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RDP-Point-aux-Trembles composting plant approval worries businesses

Montreal city council has unanimously approved a new composting centre located in the Rivière-des-Prairies—Point-aux-Trembles borough at the intersection of Highway 40 and St-Jean Baptiste Boulevard.- Montreal's newest composting centre will be in RDP-Point-aux-Trembles But not everyone is happy about it.Two business owners in the area say the plant will have a major impact on their businesses.Jac…

  • Transit referendum ballots ending up … CBC - Mon, 23 Mar, 2015

    Concerns are being raised about the number of transit referendum ballots that are ending up in recycling bins in some Metro Vancouver apartment mail rooms. Metro Vancouver … More »Transit referendum ballots ending up …

    Concerns are being raised about the number of transit referendum ballots that are ending up in recycling bins in some Metro Vancouver apartment mail rooms. Metro Vancouver residents are being asked to vote on a new 0.5 per cent sales tax to fund a ten-year plan to upgrade the regional transit and transportation infrastructure. …

  • White Rock residents to march on city … CBC - Mon, 23 Mar, 2015

    Several hundred angry White Rock residents are expected to march on city hall today at noon to protest new changes to garbage collection, which could cost them up to … More »White Rock residents to march on city …

    Several hundred angry White Rock residents are expected to march on city hall today at noon to protest new changes to garbage collection, which could cost them up to $400 per year. White Rock recently announced plans to switch to a user fee model for soild waste pick-up. Its website says up until now it's been one of …

  • Garbage piles in Winnipeg back lanes worry residents
    Garbage piles in Winnipeg back lanes … CBC - Fri, 20 Mar, 2015

    With the spring weather melting the snow away in Winnipeg, it's uncovered large, ugly piles of garbage in back lanes that don't seem to go away. "I don't like it at … More »Garbage piles in Winnipeg back lanes …

    Garbage piles in Winnipeg back lanes worry residents

    With the spring weather melting the snow away in Winnipeg, it's uncovered large, ugly piles of garbage in back lanes that don't seem to go away. "I don't like it at all," said Tammy Walker, who sees the growing pile of garbage whenever she steps out of her home.

  • Inventor skips Six Nations meeting about failed incinerator report
    Inventor skips Six Nations meeting about … CBC - Fri, 20 Mar, 2015

    Six Nations residents are demanding answers as to why they have become the testing ground for an unproven garbage incinerator that promised zero-emissions yet was found … More »Inventor skips Six Nations meeting about …

    Inventor skips Six Nations meeting about failed incinerator report

    Six Nations residents are demanding answers as to why they have become the testing ground for an unproven garbage incinerator that promised zero-emissions yet was found to emit pollutants 200 times above provincial standards. At a community meeting Thursday, on the heels of that failed environmental testing, Six Nations …

  • Keurig K-Cup recycling program that … CBC - Wed, 18 Mar, 2015

    A B.C. program that recycles Keurig coffee K-Cups into cement has been so successful that it may expand into Alberta. The Lafarge cement plant in Kamloops, B.C. turned … More »Keurig K-Cup recycling program that …

    A B.C. program that recycles Keurig coffee K-Cups into cement has been so successful that it may expand into Alberta. The Lafarge cement plant in Kamloops, B.C. turned about 1.4 million K-Cups into cement last year, after teaming up with Van Houtte Coffee Services, which collects the used pods for recycling. "I think …

  • Gander man's recycling chutes clever but hazardous, says fire inspector
    Gander man's recycling chutes clever … CBC - Tue, 17 Mar, 2015

    Gander resident Sheldon Pilgrim wanted a more efficient and convenient way to go about recycling, so he installed chutes under his kitchen sink that sent items from the … More »Gander man's recycling chutes clever …

    Gander man's recycling chutes clever but hazardous, says fire inspector

    Gander resident Sheldon Pilgrim wanted a more efficient and convenient way to go about recycling, so he installed chutes under his kitchen sink that sent items from the kitchen to bins and bags in his basement. "In the national building code, it states that anything coming up through floors should be tightly fitted," he …

  • Six Nations incinerator polluting at up to 200 times Ontario limits
    Six Nations incinerator polluting at … CBC - Mon, 16 Mar, 2015

    A garbage incinerator that ran for months on a Six Nations Reserve was found to have spewed out toxins and carcinogens at levels up to 200 times the provincial limit, … More »Six Nations incinerator polluting at …

    Six Nations incinerator polluting at up to 200 times Ontario limits

    A garbage incinerator that ran for months on a Six Nations Reserve was found to have spewed out toxins and carcinogens at levels up to 200 times the provincial limit, according to a report obtained by CBC Hamilton. The report, completed by an engineering firm in November 2014, says the prototype of $4.8-million garbage …

