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City Partners Up to Launch Mattress Recycling Program

City Partners Up to Launch Mattress Recycling Program

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WINNIPEG — A new mattress recycling program is hoping to divert up to 8,000 mattresses and box springs from the landfill.

The city has partnered with Mother Earth Recycling on the pilot program, where residents can drop off up to six mattresses and box springs at the Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot for free.

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Trio of Calgary Kids Ask Canadian Coffee Chain to Rethink Popular Contest

Trio of Calgary Kids Ask Canadian Coffee Chain to Rethink Popular Contest

By The Canadian Press

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Mya Chau, left, 12, and Eve Helman, 12, who are digitally petitioning Tim Horton‚Äôs to make the roll up the rim to win campaign more environmentally friendly, are seen outside a Tim Horton’s in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

OTTAWA — A trio of young people in Calgary are challenging Canada’s iconic coffee chain to use its popular contest to get Canadians to kick their cup addiction.

Twelve-year-olds Mya Chau and Eve Helman, and 16-year-old Ben Duthie, have nearly 105,000 signatures on a change.org petition asking Tim Hortons to replace its existing disposable coffee cups with a compostable version, or at least one that can be recycled everywhere in Canada.

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Electric-Car Sales Soaring But Canada Still Nowhere Near Goal Set in 2009

Electric-Car Sales Soaring But Canada Still Nowhere Near Goal Set in 2009

By The Canadian Press

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An electric car is plugged into a charging station at Lansdowne Mall in Peterborough, Ont., on June 17, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives)

OTTAWA — A decade-old goal to get at least half a million electric cars on Canada’s roads by the end of 2018 appears to have missed the mark by about 400,000.

The 2009 Electric Vehicle Technology Road Map for Canada, produced by a panel of experts in part for the Department of Natural Resources, aimed for 500,000 cars with the hope of galvanizing industry to make and sell them and government to encourage people to buy them.

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Give and Take: Jackman-Atkinson

Give and Take: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Editor, myWestman.ca

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NEEPAWA, Man. — When the federal or provincial governments look at agriculture in the context of emissions and carbon taxes, it’s usually seen as a contributor. It’s true that agriculture is a consumer of fossil fuels — burned in tractors and combines or to heat greenhouses — but those in the industry also know that agriculture is on the other side of the equation. According to the 2016 Census of Agriculture, there were 159 million acres in agricultural production, giving farmers a huge role to play in activities like carbon sequestration and managing or mitigating the effects of more severe weather.

We haven’t seen the positive role the industry can play really talked about at the national level, until now. Earlier this month, a Canadian Senate report was released, called “Feast or Famine.” The 11 senators who formed the committee studied how Canada’s efforts to meet its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target might affect the country’s agriculture, agri-food and forestry sectors. The final report included 16 recommendations.

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Nature Conservancy Recommends a Better Fate for Your Christmas Tree

Nature Conservancy Recommends a Better Fate for Your Christmas Tree

By Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press

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In this November 2018 photo, Christmas trees sit in a dirt lot at Silver Bells Tree Farm in Silverton, Ore., before being loaded onto a semi-truck headed for a Los Angeles tree lot. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Canada’s Christmas tree farms produce over three million pine, spruce and fir trees each year — and most of them are simply abandoned at the curb soon after Santa makes his annual visit.

Now, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is suggesting that people should instead haul their tree to the backyard, to help nature and learn a bit about ecology.

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Bowman Pledges to Expand Recycling at Winnipeg Parks

Bowman Pledges to Expand Recycling at Winnipeg Parks

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During a mayoral forum Tuesday evening at the University of Winnipeg, incumbent Brian Bowman pledged to increase recycling services at city-owned parks.

Out of the 11 large parks owned and managed by the city, only Kildonan Park offers full recycling services, according to the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association.

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