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  • Conservative MP Laurie Hawn, who says he was once offered the use of stolen voter information cards, is testifying before MPs reviewing the government's proposed changes to the Elections Act.
    Laurie Hawn tells committee potential … CBC - Thu, 10 Apr, 2014

    Edmonton MP Laurie Hawn, who says he was offered fraudulent voter information cards during the 2006 election, finally appeared before a parliamentary committee that is … More »Laurie Hawn tells committee potential …

    Conservative MP Laurie Hawn, who says he was once offered the use of stolen voter information cards, is testifying before MPs reviewing the government's proposed changes to the Elections Act.

    Edmonton MP Laurie Hawn, who says he was offered fraudulent voter information cards during the 2006 election, finally appeared before a parliamentary committee that is studying the government's proposed changes to the Elections Act.

  • Tree Hugger cloth pads an alternative … CBC - Thu, 10 Apr, 2014

    Reusable cloth menstrual pads offer a way to save money and reduce waste. More »Tree Hugger cloth pads an alternative …

    Reusable cloth menstrual pads offer a way to save money and reduce waste.

  • A Canadian company is launching what it claims to be the world's first recyclable single-use coffee and tea pods at a time when more Canadians use the popular makers for their daily java fix. Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee says the EcoCup, which was unveiled Wednesday at a trade show in Chicago, is now available with various loose-leaf tea brands, including Higgins & Burke. The recyclable coffee pods will be available in early 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ho-Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee
    Mother Parkers debuts recyclable single-use … The Canadian Press - Wed, 9 Apr, 2014

    Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee says the EcoCup is available with various loose-leaf teas, including the Higgins & Burke brand, while pods containing coffee will be out in … More »Mother Parkers debuts recyclable single-use …

    A Canadian company is launching what it claims to be the world's first recyclable single-use coffee and tea pods at a time when more Canadians use the popular makers for their daily java fix. Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee says the EcoCup, which was unveiled Wednesday at a trade show in Chicago, is now available with various loose-leaf tea brands, including Higgins & Burke. The recyclable coffee pods will be available in early 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ho-Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee

    Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee says the EcoCup is available with various loose-leaf teas, including the Higgins & Burke brand, while pods containing coffee will be out in early 2015. Both will be for use in Keurig brewing machines. Co-CEO Paul Higgins says Mother Parkers has been developing the idea for the recyclable pods …

  • Regina ponders plan to turn garbage … CBC - Thu, 3 Apr, 2014

    Although it didn't work out seven years ago, the City of Regina wants to spend $5 million to get back into the landfill gas business. More »Regina ponders plan to turn garbage …

    Although it didn't work out seven years ago, the City of Regina wants to spend $5 million to get back into the landfill gas business.

  • Used french fry oil good for dusty  … CBC - Wed, 2 Apr, 2014

    A Saskatchewan company is collecting used canola oil to be used as a stabilizing topper for dusty rural roads. More »Used french fry oil good for dusty  …

    A Saskatchewan company is collecting used canola oil to be used as a stabilizing topper for dusty rural roads.

  • Climate change: 4 countries that are … CBC - Wed, 2 Apr, 2014

    The most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that global warming will lead to wild weather and other environmental hardships in the … More »Climate change: 4 countries that are …

    The most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that global warming will lead to wild weather and other environmental hardships in the coming years. But here are four countries that are doing something to reduce their greenhouse gases.

  • 'Do It Gorgeously' book cover -- Sophie Uliano
    Green Your Beauty Routine! Access Hollywood - Mon, 31 Mar, 2014

    It's a month devoted to raising awareness about our planet and how we can live a more eco-friendly life. Green guru and author of "Do It Gorgeously," Sophie Uliano, … More »Green Your Beauty Routine!

    'Do It Gorgeously' book cover -- Sophie Uliano

    It's a month devoted to raising awareness about our planet and how we can live a more eco-friendly life. Green guru and author of "Do It Gorgeously," Sophie Uliano, is a big believer in eco-friendly beauty products that will make us and our planet healthier. Like food where heavily processed, products contain a lot of …

  • Councillor Steve Craig holds a plastic-wrapped guide to recycling.
    Halifax area recycling guides mailed … CBC - Fri, 28 Mar, 2014

    Lower Sackville Counc. Steve Craig says he wants to get to the bottom of whether the city could have avoided wrapping its recycling mailout in plastic last week. More »Halifax area recycling guides mailed …

    Councillor Steve Craig holds a plastic-wrapped guide to recycling.

    Lower Sackville Counc. Steve Craig says he wants to get to the bottom of whether the city could have avoided wrapping its recycling mailout in plastic last week.

