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Tories Cry Foul Over $12M to Help Loblaws Buy Energy-Efficient Coolers

Tories Cry Foul Over $12M to Help Loblaws Buy Energy-Efficient Coolers

By The Canadian Press

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A Loblaws store is seen Monday, March 9, 2015 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA — Conservative environment critic Ed Fast is slamming the federal government’s decision to give $12 million to help Loblaws stores make their refrigerators and freezers more energy-efficient.

Fast says he is curious how many ordinary Canadians could just walk into the prime minister’s office and ask him to buy them a new fridge.

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Saskatchewan Premier Welcomes Manitoba in Fight Against Federal Carbon Tax

Saskatchewan Premier Welcomes Manitoba in Fight Against Federal Carbon Tax

By The Canadian Press

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Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe speaks to media in the rotunda during budget day at Legislative Building in Regina on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell)

REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he welcomes Manitoba in the legal fight against Ottawa over the federal carbon tax.

Moe told about 1,500 people at a Regina rally opposing the tax that Saskatchewan is making a difference by leading the battle.

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Prepare to Pay More: Carbon Tax Taking Effect Monday

Prepare to Pay More: Carbon Tax Taking Effect Monday

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

Gasoline will cost drivers more beginning Monday as the federal carbon tax kicks in.

The tax on fossil fuels, meant to curb ommissions, is being federally regulated in Manitoba because the province has refused Ottawa’s demands to implement its own tax.

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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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