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Metro Vancouver

"Dark star" of recycling expected to feed into proposed Metro Van incinerator

In a world expected to nearly double its garbage output by 2025, Helen Spiegelman and her husband are acting locally to reverse that trend. "I make all my own food. I grow my own food. We brew our...

New Metro Van plan to heat homes, boil water with sewer gas

Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. Photo courtesy Metro Vancouver Most people who walk past a sewage treatment plant can easily recognize the pungent aroma that emanates from behind the fence....

Big money for one company if Metro Van pushes incinerator plan through. Here's who'll make it.

Just a pile of ugly garbage to you and me. Huge money to one lucky player. Maybe.

Citizens outraged over lack of public consultation on coal export expansions

A large delegation of concerned citizens and activists rallied in front of the offices of the Vancouver Port Authority today to express dissent over plans to expand coal exports from the Fraser...

Metro Vancouver's garbage plan trashed

Incinerator-based plan will create government monopoly, raise fees.

Compost your jack-o'-lanterns after Halloween

“Enjoy your Halloween, but please don’t put Jack in the trash," advises Metro Vancouver Board Chair Greg Moore.

Vancouver storytellers share memories of Christmas

"Memories of Christmas past are the things that last."

Maple Batalia murder jolts Mainland, questions around gun control raised

The murder of 19-year-old SFU nursing student Maple Batalia has rattled people throughout Surrey and beyond. While there is no evidence about who her killer is, her father said that a young man...

Nothing is impossible with community support

A few months ago I had the opportunity to attend the Social Venture Institute (SVI) where like-minded people from socially responsible organizations and businesses gathered together to look at case...

Vancouver street crews need help to prevent flooding

Rain isn’t the only thing falling in Vancouver. The combination of the heavy rain warning issued today and falling leaves has caused city street crews to worry about flooding. With Environment...