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Salisbury House Eliminates Single-Use Plastic from New Downtown Location

Salisbury House Eliminates Single-Use Plastic from New Downtown Location

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Winnipeg’s newest Salisbury House is opening Monday with a mandate to eliminate all single-use plastic products in its restaurant.

The downtown Winnipeg location at 177 Lombard Avenue is leading the charge among the chain by replacing single-use plastic with biodegradable options.

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Manitoba Reducing Number of Government Fleet Vehicles

Manitoba Reducing Number of Government Fleet Vehicles

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WINNIPEG — In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint and the associated cost, the Manitoba government is eliminating 400 vehicles from its fleet.

The province expects to save approximately $2.3 million in operating costs and avoid up to 4,000 tonnes of emissions every year.

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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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Delay in Carbon Tax Expected to Save Manitobans $60M

Delay in Carbon Tax Expected to Save Manitobans $60M

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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A gas pump is shown at a filling station in Montreal on April 12, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Somewhere, I suspect there are pigs flying. The Manitoba carbon tax was supposed to come into effect last weekend, but the NDP has delayed its implementation.

Yes, the NDP opposed a tax and in a letter to the editor, party leader Wab Kinew acknowledges the unexpectedness of the action, “I know some of you may be thinking, ‘The NDP giving us a tax break? What, is it going to snow today too?’”

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Recycling Program Distributing 16,000 Bins to Brandon Residents

Recycling Program Distributing 16,000 Bins to Brandon Residents

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16,000 Recycle Everywhere bins are being distributed to Brandon households this week. (CBCRA)

Every single-dwelling home in Brandon will see a free recycle bin on their doorstep within the next week.

The Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association’s Recycle Everywhere program is having local students help distribute 16,000 bins in the Wheat City.

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Manitoba Supporting Green Team Programs with $5.4M in Funding

Manitoba Supporting Green Team Programs with $5.4M in Funding

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Premier Brian Pallister makes an announcement near the Seine River on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Green Team programs are receiving more than $5.4 million from the province. (@BRIAN_PALLISTER / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is investing some financial green to support Green Team projects this summer.

The province is providing over $5.4 million to 700 community organizations, municipalities and provincial parks.

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Beehives on Winnipeg Rooftop Helping to Boost Declining Bee Population

Beehives on Winnipeg Rooftop Helping to Boost Declining Bee Population

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The Beeproject Apiaries team installing hives at Great-West Life’s Winnipeg office at 60 Osborne Street North. (GREAT WEST LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY)

WINNIPEG — Great-West Life has installed two beehives on the rooftop of their Osborne Street building to help boost the declining bee population.

Managed by local beekeeping firm Beeproject Apiaries, the hives will allow bees to reproduce and continue their important work as pollinators for local greenspaces and food production.

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