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Victoria's garbage pickup, plastic bags redux, Holiday Court and closing group homes

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With guest host David Lennam:

Trash talk: Mayor Dean Fortin discusses the proposal before Victoria's City Council this week that outlined new options for garbage collection, composting, and recycling.

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From plastics to paper and back again.Reporter Sarah Towle hit the streets to hear what grocery shoppers think about some Thrifty's stores going back to providing plastic bags for groceries.

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 The vacant Holiday Court motel on Hillside Ave. used to be a last resort  for Victoria's addicts and street people. Now a local business owner has a new plan for the site. A look at the Holiday court's past and future. 

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Politicians and advocates for people with disabilities say a shortage of provinicial cash is forcing group homes to close and disrupting the lives of the people who live in them. Freelance reporter Janet May looks at the impact in Powell River.

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