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Vancouver to be first major Canadian city to ban plastic straws

The straw ban, which takes effect in the fall of next year, is part of a suite of waste-reducing policies adopted this week that also includes a ban on the distribution of polystyrene foam cups and containers, as well as restrictions on disposable cups and plastic shopping bags. According to the policy passed unanimously at city council on Wednesday, the city aims to completely eliminate the disposal of solid waste by 2040.
“It’s a coastal city, with the plastic items having a significant impact on the environment, we feel it’s important to take action,” City of Vancouver director of waste management and resource recovery Albert Shamess told The Globe and Mail.


New bike store opening in Barriere - BC Local News

Doug and Naomi Teramoto are currently in the process of moving from McLure to Barriere. On Apr. 24, they took possession of the building between the Barriere Post Office and the Blue Jar Coffee Bar and Bistro.


The Whistler company trying to corner the healthy ramen market

Vegan, chemical-free My Ramen Co. pitches on Dragons' Den this week


Health food store raid by police nets steroids, mountain of charges

A 44-year-old man faces multiple charges after city police raided a south Edmonton health food store, seizing over $100,000 in drugs, including steroids.

The city police southwest division special projects team began investigating the owner of the store near 34 Avenue and 99 Street in late 2017 after a report that steroids were being trafficked.

Investigators executed a search warrant before seizing various drugs with an estimated street value of nearly $105,000.