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Electric Vehicle Sales Growing, But Supply, Lack of Knowledge Remain Barriers

Electric Vehicle Sales Growing, But Supply, Lack of Knowledge Remain Barriers

By The Canadian Press

Electric Vehicle
An electric vehicle charging sign is pictured in Squamish, B.C., Tuesday, June 1, 2016. Cost and supply are the main challenges keeping Canadians from buying more electric vehicles, a survey of car sales reps suggests. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

OTTAWA – A new survey of car sales representatives suggests cost and supply are the two main barriers that are keeping Canadians from buying more electric vehicles.

Those are among the key issues expected to be addressed when Ottawa’s long-awaited national electric car strategy is released sometime before the end of the year.

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Manitoba Supporting Green Team Programs with $5.4M in Funding

Manitoba Supporting Green Team Programs with $5.4M in Funding

Brian Pallister
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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Manitoba Government Moves a Step Closer to Carbon Price for Large Emitters

Manitoba Government Moves a Step Closer to Carbon Price for Large Emitters

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Rochelle Squires
Manitoba Environment Minister Rochelle Squires responds to a question during a news conference after a Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment meeting in Vancouver on Friday, November 3, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government moved closer Monday to charging a carbon tax on a handful of large emitters in the province.

The Progressive Conservative government released a discussion paper that eyes a price of $25 per tonne on industrial facilities with annual emissions of at least 50,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.

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Beehives on Winnipeg Rooftop Helping to Boost Declining Bee Population

Beehives on Winnipeg Rooftop Helping to Boost Declining Bee Population

Beeproject Apiaries
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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Brandon Researcher Using ‘Good Bugs’ to Reduce Reliance on Pesticides

Brandon Researcher Using ‘Good Bugs’ to Reduce Reliance on Pesticides

Dr. Poonam Singh
Assiniboine Community College agriculture instructor Dr. Poonam Singh, right, discusses how good bugs can fight bad bugs with, from left, Assiniboine student Gopin Patel, Shelmerdine employee Stephanie Walker and Assiniboine research intern Tiffany Nykolyshyn. (HANDOUT)

A $25,000 grant to an instructor and researcher at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon is using so-called “good bugs” to weed out other pests that may injure and sometimes kill plants.

Dr. Poonam Singh is the recipient of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada grant from the NSERC Engage program.

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Transcona Home to City’s First Solar-Powered Trash Container

Transcona Home to City’s First Solar-Powered Trash Container

Big Belly Solar Trash Bin
The Big Belly solar-powered recycling and trash container is a new addition to Transcona. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The first solar-powered trash container is now up and running in Winnipeg.

Called the “Big Belly,” it’s the first of its kind in the province and replaces one of the regular duo waste and recycling containers at 117 Regent Avenue.

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