Wild bird care centre aglow after light bulb donations
Ottawa’s Wild Bird Care Centre said donors have given the animal shelter 600 incandescent light bulbs in the last two days — or enough light bulbs for the animal shelter to provide warmth for injured and recovering birds for more than 15 years.
Last week the bird care centre put the call out for the 100-watt incandescent bulbs, which use more power but are also warmer and serve an important role inside incubators.
The federal government banned manufacturers from supplying the bulbs to Canada beginning this year on Jan. 1, as part of rules aimed at improving efficiency.
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