Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tsleil-Waututh say NO to Kinder Morgan

The "People of the Inlet' have rejected Kinder Morgan's proposal to expand their pipeline in Burrard Inlet.

CBC News story...

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The Dawn of the Green Bins

Better late than never, our strata has finally installed  some shiny new bear-proof green bins, and handed out cute little buckets to each household.

It's still on the steep side of the learning curve, but all in all people are handling the shift to separating food waste pretty well.

Kudos to the District recycling program people for providing workshops and support - it really helped.

We're now looking forward to the eventual drop in the amount of trash we generate, and the hoped for decrease in what we pay the District to empty the garbage bins every week.

And, as a group that already filled the blue carts with bottles and paper to overflowing every week, we're pretty pleased to be doing one more thing to reduce what goes to the landfill.

As someone who is old enough to remember when "recycling" was limited to kids picking up pop bottles along the road, and cashing them in at the corner store for candy, I'm pretty amazed at the recycling that's now normal.

Just once, we can all be pretty pleased - this is a program, run by government, that's not only good for us, it's successful!

And oh yeah - how about that new Alberta government?