As more municipalities consider banning bottled water from municipal facilities, Canadian university and college campuses are moving in the opposite direction. A new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) titled “Corporate Initiatives on Campus: A Snapshot” reveals that since the implementation of beverage exclusivity contracts with Coke and Pepsi, drinking fountains are on the decline.
A combination of high gas prices and greater awareness of climate change issues is motivating Canadians to change their commuting habits and leave the car at home. As a result, buses and subways are full to capacity. A recent Angus Reid Poll reveals that 81% of Canadians believe more money from the Federal Gas Tax READ MORE
As children head back to school today, many BC parents are scrambling to make arrangements for their after school care. A lack of funding, space and providers has left many parents with little choice but to be available at 3pm to pick their children up from school. Read more here.