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FOLLOWUP ON THE STINK IN PRESTON NEIGHBOURHOOD

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September 8, 2019

The Cambridge Times had a Letter to the Editor published last Wednesday in response to an earlier article in the Times about odours coming from a company called Team Reclamation located at 1574 Eagle St. in Preston. I presume that the original Cambridge Times article is the same one that the Waterloo Region Record published […]


MORE MOE IMPOTENCE ON DISPLAY IN PRESTON?

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September 7, 2019

Today’s Waterloo Region Record carries the following story titled “Residents raise a stink about odour in Preston”. This article actually appears to be taken from the Cambridge Times newspaper and their reporter Bill Doucet. Here are my hard earned insights regarding the MOE, air polluters, and either public nuisance or public health threats from air […]


ARE OUR MUNICIPAL COUNCILLORS A LITTLE TOO FULL OF THEMSELVES?

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July 6, 2019

In The Alternative Are They a Little Too Willing To Impose Sanctions That They Do Not Have The Authority To Do? Today`s Waterloo Region Record carries the following article tiled `Fake snake gets Cambridge man banned`. Allan Dettweiler, a man in his 70s using a walker has been banned from Cambridge city hall and all […]


GROUNDWATER, SURFACE WATER, AND INDOOR AIR ALL IMPACTED BY TCE DISCHARGES TO THE GROUND IN CAMBRIDGE

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July 3, 2019

Trichloroethylene (TCE) stalked its victims in the Bishop St. community of Cambridge for decades. The TCE as well as other solvents including trichloroethane (TCA) were discharged improperly and most likely illegally at two industrial operations (Northstar Aerospace & Rozell) on Bishop St. TCE is a liquid however it does not fully dissolve in groundwater. Rather […]


THE HISTORY OF MANUFACTURING ON SHANLEY ST. IN KITCHENER

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July 1, 2019

Frankly I was shocked. While not a large industrial site by any means, the length, variety, and duration of manufacturing in the midst of a residential area was very surprising to me. Rych Mills, historian, wrote an article titled “100 years of manufacturing on Shanley Street”. It was published in the Waterloo Region Record two […]


WOWSER: WRPS ADMITS GUILT BUT WANTS “HOME COOKING” TO DECIDE OUTCOME

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April 5, 2019

Today’s Waterloo Region Record carries the following front page headline “Lawyer asks judges not to open “floodgates“”. This court appearance was yesterday at the Ontario Court of Appeal. The lawyer is none other than James Bennett and first of all he did get some bad press a while back by speaking derogatorily in regards to […]


MILL CREEK (CAMBRIDGE) FUTURE UNCERTAIN

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March 24, 2019

One spill. That may be all it takes to finish off one of the last cold water creeks in southern Ontario. Today’s Record carries the following article titled “Fuel spill pushes Mill Creek “to the edge,” residents worry.” Mill Creek winds through Puslinch Township and Cambridge before joining the Grand River. Ministry of Environment (MOE) […]


WSIB CORRUPTION

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March 23, 2019

Well let’s be a little more specific. The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) used to be known as the Workman’s Compensation Board (WCB). Whether an independent board or not I suspect that they are still under some sort of observation or supervision from the Ontario Ministry of Labour. Similarly the Ministry of Labour are […]


JUSTICE SYSTEM BULLIES THRIVE IN THE PLAYGROUND FOR THE RICH

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February 22, 2019

What an exquisite deal. Regional politicians are in charge of several appointments to the Waterloo Region Police Services Board (WRAP). Same politicians decide who the regional politicians are who will sit on this Board. Regional councillor Tom Galloway has been the Chair of the WRPB for many years. Yes the province have a couple of […]


AN ABUSE OF TAXPAYERS MONEY – SLAPP SUITS BY PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS

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February 5, 2019

The Waterloo Region District School Board has done it. Likely at least one of our municipalities have tried it. Now the Waterloo Region Police Board are doing it. A class action lawsuit was filed against them a couple of years back regarding their treatment of female police officers. The blue wall really is only about […]


BISHOP ST. (Cambridge) CONTAMINATION AFFECTS PROPERTY VALUES

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August 9, 2018

Tracy Hipel a candidate in the upcoming municipal elections in Cambridge has just had a victory in his appeal of the assessment of his property for property tax purposes. All parties agreed that the initial assessment was reasonable under ordinary circumstances and that these however were not ordinary circumstances. The home in question is squarely […]


POSSIBLY TRULY CLEVER MUNICIPAL CORRUPTION? ( Cambridge Council?)

