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Turning garbage into electricity, metal and toxic ash at the Burnaby incinerator
Paper, clothing, records, plastics and metal. These aren't supposed to end up tossed in the waste stream, but some have escaped the inspector’s scrutiny and face a fiery end.
Mar 3rd, 2014
Toxic tar sands waste leaking into groundwater, documents confirm
Government documents confirm Fort McMurray's massive tailings ponds are seeping tar sands waste into local groundwater.
Feb 20th, 2013
Vancouver named greenest city in Canada
Air quality a factor as Economist magazine also gives city second spot in all of North America.
Sep 8th, 2011