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  Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) is a sub-provincial administrative district within the province of British Columbia (A province in western Canada), Canada (A nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada).
It comprises the metropolitan area surrounding the city of Vancouver (A port city in southwestern British Columbia on an arm of the Pacific Ocean opposite Vancouver Island; Canada's chief Pacific port and third largest city), and is essentially synonymous with Greater Vancouver or the Vancouver Metropolitan Area (additional info and facts about Metropolitan Area).
The population of Electoral district A is 7,096 (2001).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/gr/greater_vancouver_regional_district,_british_columbia.htm   (872 words)

 Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) is a sub-provincial administrative district within the province of British Columbia, Canada.
It comprises the metropolitan area surrounding the city of Vancouver, and is essentially synonymous with Greater Vancouver or the Vancouver Metropolitan Area.
The unincorporated Greater Vancouver Regional District Electoral Area A comprises all unincorporated land within the Regional District boundaries, including the University of British Columbia Endowment Lands and Fraser River islands of Douglas Island and Barnston Island.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greater_Vancouver   (498 words)

The Vancouver results very closely parallel the regional results, and are as follows: ˜ 76% of the respondents would request non-smoking areas ˜ 17% would request smoking areas ˜ 7% indicated no preference Approximately 45% of those surveyed indicated an awareness of the initiative to restrict smoking in public places.
Regional staff believe this best fits the regional strategic plan and minimizes risks in the long term by focusing growth in that corridor, and in and around the regional town centres.
The Broadway- Lougheed corridor serves a Vancouver commuting pattern, while potential for growth in population and employment is greater in the rest of the region.
www.city.vancouver.bc.ca /ctyclerk/cclerk/950530/min5.htm   (5771 words)

 Capital Regional District, British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Capital Regional District is one of many regional districts in British Columbia and has a population of about 350,000.
It encompasses the Southern end of Vancouver Island including Greater Victoria, the west of the Island to Port Renfrew, and includes all the southern Gulf Islands (Saltspring, Galiano, Pender, Saturna, and Mayne).
The CRD maintains two regional trails - the Galloping Goose and Lochside trails - which are popular for cycling, running, walking and (in some parts) horseback riding.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Capital_Regional_District,_British_Columbia   (202 words)

 Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District of British Columbia is located on west central Vancouver Island.
It is bounded by the Comox-Strathcona Regional District to the north, and by the Nanaimo and Cowichan Valley Regional Districts to the east.
As of the 2001 Census, the Regional District had a population of 30,345.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alberni-Clayoquot_Regional_District,_British_Columbia   (122 words)

 The Greater Vancouver Regional District
Campbell and Brown could be considered the fathers of regional government in B.C. The regional district concept was established by the provincial government in 1965; the first meeting of the GVRD's board of directors was July 12, 1967.
The District is developing a system for the control of nitrogen oxides emissions from the incinerator, and the intent is to have a functioning treatment system--well within standards mandated by the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks--installed by July 1996 at an estimated cost of $750,000.
Regional Parks Regional parks were created to provide outdoor recreational and educational opportunities across the region that weren't available in municipalities, and to ensure that significant natural landscape features of the region were protected.
www.discovervancouver.com /GVB/gvrd.asp   (5650 words)

Vancouver is a city of change, contrasts, and diversity.
The quality of life in Vancouver can be measured by social, economical, financial, and many other types of indicators.
With this growth is a greater diversity of people, with an increase in the proportion of immigrants and visible minorities in Vancouver.
www.city.vancouver.bc.ca /ctyclerk/cclerk/20031209/rr2.htm   (464 words)

 Belcarra Canada Realty, Michael Robson presents Belcarra Canada Realty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Village of Belcarra,incorporated on August 22, 1979, is a rural residential community situated on the east side of Indian Arm in the Northeast Sector of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD).
Administered by the GVRD Parks Department, Belcarra Regional Park is one of the largest (twice the size of Stanley Park) and most visited parks (900,000 visitors in 1996) in the GVRD park system.
Belcarra is part of School District 43, with the nearest schools being Anmore Elementary School (located in the Village of Anmore), Moody Middle School and Port Moody Senior Secondary School (located in the City of Port Moody), all being within fifteen minutes drive of the Village.
www.vancouvercanadarealty.com /belcarra/main.htm   (858 words)

 Hemlock Printers - Full service commercial printing company. Burnaby, Vancouver, BC, Pacific West Coast.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Greater Vancouver Regional District is bordered on the west by the Strait of Georgia, to the north by the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, on the east by the Fraser Valley Regional District, and to the south by Whatcom County, Washington in the United States.
The Fraser Valley Regional District is comprised of the municipalities of Abbotsford, Agassiz, Chilliwack, Hope and Mission British Columbia.
The Regional District of Powell River is bounded by Jervis Inlet in the south and Toba Inlet in the north.
www.hemlock.com   (464 words)

