#ICYMI: Waste reduction, cannabis anniversary, more news – Montreal Gazette

A brief look at some of today’s top stories on the Gazette site.

According to numbers compiled by Montreal, about 47 per cent of the 929,798 tonnes of waste produced each year is recycled. Recyc-Quebec

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A brief look at some of today’s top stories on the Gazette site.

Waste management

The average Montreal resident produces roughly 464 kilograms of waste each year. More than half of that winds up in a landfill off the island while the rest is either recycled or composted. But we’re running out of places to pile our garbage. That’s why the city unveiled a plan Thursday to divert nearly 85 per cent of its waste away from landfills by 2030. More here.

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Election 2019

A year after being perceived as a political train wreck torn by internal strife, the Bloc Québécois is poised to win 37 of Quebec’s 78 seats in the House of Commons and condemn the Trudeau Liberals to a minority government, a poll by Forum Research suggests. More here.

Cannabis

Franca Spagnuolo hold up her latest purchase of cannabis from the Ste-Catherine St. SQDC store on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Pierre Obendrauf / Montreal Gazette

Happy Cannabis Anniversary, Canada! Customers at the SQDC’s downtown store talk about their experiences in the first year of legal weed. More here.

One year after the legalization of the recreational use of cannabis in Canada, the black market for the drug — as well as its use behind the wheel — continues to keep Quebec police forces busy. More here.

Superbug

Montreal’s Public Health Department is defending its decision not to go public about a superbug outbreak at a private seniors’ residence in LaSalle that claimed the lives of six people this year. More here.

Barack Obama

A Quebec MNA has taken to Twitter to make it clear he does not appreciate former United States president Barack Obama publicly expressing his opinion on Canada’s Oct. 21 federal election. More here.