Southington, CT Junk Removal Company Saves Local Animals

 Junk Bear, a junk removal company in Southington, CT, picks up junk and disposes of unwanted junk for its customers. Loading up the truck is just another day of the week for their crew. However, what one might not expect is that Junk Bear has branched out from junk removal and has stumbled into the realm of animal welfare, as well.

During a junk removal job, Junk Bear employees were surprised to find not just garbage, but an abandoned litter of kittens. What had once been a normal appointment suddenly became a kitten rescue operation. The kittens were brought back to Junk Bear’s headquarters, where they were fed, warmed up, and given a comfortable place to sleep. Junk Bear was also kind enough to find homes for each of them, too.

From the owner, Robert Paradis:

“We were in our capitol city of Hartford, CT doing a job for a property manager. The pile of junk was outside near abandoned cars. The team members were startled a bit and immediately worried about the baby kittens that weren’t more than 2-3 weeks old. The mother was not in the area as we tried looking for her. The day we found them it was very windy, in the 40s, and it was going to rain later on in the evening. We put them in a crate with padding, put them in the cab of the truck, finished the job, and in between dumping and the next job, dropped them off at my house, where my wife and mother-in-law could look after them until we had a plan. We are weighing them every week to make sure they are gaining weight while we nourish them. We have two Junk Bear employees who will adopt 2 of the 4, my daughter may adopt 1, and I already have dozens of requests on Facebook for the 4th. We plan to take care of them for about 8 weeks until they are stronger.”

“Thank you for taking care of these precious fur babies,” a commenter on Junk Bear’s Facebook account said. Others chimed in, laying their claims on kittens to adopt.

Junk Bear has taken on dog rescue, too. One of their customers brought on the crew to help them clean out junk before moving out of their house. During this appointment, Junk Bear learned that the customer could not bring their dog, Mihlo, along for the move. To spare the dog a stay at the animal shelter, a pet-friendly Junk Bear employee, Nick was happy to adopt Mihlo and give him a home.

Junk Bear has even done some wildlife rescue. When cleaning the junk out of an old shed, company staff found a mother raccoon with her two infants. Even though they were startled, the Junk Bear crew was able to relocate the raccoons and keep them safe during the shed clean out process.

Thanks to the efforts of Junk Bear and the community, these animal rescue stories all ended happily. It just goes to show that even when living through day-to-day life, anyone has a chance to make a positive impact.

Junk Bear

Robert Paradis

(860) 517-9872


Mihlo the Dog

Mihlo the Dog

Mihlo the adopted dog in the cabin of a Junk Bear truck.



A Junk Bear employee holding a crate of abandoned kittens in Hartford, CT.

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Kittens Alt

Kittens Alt

The rescued kittens under a heat lamp in the home of Junk Bear owner, Robert Paradis.



Baby raccoons that were discovered during a shed clean out and safely relocated.


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Junk Boss Junk Removal is Supporting Local Charity

 Junk Boss Junk Removal, a professional and insured junk removal company, is committed to give back to the West Palm Beach community and the surrounding areas. They are doing so by partnering with Reboot Charity through donating a portion of their profits during the month of April.

Reboot Charity, established in 2012, supports volunteers and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) by providing technology, tools, and logistics to amplify the impact of their work. Without external aid, many organizations would be highly limited in their ability to assist the community. Junk Boss Junk Removal is asking you to help invest in the community by using their services in the month of April.

When using Junk Boss Junk Removal, you are receiving top quality services at affordable rates. Their services include offerings such as general junk removal, appliance removal, construction debris removal, electronics removal, furniture removal, mattress, removal, and more.

As a full-service junk removal company, Junk Boss Junk Removal can remove junk from any property with just a call or a click.

From the owner, Brian Burke:

“Junk Boss is happy to contribute part of our profits to Reboot Charity. We have seen firsthand the work that they do in providing disaster relief to those that need help. We’ve even worked along with Reboot Charity volunteering with their missions and value the assistance they provide.”

Junk Boss Junk Removal looks forward to doing business with residents and businesses alike in the West Palm Beach area. Their website is Learn more about Reboot Charity here:

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For more information, please contact Brian Burke at (561) 802-0020

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Removal of Inverted Tax Structure on MMF Textiles Value chain and uniformity of rates brings relief to Textiles sector;

The Government has notified uniform goods and services tax rate at 12 % on MMF, MMF yarn, MMF fabrics and apparel that has addressed the inverted tax structure in the MMF textile value chain. The changed rates will come into effect from 1st January, 2022. This will help the MMF segment grow and emerge as a big job provider in the country.