  • Fire destroys a recycling plant in Winkler, … CBC - Fri, 28 Mar, 2014

    The blaze at a Winkler recycling plant started in the attic space shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and flames could be seen shooting out of the roof soon after. More »Fire destroys a recycling plant in Winkler, …

    The blaze at a Winkler recycling plant started in the attic space shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and flames could be seen shooting out of the roof soon after.

  • Some Winnipeg city councillors are concerned over Emterra's missed garbage pick up and equipment breaking down.
    Winnipeg councillor trashes Emterra's … CBC - Thu, 27 Mar, 2014

    Some Winnipeg city councillors want administration to take another look at its garbage and recycling contract with Emterra. More »Winnipeg councillor trashes Emterra's …

    Some Winnipeg city councillors are concerned over Emterra's missed garbage pick up and equipment breaking down.

    Some Winnipeg city councillors want administration to take another look at its garbage and recycling contract with Emterra.

  • Fire crews were hampered by heavy smoke as they battled a blaze at an industrial building on Old Innes Road Thursday, March 27, 2014.
    Innes Business Park complex catches … CBC - Thu, 27 Mar, 2014

    A large business complex in Ottawa’s east end sustained damage in a fire at a chemical recycling company Thursday morning. More »Innes Business Park complex catches …

    Fire crews were hampered by heavy smoke as they battled a blaze at an industrial building on Old Innes Road Thursday, March 27, 2014.

    A large business complex in Ottawa’s east end sustained damage in a fire at a chemical recycling company Thursday morning.

  • A man fires his weapon during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the Battle of the Longwoods, during the Anglo-American War of 1812, on Sunday, March. 1, 2009 in Wardsville, Ont. A funny thing happened Wednesday in the United States Capitol: the War of 1812 came up in the Keystone XL pipeline debate.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley
    War of 1812 makes it into the Keystone … The Canadian Press - Wed, 26 Mar, 2014

    WASHINGTON - Against all odds, the War of 1812 managed to work its way into the American debate on the Keystone XL pipeline on Wednesday. It began as a good-natured … More »War of 1812 makes it into the Keystone …

    A man fires his weapon during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the Battle of the Longwoods, during the Anglo-American War of 1812, on Sunday, March. 1, 2009 in Wardsville, Ont. A funny thing happened Wednesday in the United States Capitol: the War of 1812 came up in the Keystone XL pipeline debate.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley

    WASHINGTON - Against all odds, the War of 1812 managed to work its way into the American debate on the Keystone XL pipeline on Wednesday. It began as a good-natured joke at a news conference on Capitol Hill, became a running gag throughout the event and, by the end, it managed to morph into a serious point about U.S. energy …

  • China's President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan wave as they arrive at the Lyon-Saint-Exupery airport in Colombier-Saugnieu
    Car, plane deals to get Franco-Chinese … Reuters - Wed, 26 Mar, 2014

    By Andrew Callus PARIS (Reuters) - China's President Xi Jinping and French counterpart Francois Hollande are set to oversee the signing of two industrial co-operation … More »Car, plane deals to get Franco-Chinese …

    China's President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan wave as they arrive at the Lyon-Saint-Exupery airport in Colombier-Saugnieu

    By Andrew Callus PARIS (Reuters) - China's President Xi Jinping and French counterpart Francois Hollande are set to oversee the signing of two industrial co-operation deals in Paris on Wednesday, the business highlights of a meeting that carries a strong investment theme. Chinese carmaker Dongfeng is set to deepen ties …

  • Québec Solidaire's Françoise David joined Daybreak host Mike Finnerty in studio for a one on one chat.
    10 questions with Québec Solidaire's … CBC - Wed, 26 Mar, 2014

    Françoise David takes a break from the campaign trail to share her thoughts on integrity, referendums and winning over the anglophone vote. More »10 questions with Québec Solidaire's …

    Québec Solidaire's Françoise David joined Daybreak host Mike Finnerty in studio for a one on one chat.

    Françoise David takes a break from the campaign trail to share her thoughts on integrity, referendums and winning over the anglophone vote.

  • Compact fluorescent bulbs often end … CBC - Mon, 24 Mar, 2014

    Compact fluorescent light bulbs containing toxic mercury are either being thrown in the trash or hoarded at home instead of being disposed of properly by most Canadians, … More »Compact fluorescent bulbs often end …

    Compact fluorescent light bulbs containing toxic mercury are either being thrown in the trash or hoarded at home instead of being disposed of properly by most Canadians, a Statistics Canada report suggests.