Ontario’s latest wind farm has just opened creating 70 new jobs and removing 300,000 tonnes of Greenhouse gases from the air every year. Ontario plans to replace coal-fired energy with wind by 2014. Read more in The Green Pages.
The BC municipalities of Abbotsford, Langley and Surrey are currently exploring options for light rail transit despite having no commitment from the province to fund it. Read more in The Tyee.
What was once billed as a win/win deal for the provincial governmnet, the school board and the devloper who built Augusten school in Abbotsford is turning out to be a financial burden for taxpayers. Augusten, BC’s first and only P3 school is costing taxpayers an additional $2 million due to a leaky envelope. Read more here.
The Canadian Labour Congress believes now is the time to invest at least $10 billion in infrastructure projects from public transit to affordable housing. In an open letter 80 prominenet Canadian economists called for similar measures. Read more in the Tyee.