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South Canoe wind project neighbours complain of property value drop

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 of mechanical engineering at Dalhousie University, says expert panels in the…

  • 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.

  • Certified Solar took thousands but never installed panels, Ontario investors say
    Certified Solar took thousands but never … CBC - Tue, 16 Jun, 2015

    Bill Millar, who owns Millar Berry Farms in London, Ont. says he invested in the panels after a Certified salesman came to his door, touting large profits and an easy … More »Certified Solar took thousands but never …

    Certified Solar took thousands but never installed panels, Ontario investors say

    Bill Millar, who owns Millar Berry Farms in London, Ont. says he invested in the panels after a Certified salesman came to his door, touting large profits and an easy way to make a little extra money for his family.

  • Yukon's $5 tire recycling fee could be set to increase
    Yukon's $5 tire recycling fee could … CBC - Sun, 14 Jun, 2015

    Yukon collects a $5 surcharge on every new car and truck tire that measures less than 60 cm across. The money helps cover the cost of shipping old tires south to Alberta … More »Yukon's $5 tire recycling fee could …

    Yukon's $5 tire recycling fee could be set to increase

    Yukon collects a $5 surcharge on every new car and truck tire that measures less than 60 cm across. The money helps cover the cost of shipping old tires south to Alberta for recycling. The fee isn't covering the cost of shipping tires from remote communities, says Dwayne Muckosky of Yukon's Department of Community Ser …

  • RCMP ask for tips on Rocelyn Gabriel's … CBC - Thu, 11 Jun, 2015

    Manitoba RCMP are still working on an investigation into how a Portage la Prairie woman ended up freezing to death in January of 2014. RCMP said last year that foul … More »RCMP ask for tips on Rocelyn Gabriel's …

    Manitoba RCMP are still working on an investigation into how a Portage la Prairie woman ended up freezing to death in January of 2014. RCMP said last year that foul play was ruled out, but the family doesn't believe Gabriel walked from a house party where she'd been that night, past her own home and other places where …

  • Funeral convention showcases modern … CBC - Thu, 11 Jun, 2015

    "The hue of blue that will come out in the process is happenstance," said Rene de Diego as he shows off the tint of a diamond created from his grandfather's ashes. Jason … More »Funeral convention showcases modern …

    "The hue of blue that will come out in the process is happenstance," said Rene de Diego as he shows off the tint of a diamond created from his grandfather's ashes. Jason Potter says he has livestreamed dozens of funeral services to 120 countries since he established his business about a year ago in Victoria, B.C.

  • Bottle depots lobby for fee increase
    Bottle depots lobby for fee increas … CBC - Mon, 8 Jun, 2015

    Recycling depots in New Brunswick are asking for an increase in their share of deposit money for beverage containers that go through their redemption centres. Bruce … More »Bottle depots lobby for fee increas …

    Bottle depots lobby for fee increase

    Recycling depots in New Brunswick are asking for an increase in their share of deposit money for beverage containers that go through their redemption centres. Bruce Rogers, the executive director of the Eastern Recyclers Association, says the 78 bottle depots in New Brunswick have not had an increase to the amount receive …

  • Warm dry summer prompting B.C. residents … CBC - Sat, 6 Jun, 2015

    A lush lawn has been a point of pride for homeowners since suburbia was invented, but with a warm dry summer forecast for B.C., some residents are turning to a more environmentally … More »Warm dry summer prompting B.C. residents …

    A lush lawn has been a point of pride for homeowners since suburbia was invented, but with a warm dry summer forecast for B.C., some residents are turning to a more environmentally sound option to keep their grass green — it's called LawnLift. "It's an eco-friendly way for a homeowner to have perfect and instant green …

  • When it comes to cleaning up, the L word isn't litter; it's laziness
    When it comes to cleaning up, the L … CBC - Sat, 6 Jun, 2015

    Newfoundland and South Korea are actually similar in size when it comes to land mass. Consider the population: South Korea has 50 million people, to our 500,000 and … More »When it comes to cleaning up, the L …

    When it comes to cleaning up, the L word isn't litter; it's laziness

    Newfoundland and South Korea are actually similar in size when it comes to land mass. Consider the population: South Korea has 50 million people, to our 500,000 and change. Simply put, South Koreans do not have the luxury of leaving trash on the ground for a once a year cleanup.