How green is your grocer? New certification helps Vancouver Island stores improve environmental footprint

The VIGBC says grocery stores typically have a significant environmental footprint due to their size, use of plastics and large refrigeration systems. (VIGBC) The VIGBC says grocery stores typically have a significant environmental footprint due to their size, use of plastics and large refrigeration systems. (VIGBC)

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Hurricane Ian heads for Carolinas after pounding Florida

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Russian strike kills 25 as Kremlin to annex Ukraine regions

Russia pounded Ukrainian cities with missiles, rockets and suicide drones, with one strike reported to have killed 25 people, as it moved Friday to annex Ukrainian territory and put it under the protection of Moscow's nuclear umbrella despite international condemnation.