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Pemberton Music Festival visitors left B.C. campground covered in garbage

As the four-day music festival came to a close Sunday, the campgrounds in the Pemberton Valley needed a serious clean-up. A friend of festivalgoer Keith Harasymiw captured the resulting mess on camera, and Harasymiw decided to post the photo to Facebook. "I picked up a few new items on the way out, but overall super grossed out, and appalled at people to leave such a mess," Zoe Heather wrote on …

  • Calgary Metal Recycling plant fire extinguished
    Calgary Metal Recycling plant fire  … CBC - Thu, 16 Jul, 2015

    There has been another fire at a metal recycling plant in southeast Calgary. More »Calgary Metal Recycling plant fire  …

    Calgary Metal Recycling plant fire extinguished

    There has been another fire at a metal recycling plant in southeast Calgary.

  • In this photo taken March 12, 2015, George Kamen uses a drill press to prepare records before they are made into decorative clocks at Wrecords By Monkey in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The company cuts and shapes the lacquered discs into jewelry, clocks, wall art and other novelties. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
    Spinning old vinyl into new art: Artist … The Canadian Press - Wed, 15 Jul, 2015

    These vinyl records give "remaster" a new meaning. An entrepreneur transforms the lacquered discs into jewelry, clocks, wall art and other novelties, with the perk of … More »Spinning old vinyl into new art: Artist …

    In this photo taken March 12, 2015, George Kamen uses a drill press to prepare records before they are made into decorative clocks at Wrecords By Monkey in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The company cuts and shapes the lacquered discs into jewelry, clocks, wall art and other novelties. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    These vinyl records give "remaster" a new meaning. An entrepreneur transforms the lacquered discs into jewelry, clocks, wall art and other novelties, with the perk of keeping a little more trash out of the environment along the way. Patrick Chirico, owner of Wrecords by Monkey in Brooklyn, gets his raw materials from …

  • Hillary Clinton lays out economic vision … CBC - Mon, 13 Jul, 2015

    Pointing to the need to boost middle-class wages, Hillary Rodham Clinton laid out her vision for the U.S. economy on Monday in a pitch to Democrats who are being wooed … More »Hillary Clinton lays out economic vision …

    Pointing to the need to boost middle-class wages, Hillary Rodham Clinton laid out her vision for the U.S. economy on Monday in a pitch to Democrats who are being wooed by Clinton's chief rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and a larger electorate assessing the 2016 presidential field. Clinton portrayed a large field of …

  • Orangemen's Day: What's closed on the holiday
    Orangemen's Day: What's closed … CBC - Mon, 13 Jul, 2015

    The provincial holiday is held as close to July 12 as possible to commemorate the 1690 Battle of the Boyne in Ireland. In St. John's, most city offices and facilities … More »Orangemen's Day: What's closed …

    Orangemen's Day: What's closed on the holiday

    The provincial holiday is held as close to July 12 as possible to commemorate the 1690 Battle of the Boyne in Ireland. In St. John's, most city offices and facilities are closed, but garbage and recycling collection is unaffected. Recreational facilities will still be open.

  • Six Nations Fire Department Fire Chief Matthew Miller poses in Ohsweken, Ont., on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Miller says First Nations fire services across the country are chronically underfunded. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Spowart
    Six Nations braces for worst as fire … The Canadian Press - Sun, 12 Jul, 2015

    A string of suspected arsons, inexperienced volunteer staff and a truck ladder that isn't high enough hasn't stopped the fire department at Canada's most populated First … More »Six Nations braces for worst as fire …

    Six Nations Fire Department Fire Chief Matthew Miller poses in Ohsweken, Ont., on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Miller says First Nations fire services across the country are chronically underfunded. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Spowart

    A string of suspected arsons, inexperienced volunteer staff and a truck ladder that isn't high enough hasn't stopped the fire department at Canada's most populated First Nation from scraping by. Matthew Miller said his department has about twice the call volume and one third of the funding as similarly sized municipalities, …

  • In this undated photo provided by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, debris washes up on the beach on Montague Island, Alaska. A massive cleanup effort is getting underway in Alaska, with tons of marine debris, some likely sent to sea by the 2011 tsunami in Japan, set to be airlifted from rocky beaches and taken by barge for recycling and disposal in the Pacific Northwest. (Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation via AP)
    Massive marine debris removal project … The Canadian Press - Sun, 12 Jul, 2015

    A massive cleanup effort is getting underway in Alaska, with tons of marine debris — some likely sent to sea by the 2011 tsunami in Japan — set to be airlifted from rocky … More »Massive marine debris removal project …

    In this undated photo provided by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, debris washes up on the beach on Montague Island, Alaska. A massive cleanup effort is getting underway in Alaska, with tons of marine debris, some likely sent to sea by the 2011 tsunami in Japan, set to be airlifted from rocky beaches and taken by barge for recycling and disposal in the Pacific Northwest. (Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation via AP)

