VANCOUVER GARBAGE

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Unsightly Vancouver Needs To Tidy Up

In the past, I was generally proud of how Vancouver was maintained. However, in recent years, I have noticed a general decline. Boulevards and parks appear overgrown, and more cigarette butts, chewing gum and garbage are strewn about. There's also an increase in the number of unkempt properties, presumably slated for redevelopment or unoccupied, which become scars on otherwise beautiful, well-maintained streetscapes.
AP

Nanaimo Garbage Incinerator Would Spew Toxic Materials

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.
Mike Klassen

Vancouver, I Love You But You're a Mess

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.