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City of Prince George considers organics collection
Prince George council will look at the feasibility of the city establishing curbside recycling of organic materials after a study showed a high proportion of organics, such as yard waste and kitchen scraps, are ending up in the landfill. Read more…


Restoration of historic city hall in Calgary nears completion
A three-year-long renovation of Calgary’s old city hall is nearing completion. Stone masons have replaced many of the 15,000 blocks of sandstone used on the exterior of the structure. Read more…


Iqaluit city council calls for cannabis retail store
Iqaluit city council is calling on the Government of Nunavut to open a cannabis retail store in the territorial capital. Read more…


Winnipeg homeless community displaced following teepee blaze
The City of Winnipeg has cleared a temporary homeless camp after a second teepee donated to the people living there burned down. Read more…


Toronto mayor wants to invest millions in maintaining city ravines
Millions of dollars in new funding to protect Toronto’s ravines could soon start flowing, more than two years after council first adopted a comprehensive ravines strategy. Read more…


City of St. Catharines frowns on singer’s overnight fundraiser
Niagara singer Ola Kiermacz plans to spend the night in Montebello Park to bring attention to homelessness in the city, but St. Catharines has a ban on people staying overnight in its parks. Read more…


City opposition group wants Montreal to block e-scooters
Ensemble Montreal says e-scooters caused too many problems during summer 2019 and are asking the City of Montreal to remove them. Read more…


City of Lethbridge hires consulting firm to liaise with provincial government
Lethbridge council hopes hiring a consulting firm will help the city get better results in their advocacy efforts with the province than they have seen lately. Read more…


Moose Jaw council remuneration under review
The current formula for elected officials salaries says Moose Jaw’s mayor should be paid 47 percent of what a Saskatchewan cabinet minister makes, and that council members should be paid one-third of what the mayor makes. Read more…


Report says Sudbury could save millions closing old arenas, reducing parkland
A review of core city services has concluded Sudbury could save $4 million a year in operating costs in a relatively short period of time, but some of the top 10 ideas identified in a new report are sure to be controversial. Read more…