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Manitoba NDP Leader Admits Hard to Persuade Province to Go Ahead with Carbon Tax

Manitoba NDP Leader Admits Hard to Persuade Province to Go Ahead with Carbon Tax

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Wab Kinew
Manitoba opposition leader Wab Kinew speaks to media at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s Opposition New Democrats want the provincial government to revive its plan to bring in a carbon tax.

NDP Leader Wab Kinew says his party will try to amend a Tory government bill to include a levy of at least $25 per tonne of carbon.

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Manitoba Backs Out of Planned Carbon Tax, Says Feds Not Respecting Provinces

Manitoba Backs Out of Planned Carbon Tax, Says Feds Not Respecting Provinces

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
The Manitoba government says it is pulling out of its plan to charge a carbon tax and is joining the number of provinces opposed to the federal government’s demands. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks during his cabinet shuffle at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Pallister says the federal government has not respected the province’s right to come up with its own plan with a lower rate. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister did an about-face on carbon taxes Wednesday, abandoning plans to start charging a levy in December and joining other conservative leaders in flat-out opposition to federal plans.

Pallister announced a year ago he would enact a $25-a-tonne carbon tax and keep it at that rate. That would have increased the price of gasoline by 5.3 cents a litre and raised other energy costs.

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Bowman Pledges to Expand Recycling at Winnipeg Parks

Bowman Pledges to Expand Recycling at Winnipeg Parks

Recycle Everywhere

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

Recycle Everywhere
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

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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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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