    A massive cleanup effort is getting underway in Alaska, with tons of marine debris — some likely sent to sea by the 2011 tsunami in Japan — set to be airlifted from rocky beaches and taken by barge for recycling and disposal in the Pacific Northwest. The scope of the project, a year in the making, is virtually unheard …

  • Cold offices bad for productivity and … CBC - Wed, 8 Jul, 2015

    Jose Etcheverry, an associate professor in the faculty of environmental studies at York University and co-chair of the Sustainable Energy Initiative, says cooling down offices … More »Cold offices bad for productivity and …

    Jose Etcheverry, an associate professor in the faculty of environmental studies at York University and co-chair of the Sustainable Energy Initiative, says cooling down offices in particular is a big problem. In the letter to high-ranking members of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis called air conditioning use in wealthier …

  • Climate change concert calls for more investment in green energy
    Climate change concert calls for more … CBC - Sat, 4 Jul, 2015

    Around 100 people gathered on the Alberta legislature grounds Saturday afternoon, trying to convince politicians that a strong economy and healthy environment are not … More »Climate change concert calls for more …

    Climate change concert calls for more investment in green energy

    Around 100 people gathered on the Alberta legislature grounds Saturday afternoon, trying to convince politicians that a strong economy and healthy environment are not mutually exclusive. The Jobs, Justice and The Climate concert was held to encourage investment in renewable energy. "It's really about pushing the federal …

  • Saint John recycling depot overrun by illegal dumping
    Saint John recycling depot overrun by … CBC - Fri, 3 Jul, 2015

    Lansdowne Plaza in Saint John's north end has become overrun by garbage and inappropriate items. Lansdowne Plaza is the only depot that residents in the city's north … More »Saint John recycling depot overrun by …

    Saint John recycling depot overrun by illegal dumping

    Lansdowne Plaza in Saint John's north end has become overrun by garbage and inappropriate items. Lansdowne Plaza is the only depot that residents in the city's north end have to take their plastics, cardboard and paper. Residents said items such as paint cans, cat litter and diapers can be often found at the recycling …

  • Here's what's open in Regina on Canada Day
    Here's what's open in Regina … CBC - Wed, 1 Jul, 2015

    Canada Day means a day off for many people in Regina, but for the city, most facilities will remain open.  More »Here's what's open in Regina …

    Here's what's open in Regina on Canada Day

    Canada Day means a day off for many people in Regina, but for the city, most facilities will remain open. 

  • July 1: Your Canada Day, Memorial Day get-around guide
    July 1: Your Canada Day, Memorial Day … CBC - Wed, 1 Jul, 2015

    A slew of St. John's streets will be closed Wednesday to accommodate Canada Day and Memorial Day celebrations. Garbage and recycling will not be picked up on July 1 … More »July 1: Your Canada Day, Memorial Day …

    July 1: Your Canada Day, Memorial Day get-around guide

    A slew of St. John's streets will be closed Wednesday to accommodate Canada Day and Memorial Day celebrations. Garbage and recycling will not be picked up on July 1 in St. John's, or in the town of Paradise. A number of parking restrictions will be in place between 3:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. Wednesday to accommodate Canada …

  • Canada Day in Winnipeg: What's open and what's happening
    Canada Day in Winnipeg: What's open … CBC - Wed, 1 Jul, 2015

    It's Canada Day, and here's what you need to know about what's open and what there is to do in Winnipeg. City of Winnipeg offices are closed on Wednesday, along with … More »Canada Day in Winnipeg: What's open …

    Canada Day in Winnipeg: What's open and what's happening

    It's Canada Day, and here's what you need to know about what's open and what there is to do in Winnipeg. City of Winnipeg offices are closed on Wednesday, along with leisure centres, libraries and indoor swimming pools. Also, the city's golf courses — Crescent Drive, Harbour View, John Blumberg, Kildonan Park and Windsor …

  • Canada Day: What's open and what's … CBC - Wed, 1 Jul, 2015

    Here's what's open and closed for Canada Day: More »Canada Day: What's open and what's …

    Here's what's open and closed for Canada Day:

  • Canada Day 2015 in Windsor: What's open and closed
    Canada Day 2015 in Windsor: What's … CBC - Wed, 1 Jul, 2015

    Canada Day means some services and businesses will be closed. City buses will operate on a regular Sunday/holiday schedule Canada Day. City of Windsor offices will … More »Canada Day 2015 in Windsor: What's …

    Canada Day 2015 in Windsor: What's open and closed

    Canada Day means some services and businesses will be closed. City buses will operate on a regular Sunday/holiday schedule Canada Day. City of Windsor offices will be closed July 1 in observance of the Canada Day holiday.

  • Canada Day 2015: What's open and closed in Halifax
    Canada Day 2015: What's open and … CBC - Mon, 29 Jun, 2015

    With Canadians gearing up for Canada Day celebrations across the country on July 1, here's a list of what's open and what's not across the Halifax region … More »Canada Day 2015: What's open and …

    Canada Day 2015: What's open and closed in Halifax

    With Canadians gearing up for Canada Day celebrations across the country on July 1, here's a list of what's open and what's not across the Halifax region on Wednesday: