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May long weekend in Calgary

Although the weekend weather often doesn't cooperate, Victoria Day is the unofficial launch of barbecues, hikes, camping, and all manner of outings for most Canadians. The city of Calgary has you covered for all weather, with a host of activities, both indoor and out, for the holiday Monday. - City golf courses are open — depending on the weather — as are the Southland and Village Square Leisure…

  • A woman leaves a grocery store Friday, May 15, 2015 in Montreal. The city has begun consultations on wether to ban the use of plastic bags in grocery stores.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
    Montreal considers becoming first major … The Canadian Press - Sat, 16 May, 2015

    Montreal is mulling a ban on plastic bags and the city would become the first major Canadian metropolis to adopt such a measure if it proceeds. Montreal Mayor Denis … More »Montreal considers becoming first major …

    A woman leaves a grocery store Friday, May 15, 2015 in Montreal. The city has begun consultations on wether to ban the use of plastic bags in grocery stores.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

    Montreal is mulling a ban on plastic bags and the city would become the first major Canadian metropolis to adopt such a measure if it proceeds. Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre is in favour but wants a better understanding of the situation to emerge from public consultations that have just begun. The use of plastic bags has …

  • Victoria Day 2015 in Windsor: What's … CBC - Fri, 15 May, 2015

    Victoria Day means some services and businesses will be closed. Others have altered their hours. More »Victoria Day 2015 in Windsor: What's …

    Victoria Day means some services and businesses will be closed. Others have altered their hours.

  • Victoria Day 2015 in Halifax: What's … CBC - Fri, 15 May, 2015

    Here's what's open and closed on Victoria Day (May 18, 2015) in Halifax: More »Victoria Day 2015 in Halifax: What's …

    Here's what's open and closed on Victoria Day (May 18, 2015) in Halifax:

  • Rothesay pushes ahead with curbside recycling program
    Rothesay pushes ahead with curbside … CBC - Thu, 14 May, 2015

    Rothesay is moving forward with curbside recycling after the Fundy Regional Services Commission voted against a regional program. This comes after the Fundy Region Services … More »Rothesay pushes ahead with curbside …

    Rothesay pushes ahead with curbside recycling program

    Rothesay is moving forward with curbside recycling after the Fundy Regional Services Commission voted against a regional program. This comes after the Fundy Region Services Commission voted against providing the service to the entire region last month. Matt Alexander, who put forward Monday's motion, says it was time …

  • Keurig K-Cups recycled to solve Grade … CBC - Thu, 14 May, 2015

    Keurig's K-Cups have found a second life, helping elementary school students solve math problems. Keurig says all its single-serve, environmentally problematic coffee … More »Keurig K-Cups recycled to solve Grade …

    Keurig's K-Cups have found a second life, helping elementary school students solve math problems. Keurig says all its single-serve, environmentally problematic coffee K-Cups or pods won't be recyclable until 2020. Now Cameron and his students are on a campaign to encourage schools across the globe to join them in recycling …

  • Demolition team expects to recycle 90% of Parrish and Heinbecker buildings
    Demolition team expects to recycle 90% … CBC - Thu, 14 May, 2015

    The Parrish and Heinbecker buildings, currently being torn down in Saskatoon, won't go to waste, according to the wrecking company doing the work. Rakowksi and Cartage … More »Demolition team expects to recycle 90% …

    Demolition team expects to recycle 90% of Parrish and Heinbecker buildings

    The Parrish and Heinbecker buildings, currently being torn down in Saskatoon, won't go to waste, according to the wrecking company doing the work. Rakowksi and Cartage Wrecking estimates that well over 90 per cent of the Parrish and Heimbecker grain mill and elevator will be recycled. "We're really taking the time to …

  • Ste-Catherine Street West makeover plans revealed
    Ste-Catherine Street West makeover plans … CBC - Wed, 13 May, 2015

    The work will be done in two phases. Ste-Catherine Street West between Bleury and Mansfield — including Phillips Square — will be done first. Castanheira said there … More »Ste-Catherine Street West makeover plans …

    Ste-Catherine Street West makeover plans revealed

    The work will be done in two phases. Ste-Catherine Street West between Bleury and Mansfield — including Phillips Square — will be done first. Castanheira said there should be more emphasis on public squares and green spaces to attract creative people, which in turn will attract more businesses seeking quality employee …

  • Million Bottle Pledge has man on $1M … CBC - Wed, 13 May, 2015

    One man's journey to raise awareness for the environment is taking him across Canada one step — and bottle — at a time. Andy Sward is originally from Vancouver. He, … More »Million Bottle Pledge has man on $1M …

