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Montreal pub warned TripAdvisor window sticker could violate language laws

Montreal pub warned TripAdvisor window sticker could violate language laws

The owner of a Montreal pub says he was shocked to receive a letter from the province's French-language watchdog warning him that a small sticker in the restaurant's window could contravene Quebec's language laws. Paul Desbaillets, who co-owns the Burgundy Lion Pub in the southwest of Montreal, said the business received a warning earlier this week from the Office Quebecois de la Langue Francaise…

  • River skating trail extension to open soon at The Forks
    River skating trail extension to open … CBC - Fri, 29 Jan, 2016

    The Forks river trail is set to get longer, but first the weather needs to get colder. The trail is currently open for one kilometre from The Forks harbour to the Norwood … More »River skating trail extension to open …

    River skating trail extension to open soon at The Forks

    The Forks river trail is set to get longer, but first the weather needs to get colder. The trail is currently open for one kilometre from The Forks harbour to the Norwood Bridge. "We have got everything in place, we just can't make any ice because of the [warm] temperatures," Jordan said.

  • Saskatoon scientists pulling gold out … CBC - Fri, 29 Jan, 2016

    Inside phones, computers, tablets and other electronics there is a little bit of gold in the circuit board, and a University of Saskatchewan chemistry professor has found … More »Saskatoon scientists pulling gold out …

    Inside phones, computers, tablets and other electronics there is a little bit of gold in the circuit board, and a University of Saskatchewan chemistry professor has found a way to easily get it out. Stephen Foley said the world produces almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste each year and most of it ends up in landfills. …

  • 90-year-old Summerside man collects eyeglasses for those in need
    90-year-old Summerside man collects … CBC - Thu, 28 Jan, 2016

    Charlie Corkum, 90, doesn't like to see things go to waste, so he started collecting old eyeglasses 25 years ago to donate to those who often can't afford them. Over … More »90-year-old Summerside man collects …

    90-year-old Summerside man collects eyeglasses for those in need

    Charlie Corkum, 90, doesn't like to see things go to waste, so he started collecting old eyeglasses 25 years ago to donate to those who often can't afford them. Over the years, the Summerside resident, a St. Eleanor's Lions Club member, has collected tens of thousands of eyeglasses from Islanders. The project started …

  • Walmart bets on Canadian customers accepting … CBC - Tue, 26 Jan, 2016

    Walmart believes most of its Canadian customers will accept having to pay for disposable plastic bags in future, given that it could help reduce the amount of plastic … More »Walmart bets on Canadian customers accepting …

    Walmart believes most of its Canadian customers will accept having to pay for disposable plastic bags in future, given that it could help reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills. Customers at hundreds of Walmart stores across the country will soon have to pay five cents for each plastic bag they use when …

  • P&M recycling has until April to shut down warehouse
    P&M recycling has until April to shut … CBC - Tue, 26 Jan, 2016

    Whitehorse city council voted last night to give P&M Recycling until Apr. 7 to heed a city order to cease operations at its warehouse on Sixth Avenue. P&M owner Pat McInroy said … More »P&M recycling has until April to shut …

    P&M recycling has until April to shut down warehouse

    Whitehorse city council voted last night to give P&M Recycling until Apr. 7 to heed a city order to cease operations at its warehouse on Sixth Avenue. P&M owner Pat McInroy said last week that his recycling service would stop if the city rejected a rezoning application that would allow the warehouse to remain in operation. …

  • More study needed on environmental declaration, Regina decides
    More study needed on environmental declaration, … CBC - Tue, 26 Jan, 2016

    Regina City Council wants more time to study a declaration recognizing peoples' right to a healthy environment.  More »More study needed on environmental declaration, …

    More study needed on environmental declaration, Regina decides

    Regina City Council wants more time to study a declaration recognizing peoples' right to a healthy environment. 

  • A shopper checks out at a Walmart store in Secaucus, New Jersey
    Walmart Canada introduces five cent … The Canadian Press - Mon, 25 Jan, 2016

    Walmart Canada will begin to charge customers for plastic bags as part of its strategy for cutting the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills. Beginning on Feb. … More »Walmart Canada introduces five cent …

    A shopper checks out at a Walmart store in Secaucus, New Jersey

    Walmart Canada will begin to charge customers for plastic bags as part of its strategy for cutting the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills. Beginning on Feb. 9, customers will be charged five cents each for plastic bags, with reusable bags available for a discounted rate of 25 cents each. The company — headquartered …

  • Moncton residents now have more options at recycling centre
    Moncton residents now have more options … CBC - Sun, 24 Jan, 2016