 North Vancouver, British Columbia (district municipality) -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The District of North Vancouver is a District Municipality in British Columbia.
The District of North Vancouver is separated from Vancouver by the Burrard Inlet.
Economic prosperity and rapid growth in the Lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver led to the establishment in 1907 of the separate City of North Vancouver, with a population of approximately 1,500.
www.grohol.com /psypsych/District_of_North_Vancouver   (1212 words)

 Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Discussion ensued regarding the three options for a regional flag that were designed by GVRD staff.
The 22ndt municipality, Abbotsford, is actually part of the Fraser Valley Regional District, but participates with the GVRD's Regional Parks board.
Above a cityscape are The Lions, a two-peaked mountain visible in the mountains north of Vancouver.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/ca-bc-gv.html   (227 words)

Tourism Vancouver is the official source for visitor information in Greater Vancouver, representing over 1200 members in tourism and related activities.
Its purpose is to effectively market Greater Vancouver as a destination for leisure, meeting and event travellers.
The goals are to attract visitors to the region, encourage them to stay longer and ensure they return.
www.homestead.com /meeyoungjung/tourismvancouver.html   (436 words)

 JAWMA Paper: Effects of Equilibration Temperature on PM10 Concentrations from the TEOM Method in the Lower Fraser Valley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
For the period when three collocated TEOM monitors were operated, the PM10 from the monitor at an equilibration temperature of 30 °C was 2.5 mg/m3 (22%) and 1.7 (17%) mg/m3 higher, on average, than the PM10 from monitors at 50 and 40 °C, respectively, and the differences were proportional to the ambient PM10 loading.
Greater volatilization of PSVM in the TEOM monitors at higher equilibration temperatures may have been a cause of the differences.
If greater retention of the sampled PSVM were preferred, the operation of TEOM monitors at 30 oC would be recommended.
www.awma.org /journal/ShowAbstract.asp?Year=&PaperID=650   (301 words)

 Strain Characteristics of Streptococcus iniae Isolated from Tilapia Species in Vancouver, British Columbia - CCDR ...
In 1997, a Vancouver surveillance identified two cases of human cellulitis and bacteremia caused by S.
Whereas fish farms supplying Toronto markets were located in Tennessee, Arkansas, North Dakota, Delaware, and Illinois, the Vancouver tilapia were traced to a fish farm in North Dakota which does not supply Toronto.
iniae has caused disease in geographically remote regions which may or may not be related to a common source, and that this strain may contain a virulence factor which is important for pathogenicity in humans and fish.
www.phac-aspc.gc.ca /publicat/ccdr-rmtc/98vol24/dr2422ec.html   (347 words)

 Port Vancouver - Board of Directors
Willcox has served on the boards of the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association, Waterfront Foremen Employers Association, Western Transportation Advisory Council and also as a Chairman of the port Advisory Committee and Chairman of the Transportation Division of the BC Children's Hospital Fundraising Campaign.
During this period, she was also elected as Vice-Chair of the Greater Vancouver Regional District, president of the Union of B.C. Municipalities and served on various committees including the Western Transportation and Advisory Council, Port Economic Development Advisory Committee, and North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.
She graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1982 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (honors).
www.portvancouver.com /about/board_of_directors.html   (1078 words)

 Vancouver Bans Disposal of Paper Products
Levying a 50 percent surcharge to the district's tipping fee for any load that includes more than 10 percent corrugated cardboard, the district banned the disposal of corrugated cardboard in 1997.
Although it's too early to measure the impact of the latest ban, Marr says the district has seen a big drop in the disposal of corrugated cardboard since it was prohibited in 1997.
The Victoria and Nanaimo districts also prohibit disposal of these materials to boost recycling and reduce the amount of trash landfilled and incinerated.
wasteage.com /mag/waste_vancouver_bans_disposal/index.html   (443 words)

 Natural Resources Canada Backgrounder: allioa.htm
The poster will highlight the causes of climate change, the possible impacts on Southern British Columbia and actions people could take to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.
The impacts section of the poster is based on the Responding to Global Climate Change in British Columbia and Yukon component of the 1997 Canada Country Study.
The Sierra Club of British Columbia's The Sustainable Living Bus, in operation since September 1998, is an alternative fuel mobile environmental education learning centre.
www.nrcan.gc.ca /media/archives/newsreleases/1999/allioa_e.htm   (689 words)

