Metro Vancouver

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.”

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.

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.

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."

Nanaimo city officials take a beating over Metro Van's Duke Point incinerator plan

Already home to a pulp mill and an animal rendering plant, Nanaimo's Duke Point could be the site of a possible garbage incinerator to burn waste barged over from the Vancouver area.

Metro Vancouver's proposed incinerator a "sink hole" for taxpayers: Canadian Taxpayers Federation

“It's a sinkhole,” Jordan Bateman of the Canadian Taxpayer Foundation told the Vancouver Observer. “We don’t think this deal is good for taxpayers. It entrenches the need for waste. We also have...

MP Joyce Murray slams Harper government over infrastructure budget (Video)

Harper playing politics with Canada's economic lifeblood, says Murray.

The world’s biggest incinerator debacles. Could it happen to Metro Vancouver?

“It’s been an economic and environmental sinkhole for the city,” Detroit zero waste advocate Ahmina Maxey said.

2008 Paris trip first spark in Metro Van decision-maker's push for incineration here

Metro Vancouver called Paris's incinerator “one of the best facilities on the continent.” Last week, it was being blamed as helping to cause heavy layer of smog.

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.