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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.
May 2nd, 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 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...
Apr 15th, 2014
Coquitlam demands business case from Metro Vancouver for $480 million incineration plan
The City of Coquitlam is latest municipality to ask tough questions about waste-to-energy incineration strategy.
Apr 10th, 2014
Incinerator contract called “rip-off of the century” is killed in UK
Delays, rising costs and increasing risks have killed a Wheelabrator incineration project in Norfolk, England, a regional centre 200 kilometers northeast of London. The regional county council met in...
Apr 7th, 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
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.
Mar 3rd, 2014
Is incineration the solution to garbage disposal in Metro Vancouver?
No matter where you throw it, garbage doesn't really go "away." This article on incineration is the first in a VO series on Vancouver garbage.
Mar 30th, 2010