Pete Stamper in Ottawa

Pete Stamper of KC Recycling at The House of Commons, Standing Committee on International Trade as part of a panel of witnesses in view of its study “Canadian businesses in supply chains and global markets” on Tuesday, May 7, 2024


Battery Hub Feasible For BC’S Southern Interior, Study Finds Canada’s EV Mandate Drives Demand for Battery Recycling in Industry-Friendly Region The federal government’s plan to phase out gas and diesel passenger vehicles by 2035 requires the Canadian economy to shift, with battery recycling at the forefront in the Lower Columbia region of BC’s Southern Interior. […]

Local Metal Reinforces West Kootenay Industrial Circular Economy

Recycling, Demolition, and Clean-Up Company Launches to Serve Residents and Businesses West Kootenay residents and business owners no longer have to commute to recycle valuable scrap metal since LOCAL Metal opened its doors in Genelle, BC this spring. After SECURE Energy — which is headquartered in Calgary, AB — centralized their Kootenay metal recycling facilities […]

Wake up Canada! It’s Time to Face the Waste

Wake up Canada! It’s Time to Face the Waste Written by Dayanne Raffoul, Program Coordinator, Mind Your Plastic Every time you drink from a plastic bottle, rip open a food package and sip from a straw, do you wonder where they go afterwards? The youth are the future of Canada, therefore it’s never been more […]

Battery Hub Feasibility Study

Study underway on Lower Columbia battery hub Written by Greg Nesteroff of My Kootenay Now Efforts continue to turn the West Kootenay into a hub for battery manufacturing and recycling. Jacomien van Tonder, the director of the Metal Tech Alley marketing initiative for the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation, says a feasibility study began in January thanks […]

Top Ten Thought Leaders Of 2022

Metal Tech Alley makes Top Ten Thought Leaders of the Year list In January, Kootenay Business posted their Top Ten Thought Leaders of the Year list, here’s what they had to say about Metal Tech Alley. Jacomien van Tonder: Director for Metal Tech Alley Thought Leadership: What is a circular economy? It’s a different way of doing […]

Innovation meets reuse in West Kootenay’s Metal Tech Alley

SMRT1 Technologies and the Selkirk Technology Access Centre (STAC) have teamed up to keep plastic waste out of our land fill and is another innovative example of local circular economy. A Canadian smart vending technology company that launched out of Trail, B.C. is diverting plastic from the landfill and funnelling it into the Lower Columbia’s […]

Rounding the Corner Towards a Circular Economy in Canada

Metal Tech Alley, a case study in “Rounding the Corner: Towards a Circular Economy in Canada” The Canadian Standard Association recently released a Circular Public Policy document titled “Rounding the Corner: Towards a Circular Economy in Canada” and Metal Tech Alley is proud to be spotlighted as a case study. To read the full document […]