Wednesday Morning Briefing

 A Canadian clean-tech company proposing to build a waste-to-energy plant in the Comox Valley plans to invest $350 million to open a dozen such facilities in the next five years. Will the north Island be one of those? Read about it here.

The Times-Colonist reports this morning that a Washington state senator is introducing legislation to ban open-net pen fish farms and says British Columbia should do the same. Read it here.

During the current fish farm debate, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, has recommended listing Fraser River sockeye salmon on Canada’s Species at Risk Act. Read it here.

The award for how not to show sensitivity in promoting sensitivity training goes to the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario for a poster using the ficticious acronym ‘LGGBDTTTIQQAAPP’. Read it here.

George H.W. Bush this week passed Gerald Ford’s record of 93 years, 165 days, to become the longest-living former president in U.S. history. But Washington Post columnist David Von Drehle argues that younger leaders think faster and have a greater ability to inspire, which is why the U.S. needs younger presidents. Read it here.

A single gram of the deadly toxin used to make Botox could kill 1 million people. That’s why it’s locked down in a super-secret laboratory. Where? Read it here.