The Textiles & Apparel (T&A) industry was having long pending (first under sales tax then, under VAT and finally under GST regime) demand for removal of inverted tax structure on manmade fibre (MMF) value chain. The GST on MMF, MMF Yarn and MMF Fabrics were 18%, 12% and 5% respectively. The taxation of inputs at higher rates than finished products created build up of credits and cascading costs. It further led to accumulation of taxes at various stages of MMF value chain and blockage of crucial working capital for the industry.

Though there is a provision in GST law to claim the unutilised Input Tax Credit (ITC) as a refund, but there were other complications and resulted more compliance burden. The inverted tax structure caused effective increase in rate of taxation of the sector. The world textiles trade has been moving towards MMF but India was not able to take advantage of the trend as its MMF segment was throttled by inverted tax regime.

This 12% uniform GST rate is likely to contribute positively to the growth of the sector in the following ways:

i) The uniform rate of 12% for entire value chain of MMF textiles sector will be benefiting and save lot of working capital. It will reduce the compliance burden of the industry players. This is a welcome step by the Government with no inversion.

ii) The uniformity of GST rates will be helpful to resolve the ITC residues that accumulated due to the inverted tax structure earlier.

iii) The uniformity in the GST rates shall 12% GST on job work related to dying and printing services will benefit the industry to absorb and recover unutilised ITC.

iv)The significant portion of MMF products (output) is expected to be exported, it will lend a better scope for encashing the untilised ITC. Also since tax on input will get refunded, on output (export) which will be zero rated, it would not add to cost and make exports competitive.

v) Uniform 12% GST will help the industry having huge portion of piled up opening ITC by enabling them to encash the same progressively

Differential rates for garment creates problem in compliance of tax regime. MMF garment cannot be identified easily and cannot be taxed differently, hence there is need for uniform rate. Uniform rate makes it simple and since there is so much high potential of value addition in garment segment that the increase in rate is likely to be absorbed in value addition.   It will provide clarity to the industry and settle, once and for all, the issues caused by inverted tax structure.



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Canada – Snow removal delays on St. Andrews Lock and Dam Bridge

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists to expect delays of up to 30 minutes on the bridge at St. Andrews Lock and Dam located on Provincial Trunk Highway 44 for snow removal.

For immediate release

Lockport, Manitoba, November 22, 2021 — Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists to expect delays of up to 30 minutes on the bridge at St. Andrews Lock and Dam located on Provincial Trunk Highway 44 for snow removal during the following:

Winter and periods of snowfall

Vehicles are presently restricted to a single lane of alternating traffic due to the current bridge deck replacement project. In the event of a snowfall, this lane will be closed for periods of up to 30 minutes to allow snow-clearing vehicles and equipment to clear the bridge of snow.

Motorists will be stopped at the traffic control lights at either end of the bridge during this work, and the pattern of alternating traffic will resume once the snow clearing is complete. Motorists should consequently expect delays during and after periods of snowfall.

The bridge will remain open to cyclists and pedestrians during these periods.  Minor delays for pedestrians and cyclists can be expected during snow clearing.

PSPC encourages users to exercise caution when travelling on the bridge and thanks them for their patience.

Removal of Liquor Shops along National Highways

The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India vide its order dated 15.12.2016 and 30.11.2017 in Civil Appeal Nos 12164-12166 of 2016 (State of Tamil Nadu and Ors. Vs K. Balu & Anr.) has issued directions regarding stopping the grant of licenses for sale of liquor along national and state highways and over a distance of 500 metres from the outer edge of the national or state highways or of a service lane along the highway. In the case of areas under jurisdiction of in local bodies with a population of 20,000 people or less, the distance of 500 metres is reduced to 220 metres.

As per the orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court, the Ministry has requested all the State Governments and UTs, from time to time, to take necessary action for implementation of the order(s) of Hon’ble Supreme Court. Further, Section 185 of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 provides for punishment of imprisonment or fine or both for the offence of drunken driving cases. Besides, the Ministry undertakes campaigns through print and electronic media to spread awareness about dangers of drunken driving.

The Ministry deals with the matters related to development of National Highways and providing access to properties situated along the National Highways. It has no control on the usage of and business run in these properties located beyond the Right of Way (ROW) of National Highways. Government does not collect data on removal of liquor shops as this is a state subject.

This information was given by the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri NitinGadkari in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.



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