From the Huntsville Forester:
Pollution is not only sending people to hospital but killing them too, according to a draft air quality position paper released by the Muskoka Watershed Council.I do hope George Turner isn't driving around in a motor vehicle trying to catch offenders. It's bad enough he is getting paid with taxpayer dollars to stand beside an idling car for an hour. Surely the town is putting Turner at risk, in much the same way that wait staff in smoking bars are at greater risk of acquiring respiratory illnesses .... Never mind that he could have found employment elsewhere: someone must be blamed for the increased burden on the public health care system.
“There are also things that we can do locally,” said Brouse. “Turn off the lights, turn off the computer when you are not using it, reduce your use of electricity, do those dishes at 10 o’clock at night instead of at the high energy peak time. Anything that you can do to reduce your electricity obviously reduces the need for those coal burning plants. Yes, the big deal is to get rid of our coal burning plants, but they can’t do that until we reduce our energy use.”For those familiar with this town three hours north of Toronto, you'll know that shopping can be a little challenging. The box stores have been moving in, and there are plenty of quaint little shops for the summer tourists, but for those that want more than a Big Mac and bargains at Walmart, you'll want to keep driving past Barrie and keep right on going until you reach Toronto.
Monday, July 18, 2005
Posted by Lisa Turner on Monday, July 18, 2005