Fly-tipping worries grow amid review of Surrey recycling centres

curated from surreymirror THE clamour is growing that closing recycling centres will lead to a plague of fly-tipping in our countryside. Cash-strapped Surrey County Council is scrutinising the future of its recycling centres, which include those at Horley Road in Earlswood, Chaldon Road in Caterham and Bond Road in Warlingham. Cutting opening hours or even closing some of them permanently…

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FVRD waste plan approved as Metro backs away from incinerator

curated from chilliwacktimes Fresh on the heels of Metro Vancouver’s cancellation of its plan to build another garbage incinerator, the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) received approval for its solid waste management plant from the Environment Ministry. “We applaud Minister Polak’s decision which will allow for the establishment of policy and regulation that will encourage private sector investment, innovation…

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Newsmaker of the Year: Transit vote divided Langley and the region

curated from langleyadvanc When the votes were counted in the Metro Vancouver Transit Plebiscite, Langley – and some of its residents – proved to be a deciding factor. It wasn’t just that Langley, both Township and City, voted against the proposed 0.5 per cent sales tax increase by sizable margins. It was that local residents were prominent in the battle…

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Finance Minister makes stop in Surrey as part of nation-wide budget consultations

curated from globalnews Finance Minister Bill Morneau made Surrey his last stop in his pre-budget consultations with Canadians today. Morneau spoke at the Surrey Board of Trade on Saturday morning, at the end of a week traveling across the country to discuss the upcoming federal budget. “The Canadian economy is going through a difficult period, but in the face of…

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