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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.”
May 8th, 2014
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.
Apr 28th, 2014
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.
Apr 17th, 2014
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.
Apr 1st, 2014
A deep dive into garbage: Vancouver Observer series looks at Metro Vancouver's plan to burn
VO digs deep into Metro Vancouver's garbage story. A summary of twenty articles. More to come.
Mar 25th, 2014
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...
Mar 21st, 2014
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.
Mar 20th, 2014
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.
Mar 17th, 2014
"Dark star" of recycling expected to feed into proposed Metro Van incinerator
In a world expected to nearly double its garbage output by 2025, Helen Spiegelman and her husband are acting locally to reverse that trend. "I make all my own food. I grow my own food. We brew our...
Feb 26th, 2014