Special Report: Up in Smoke

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A plan by the Metro Vancouver regional authority would have taxpayers spending half a billion public dollars on an incinerator to solve the region’s garbage problem.  Would that send Vancouver's Greenest City aspirations up in smoke?   VO digs  into Metro Vancouver's garbage story.  We find conflicts that can be as epic as petty.  Fascinating characters.  Turf wars. Meetings taking place behind closed doors. Contracts worth millions.  Exciting, new technologies.  International intrigue.  And ordinary people fighting for clean air and healthy children.

 

Nanaimo says, "No," to Metro Vancouver's incinerator proposal

Just days after the city of Kitimat soundly rejected the Northern Gateway pipeline project, the citizens of Nanaimo have sent a clear message to Metro Vancouver over a proposal for a garbage...

Straw poll shows divided support for $480 million Metro Van garbage incinerator

What some politicians are really saying (and not saying) behind the scenes at Metro Vancouver, as bureaucrats continue to push forward with plans for a new garbage incinerator.

Critics blast Metro Vancouver's 'greenwashed' new business plan for incinerator

“If I had submitted that to my board, I would be thrown out of the board room."

Proponents defend half-billion dollar incinerator as "least costly" way to deal with garbage

Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan said he hasn't seen anyone put forward any better options than investing a half-billion dollar waste-to-energy incineration.

Metro Vancouver's proposed incinerator fails economic and environmental test: critics

"The province has to step in. This has gone beyond the taxpayers of metro Vancouver."

BC Hydro's stern letter shakes up business case for Metro Van's proposed incinerator

BC Hydro's letter prompts some Metro Vancouver directors to push for a review of the business case for the $517-million incinerator.

BC Chamber of Commerce rejects Metro Van incineration and waste-flow control plan

“All viable options have not been on the table. And we’re convinced that our region can, and must, do better.”