Category Archives: Waste

Ehattesaht/Chinehkint opens remote recycling center for used oil and antifreeze

By Alexandra Mehl, Ha-Shilth-Sa, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Zeballos, BC- The Ehattesaht/Chinehkint First Nation has been working with BC Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) to open a center so the remote community can recycle their used motor oil, oil filters, oil and antifreeze containers and antifreeze. 

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Port Moody to tweak fees, requirements for ‘deconstruction’ waste to coax builders to recycle

By Patrick Penner, Tri-Cities Dispatch, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A recently-passed bylaw was meant to encourage just that, but so far it’s been a “struggle” to get many developers to participate, said Robyn MacLeod, manager of building, bylaw and licensing. 

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‘Action is better than words’: syilx Elder calls for better protection of water and land

By Aaron Hemens, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Following a water ceremony at the shore of kɬúsx̌nítkʷ (Okanagan Lake), a syilx Elder and knowledge keeper calls for more action to be taken when it comes to addressing pollution and illegal dumpings across the region.

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Bylaw 469 increases Cortes waste removal bills

 CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

On July 13, the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) Board passed a bylaw specific to Electoral Area B, the Cortes Island region, on waste removal billing.

(See also Changes to Cortes Island’s curbside garbage pick-up)

Bylaw 469 includes provisions that remove the cap of dwellings determined for waste removal billing, exclusively. This bylaw relates to waste removal only, and has no effect on current SRD zoning laws.

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B.C. municipalities want action on cargo and cruise ship pollution

By Natasha Bulowski with files from Rochelle Baker, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporters

B.C. municipalities are pushing for stronger environmental protections from the federal government to keep harmful cargo and cruise ship pollution out of the ocean.

In a “historic” motion unanimously passed Sept. 16, the Union of BC Municipalities asked the province to urge the federal government to address pollution produced by exhaust cleaning systems on cargo and cruise ships, according to a Stand.earth press release.

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