Friday, June 27, 2008
THREE DAYS LEFT TILL THE BOTTLE EXCHANGE IN FREDERICTON SHUTS DOWN FOR GOOD!! IRVING EMPLOYEE WAS TOO SCARED TO SHARE STORY!!!
Last week, I met an Irving employee from a paper. < I won't mention his name in fear he'll be fired >
We had a good chat then an idea came to one of my 5 ADHD brains.
I suggested that we get together and do a story on the Bottle exchange.
It would be the first time in the history of New Brunswick that an Irving employee and a blogger teams up on an issue!
This is such an important story that it would bring the attention of the readers.
You know? He'll take a picture of me pushing a shopping cart on the Westmorland Bridge and I'll do the same for the Irving employee?
You know- TEAM WORK!!!!
The guy told me that he'll think about it?
I reminded the guy that I would give him till Wednesday to decide or I'll blog the story.
Sadly, I never heard from the Irving employee.
I don't blame him because he has a family to support and the Irvings owns all the newspapers in New Brunswick.
Pretty sad when a Irving employee is afraid to do a story because he or she will be fired!!!!
The Senate must return to New Brunswick to study the issue of the Irving's Monopoly!
P.S. I email a letter to the editor to the Irving's paper in support of Abel LeBlanc but they never printed it.
They sure print Anti-Abel LeBlanc letters!!!!
WHAT A BUNCH!!!!!
Notre Père qui es aux cieux,
que ton nom soit sanctifié,
que ton règne vienne,
que ta volonté soit faite sur la terre comme au ciel.
Donne-nous aujourd'hui notre pain de ce jour.
Pardonne-nous nos offenses,
comme nous pardonnons aussi à ceux qui nous ont offensés.
Et ne nous soumets pas à la tentation,
mais délivre-nous du Mal.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
[For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.] Amen.
Completely accept this moment,
The compulsion to think lessens
and is replaced by an alert stillness.
You are fully conscious yet the mind
is not labelling this moment in any way.
This state of inner non resistance
opens you to unconditioned consciousness
which is greater than the human mind.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I caught your post about Canadian lakes being turned into dumps and I thought I'd drop you a line. My name is Thom Duggan and I'm one of the many Canadians working to end this backward plan. So, I just wanted to say hi and thank you, for one.
One of the ways we're going to be trying to keep Canadians involved
and informed on this issue is though the blogging circles in Canada.
I'd like it if you'd agree to join our "blogcorps". It's mostly just a
special list that we'd keep of bloggers, like yourself, who would like
updates and alerts about the issue from time to time (no
coverage-obligation, of course).
Some bloggers have signaled that they want to get involved more deeply in the campaign, and that's great too.
If you'd like some background information even now on the issue, I can send you a few things. Or if you'd like to get in touch with someone from the campaign, either nationally or in your general area, we'll be able to do that stuff, too (we have a webpage coming soon that will bring local citizens, bloggers, scientists, and activists
together...more on that later).
We've been blown away by the response online; thanks for being a part of that. Would you like to receive updates from us on this in the
Coalition to Stop Lake Dumping
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UNB DEFIES EMBLEM BEAVERS
Fredericton Citizens Protest University's Killing of Beavers Using Body-Gripping Conibear Traps
The University of New Brunswick slates over 1500 acres of its forested wetlands for development and uses a device banned in several parts of the world to rid the area of beavers.
Fredericton, N.B., Canada June 25, 2008 –
A group of concerned citizens in Fredericton, N.B. is calling on the University of New Brunswick to stop killing its woodlot beavers and to conduct a comprehensive environmental assessment of its forested wetlands.
UNB has two very prominent beavers on their emblem holding a book of knowledge with the latin phrase that translates "Dare to be wise".
A group of citizens holding signs that read "Killing Beavers? UNBelievable!" and "UNB: Dead is Not Wise" will be protesting at UNB's gates from 7:45-8:45 am Friday, June 27th. They will then march up the short walk to the historic King's College - the first public university in North America – and hand-deliver letters to the President, Dr. John McLaughlin and the Chair, UNB Board of Governors, Mr. David Stevenson.
"In preparation for big box store development, at least 24 beavers were killed using conibear traps," says Caroline Lubbe-D'Arcy, a member of Friends of the UNB Woodlot, a group concerned with the fate of the UNB woodlot.
"The Conibear trap is known even among the trappers as a body-holding trap," says Fann Fannya Eden, Program Coordinator of Fur-Bearer Defenders, a Vancouver-based wildlife protection society working to stop trapping cruelty and protect fur-bearing animals since 1944. "It often fails to strike the animal right on the neck causing a quick death because the animal size, the speed, and the direction of the entry cannot be predicted. The Conibear trap often clamps onto any part of the animal's body from snout to tail, causing horrendous pain and a slow, agonizing death."
Conibear traps are banned/restricted in eleven states in the U.S. and a growing number of municipalities across North America, including cities in British Columbia, Washington State, Virginia, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Massachusetts.
