Vancouver Garbage

Hey Vancouver, We Don't Want Your Trash: Nanaimo

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NANAIMO, B.C. - An enthusiastic crowd gave Nanaimo, B.C., Mayor John Ruttan a loud cheer as he moved to snuff out plans to burn Metro Vancouver garbag...

Nanaimo Garbage Incinerator Would Spew Toxic Materials

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Capt. Trevor Greene

A massive waste-to-energy garbage incinerator is being proposed for Nanaimo, population 88,000, to burn Metro Vancouver's garbage. It would be located on a site roughly 50 kilometres south of downtown Nanaimo, but prevailing winds would rain toxic material all over a town that breathes air rated by the World Health Organization as among the cleanest on earth.

Why a Rush To Incinerate Garbage May Burn Metro Vancouver

Dermod Travis | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Garbage -- or to use the more politically correct term, waste -- is big business. Really big. It can also be a messy business, particularly when politicians get involved. So no big surprise that the left hand doesn't seem to care what the right hand is doing at Metro Vancouver when it comes to regional waste management.

Vancouver, I Love You But You're a Mess

Mike Klassen | Posted 03.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Klassen

It was crisp and gloriously bright day in early January in Vancouver — the perfect conditions for outdoor chores like taking down Christmas lights. Or, in my case, it also meant grabbing tongs and a pail to scour my block for coffee cups, bus tickets, plastic packaging, as well as used condoms and discarded bags of dog feces.

Vancouver Taxpayers' $430,000 Bill

CBC | Posted 02.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Dumping a couch, toilet or refrigerator at the side of the road instead of paying $10 to put it in a landfill is costing taxpayers thousands of dollar...