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Canada Day 2015: What's open and closed in Ottawa, Gatineau

CBC Ottawa has compiled a list of what's open and closed in Ottawa and Gatineau on Canada Day, so you can plan ahead.​

  • Gander charity sees 16 per cent drop, since town started curbside recycling
    Gander charity sees 16 per cent drop, … CBC - Sat, 27 Jun, 2015

    A non-profit group in Gander that collects recyclables to help employ people living with disabilities, says the town's new curbside recycling plan is eating into its … More »Gander charity sees 16 per cent drop, …

    Gander charity sees 16 per cent drop, since town started curbside recycling

    A non-profit group in Gander that collects recyclables to help employ people living with disabilities, says the town's new curbside recycling plan is eating into its revenue. Central Newfoundland Waste Management began its recycling program in Gander several months ago. Broadening Horizons says since March, the organization …

  • Canada Day: What's on, open and closed on July 1
    Fireworks banned in West Vancouver effective … CBC - Thu, 25 Jun, 2015

    The District of West Vancouver has banned the use of fireworks due to a high fire rating in the area. The ban is effective immediately, and no permits for fireworks will … More »Fireworks banned in West Vancouver effective …

    Canada Day: What's on, open and closed on July 1

    The District of West Vancouver has banned the use of fireworks due to a high fire rating in the area. The ban is effective immediately, and no permits for fireworks will be approved. "In addition to forested areas, we're extremely concerned about brush fires within residential neighbourhoods," North Vancouver District …

  • Zero-waste living a success for Victoria family of 4
    Zero-waste living a success for Victoria … CBC - Thu, 25 Jun, 2015

    For the past two months, Katelin Leblond has used a roasted red pepper jar as a garbage can for her family of four. It's part their journey toward a zero-waste lifestyle. … More »Zero-waste living a success for Victoria …

    Zero-waste living a success for Victoria family of 4

    For the past two months, Katelin Leblond has used a roasted red pepper jar as a garbage can for her family of four. It's part their journey toward a zero-waste lifestyle.  

  • Lorraine Mitchelmore, president of Shell Canada, says her company recognizes economic growth demands environmental leadership more than ever before. Mitchelmore, right, speaks with fellow Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance member and Suncor CEO Steve Williams at the organization's update conference in Calgary on November 25, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
    Shell Canada, Capital Power welcome … The Canadian Press - Thu, 25 Jun, 2015

    At least two big carbon emitters have given the thumbs-up to Alberta's plan to strengthen its greenhouse gas rules over the next 18 months. Capital Power (TSX:CPX) CEO … More »Shell Canada, Capital Power welcome …

    Lorraine Mitchelmore, president of Shell Canada, says her company recognizes economic growth demands environmental leadership more than ever before. Mitchelmore, right, speaks with fellow Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance member and Suncor CEO Steve Williams at the organization's update conference in Calgary on November 25, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

    At least two big carbon emitters have given the thumbs-up to Alberta's plan to strengthen its greenhouse gas rules over the next 18 months. Capital Power (TSX:CPX) CEO Brian Vaasjo cheered the changes at a news conference alongside Environment Minister Shannon Phillips on Thursday, saying more green energy investment is …

  • File photo of a worker of Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) being thrown in the air by colleagues during the inauguration of the first H&M store in Peru
    H&M banks on a fashion-conscious fashion … Reuters - Wed, 24 Jun, 2015

    By Anna Ringstrom STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish fashion company Hennes & Mauritz is focusing on its ethical profile to drive long-term sales growth as shoppers become … More »H&M banks on a fashion-conscious fashion …

    File photo of a worker of Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) being thrown in the air by colleagues during the inauguration of the first H&M store in Peru

    By Anna Ringstrom STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish fashion company Hennes & Mauritz is focusing on its ethical profile to drive long-term sales growth as shoppers become more interested in how clothes are produced as well as their environmental impact, its new sustainability chief said. While worker rights group Clean Clothes …

  • St-Jean-Baptiste Day: What's open … CBC - Wed, 24 Jun, 2015

    It's St-Jean-Baptiste Day, which means many businesses, as well as governmental and municipal offices and services, are closed or put on hold. More »St-Jean-Baptiste Day: What's open …

    It's St-Jean-Baptiste Day, which means many businesses, as well as governmental and municipal offices and services, are closed or put on hold.

  • South Canoe wind project neighbours complain of property value drop
    South Canoe wind project neighbours … CBC - Mon, 22 Jun, 2015

    While disgruntled cottage owners near the new wind farm at South Canoe are upset by the way their view has been altered and about a possible drop in property values, … More »South Canoe wind project neighbours …

    South Canoe wind project neighbours complain of property value drop

    While disgruntled cottage owners near the new wind farm at South Canoe are upset by the way their view has been altered and about a possible drop in property values, an expert on renewable energy at Dalhousie University thinks they have little to be concerned about. Lukas Swan, who's an assistant professor in the faculty …

  • GFW reminds residents that garbage covers are mandatory
    GFW reminds residents that garbage covers … CBC - Sat, 20 Jun, 2015

    When it comes to covering garbage, the town of Grand Falls-Windsor says it doesn't want to impose costly fines, but it will do so if necessary. All residents are required … More »GFW reminds residents that garbage covers …