 Modeling Control Strategies of Respiratory Pathogens, Appendix | CDC EID
The data that we use in our simulations are publicly available at Web sites for Statistics Canada (http://www.statcan.ca), BC Statistics (http://www.bcstats.gov.bc.ca), the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research at the University of British Columbia (http://www.chspr.ubc.ca), the city of Vancouver (http://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca), and the Vancouver Public School Board (http://www.vsb.bc.ca/default.htm).
According to Statistics Canada, Vancouver has 758,715 households and an average household size of 2.6 with a distribution as shown in Appendix Figure 1.
For example, we assign students to schools on the basis of the distribution of elementary and secondary school sizes in Vancouver, which range from 100 to 2,100 students (Appendix Figure 3).
www.cdc.gov /NCIDOD/EID/vol11no08/04-0449_app.htm   (1653 words)

 Seymour River Fish Hatchery and Education Center
The Society was formed in 1987 when the British Columbia Institute of Technology turned over the responsibility of running the hatchery to our newly-created society The society has a working relationship with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Greater Vancouver Regional District, and many schools, colleges, businesses and other conservation groups.
The hatchery is situated in the beautiful Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve in North Vancouver B.C. It plays a vital role in sustaining fish stocks and creating fish habitat which have both been declining since the construction of the Seymour Falls Dam.
Although the dam ensures that residents in the Vancouver area have good, clean drinking water it has taken away 20 miles of fish habitat; a loss of habitat that represents about 60% of the river and 90% of their original spawning grounds.
www.seymoursalmon.com   (204 words)

 Greater Vancouver Regional District - Welcome!
Vancouver, Canada, June 19-23, 2006 - Canada will host the next UN-HABITAT World Urban Forum in 2006 more
Don't miss The Sustainable Region on Shaw TV.
Tell us what you're doing to be sustainable in your home and you could WIN a GVRD Sustainability Kit.
www.gvrd.bc.ca   (94 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Impact of Simon Fraser University on the Economy of the Greater Vancouver Regional District.
The Economic Impact of the University of British Columbia.
Vancouver, British Columbia: The University of British Columbia.
www.sfu.ca /analytical-studies/econimpact/bib.html   (75 words)

 Greater Vancouver Regional District Map- showing municipalities of lower mainland BC fr. Weller cartographic Maps
Greater Vancouver Regional District Map- showing municipalities of lower mainland BC fr.
With a population where more than 50% of the residents were not born in Canada, Vancouver has developed some special anti-racism and diversity program development and evaluation consulting services.
This map was designed by Weller Cartographic Services ltd. MapMatrix.com and modified with permission by CanadaLegal.info as part of the British Columbia, introduction to legal information section.
www.canadalegal.info /img--site/BC/greater-vancouver-map/GVRD-map.html   (390 words)

 Parks Home Page
Staff and volunteers removed Scotch broom from Mill Hill Regional Park this fall as part of a long-term project to remove invasive shrub species and restore the park's sensitive Garry oak ecosystems.
According to the Galloping Goose Regional Trail Management Plan, adopted in 1989, "Motorized use of the corridor is not compatible with non-motorized forms of recreation or with the natural qualities of the corridor."
The purpose of the survey was to obtain information about visitor characteristics and visitation patterns, the importance and benefits of regional parks and trails to visitors, levels of visitor satisfaction and support for park management actions, and visitor opinions about dog management in regional parks and trails.
www.crd.bc.ca /parks   (691 words)

 Greater Vancouver Regional District - BuildSmart
The Regional District of Nanaimo is completing an exploratory phase of a Green Building Project with the release of two reports more
BuildSmart is a program developed and administered by the Greater Vancouver Regional District to encourage the use of green building strategies and technologies.
One Day is the City of Vancouver's community engagement process in support of its Community Climate Change Action Plan.
www.gvrd.bc.ca /buildsmart   (551 words)

 Cascadia - The Transportation Working Group (TWG) - Travel Value Pricing
In the Puget Sound region, bus fares are higher during the morning and afternoon peak periods on weekdays, while weekend travel is a bargain with an available all-day fare.
The Regional Toll Revenue Feasibility Study suggests that a regional toll network could generate toll revenues in 2014 within the range of approximately $252 to $457 million per year in inflated dollars, depending on the underlying value of time assumption and various operating parameters, and before operating and maintenance expenses.
In fact, the Seattle region was the only metro in the top 25 nationally to see the market share for both transit and carpooling rise over the decade of the 90s.
www.discovery.org /cascadia/transportationWorkingGroup/11_Travel_Value_Pricing   (9860 words)

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