    An automated recycling depot in Moncton is about to add some new options that will allow people to drop off corrugated cardboard and used electronics and or electronic waste. … More »Moncton residents now have more options …

    Moncton residents now have more options at recycling centre

    An automated recycling depot in Moncton is about to add some new options that will allow people to drop off corrugated cardboard and used electronics and or electronic waste. Pierre Landry, the general manager of Encorp Atlantic, says the company's unmanned recycling centres currently take drinking containers only. Landry …

  • "New Girl" actress and host of the 4th Annual Catdance Film Festival, Hannah Simone, and Sephra the cat pose for a portrait to promote the "Catdance Film Festival", at the Toyota Mirai Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
    Felines take stage at Catdance, DeVito … The Canadian Press - Sat, 23 Jan, 2016

    The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, which runs through Jan. 31, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. "New Girl" star Hannah Simone drove … More »Felines take stage at Catdance, DeVito …

    "New Girl" actress and host of the 4th Annual Catdance Film Festival, Hannah Simone, and Sephra the cat pose for a portrait to promote the "Catdance Film Festival", at the Toyota Mirai Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

    The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, which runs through Jan. 31, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. "New Girl" star Hannah Simone drove 10 hours through the snowy mountains to stand up for cats. The event, presented by Fresh Step cat litter, is a celebration of the cat video as elevated …

  • Students don designs made of recycled materials at Winnipeg fashion show
    Students don designs made of recycled … CBC - Sat, 23 Jan, 2016

    Winnipeg students modelled outfits made out of recycled materials at St. Vital mall Saturday. More »Students don designs made of recycled …

    Students don designs made of recycled materials at Winnipeg fashion show

    Winnipeg students modelled outfits made out of recycled materials at St. Vital mall Saturday.

  • Edmonton man watching TV when thief walks right into his home
    Edmonton man watching TV when thief … CBC - Thu, 21 Jan, 2016

    Brent McLean was watching TV in his bedroom when he heard a noise in the kitchen. More »Edmonton man watching TV when thief …

    Edmonton man watching TV when thief walks right into his home

    Brent McLean was watching TV in his bedroom when he heard a noise in the kitchen.

  • Toronto police explain why they did not link fetus with murder-suicide
    Toronto police explain why they did … CBC - Wed, 20 Jan, 2016

    Police announced the fetus had been found on Dec. 23, 2015, and said on the same day it wasn't related to Charbonneau. At the time, police said they reached that conclusion … More »Toronto police explain why they did …

    Toronto police explain why they did not link fetus with murder-suicide

    Police announced the fetus had been found on Dec. 23, 2015, and said on the same day it wasn't related to Charbonneau. At the time, police said they reached that conclusion because it was discovered in a different area at a different time from the murder-suicide.

  • IKEA partners with province to create jobs in Winnipeg's North End
    IKEA partners with province to create … CBC - Sun, 17 Jan, 2016

    A two-year pilot project in Winnipeg is expected to clean up the city and give jobs to those who need them. When people buy mattresses from the city's IKEA store, they … More »IKEA partners with province to create …

    IKEA partners with province to create jobs in Winnipeg's North End

    A two-year pilot project in Winnipeg is expected to clean up the city and give jobs to those who need them. When people buy mattresses from the city's IKEA store, they now have the option to have their old mattresses removed and recycled locally for $10 — the first step in Winnipeg's first mattress recycling program.  …

  • Solar energy set to shine in greener Alberta
    Solar energy set to shine in greener … CBC - Sun, 17 Jan, 2016

    A nondescript black briefcase sits propped open on one of the shelves at the Solar Store in Calgary. More Bond gadget than bag, this solar powered attaché case can run a … More »Solar energy set to shine in greener …

    Solar energy set to shine in greener Alberta

    A nondescript black briefcase sits propped open on one of the shelves at the Solar Store in Calgary. More Bond gadget than bag, this solar powered attaché case can run a flat screen TV for up to six hours. It's just one of the green energy solutions on display at what is billed as Western Canada's first solar showroo …

  • Why Whitehorse's 'recycled' glass goes to the landfill
    Why Whitehorse's 'recycled' … CBC - Thu, 14 Jan, 2016

    As the city of Whitehorse considers a future blue bin recycling program, it has some residents thinking more about waste. Earlier this week, mayor Dan Curtis surprised … More »Why Whitehorse's 'recycled' …

    Why Whitehorse's 'recycled' glass goes to the landfill

    As the city of Whitehorse considers a future blue bin recycling program, it has some residents thinking more about waste. Earlier this week, mayor Dan Curtis surprised some residents by telling them not to bother recycling glass jars, and instead to throw them in the garbage. A lot of the glass deposited in recycling …