The existing Waste-To-Energy Facility in south Burnaby burns 280

Nanaimo not yet ruling out Metro Vancouver incinerator

City council holds off on rejecting possible Duke Point site for new waste-to-energy plant

Nanaimo city council has held off on taking an immediate stance to oppose the possible use of a site at Duke Point for a new waste-to-energy plant to burn Metro Vancouver garbage.

Council there has been briefed on potential options to block a new incinerator from being built there, but decided Nov. 4 to reserve judgment.

Metro Vancouver will later this month unveil proposed sites for a new waste-to-energy plant to burn up to 370,000 tonnes of garbage per year.

The Duke Point site is being advanced by proponent Wheelabrator Technologies in partnership with Urbaser and Seaspan.

Other sites are expected to be proposed by other bidders for the project, as well as potentially by local cities, first nations and other private property owners.

A new incinerator within the Lower Mainland is strongly opposed by Fraser Valley politicians, but their air pollution objections would be reduced if an out-of-region site is chosen in Nanaimo or elsewhere on Vancouver Island.

Nanaimo’s chamber of commerce had warned a hasty rejection by council would send a bad signal to investors looking at the city.

Just Posted

TONIGHT: Team Canada’s road to the Olympic Games kicks off in South Surrey

Team Canada will play Cuba at 7:30 p.m., Softball City

City Dream Centres hands out 1,000 backpacks at back to school event in Surrey

This is the fifth year the charity is hosting the event in the city

Securing Olympic spot the latest test for Canadian softball squad at Surrey tournament

Softball hasn’t been included in the Games since 2008 when Canada finished fourth in Beijing

UPDATE: Two men injured in north Surrey shooting

Police say the incident was targeted, may be linked to drug activity

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. VIEWS: Pipelines set to roll as federal politicians posture

Projects to drive B.C., Canadian economy in years ahead

B.C. Lions fall to 1-9 after 13-10 loss to Ticats

Lowly Leos have dropped six straight CFL contests

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Border crossings across Lower Mainland seeing lengthy delays

Sumas, Peace Arch and Surrey-Blaine border crossings seeing long wait times

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Most Read