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Used french fry oil good for dusty roads

A Saskatchewan company is collecting used canola oil to be used as a stabilizing topper for dusty rural roads.

  • Climate change: 4 countries that are … CBC - Wed, 2 Apr, 2014

    The most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that global warming will lead to wild weather and other environmental hardships in the … More »Climate change: 4 countries that are …

    The most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that global warming will lead to wild weather and other environmental hardships in the coming years. But here are four countries that are doing something to reduce their greenhouse gases.

  • 'Do It Gorgeously' book cover -- Sophie Uliano
    Green Your Beauty Routine! Access Hollywood - Mon, 31 Mar, 2014

    It's a month devoted to raising awareness about our planet and how we can live a more eco-friendly life. Green guru and author of "Do It Gorgeously," Sophie Uliano, … More »Green Your Beauty Routine!

    'Do It Gorgeously' book cover -- Sophie Uliano

    It's a month devoted to raising awareness about our planet and how we can live a more eco-friendly life. Green guru and author of "Do It Gorgeously," Sophie Uliano, is a big believer in eco-friendly beauty products that will make us and our planet healthier. Like food where heavily processed, products contain a lot of …

  • Councillor Steve Craig holds a plastic-wrapped guide to recycling.
    Halifax area recycling guides mailed … CBC - Fri, 28 Mar, 2014

    Lower Sackville Counc. Steve Craig says he wants to get to the bottom of whether the city could have avoided wrapping its recycling mailout in plastic last week. More »Halifax area recycling guides mailed …

    Councillor Steve Craig holds a plastic-wrapped guide to recycling.

    Lower Sackville Counc. Steve Craig says he wants to get to the bottom of whether the city could have avoided wrapping its recycling mailout in plastic last week.

  • Fire destroys a recycling plant in Winkler, … CBC - Fri, 28 Mar, 2014

    The blaze at a Winkler recycling plant started in the attic space shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and flames could be seen shooting out of the roof soon after. More »Fire destroys a recycling plant in Winkler, …

    The blaze at a Winkler recycling plant started in the attic space shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and flames could be seen shooting out of the roof soon after.

  • Some Winnipeg city councillors are concerned over Emterra's missed garbage pick up and equipment breaking down.
    Winnipeg councillor trashes Emterra's … CBC - Thu, 27 Mar, 2014

    Some Winnipeg city councillors want administration to take another look at its garbage and recycling contract with Emterra. More »Winnipeg councillor trashes Emterra's …

    Some Winnipeg city councillors are concerned over Emterra's missed garbage pick up and equipment breaking down.

    Some Winnipeg city councillors want administration to take another look at its garbage and recycling contract with Emterra.

  • Fire crews were hampered by heavy smoke as they battled a blaze at an industrial building on Old Innes Road Thursday, March 27, 2014.
    Innes Business Park complex catches … CBC - Thu, 27 Mar, 2014

    A large business complex in Ottawa’s east end sustained damage in a fire at a chemical recycling company Thursday morning. More »Innes Business Park complex catches …

    Fire crews were hampered by heavy smoke as they battled a blaze at an industrial building on Old Innes Road Thursday, March 27, 2014.

    A large business complex in Ottawa’s east end sustained damage in a fire at a chemical recycling company Thursday morning.

  • A man fires his weapon during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the Battle of the Longwoods, during the Anglo-American War of 1812, on Sunday, March. 1, 2009 in Wardsville, Ont. A funny thing happened Wednesday in the United States Capitol: the War of 1812 came up in the Keystone XL pipeline debate.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley
    War of 1812 makes it into the Keystone … The Canadian Press - Wed, 26 Mar, 2014

    WASHINGTON - Against all odds, the War of 1812 managed to work its way into the American debate on the Keystone XL pipeline on Wednesday. It began as a good-natured … More »War of 1812 makes it into the Keystone …

    A man fires his weapon during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the Battle of the Longwoods, during the Anglo-American War of 1812, on Sunday, March. 1, 2009 in Wardsville, Ont. A funny thing happened Wednesday in the United States Capitol: the War of 1812 came up in the Keystone XL pipeline debate.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley

    WASHINGTON - Against all odds, the War of 1812 managed to work its way into the American debate on the Keystone XL pipeline on Wednesday. It began as a good-natured joke at a news conference on Capitol Hill, became a running gag throughout the event and, by the end, it managed to morph into a serious point about U.S. energy …

  • China's President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan wave as they arrive at the Lyon-Saint-Exupery airport in Colombier-Saugnieu
    Car, plane deals to get Franco-Chinese … Reuters - Wed, 26 Mar, 2014

