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Got milk containers? Changes to Saskatchewan’s recycling program

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Got milk containers? Changes to Saskatchewan’s recycling program

People in Saskatchewan can begin recycling eligible milk containers immediately at any of SARCAN’s 72 depots to receive a refund of the paid deposit.The addition of “ready-to-serve” milk containers to the recycling program was announced along with the 2017-18 provincial budget.“SARCAN does a great job of running the beverage container recycling program and through their…

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Lethbridge boy teaches others how to grow their own profits

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Lethbridge boy teaches others how to grow their own profits

A 12-year-old boy from Lethbridge has been running his own tomato business for years and is now teaching other kids to grow their own money.Parker Metz has partnered with the Interfaith Food Bank to teach a 10-week course instructing kids on how to grow, tend, market and sell five tomato plants each.“They will learn customer service,…

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Fort McMurray wildfire leaves few logs to salvage

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Fort McMurray wildfire leaves few logs to salvage

Wildfires that swept through the northern Alberta forest near Fort McMurray last May continue to frustrate loggers trying to harvest wood from trees killed by the fire before insects and rot make it unusable.The blaze, which destroyed 1,800 single family homes in the city, burned so hot as high winds pushed it through the dry…

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Ikea Canada to buy second Alberta wind farm in $119M deal

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Ikea Canada to buy second Alberta wind farm in $119M deal

Ikea Canada has signed a deal to buy an Alberta wind farm from TransAlta and Teck Resources for a total of $119.6 million.TransAlta (TSX:TA) said Thursday it will receive about $61 million for its 51 per cent interest in the 88-megawatt Wintering Hills wind farm near Drumheller, Alta. Story continues below Related Ikea buys wind…

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Calgary-area family urges Canadians not to forget about Haiti

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Calgary-area family urges Canadians not to forget about Haiti

While many Canadian families head to the malls for amazing deals on Boxing Day, this year an Airdrie family will be boarding a plane to Haiti.READ MORE: Canada allots $54M for Haiti disaster relief, long-term aidMarc Honorat and his wife founded an aid organization called Haiti Arise and have been working in the country for sixteen…

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Pipeline operator says equipment didn’t detect North Dakota leak, Alberta company hired for cleanup

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Pipeline operator says equipment didn’t detect North Dakota leak, Alberta company hired for cleanup

Electronic monitoring equipment failed to detect a pipeline rupture that spewed more than 666,000 litres of crude oil into a North Dakota creek, the pipeline’s operator said Monday.It’s not yet clear why the monitoring equipment didn’t detect the leak, Wendy Owen, a spokeswoman for Casper, Wyoming-based True Cos., which operates the Belle Fourche Pipeline, said.A landowner…

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Environmentalists raise concerns over possible ongoing oil leak in Alberta

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Environmentalists raise concerns over possible ongoing oil leak in Alberta

Environmentalists and First Nations are raising concerns about a heavy oilfield in northeastern Alberta that may still be seeping water and bitumen years after the flow was first discovered.The field, owned by Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ), was the subject of a major investigation by the province’s energy regulator after a major “flow-to-surface event” in…

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Alberta energy company, farm owners reach settlement over contaminated land

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Alberta energy company, farm owners reach settlement over contaminated land

A Calgary-based energy company has reached a settlement with an Alberta family, two years after the family alleged its farmland was contaminated by chemicals.A joint statement was put out by Bonavista Energy Corporation and the Saken family on Monday.“In March 2014, Bonavista discovered a historic sulfolane release that pre-dated Bonavista’s ownership of the South Rosevear…

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Avocados to blame for mass deforestation in Mexico

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Avocados to blame for mass deforestation in Mexico

MEXICO CITY – Authorities in Mexico say deforestation caused by the expansion of avocado orchards is much higher than previously thought.READ MORE: Reality check: Should you eat the seed of an avocado? Story continues below The attorney general’s office for environmental protection says that almost 50,000 acres (20,000 hectares) of forest land are converted to agricultural…

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Calgary businesses discover going green can be good for the bottom line

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Calgary businesses discover going green can be good for the bottom line

As Calgary businesses and organizations prepare for recycling rules that go into effect on November 1, some have discovered going green is also good for their bottom line.READ MORE: Recycling rules coming to Calgary businesses November 1Last spring, Symons Valley Farmers Market hired a third-party recycling consultant and hauler to conduct a waste audit and recommend…

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