    One man's journey to raise awareness for the environment is taking him across Canada one step — and bottle — at a time. Andy Sward is originally from Vancouver. He, along with a double-wide baby jogger with hockey-stick handles, is making a second cross-Canada trek. After years of working in the restaurant business, …

  • Toronto condo goes green, cuts garbage … CBC - Tue, 12 May, 2015

    A Scarborough condo building is getting a lot of attention for going green and reducing its garbage alone, from 24 bins a month, to just one. In Soundranayagam's building, … More »Toronto condo goes green, cuts garbage …

    A Scarborough condo building is getting a lot of attention for going green and reducing its garbage alone, from 24 bins a month, to just one. In Soundranayagam's building, which is home to nearly 1,000 people in 282 units, recycling and composting efforts have become routine. It's better to separate the food from the …

  • Case of the illegally dumped shingles solved in Corner Brook
    Case of the illegally dumped shingles … CBC - Tue, 12 May, 2015

    A young man who didn't quite fulfil his chore of bringing shingles to the landfill is responsible for illegally dumping loads of roofing shingles in the parking lot of … More »Case of the illegally dumped shingles …

    Case of the illegally dumped shingles solved in Corner Brook

    A young man who didn't quite fulfil his chore of bringing shingles to the landfill is responsible for illegally dumping loads of roofing shingles in the parking lot of a ski lodge in Corner Brook. After Shawn Leamon, general manager of the club, spoke about the trash on CBC's Corner Brook Morning Show, the culprit showed …

  • Passing off plonk as a finer vintage: … The Canadian Press - Tue, 12 May, 2015

    Police have dismantled a Montreal-area contraband wine ring that is accused of taking cheap Italian wine purchased in bulk and passing it off as a finer concoction.  … More »Passing off plonk as a finer vintage: …

    Police have dismantled a Montreal-area contraband wine ring that is accused of taking cheap Italian wine purchased in bulk and passing it off as a finer concoction. Authorities allege the ring sold some 1.8 million bottles of wine over a four-year span, depriving the federal and provincial government of roughly $14 million …

  • Plastic bag ban public consultations begin in Montreal
    Plastic bag ban public consultations … CBC - Tue, 12 May, 2015

    The City of Montreal is beginning public consultations today on whether or not to ban plastic shopping bags. "I think it's really important to ban plastic bags because … More »Plastic bag ban public consultations …

    Plastic bag ban public consultations begin in Montreal

    The City of Montreal is beginning public consultations today on whether or not to ban plastic shopping bags. "I think it's really important to ban plastic bags because it's a huge source of pollution and it's a huge drain of municipal resources to look after the recycling and disposal of the bags," said Alex Tyrell, leader …

  • The World’s Chicest Flight Attendant … Yahoo Travel - Mon, 11 May, 2015

    Flight attendant fashions have evolved greatly since the candy-striper-esque attire of yesteryear. We recently learned that Zac Posen will be designing the new Delta … More »The World’s Chicest Flight Attendant …

    Flight attendant fashions have evolved greatly since the candy-striper-esque attire of yesteryear. We recently learned that Zac Posen will be designing the new Delta Airlines uniforms, to be released in 2018, and is currently working with the airline on research and development of the line. In a world where airlines are …

  • Captain John's, defunct boat restaurant at Toronto harbourfront, sold again
    Captain John's, defunct boat restaurant … CBC - Mon, 11 May, 2015

    Captain John's Harbour Boat Restaurant, a defunct and decommissioned seafood restaurant sitting in the lake at the foot of Yonge Street, has been sold to a marine recycling … More »Captain John's, defunct boat restaurant …

    Captain John's, defunct boat restaurant at Toronto harbourfront, sold again

    Captain John's Harbour Boat Restaurant, a defunct and decommissioned seafood restaurant sitting in the lake at the foot of Yonge Street, has been sold to a marine recycling company, Ports Toronto confirms. The boat has a colourful history, including its sinking in 1981 after it was struck by a Toronto ferry. John Letnik, …

  • Waste management a big issue facing Yukon communities
    Waste management a big issue facing … CBC - Mon, 11 May, 2015

    Community leaders meeting in Haines Junction over the weekend say dealing with waste is one of the biggest challenges facing Yukon municipalities. "Not too long ago … More »Waste management a big issue facing …

    Waste management a big issue facing Yukon communities

    Community leaders meeting in Haines Junction over the weekend say dealing with waste is one of the biggest challenges facing Yukon municipalities. "Not too long ago the answer to everything was burn it," says Currie Dixon, Yukon's community services minister. Dixon says the Yukon government is moving toward more regional …