Earlier this month, the mayor of Surrey, B.C. spoke out against the use of conibears after learning they had been used to cull beavers in her city. She is currently taking her concerns to the B.C. Environment Ministry.
Conibear traps pose a risk for more than beavers. In 2002, in Abbottsford, B.C, a boy curious about a chain he saw dangling into a nearby pond, pulled up a trap and subsequently got his leg trapped. Dogs across the country have also fallen victim. As conibear traps are notoriously difficult to open once sprung, many owners have stood by helplessly as their pets have died.
"UNB had choices available to them," says Mark D'Arcy, another member of Friends of the UNB Woodlot. "In West Vancouver, for instance, they are very successfully using "beaver deceivers", an anti-flooding device that has been used in Europe for about 40 years. Proper road design using arched or gull-winged culverts eliminate much of this work altogether since the beavers can't block them."
Friends of the UNB Woodlot offered to pay for the pipes and hardware necessary for beaver management but UNB administrators declined.
Historical research now show that without beavers, wetlands will deteriorate, and will become decreased in size by up to 90%. "Beavers are necessary for the maintenance of the wetlands which are, by law, protected," says Mark D'Arcy. "A university, of all places, has certain social and environmental responsibilities," he added.
Besides the beaver, UNB's wetlands are home to numerous other wildlife, including the blue heron, lynx, cougar which are protected species under New Brunswick's Fish and Wildlife Act.
"Kudos to Friends of the UNB Woodlot for working to spare beavers from suffering prolonged, agonizing deaths in body-gripping traps," says PETA's Cruelty Investigations Department Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. "Unless UNB modifies the habitat to make it unattractive and inaccessible to beavers, more beavers will simply move in to take the place of those who were killed, resulting in a cruel, endless trap-and-destroy cycle."
The group is also calling on UNB to impose a moratorium on development until a comprehensive environmental impact assessment of the forested wetlands is conducted.
"Unfortunately, there is a loophole in environmental legislation which has allowed UNB to avoid such an assessment to date," says Friends of the UNB Woodlot member Monika Stelzl. "In fact, even the limited EIA which should have been, by law, conducted on the current site of Home Depot was not done."
"There is a lot of support by Fredericton City Council for big box development -- which they keep referring to as progress," says Friends of the UNB Woodlot member Carla Gunn. "We can only speculate about how decisions are being made in this city and what goes on between the various stakeholders. All we know for sure is that an assessment that would have slowed down or even halted development was disregarded."
"A comprehensive environmental assessment needs to be done and beavers need to be re-introduced and managed properly to ensure that the integrity of the wetlands is maintained. Manage the beavers, and, in turn, they will manage the wetlands.", concludes Gunn.
For more information, contact:
Mark D'Arcy and Carla Gunn, Spokespersons, The Friends of the UNB Woodlot
Telephone: 1-506-454-5119 (Mark)
Telephone: 1-506-455-0695 (Carla)
THE FRIENDS OF THE UNB WOODLOT
Facebook: "I don't want the UNB woodlot turned into Big-Box Strip Malls" (1236 members)
YouTube: search for "UNB Woodlot"
The Friends of the UNB Woodlot Strategy Group:
Dr. Caroline Lubbe-D'Arcy
Dr. Monika Stelzl
The question is why?
Why is he allowed to do what he does?
He even tried to ban someone from the Mainstream Media from the Legislature.
He bans people without providing the evidence.
He even allows an issue like the murder of a young girl in the Legislature.
This is wrong!!!
Could he be promoting Fascism in New Brunswick?
Are people too afraid to face this Quebecois?
You just bring a t-shirt to them and they'll put your message on!!!
Not bad eh???
Some Natives on St.Mary's had their own little message for Canada Day!!! Pretty funny!
Lasting Impressions is the place to go!!!!
I might add it's very cheap!!!
Click below -
WILL KELLY LAMROCK LISTEN TO VOTERS ON FRENCH IMMERSION? HE LISTENED TO BAN ME FROM THE LEGISLATURE BECAUSE OF THE MURDER OF A YOUNG GIRL!!!
This guy is way too much!!!! He's going to be the downfall of the Shawn Graham Government.
The issue of Uranium will put the final nail on the coffin!!!
Fulfilled desires may provide a sense of temporary satisfaction;
however, the pleasure we experience upon acquiring a new
car or home, for example, is usually short-lived.
When we indulge our desires, they tend to increase in intensity and
multiply in number.
We become more demanding and less content, finding it more difficult to satisfy our needs.
I sent a letter to the editor to the Irving's paper on this one.
I wonder if they'll print it?
No Anti-Irving letters are allowed!!!
Good for Abel for speaking out!!!!!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I was riding a bike with one hand on the handlebar and the other with my camera.
A few close calls...lol
Someone left a comment about this issue. Maybe you new readers never heard about this one?
I just happen to be walking by and notice the Hot Dog Cart heading towards me.
I was surprise to see Gene in the back.