saturday, Sept. 19. The past week there has been poor visibility due to the smoke. This is looking southeast on the overpass at 152nd Street and Colebrook Road in Surrey. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Air quality advisory ends for the Lower Mainland

It had been in effect since Sept. 8

The air quality advisory, which had been in effect since Sept. 8, was finally cancelled on Saturday, Sept. 19. The past week there has been poor visibility due to the smoke. This is looking southeast on the overpass at 152nd Street and Colebrook Road in Surrey. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
The heat and humidity in the Fraser Valley created air pollution, which in turn prompted air quality alert on Aug. 17, 2020. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Searing heat and humidity leads to air quality alert

The high concentrations of ozone are expected to continue today, and maybe longer

The heat and humidity in the Fraser Valley created air pollution, which in turn prompted air quality alert on Aug. 17, 2020. (Chilliwack Progress file)
It’s been a bad year for mosquitoes in the Fraser Valley. (Black Press Media files)

‘Perfect storm’ led to bad year for mosquitos in Maple Ridge

High river levels and lots of rain meant many eggs hatched this year

It’s been a bad year for mosquitoes in the Fraser Valley. (Black Press Media files)
It’s been a bad year for mosquitoes in the Fraser Valley. (Black Press Media files)

‘Perfect storm’ led to bad year for mosquitos near Fraser River

High river levels and lots of rain meant many eggs hatched this year

It’s been a bad year for mosquitoes in the Fraser Valley. (Black Press Media files)
Biologist Markus Merkens, a natural resource management specialist with the regional district of Metro Vancouver, walks through Burns Bog during a tour after an announcement, in Delta, B.C., on Monday, June 29, 2020. The regional district of Metro Vancouver says it has achieved corporate carbon neutrality, balancing its carbon output with its removal from the atmosphere. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Metro Vancouver carbon neutral, goal of regional achievement still 30 years away

Metro Vancouver’s carbon emissions have been offset through initiatives that include parkland acquisitions

Biologist Markus Merkens, a natural resource management specialist with the regional district of Metro Vancouver, walks through Burns Bog during a tour after an announcement, in Delta, B.C., on Monday, June 29, 2020. The regional district of Metro Vancouver says it has achieved corporate carbon neutrality, balancing its carbon output with its removal from the atmosphere. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Construction could start as soon as 2021 if Pitt Meadows is chosen for Metro Vancouver Housing project. (File photo)

Pitt Meadows on shortlist of four communities being considered for Metro Vancouver Housing

Mayor thinks regional equity, central location, and possible day-care collab positions city well

Construction could start as soon as 2021 if Pitt Meadows is chosen for Metro Vancouver Housing project. (File photo)
The new 261st Street property added to Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Metro Vancouver/Special to The News)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge’s Kanaka Creek park expands

Metro Vancouver adds almost four hectares to the 450-hectare regional park

  • May 28, 2020
The new 261st Street property added to Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Metro Vancouver/Special to The News)
Stage 1 water restrictions take effect across Metro Vancouver beginning Friday, May 1. (File photo)

Stage 1 watering restrictions take effect in Metro Vancouver May 1

Lawn-watering limited to two days per week until mid-October

  • Apr 30, 2020
Stage 1 water restrictions take effect across Metro Vancouver beginning Friday, May 1. (File photo)
Weather warning: 80 mm of rain expected overnight in Metro Vancouver

Weather warning: 80 mm of rain expected overnight in Metro Vancouver

Environment Canada is urging caution when driving

Weather warning: 80 mm of rain expected overnight in Metro Vancouver
Metro Vancouver mayors continue to fight over the benefits of rail to UBC, compared to investments in the suburbs. (Black Press Media files)

Metro Vancouver’s small towns raise concerns over funding rail to ‘wealthy’ UBC

But Vancouver, Surrey mayors say it’s key to get the line built and grab senior funding

Metro Vancouver mayors continue to fight over the benefits of rail to UBC, compared to investments in the suburbs. (Black Press Media files)
Youth homeless count events happening in Lower Mainland communities

Youth homeless count events happening in Lower Mainland communities

Metro Vancouver is doing a count of the number of homeless youth in the region.

Youth homeless count events happening in Lower Mainland communities
The George Massey tunnel is considered B.C.’s worst traffic congestion point, and unable to withstand a major earthquake. (Black Press files)

VIDEO: What’s plan B for Massey tunnel, opposition asks

Premier John Horgan wants ‘biggest benefit to public’

The George Massey tunnel is considered B.C.’s worst traffic congestion point, and unable to withstand a major earthquake. (Black Press files)
Metro Vancouver gives thanks to those who don’t put grease down the drain

Metro Vancouver gives thanks to those who don’t put grease down the drain

Coming to a drain new you – fatberg – caused by putting fats, oils and grease clogging pipes.

Metro Vancouver gives thanks to those who don’t put grease down the drain
The 10-lane Port Mann bridge has been financed with tolls, as has the Translink-owned Golden Ears Bridge. (Transportation Investment Corp.)

Metro Vancouver bridge tolls to be lifted Sept. 1

Charges removed from Port Mann, Golden Ears bridges

The 10-lane Port Mann bridge has been financed with tolls, as has the Translink-owned Golden Ears Bridge. (Transportation Investment Corp.)
(Metro Vancouver photo)

Metro Vancouver air quality improving: report

The regional district says test results are good, despite more people moving to the area

(Metro Vancouver photo)