Apr 232018
 

RE:   Why so few people on Six Nations reserve have clean running water, unlike their neighbours   ( http://www.cbc.ca/radio/outintheopen/why-so-few-people-on-six-nations-reserve-have-clean-running-water-unlike-their-neighbours-1.4618968)   EXCERPT from the program: . . .   communities suffering from disease and death thanks to long-neglected water quality. Martin-Hill . . . “I think we all know at some level that the environment has a […]

Apr 142018
 
2018-04-14   What’s really criminal in Canada’s Kinder Morgan pipeline debacle, by Martyn Brown, in the "straight"

Re the author   Martyn Brown was former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell’s long-serving chief of staff, the top strategic adviser to three provincial party leaders, and a former deputy minister of tourism, trade, and investment. He also served as the B.C. Liberals’ public campaign director in 2001, 2005, and 2009, and in addition to his other […]

2018-04-11 REPLACEMENT, as presented verbally: Water, Submission to Town Council, Cholera cases, originating French Creek and Qualicum Bay. And April 9th report of norovirus. Human sewage a plausible factor in both.

 Health, Water  Comments Off on 2018-04-11 REPLACEMENT, as presented verbally: Water, Submission to Town Council, Cholera cases, originating French Creek and Qualicum Bay. And April 9th report of norovirus. Human sewage a plausible factor in both.
Apr 122018
 

TO:   Town Council          FOR:    Council Meeting, April 16th, 2018 SPEAKER:   Sandra Finley, resident SUBJECT:   Cholera cases, originating French Creek and Qualicum Bay.  And April 9th report of norovirus.  Human sewage a plausible factor in both. (I edited the text submitted in advance to Council.  The following is the verbal presentation, shorter.)   Thank-you for the […]

Apr 102018
 

Please scroll down to heading  With thanks to Dianne (the local resident). NOTE: the Comment from Thomas Gates (bottom of posting) from local group SOS Bowser  http://sosbowser.ca. Both the cholera and norovirus outbreaks are plausibly related to sewage  (#1 and #2 quotes, just below). Never mentioned:  the media coverage, the officials, do not name the […]

Apr 102018
 
2018-04-09   2 B.C. oyster farms closed after norovirus outbreak,  CBC

With thanks to Janet, BC. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/oysters-norovirus-1.4611419 40 cases of gastrointestinal disease linked to eating the shellfish raw The consumption of raw oysters has once again been linked to an outbreak of norovirus in B.C. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)   Two B.C. Vancouver Island oyster farms have been closed following an outbreak of norovirus associated with eating […]

Apr 102018
 
2018-04-09   Killer robots: pressure builds for ban as governments meet, the Guardian

Countries spending billions on ‘third revolution in warfare’ as UN debates regulation of AI-powered weapons Mattha Busby Russia’s Armata T-14 battle tank can autonomously fire on targets and is expected to be fully autonomous in the near future. Photograph: Grigory Dukor/Reuters   They will be “weapons of terror, used by terrorists and rogue states against […]

Apr 092018
 

My letter to officials appears below this reply from the Medical Health Officer:   From: Hasselback, Paul Sent: March 26, 2018 7:03 AM To:  Sandra Finley Cc: Waters, Shannon (Dr)  ((Vancouver Island Health Authority) Subject: FW: re Cholera cases from herring eggs, Qualicum Beach area   Ms. Finley:   As the Medical Health Officer for […]

Apr 082018
 
2018-04-06  Researchers develop device that can 'hear' your internal voice, The Guardian

Researchers develop device that can ‘hear’ your internal voice New headset can listen to internal vocalisation and speak to the wearer while appearing silent to the outside world by Samuel Gibbs MIT’s AlterEgo headset can ‘hear’ internalised voices and speak to the user through a bone-conduction system. Photograph: Lorrie Lejeune/MIT Researchers have created a wearable […]

Apr 082018
 
2018-04-09  Punishment of Julian Assange is political, not legal   Daily MIrror, UK

http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Punishment-of-Julian-Assange-is-political-not-legal-148445.html Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno     Recent reports that the Ecuadoran government has blocked internet / phone access and disallowed visitors to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange – who has been holed up in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London for five and a half years – point to the latest in a series of moves […]

Apr 062018
 
2018-04-05  New book, "Why Young Men".   Compelling interview, author Jamil Jivani, CBC The Current

  The young author in this interview is profound. RECOMMEND:   Go to the URL.  Below is a back-up copy (there are a couple of missing audio links).  http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/we-re-competing-with-extremists-for-our-young-people-s-futures-says-author-who-escaped-gang-culture-1.4606013 Jamil Jivani’s new book looks at the alienation that can lead to young people becoming radicalized. (Wim Van Cappellen/Harper Collins Canada) We’re competing with extremists for our […]