  • Newfoundland blizzard strands drivers … CBC - Mon, 16 Mar, 2015

    RCMP, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and the Department of Transportation and Works were advising drivers to stay off most of the province's roads and highways, … More »Newfoundland blizzard strands drivers …

    RCMP, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and the Department of Transportation and Works were advising drivers to stay off most of the province's roads and highways, with conditions deteriorating due to the heavy snow and strong winds. Blizzard warnings stretched from the Avalon Peninsula in the east all the way to Port …

  • MV Miner clean up to finish by the end … CBC - Mon, 16 Mar, 2015

    Two years after it ran aground on Scatarie Island, the hulk of the MV Miner will soon be gone from the shoreline. Nova Scotia Lands president Gary Campbell, the company … More »MV Miner clean up to finish by the end …

    Two years after it ran aground on Scatarie Island, the hulk of the MV Miner will soon be gone from the shoreline. Nova Scotia Lands president Gary Campbell, the company overseeing the operation, says the end of the project is in sight. Sean Howard is with the Main-à-Dieu Development Association and says the decision to …

  • Gander man's recycling chutes clever but hazardous, says fire inspector
    He chutes, he scores: Gander man installs … CBC - Sat, 14 Mar, 2015

    Sheldon Pilgrim says he was tired of making frequent trips to fill blue bags outside, so he took matters into his own hands and installed chutes that direct items from … More »He chutes, he scores: Gander man installs …

    Gander man's recycling chutes clever but hazardous, says fire inspector

    Sheldon Pilgrim says he was tired of making frequent trips to fill blue bags outside, so he took matters into his own hands and installed chutes that direct items from the kitchen to bins and bags housed in his basement. Pilgrim told the Central Morning Show that he found it particularly frustrating during the winter, …

  • Kruger recycling facility goes up in flames
    Kruger recycling facility goes up in … CBC - Thu, 12 Mar, 2015

    Firefighters have been battling a fire that started overnight at the Kruger recycling facility in the Montérégie area. More »Kruger recycling facility goes up in …

    Kruger recycling facility goes up in flames

    Firefighters have been battling a fire that started overnight at the Kruger recycling facility in the Montérégie area.

  • P.E.I. to start new oil recycling program
    P.E.I. to start new oil recycling p … CBC - Wed, 11 Mar, 2015

    "Effective waste reduction and waste management is important to all Islanders. Government is pleased to see the oil and glycol products industry assume a leadership … More »P.E.I. to start new oil recycling p …

    P.E.I. to start new oil recycling program

    "Effective waste reduction and waste management is important to all Islanders. Government is pleased to see the oil and glycol products industry assume a leadership role in the shared responsibility for the collection and recycling of used oil, glycol and containers,” said Environment minister Janice Sherry. Officials …

  • Terrorism mailout from Conservative MP Lawrence Toet called 'preposterous'
    Terrorism mailout from Conservative … CBC - Wed, 11 Mar, 2015

    A mailout with a "loaded" question on terrorism from Conservative MP Lawrence Toet is getting a lot of attention on social media. Toet, who represents the Elmwood-Transcona riding … More »Terrorism mailout from Conservative …

    Terrorism mailout from Conservative MP Lawrence Toet called 'preposterous'

    A mailout with a "loaded" question on terrorism from Conservative MP Lawrence Toet is getting a lot of attention on social media. Toet, who represents the Elmwood-Transcona riding in Winnipeg, sent the mailer this week about Bill C-51, the Conservatives' proposed anti-terrorism legislation. - I agree with my MP Lawrence …

  • Canada must start linking water, energy … The Canadian Press - Tue, 10 Mar, 2015

    Climate change is binding together energy and water issues and Canada must learn to think about them that way, says the newly appointed Canadian head of an international … More »Canada must start linking water, energy …

    Climate change is binding together energy and water issues and Canada must learn to think about them that way, says the newly appointed Canadian head of an international water institute. "It changes the whole definition of water security," Bob Sandford, who now leads the EPCOR Water Security Research Chair hosted at Hamilton's …

  • Waste audit shows Saint John area could … CBC - Mon, 9 Mar, 2015

    A new waste audit shows people in the Saint John area are still putting compost and recyclables into the garbage. The Fundy Solid Waste Commission recently conducted … More »Waste audit shows Saint John area could …

    A new waste audit shows people in the Saint John area are still putting compost and recyclables into the garbage. The Fundy Solid Waste Commission recently conducted its first waste audit of everything entering into Crane Mountain Landfill and the results show more than 40 per cent of contents could be diverted from the …