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January 4, 2017

Keep in mind the dictionary definition of corruption. It doesn’t have to be brown paper bags full of money changing hands as in the Karl Heinz Screiber / Brian Mulroney style. “Riddled with errors” is also a definition of corruption. I would add that deceit, deception and manipulation of the public for self-serving purposes are […]


REGION OF WATERLOO ANNUAL DRINKING WATER REPORTS – GLYPHOSATE

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April 27, 2015

  On Saturday April 18/15 I posted here that Woolwich Council had stepped up for West Montrose. This was in relation to the wholly inadequate Annual Reports allegedly describing this community’s contaminated raw water. A whole spectrum of issues concerning these Reports were raised by myself at the Woolwich Council meeting held on the Tuesday […]


BACK TO CAMBRIDGE DRINKING WATER

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April 21, 2014

O.K.  I’ve been back on-line searching for standards and guidelines regarding chlorine and or chloramines in drinking water. There is a hard maximim number for chloramines in your tap water and it is 3.0 mg/litre or 3 parts per million (ppm). A synonym for chloramine concentrations is combined residual. Free chlorine residual refers to chlorine […]


A LITTLE MORE REGARDING CAMBRIDGE WATER

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April 19, 2014

            Back on March 1 and 3 I posted here regarding Cambridge’s Annual (Drinking Water ) Reports. My focus was on industrial contamination, high Method Detection Limits, glaring data gaps including years between published test results and a lack of explanation and transparency for the multitude of drinking wells shut […]


SUMMARY OF CAMBRIDGE DRINKING WATER REPORTS

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March 4, 2014

Five broad points regarding Cambridge’s 2013 Annual Drinking Water Report. 1) Numerous ubiquitous or less so chemical compounds are not being reported. 2) The Region of Waterloo have full knowledge of serious industrial/chemical contamination in multiple Cambridge drinking wells. 3) The Region are “managing” this contamination via a number of methods including dilution/blending, redrilling & […]


MORE ON CAMBRIDGE’S DRINKING WATER REPORTS

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March 4, 2014

        There are three water systems not mentioned yet and they are the Pinebush Well System, the Shades Mill System and the Turnbull Well System. The Pinebush System consists of wells P10, P11 and P17. The P stands for Preston and these wells are located just slightly east of the former Ciba-Geigy, […]


Government Conspiracy to Minimize perceived Health Damage in Cambridge

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July 12, 2011

After twenty-two years involvement with contaminated sites, both with hands on experience and with the reading of hundreds of groundwater reports I consider myself extremely knowledgeable regarding the transport and fate of toxic compounds in the subsurface via groundwater.  I do not consider myself an expert in regards to air transport of contaminants.  This also […]


Human Suffering Caused by VAPOUR INTRUSION

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July 11, 2011

Literally for decades people in the Bishop St.community in Cambridge suffered serious health consequences coming from inside their own homes. It affected parents and children including headaches, nausea, sleepiness, eye and respiratory irritation, impaired concentration and worse. From kidney, liver and reproductive damage to autoimmune diseases, developmental and neurologic effects all the way to fatal […]


RMOW annual Drinking Water Reports (2010) & older

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March 16, 2011

From the Elmira Advocate ………. comments invited below If the purpose of these reports is to reassure the uninformed public that all is well with our drinking water than they have suceeded.  If on the other hand the purpose is to give an accurate, truthful presentation which encompasses a much bigger picture of our drinking […]


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