DON QUIXOTE VS. CITY HALL When an American gets mad, he says "where's my Gun". When a Canadian gets pissed off he says "Where is my pen, I'm going to send a letter to the EDITOR". When the EDITOR won't publish his letter he sets up his own BLOG page.
When I received enough support to get a Council Seat the dogma of the establishment became : "Better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside pissing in." (Only time will tell !)
The Regional District of North Okanagan has made some solid improvements to waste management. The RDNO has completed three major solid waste management capital projects in the Vernon area, including the capping of the Pottery Road Landfill, the installation of a landfill gas management system at the Greater Vernon Recycling and Disposal Facility (GVRDF) and the creation of a year-round Eco Depot. All three projects shared in $3.7 million provided through the Federal Gas Tax Fund. Closure of the Pottery Road Landfill was completed through the grading and capping of the site, improvements to the groundwater-diversion system, and the installation of a landfill gas-venting system. The total cost of the project was $2 million, with just over $1.8 million received from the gas tax fund and $115,100 funded from local revenues. In 2015, the RDNO completed the installation of a landfill gas management system at the GVRDF in order to comply with provincial regulations. The system works by destroying collected methane with a candlestick flare at about 70 cubic feet per minute. As the GVRDF fills, the system will be expanded to collect and burn more methane, and in the future, could grow to the point where the collected gas could be utilized as a source of power. The total cost of the project was $1.88 million and was fully supported by the Federal Gas Tax Fund. In December 2015, the RDNO opened an Eco Depot to receive household hazardous waste (HHW) free of charge year round. The Eco Depot replaced the annual RDNO Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up and was established in partnership with Interior Recycling at their long established bottle depot on 24th Avenue. This depot provides residents with a convenient, year round, one-stop-drop location for HHW as well as many other recyclable items such as packaging and printed paper, electronics, paint and batteries. More than 8,000 litres and 360 kilograms of HHW have been collected and disposed. The total cost of the project was $29,800 with all costs covered by the Federal Gas Tax Fund.