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Newfoundland blizzard strands drivers in vehicles

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 aux Basques on the southwest coast. In western Newfoundland, two vehicles we…

  • 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 …

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    The simple secrets to happiness Maclean's - Fri, 6 Mar, 2015

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    Turns out a better life rests on habits

  • Liberals look to hike charges on condo … CBC - Thu, 5 Mar, 2015

    The Ontario Liberals are proposing reforms they say would give residents a greater say in how their communities grow, and give cities more money to pay for services like … More »Liberals look to hike charges on condo …

    The Ontario Liberals are proposing reforms they say would give residents a greater say in how their communities grow, and give cities more money to pay for services like transit and recycling. There would also be ways to help municipalities resolve potential planning disputes earlier — reducing involvement of the Ontario Municipal …

  • The logo of Carrefour is pictured during the company's 2013 annual results presentation in Paris
    Europe firms may draw fire by joining … Reuters - Thu, 5 Mar, 2015

    By Lionel Laurent LONDON (Reuters) - European companies are likely to join a boom in share buybacks as central bank cash floods the economy, risking criticism that they … More »Europe firms may draw fire by joining …

    The logo of Carrefour is pictured during the company's 2013 annual results presentation in Paris

    By Lionel Laurent LONDON (Reuters) - European companies are likely to join a boom in share buybacks as central bank cash floods the economy, risking criticism that they are recycling capital rather than investing to promote growth. European firms are already cheering financial markets by increasingly following their U.S. …

  • K-Cup creator John Sylvan regrets inventing … CBC - Thu, 5 Mar, 2015

    John Sylvan worked at Keurig in the 1990s when he devised a simple product that could create a small mug of coffee out of a plastic pod. Originally aiming it at office … More »K-Cup creator John Sylvan regrets inventing …

    John Sylvan worked at Keurig in the 1990s when he devised a simple product that could create a small mug of coffee out of a plastic pod. Originally aiming it at office workers, Sylvan said he thought the product might have some limited appeal to people who would normally go Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts or other coffee chains …

  • Montreal to examine banning plastic grocery bags
    Montreal to examine banning plastic … CBC - Wed, 4 Mar, 2015

    The city of Montreal announced today it will begin an official consultation on banning single-use plastic bags in the retail sector. City councillor Elsie Lefebvre has … More »Montreal to examine banning plastic …

    Montreal to examine banning plastic grocery bags

    The city of Montreal announced today it will begin an official consultation on banning single-use plastic bags in the retail sector. City councillor Elsie Lefebvre has the job of organizing the consultation which will examine environmental, social and economic impacts of an eventual ban.  It will also look at what has …

  • Michelle Rodriguez attends the 2015 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 11, 2015 in New York City -- Getty Images
    Michelle Rodriguez Clarifies Commen … Access Hollywood - Sun, 1 Mar, 2015

    Michelle Rodriguez has clarified remarks she made regarding race and superhero roles. On Saturday, Michelle took to Facebook to explain her remarks. More »Michelle Rodriguez Clarifies Commen …

    Michelle Rodriguez attends the 2015 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 11, 2015 in New York City -- Getty Images

    Michelle Rodriguez has clarified remarks she made regarding race and superhero roles. On Saturday, Michelle took to Facebook to explain her remarks.

  • Shawn Drennan, part of a four-family fight against Ontario's wind-turbine legislation, is seen outside court in London, Ont., on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. A demand that four Ontario families pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal costs to billion-dollar companies is a thinly disguised warning to anyone pondering a challenge to industrial wind farms in Ontario, the families say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
    Anti-turbine farm families fight whopping … The Canadian Press - Sun, 1 Mar, 2015

    A demand that four Ontario families pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal costs to billion-dollar companies is a thinly disguised warning to anyone pondering … More »Anti-turbine farm families fight whopping …

    Shawn Drennan, part of a four-family fight against Ontario's wind-turbine legislation, is seen outside court in London, Ont., on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. A demand that four Ontario families pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal costs to billion-dollar companies is a thinly disguised warning to anyone pondering a challenge to industrial wind farms in Ontario, the families say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

    A demand that four Ontario families pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal costs to billion-dollar companies is a thinly disguised warning to anyone pondering a challenge to industrial wind farms in Ontario, the families say. In asking the courts to set the legal bill aside, the citizens say the award would cripple …

  • Recycling pop up for old electronics … CBC - Fri, 27 Feb, 2015

    If you have unused or broken electronics lying around the house, you can bring them to the Trout Lake Community Centre in Vancouver tomorrow for an electronics recycling … More »Recycling pop up for old electronics …

    If you have unused or broken electronics lying around the house, you can bring them to the Trout Lake Community Centre in Vancouver tomorrow for an electronics recycling drop. Of course, you could also bring them to any of the 90 recycling depots in the Vancouver area at any time, but Director of Waste Management and Resource …