Ithink a documentary directed at every classroom and household in Canada regarding this problem (“Trash Nation,” May/june) would be a wakeup call for all of us. Something has to be done sooner rather than later to change our thinking about consumption and disposal.
Susan Lindsay London, Ont.
I am surprised that the article did not discuss energy recovery as an option to filling landfill sites. Look at Mississauga’s experience and landfills in Scandinavia.
Michael Szul Toronto
The District of Muskoka has done a reasonable job of trying to collect and recycle solid waste, but it could be better. We used to be allowed to scavenge the scrap metal at the transfer station, as well as wood and items from the electronics piles. If they allowed us to do that again, less new junk would be purchased from China and our old stuff would get a second life.
Brian Tapley Dwight, Ont.
I will never go inside a Trump hotel nor eat at one, ever (“Making hotels great again,” Canadian Geographic Travel, Summer). I don’t care if it’s the only hotel in town, I will go to another town.
Glenn Naylor Cheadle Hulme, England
No, thank you, Robin
It was pretty cool to see this on the magazine shelf. Thanks to @Cangeo for including me in the special urban issue (May/june)! Grab a copy! #urbanism —@Robinmazumder [Robin Mazumder, Discovery Interview, May/june 2017]
St. Mary’s success
St Mary’s (“We were here first,” May/june, above right) utilized @warriorsatwork in partnership with @jedinews. Encouraging to see them featured in @Cangeo #ecdev —@warriorsatwork [Workingwarriors & NAIW]
In “Geography’s rising stars” (Your Society, May/june), the Ottawa venue for the last round of the Can Geo Challenge finals was identified as the Canadian Museum of Nature. It occurred at the Canadian War Museum. In “Canada’s best island getaways” ( Canadian Geographic Travel, Summer), a typo placed John James Audubon’s Grand Manan Island, N.B., research in 1933. He visited in 1831.