Reduced green bin pick up won’t lighten the cost of your fees

Reduced green bin pick up won't lighten the cost of your fees

The city is cutting down its green cart pickup schedule to once every two weeks over the winter but that doesn’t mean there will be any change to the cost of the service. Starting November 6, the green cart collection schedule will be staggered to once every two weeks, matching curbside pickup for black bins. Officials say that it’s because of a decreasing volume of material being placed in the bins over the winter months. However, that doesn’t mean that there will be any change to the cost of theRead More

Blue Jays pick up club option on Smoak, decline club option on Solarte

Justin Smoak

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have exercised their US$8-million club option on first baseman Justin Smoak and have declined the $5.5-million club option on infielder Yangervis Solarte. The Blue Jays announced the moves Wednesday evening on Twitter. Smoak had a breakout season in 2017, batting .270 with 38 home runs and 90 runs batted in. He remained productive in 2018 with a .242 average, 25 homers and 77 RBIs. Solarte batted .226 with 17 homers and 54 RBIs. The Jays say Solarte will remain on the 40-man roster andRead More

Bus company looks to pick up where Greyhound Canada dropped off

Rider Express - bus service in western Canada

Rider Express is set to expand outside of Saskatchewan and will soon operate six buses along the Trans-Canada Highway between Winnipeg, Manitoba and Vancouver, British Columbia. The company hopes to fill the void that will appear when Greyhound Canada halts all of its service in western Canada on October 31. “When we heard about Greyhound closing western Canada service then we decided to try and provide the service,” said Firat Uray, owner of Rider Express Transportation. “Right now we have six buses but in the future, if we need moreRead More

Trump hopes to pick UN ambassador from 5 candidates

U.S. President Donald Trump and Nikki Haley

ELKO, Nev. – U.S. President Donald Trump says he hopes to select a UN ambassador to replace Nikki Haley very soon and is interviewing 5 candidates for the job. Trump said Saturday after a campaign rally in Nevada: “We’ll have somebody great … we’re going to pick somebody very quickly. Trump said he’s interviewing three women and two men for the post. Asked if he would prefer to have a woman in the job, he said “Yes,” later adding: “I think I might prefer that, but we’ll see.” Haley announcedRead More