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Weather forecast for Thursday, May 24, 2018

Today – Sunny. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. High 27 except 21 near Lake Erie. Humidex 29. UV index 9 or very high.

Tonight – Clear. Low 13.

WAMBO looking for volunteers

The 30th annual Wallaceburg Antique Motor and Boat Outing is fast approaching.

Some members of the committee were busy fixing up some of their bleachers on Wednesday, which are used at their annual event the second weekend in August every year.

The event runs from August 10, 11 and 12 this year.

WAMBO is also looking for more volunteers to help out.

If there are high school students looking for more volunteer hours, this could be a great opportunity for them.

Several managers for WAMBO are looking for more help as well. If interested, private message Willy Wenzel, Natasha Alexander or Darren Vandamme, or message the WAMBO Facebook page.

Moving Canada toward zero plastic waste

Share your ideas about how Canada can reduce plastic waste and marine litter, and help develop a federal-provincial-territorial approach to keep plastic within the economy and out of landfills and the environment.

Federal officials say plastics are part of the everyday lives of most Canadians.

Globally, since the 1950s, plastics production has increased more than any other manufactured material, thanks to their low cost, durability and utility.

But the amount of plastic designed to be used once and then thrown away leads to a significant waste of resources and energy—and the litter can pollute our environment and pile up in our landfills.

Around the world, people and companies throw away between $100 and $150 billion worth of plastic packaging each year. Plastic waste and marine litter, including microplastics (particles of plastic that are smaller than 5 mm), pose a serious threat to the health of our oceans, waterways and well-being.

Marine litter is a global problem: it’s also found on all of Canada’s coasts and in freshwater areas, including the Great Lakes.

It’s time to take action – together, we can eliminate plastic waste and reduce marine litter in Canada.

More details:

– Most marine litter (about 80%) enters the water from land

– Each year, globally, about 8 million tonnes of plastic waste enter the oceans

– This is like dumping the content of one garbage truck full of plastic into the ocean every minute

– At this rate, plastics could outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050

– More than 600 marine species are harmed by marine litter and at least 15% of those are endangered

– It’s estimated that less than 11% of plastics are recycled in Canada – similar to the global rate of about 9%

– Worldwide, roughly 90% of new plastic products are made from fossil fuels

– Recycling 1 tonne of plastics prevents up to 2 tonnes of carbon pollution

– In 2010, Canada released about 8,000 tonnes of plastic waste into waterways – that’s as heavy as 75 Blue Whales

– Since 1994, 700,000 volunteers have collected over 1.2 million kg of waste from shorelines across Canada while participating in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

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Minister Bains statement on CCCI’s proposed acquisition of Aecon

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, made the following statement on the proposed acquisition of Aecon Group Inc. (Aecon) by China Communications Construction Company International Holding Limited (CCCI):

“In accordance with the Investment Canada Act, the Government of Canada reviewed the proposed acquisition of Aecon by CCCI.

“As is always the case, we listened to the advice of our national security agencies throughout the multi-step national security review process under the Investment Canada Act.

“Based on their findings, in order to protect national security, we ordered CCCI not to implement the proposed investment.

“Our government is open to international investment that creates jobs and increases prosperity, but not at the expense of national security.”

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