Gibsons Recycling Depot is launching phase one of a curbside collection program for recyclables in Gibsons announced owners Buddy Boyd and Barb Hetherington. GRD will use two electrically powered Ford Transit mini-cube vans. With this new service, Gibsons could be the first subscribed curbside collection of recyclables in Canada, if not in North America, using electrically-powered vehicles (EVs), non- dependent upon taxes.
April 22 is Earth Day, a day to celebrate and reflect on our planet Earth. Our human impact is great and we have a choice in shaping the future.
Newspapers, and Cable TV were the first things I refused. It was too confusing listening to Democracy Now and reading Canadian Council for Policy Alternative's MONITOR (www.policyalternatives.ca) while trying to figure WTF the newspapers and TV were saying. For example, although I'm sure this readership doesn't need one; my daughter brought home a Vancouver Sun, April 14th with the front page headline and half-page picture: MARINE LIFE IN SALISH SEA RETURNING TO FORMER GREATNESS. Actually our oceans are 30% more acidic having absorbed carbon released by our activities in the past 200 years. Oceans are in Peril with dead zones just down our coast the size of Texas.
Underneath this picture in the Vancouver Sun of a breeching Humpback Whale is a pictured Pipeline, stretching across the mid-line in a supposed unrelated story about the purposed Kinder Morgan quadrupled export of tar-sands oil from Vancouver. the 2 pictures mean. Everything is OK.