Foothills Landfills temporary closure due to Power outage

Broken power line closes the Foothills Blvd Regional Landfill In a recent development, a statement was released by the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, in which it was stated that the Foothills Landfill has been temporarily closed. The reason for this closure is that a power line near the Foothills Blvd Regional Landfill had broken […]

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Hazard of Bullying in a School in Queensborough

Bullying Causes Student to Switch Schools in New Westminster, BC The hazard of harassment and bullying in schools came to light when a student of the school was harassed by senior students. This boy was called names, physically beaten, and rammed into a recycle bin. On getting to know about it, the mother of the […]

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Appeal against Shawinigan Lake soil dumping

The impure soil landfill on the Controversial Shawinigan Lake The controversy of an ancient quarry upstream from Shawnigan Lake has ended with the Supreme Court of Canada dismissing the appeal from the Cowichan Valley Regional District or the CVRD. The prolonged legal battle over the contaminated soil resource located on the Vancouver Island has ended. […]

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The Making of the Garbage Man

The “Garbage Man” A Film By Alan Miller The “Garbage Man” is a short film of 8 minutes, shot by filmmaker Alan Miller. Fascinated in his childhood by the waste recycling industry, he compiles his film with a unique blend of facts of recycling and his personal experiences from his childhood. It was during his […]

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Bear Intrusions in Neighborhoods!

Black Bears Ruffling Through The Waste Bins A number of people in the neighborhood of Burnaby Mountain, have sighted black bears beating around their vicinity and Rob Stocker was one of them, who saw this bear ruffling through the waste bins while walking his dog down the trail. According to B.C.’s Conservation Officer Service there […]

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Beautiful Lakes – A Waste Dumping Ground?

Two Hiker Buddies Hauled Trash From Upper Joffre Lake A couple of hiker buddies did what others wouldn’t tread on; they hauled out about 40 pounds or more trash from the Upper Joffre Lake as they felt that this would endanger the bears. The hikers, Devan Francis and Vince Emond hauled up the trash to […]

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Community Involvement the Best solution to Cleaner Beaches

Community Involvement is Essential For Cleaner Beaches Today, in spite of learning that littering is not ethical, the mountains, lakes and beaches are filled with litter and the need for education and community involvements has become all the more essential considering the large amount of trash that is taken out. Cultus Lake alone accounts for […]

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Confusing Recycling Rules that are not People Friendly

Non-Friendly Recycling Rules The rules set for the recycling process has led to a lot of confusion among the people who would like to contribute to the program yet are not educated enough to understand the different rules. There are four different colored dumpsters and a normal citizen does not know what goes where. On […]

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Cleaning Up the Garbage after Long Weekend Revelry!

Garbage Cleaning At Cultus Lake Empty plastic bottles, used junk food packets, filled garbage bags and a whole lot of waste were littered all along the dock area of the Cultus Lake in British Columbia after the celebrations of the Victoria Day during the weekend. Residents complained about a continuous stream of garbage not put […]

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The Procedure of Waste Disposal in Whistler

Waste Disposal History in Whistler, BC The Village of Whistler used to be a dumping point for waste, and it was Alta Lake Sons of Tipplers Society who took on the responsibility of collecting it. Though some believed it to be Carney’s Waste Systems, it is not so. It was not until 1960s that the […]

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