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Is it time to give up the dream of swimming in Hamilton Harbour?

Swimming in the harbour was officially banned in the 1930s. In 1958, a Toronto urban planning professor called Hamilton's bay "the world's largest and most beautiful septic tank," says a Hamilton Spectator article from 2002. That was five years after the bay spent most of a summer "ringed by an oil slick 'from canal to canal, from shore to shore.'"

 

"That summer, it gleamed from the thick oil and bubbled from the gases created by decaying human waste," the article says.

 

Hamilton Public Health officials have recommended closing the beach, calling it "not suitable" as a recreation area. Officially to be closed for the year, the department says it shouldn't reopen until the problem of unsafe water quality is solved.

 

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Why waste billions of dollars on global warming when the environment is in such a mess like this.

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Is it time to give up the dream of swimming in Hamilton Harbour?

Swimming in the harbour was officially banned in the 1930s. In 1958, a Toronto urban planning professor called Hamilton's bay "the world's largest and most beautiful septic tank," says a Hamilton Spectator article from 2002. That was five years after the bay spent most of a summer "ringed by an oil slick 'from canal to canal, from shore to shore.'"

 

"That summer, it gleamed from the thick oil and bubbled from the gases created by decaying human waste," the article says.

 

Hamilton Public Health officials have recommended closing the beach, calling it "not suitable" as a recreation area. Officially to be closed for the year, the department says it shouldn't reopen until the problem of unsafe water quality is solved.

 

 

 

 

May be a good idea not to swim in toxic waters for other reasons.

 

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Canada's 'neglected' waste water infrastructure needs billions to fix

In Halifax, the city's 2,000 kilometres of aging water and sewer pipes need $2.6 billion of work. 

"We've been trying to replace the infrastructure for decades but waste water has been a neglected piece of infrastructure for many, many years," Halifax Water's James Campbell told CBC's David Common.

 

"It's not just here in Halifax, it's common right across the country and we're a long way behind. We need the funding."

 

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Instead of wasting billions of dollars on global warming maybe it is time to fix this instead.

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Frozen sewage from passing plane suspected cause of hole in Nepean home

An Ottawa woman believes a chunk of frozen sewage plummeted from a passing aircraft and punched a hole through the roof of her mother's Nepean home early Sunday morning, just metres from where she lay sleeping.

 

Stephanie Moore had just returned from a trip to Cuba when she says she was awakened at 2 a.m. on Sunday by a "giant crashing noise."

 

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They even drop sewage from airplanes into Canada, lol. Everybody gets away with it.

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Frozen sewage from passing plane suspected cause of hole in Nepean home

An Ottawa woman believes a chunk of frozen sewage plummeted from a passing aircraft and punched a hole through the roof of her mother's Nepean home early Sunday morning, just metres from where she lay sleeping.

 

Stephanie Moore had just returned from a trip to Cuba when she says she was awakened at 2 a.m. on Sunday by a "giant crashing noise."

 

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They even drop sewage from airplanes into Canada, lol. Everybody gets away with it.

 

 

She should be glad he wasn't on that flight. :o (from Austin Powers)

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Bridgewater Elementary student may help end raw sewage in LaHave River

A 12-year-old girl from Nova Scotia's South Shore is too young to vote, but she's making it difficult for authorities to continue to ignore a decades-old "environmental disaster." Stella Bowles, who lives in Dayspring, did an elementary school science project that has taken off on social media and helped drive a campaign to end the discharge of raw sewage into one of Nova Scotia's most beautiful rivers.

 

"It's pretty sad and disturbing," Bowles said.

 

The Bridgewater Elementary student has been sampling the LaHave River since November and posting the results on a Facebook page.

 

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When it gets so bad that 12-year-olds say something is filthy you know you have problems.

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Bridgewater Elementary student may help end raw sewage in LaHave River

A 12-year-old girl from Nova Scotia's South Shore is too young to vote, but she's making it difficult for authorities to continue to ignore a decades-old "environmental disaster." Stella Bowles, who lives in Dayspring, did an elementary school science project that has taken off on social media and helped drive a campaign to end the discharge of raw sewage into one of Nova Scotia's most beautiful rivers.

 

"It's pretty sad and disturbing," Bowles said.

 

The Bridgewater Elementary student has been sampling the LaHave River since November and posting the results on a Facebook page.