    By Andrew Callus PARIS (Reuters) - China's President Xi Jinping and French counterpart Francois Hollande are set to oversee the signing of two industrial co-operation … More »Car, plane deals to get Franco-Chinese …

    China's President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan wave as they arrive at the Lyon-Saint-Exupery airport in Colombier-Saugnieu

    By Andrew Callus PARIS (Reuters) - China's President Xi Jinping and French counterpart Francois Hollande are set to oversee the signing of two industrial co-operation deals in Paris on Wednesday, the business highlights of a meeting that carries a strong investment theme. Chinese carmaker Dongfeng is set to deepen ties …

  • Québec Solidaire's Françoise David joined Daybreak host Mike Finnerty in studio for a one on one chat.
    10 questions with Québec Solidaire's … CBC - Wed, 26 Mar, 2014

    Françoise David takes a break from the campaign trail to share her thoughts on integrity, referendums and winning over the anglophone vote. More »10 questions with Québec Solidaire's …

    Québec Solidaire's Françoise David joined Daybreak host Mike Finnerty in studio for a one on one chat.

    Françoise David takes a break from the campaign trail to share her thoughts on integrity, referendums and winning over the anglophone vote.

  • Compact fluorescent bulbs often end … CBC - Mon, 24 Mar, 2014

    Compact fluorescent light bulbs containing toxic mercury are either being thrown in the trash or hoarded at home instead of being disposed of properly by most Canadians, … More »Compact fluorescent bulbs often end …

    Compact fluorescent light bulbs containing toxic mercury are either being thrown in the trash or hoarded at home instead of being disposed of properly by most Canadians, a Statistics Canada report suggests.

  • 40 years on, Elton John's best album, … The Canadian Press - Mon, 24 Mar, 2014

    It's time to dig yet again into the Elton John archives. Ten years have passed since the release of the "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition." … More »40 years on, Elton John's best album, …

    It's time to dig yet again into the Elton John archives. Ten years have passed since the release of the "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition." Happily, the four-CD, one-DVD set to commemorate the album's 40th anniversary is more than mere record label recycling. Included are a CD of "GBYBR" songs …

  • US and Japanese officials say Japan … The Canadian Press - Mon, 24 Mar, 2014

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Japan plans to turn over to the United States more than 700 pounds of weapons grade plutonium and a supply of highly-enriched uranium, a victory … More »US and Japanese officials say Japan …

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Japan plans to turn over to the United States more than 700 pounds of weapons grade plutonium and a supply of highly-enriched uranium, a victory for President Barack Obama's efforts to secure nuclear materials around the world. A Japanese foreign ministry official said the two countries had been …

  • Windsor Airport has already been picked to be the new home of FedEx. It will now house a solar farm, Mayor Eddie Francis says.
    Samsung solar farm said to be coming … CBC - Fri, 21 Mar, 2014

    A solar farm is coming to the Windsor airport, says the city's mayor. More »Samsung solar farm said to be coming …

    Windsor Airport has already been picked to be the new home of FedEx. It will now house a solar farm, Mayor Eddie Francis says.

    A solar farm is coming to the Windsor airport, says the city's mayor.

  • Vote Compass results show Françoise David as the most popular leader among women, and François Legault as the favourite among men.
    Quebec election debate: Marois won't … CBC - Fri, 21 Mar, 2014

    Parti ​Québécois Leader Pauline Marois spent much of Thursday night's leaders' debate defending her government's record against sustained criticism from her … More »Quebec election debate: Marois won't …

    Vote Compass results show Françoise David as the most popular leader among women, and François Legault as the favourite among men.

    Parti ​Québécois Leader Pauline Marois spent much of Thursday night's leaders' debate defending her government's record against sustained criticism from her three opponents.

  • Lorne Taylor is pictured in Edmonton on October 17, 2002. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, John Ulan
    Former Tory minister to head Alberta … The Canadian Press - Thu, 20 Mar, 2014

    EDMONTON - A former Alberta Tory environment minister has been named to lead an agency intended to help monitor the impacts of rapid oilsands and other industrial development. … More »Former Tory minister to head Alberta …

    Lorne Taylor is pictured in Edmonton on October 17, 2002. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, John Ulan

    EDMONTON - A former Alberta Tory environment minister has been named to lead an agency intended to help monitor the impacts of rapid oilsands and other industrial development. Lorne Taylor will be the first chairman of the Alberta Environmental Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting Agency, which was set up in response to …