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Jasper needs homegrown fix for organic waste – Jasper’s source for news, sports, arts, culture, and more

Between 40 and 50 per cent of Jasper’s waste is organic and going to the landfill. What’s rotting behind the Jasper Brew Pub may be the sweet-smelling solution to getting the town’s organics diversion program off the ground. The hydraulic bin as environmental stewardship coordinator Janet Cooper calls it, was …

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ANNA SHOUB: Stella’s pollution solution buried in bureaucratic bafflegab

By ANNA SHOUB Thirteen-year-old Stella Bowles of Upper LaHave sure has learned a lot in the past couple of years. After discovering that raw sewage is contaminating the LaHave River, she petitioned her local government to take action. Her perseverance paid off. After decades of inaction, the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg took …

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Liberal MP Duncan McFetridge’s poo-powered pumping providing pollution solution for Glenelg

“POO-POWERED pumping” is the answer to pollution – according to Liberal MP Duncan McFetridge. As well as cleaning things up, he says, it could create electricity and irrigate local parks. Dr McFetridge wants to send wastewater currently discharged into the sea from the Glenelg wastewater treatment plant up a pipeline …

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Pollution solution needs cooperation: EPA officials’ visit can help all sides understand unique local issues | Editorials

News-Miner opinion: This week, the Fairbanks area is getting a visit from regional Environmental Protection Agency administrators in charge of air quality enforcement. It’s a valuable opportunity for all parties involved in crafting an air pollution solution. For the EPA personnel, it’s an opportunity to get a firsthand look at local …

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