 

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When it gets so bad that 12-year-olds say something is filthy you know you have problems.

 

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/girl-helps-lahave-river-sewage-problem-1.3473530

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Are you guys a double act?  Badda-boom.

 

Only posted a link about the story.  Hope you're not against what the kid is doing.  If she's not appreciated there, can always come here and get a job at the EPA in the future and do something that's not fraudulent (referring to the Capital Hill's grilling of Gina McCarthy like a cheeseburger)

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Don't know if anyone else read about this:

 

Tourist Bros Stomp On Yellowstone National Park’s Grand Prismatic Spring http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/prismatic-spring-stomp_us_573bc3a5e4b0ef86171c94d1

 

Three young Canadian men left the designated trail at Yellowstone National Park so that they could jump around, run around and general destroy a lot of the Grand Prismatic Spring. They naturally took many selfies while doing so, and later claimed to be "over zealous in their enthusiasm for this wonderful place."

 

Thanks Canada!

 

This is the latest in a string of National Park stories of destruction, like the one with the people thinking it would be cute to put a baby bison in their SUV for a few photos, only to have their scent make the herd shun the baby, necessitating the killing of the baby bison. Or Vanessa Hudgens, who etched her and her friend's initials in the face of the protected Red Rocks of Sedona Arizona.

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Don't know if anyone else read about this:

 

Tourist Bros Stomp On Yellowstone National Park’s Grand Prismatic Spring http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/prismatic-spring-stomp_us_573bc3a5e4b0ef86171c94d1

 

Three young Canadian men left the designated trail at Yellowstone National Park so that they could jump around, run around and general destroy a lot of the Grand Prismatic Spring. They naturally took many selfies while doing so, and later claimed to be "over zealous in their enthusiasm for this wonderful place."

 

Thanks Canada!

 

This is the latest in a string of National Park stories of destruction, like the one with the people thinking it would be cute to put a baby bison in their SUV for a few photos, only to have their scent make the herd shun the baby, necessitating the killing of the baby bison. Or Vanessa Hudgens, who etched her and her friend's initials in the face of the protected Red Rocks of Sedona Arizona.

Don't blame all of Canada for ****heads like these people.

 

I don't blame all Americans for destruction of historical sites.

 

I am extremely sad when I see stories like this and my concern is always for the first responders.

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Don't blame all of Canada for ****heads like these people.

 

I don't blame all Americans for destruction of historical sites.

 

I am extremely sad when I see stories like this and my concern is always for the first responders.

I was being facetious with the "Thanks Canada" line. Sorry if that wasn't clear, I don't blame entire nations for the act of a few knuckle heads.

 

I have to ask, though, what do you mean about the first responders?

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I was being facetious with the "Thanks Canada" line. Sorry if that wasn't clear, I don't blame entire nations for the act of a few knuckle heads.

 

I have to ask, though, what do you mean about the first responders?

Sure thing, Lawrence.

 

I was thinking of fire fighters.  again, my mind is on Fort MacMurray and the 10 - count em - 10 wildfires in Northern BC which were started by arson.

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Canadian sewage in Strait of Juan de Fuca a ‘mess’

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee passed Tuesday a bill that includes a provision authored by U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer seeking to make progress on the dumping of raw sewage from Canada into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

 

The report accompanying the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2016 includes language encouraging the U.S. State Department to work with Canadian counterparts on a solution to Victoria’s sewage problem.

 

“It’s time for Canada to take care of this mess,” Kilmer said.

 

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Instead of worrying about carbon taxes and global warming, it's time to stop dumping raw sewage.

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Canadian sewage in Strait of Juan de Fuca a ‘mess’

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee passed Tuesday a bill that includes a provision authored by U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer seeking to make progress on the dumping of raw sewage from Canada into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

 

The report accompanying the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2016 includes language encouraging the U.S. State Department to work with Canadian counterparts on a solution to Victoria’s sewage problem.

 

“It’s time for Canada to take care of this mess,” Kilmer said.

 

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Instead of worrying about carbon taxes and global warming, it's time to stop dumping raw sewage.

 

It's the same problem we have, the lack of $$$ to fix an ever deteriorating infrastructure.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/billions-needed-to-upgrade-americas-leaky-water-infrastructure/2011/12/22/gIQAdsE0WP_story.html

 

No one cares until THEIR basements are flooded with sewage.

