Opinion Column

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C.R.O.P. AGM Jan. 11 in Portage

The Crop Research Organization of Portage (C.R.O.P.) is holding its Annual General Meeting on Jan. 11 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Portage Fair board office on the Island in Portage la Prairie. The meeting starts with the annual business of the group, election of new directors and distribution of the 2016 variety trial data.

A truck unloads garbage on January 21, 2016 at the city's landfill site on Mohawk Street in Brantford, Ont. (Brian Thompson/Brantford Expositor/Postmedia Network)

Ontario plan to cut waste won't be cheap or easy

The Ontario government is planning a total revamp of the province's garbage-handling programs, from blue boxes to fluorescent bulbs to kitchen scraps, hoping to cut the waste we make by 80 per cent over the next 35 years.

Ian Anderson, President of Kinder Morgan Canada, was photographed in the company's Calgary office in front of a map of the Trans Mountain pipeline route on December 20, 2016. (GAVIN YOUNG/POSTMEDIA)

There's a limit to protests by pipeline opponents

In November, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave Canada, and particularly Alberta, an early holiday present of not one, but two oil pipeline project approvals: the Trans Mountain expansion and the Line 3 replacement project.