Tag Archives: Radio/Cost of Living

The boom in household waste and what our garbage tells us about the COVID economy

By | September 18, 2020

Some of Canada’s biggest cities are seeing a surge in household waste thanks to myriad COVID-related trends, including the re-emergence of disposable goods, a summer full of home renovations and the continuous growth of online shopping. Early figures from the cities of Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto and Halifax reveal that the amount of residential garbage collected has increased significantly… Read More »

Outdoor gear is selling out as Canadians stock up for pandemic staycations

By | August 27, 2020

It’s the summer of staycations — and that’s leading to retail shortages when it comes to outdoor gear in Canada. Faced with travel restrictions and health concerns over COVID-19, many Canadians have decided this is the year to explore the great outdoors, and they’re stocking up on bikes, tents, stand-up paddleboards, even dehydrated food and binoculars. “There was… Read More »