 

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P.S. Some posters will be doing cartwheels knowing you're back. :P;)

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It's the same problem we have, the lack of $$$ to fix an ever deteriorating infrastructure.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/billions-needed-to-upgrade-americas-leaky-water-infrastructure/2011/12/22/gIQAdsE0WP_story.html

 

No one cares until THEIR basements are flooded with sewage.

 

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P.S. Some posters will be doing cartwheels knowing you're back. :P;)

We don't have a lack of dollars in the United States. But we have is a lack of taxes from billionaires who are refusing to pay their fair share.

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Sewage spills up, but most beaches still open

 

Recent downpours have flooded the Ottawa River with raw sewage, but so far only Petrie Island is closed for swimming due to high E. Coli levels.

 

Petrie Island’s east bay beach was closed Monday due to high E. Coli levels, but all other beaches were open to swimmers.

 

Nearly double the amount of raw sewage has overflowed into the Ottawa River between July 1 and July 18 compared to the same period last year: 84,000 cubic metres in 2016 versus 46,500 m3 in 2015.

 

And halfway through the season we’re already more than 51,000 m3 ahead of the total volume for all of 2015, according to city data.

 

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More raw sewage for swimmers than last year, and they still do nothing about it in Canada. It happens from coast to coast. Trudeau makes Bush look like Einstein.

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Sewage spills up, but most beaches still open

 

 

 

 

Hey, Movie Madness!  What happened?  We thought we had lost you down one of those sewers.

What do you think of the 14 straight months of record breaking heat temperatures?

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What do you think of the 14 straight months of record breaking heat temperatures?

 

https://www.wunderground.com/blog/weatherhistorian/the-great-heat-wave-of-1936-hottest-summer-in-us-on-record

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1936_North_American_heat_wave

 

Imagine people living in that without air conditioning!

 

Beside long hot summers makes for great movies.

 

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Yamaska River sewage dump under investigation after thousands of fish die

Quebec's Environment Ministry says it did not authorize the dump of 8,000 tonnes of raw sewage by the City of Saint-Hyacinthe that experts and local officials believe led to the deaths of thousands of fish in the Yamaska River. 

 

Ministry spokeswoman Mylène Gaudeau said the province is now investigating.

 

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Another big sewage dump in Canada, this time killing thousands of fish in the process. I can't imagine taking a fishing vacation to Canada, lol. You may catch something besides fish.

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Canadian funeral home dissolves the dead and pours them down the drain

A Canadian funeral home called Hilton’s AquaGreen Dispositions is the first in Ontario to use a pioneering “flameless” cremation method to dispose of dead bodies. Unlike a conventional cremation, the process does not release carbon dioxide or other pollutants into the atmosphere, instead using a combination of water, salt, and potash to dissolve organic material into a sludge that can be filtered and then safely disposed of using the existing sewer system.

 

While many may have (understandable) concerns about the liquefied remains of a dead body being poured into the sewage system, local water utility workers have inspected the business and claim that they aren’t concerned about any effect on local water quality.

 

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I guess dumping raw sewage was not enough, now Canada has to put cremated bodies in the system as well, lol.

 

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Canadian funeral home dissolves the dead and pours them down the drain

A Canadian funeral home called Hilton’s AquaGreen Dispositions is the first in Ontario to use a pioneering “flameless” cremation method to dispose of dead bodies. Unlike a conventional cremation, the process does not release carbon dioxide or other pollutants into the atmosphere, instead using a combination of water, salt, and potash to dissolve organic material into a sludge that can be filtered and then safely disposed of using the existing sewer system.

 

 

 

 

Even the dead contributing to global warming?  LMREO!!!

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Sewage outflow closes swimming beach at Point Pleasant Park

Black Rock Beach in Point Pleasant Park is closed to swimming due to concerns about high bacteria levels following an outflow of sewage into Halifax Harbour that lasted more than one hour.

 

Brendan Elliott, senior communications advisor with the Halifax Regional Municipality, said the city took the precautionary step of closing the beach to swimming following news of a sewage outflow from Halifax Water.

 

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Just another sewage dump yesterday and it happens like clockwork. Maybe in our lifetimes they will fix things.

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