    GFW reminds residents that garbage covers are mandatory

    When it comes to covering garbage, the town of Grand Falls-Windsor says it doesn't want to impose costly fines, but it will do so if necessary. All residents are required by law to cover their curbside trash, but Councillor Darren Finn says 20 per cent of homes do not. In one week, the town issued 950 warning letters …

  • Dark Sky Preserve in North Frontenac threatened by wind farm proposal
    Dark Sky Preserve in North Frontenac … CBC - Fri, 19 Jun, 2015

    A new industrial wind farm is proposed for the North Frontenac region north of Kingston, Ont., and this has angered some of its residents. The proposed green energy … More »Dark Sky Preserve in North Frontenac …

    Dark Sky Preserve in North Frontenac threatened by wind farm proposal

    A new industrial wind farm is proposed for the North Frontenac region north of Kingston, Ont., and this has angered some of its residents. The proposed green energy initiative from NextEra Energy Canada is slated to be built in the middle of the North Frontenac Dark Sky Preserve. The approximately 200 industrial wind turbines …

  • Lawmakers supporting a Beijing-backed electoral reform, meet journalists after a voting at Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China
    Hong Kong leader extends economic olive … Reuters - Fri, 19 Jun, 2015

    By Ben Blanchard and Donny Kwok HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - Hong Kong's leader extended an olive branch of economic stimulus to the city a day after lawmakers vetoed … More »Hong Kong leader extends economic olive …

    Lawmakers supporting a Beijing-backed electoral reform, meet journalists after a voting at Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China

    By Ben Blanchard and Donny Kwok HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - Hong Kong's leader extended an olive branch of economic stimulus to the city a day after lawmakers vetoed a Beijing-backed electoral reform package, a move economists warned could undermine business in the Asian financial hub. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying …

  • Several children 12 and under linked to 23 arsons in Regina
    Several children 12 and under linked … CBC - Thu, 18 Jun, 2015

    Police in Regina say several children 12 and under were behind 23 cases of arson in Regina over the course of several months. The children will go through the youth … More »Several children 12 and under linked …

    Several children 12 and under linked to 23 arsons in Regina

    Police in Regina say several children 12 and under were behind 23 cases of arson in Regina over the course of several months. The children will go through the youth justice system and their names cannot be publicized. According to police, the two children are accused of setting fire to a vacant home on the 1400 block …

  • German scientist John Schellnhuber addresses the media during a press conference to present Pope Francis' environment encyclical, "Laudato Si" (Praise Be) at the Vatican, Thursday, June 18, 2015. Pope Francis called Thursday for a bold cultural revolution to correct what he calls the "structurally perverse" economic system of the rich exploiting the poor that is turning Earth into an "immense pile of filth." (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
    Pope urges 'bold cultural revolution' … The Canadian Press - Thu, 18 Jun, 2015

    Francis framed climate change as an urgent moral crisis to address in his eagerly anticipated encyclical, blaming global warming on an unfair, fossil fuel-based industrial … More »Pope urges 'bold cultural revolution' …

    German scientist John Schellnhuber addresses the media during a press conference to present Pope Francis' environment encyclical, "Laudato Si" (Praise Be) at the Vatican, Thursday, June 18, 2015. Pope Francis called Thursday for a bold cultural revolution to correct what he calls the "structurally perverse" economic system of the rich exploiting the poor that is turning Earth into an "immense pile of filth." (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Francis framed climate change as an urgent moral crisis to address in his eagerly anticipated encyclical, blaming global warming on an unfair, fossil fuel-based industrial model that harms the poor the most. "It's not politics anymore," he said, adding that science is often difficult to understand but that people respond …

  • 10 Places to Visit Before They Disa … Yahoo Travel - Thu, 18 Jun, 2015

    An old saying goes, “the only thing constant is change,” and indeed the world is changing all the time. From the moment the Earth was formed, it has seen ice ages, mass … More »10 Places to Visit Before They Disa …

    An old saying goes, “the only thing constant is change,” and indeed the world is changing all the time. From the moment the Earth was formed, it has seen ice ages, mass migrations, climate change, and the list goes on. In today’s world though, scientists are raising concerns about the environment and how things have been …

  • Family hopeful RCMP report will help shed light on Rocelyn Gabriel's death
    Family hopeful RCMP report will help … CBC - Wed, 17 Jun, 2015

    The RCMP is expected to release a report Friday about Canada's missing and murdered indigenous women. It builds on findings from a 2014 review that found there's been … More »Family hopeful RCMP report will help …

    Family hopeful RCMP report will help shed light on Rocelyn Gabriel's death

    The RCMP is expected to release a report Friday about Canada's missing and murdered indigenous women. It builds on findings from a 2014 review that found there's been 1,181 cases of missing and murdered indigenous women across Canada since 1980. A year and a half after being found nearly frozen to death in Portage la …

  • Call2Recycle Canada launches battery … CBC - Tue, 16 Jun, 2015

    New Brunswickers have a new outlet to unplug from their old household batteries. More »Call2Recycle Canada launches battery …

    New Brunswickers have a new outlet to unplug from their old household batteries.