Recycling starts today in Fort St. John

first_imgFinally, the first day of recycling collection is here for residents of Fort St. John.Collection has started for those living in the blue section, and will continue in the same schedule on which garbage pick up occurs in the city – just on alternating weeks.In preparation for recycling collection, what do you need to know?Set out your container by 8 AM on your driveway or lawn for pick up – don’t park it on the sidewalk.Place your bin so the arrow on the lid points to the street.Make sure there is at least 2 metres, or 6 ft, of space on all sides of your bin. Don’t park it right beside your neigbours bin or parked car.Containers must be removed no later than 7 PM on the day of collection.Don’t overfill your bin, it has to be able to close. Bins with the lid not completely down can not be picked up by the mechanical arm on the truck.- Advertisement -Stickers on top of the bins act as a guide to what can and can’t be thrown into the blue bins.Recycling-Postcard-MailoutLG2More information on garbage/recycling schedules, acceptable items, and rules for the bins can be found here.Also, the City has an app for that, available for iPhone and Android.Advertisementlast_img read more

The Tesla Model S Handily Converts This Popular British Columnist

first_img This Family Is Thankful For Its Tesla Model S On Thanksgiving Tesla Model 3 Owner Test Drives A Model S For The First Time LONDON LIFESTYLE COLUMNIST FINDS TESLA’S MODEL S ‘MADLY ENJOYABLE’Electric vehicles have passed through the early adopter stage. The greenies, techies and lovers of acceleration are all driving them already. If Elon Musk’s dream of banishing fossil fuels is to be realized, then Tesla needs to start winning over the rest of the auto market – those for whom cars are not an object of fascination, but simply a necessary appliance, or perhaps a status symbol.Check Out These Stories: Above: A look inside the right-hand-drive Tesla Model S (Image: InsideEVs)“There are 90,000 things wrong with this car, but they are all its price tag,” Williams writes. “Everything else is perfect.”The wide-eyed Williams discovers all the unexpected joys of driving electric: “The handling is epic, you feel like Jason Bourne just pootling down the street, but you’re never buffeted about…The acceleration is magnificent. There was nobody I couldn’t beat off the lights. It was like being in a cartoon where everyone else is normal and you have superboots…If you can live with the fact that you don’t know how a battery works, this car is as self-explanatory as a bicycle…I had enough space to adopt two more children and still take the dog, except that I would never put a dog in this car.”Yes, our regular readers, well-informed connoisseurs of Tesla’s advanced technology and industry-leading performance, may smile at Ms. Williams cutesy (or “twee” as our British friends say) observations. But do keep in mind that she is speaking for precisely the sort of people who need to be sold on driving electric. It’s safe to say that Williams’s loyal readers (and she has plenty) don’t care much about Motor Trend road tests, or the advantages of cylindrical cells over pouch cells. They want practicality and they want fun, and Williams quickly discovered that Model S delivers plenty of both. Above: Tesla’s Model S (Image: Tesla)The world’s BMW and Mercedes drivers are already well aware of the wonders of Tesla. If EVs are to become a mainstream product, that awareness needs to filter down to those who drive Toyota Camrys, or Ford Fiestas, or who perhaps aren’t even sure what the car they drive to work is called. Let’s welcome Zoe Williams to the ranks of the converted. “This is transport completely reimagined, its footprint turned into a toe-print,” she raves. “In other news: madly enjoyable.”===Written by: Charles Morris; Source: The Standard*Editor’s Note: EVANNEX, which also sells aftermarket gear for Teslas, has kindly allowed us to share some of its content with our readers, free of charge. Our thanks go out to EVANNEX. Check out the site here. Above: Zoe Williams tries out the Tesla Model S (Source: The Standard / Photo: Matt Writtle)Zoe Williams, a popular British columnist who writes about politics, restaurants and the tribulations of being a single woman in London, seems to fit that description down to the ground. In a recent article in The Standard, she compares her encounter with a Model S to dating a Sagittarius – apparently a risky proposition.At the outset, Ms. Williams makes a point of demonstrating her lack of knowledge about electric cars, or about cars in general (she, or her editor, seems to believe there is an automaker called “Hyundair”). As the uncharged invariably do, she fails to understand the differences among hybrids, plug-in hybrids and pure electrics, and her greatest fear is running out of charge and getting stranded “with a boot full of shopping and no charger in sight.” No electric cars for her, thank you very much.“And then I met the Tesla,” says she. She falls hard. Her better judgement warns her against getting involved with another Sagittarius, but “surrender is inevitable.”center_img *This article comes to us courtesy of EVANNEX (which also makes aftermarket Tesla accessories). Authored by Charles Morris. The opinions expressed in these articles are not necessarily our own at InsideEVs. Audi E-Tron GT Versus Tesla Model S: By The Numbers Source: Electric Vehicle News Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on December 4, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more