MOECC: Christmas fun! (but not for you, North Kent)

December 23, 2017

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Somebody at the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change headquarters on St Clair Avenue in downtown Toronto must have thought this was funny … and a way to use Christmas (because Christmas is there to be used for political purposes, isn’t it?) in the government’s “use-tap-water-not-bottles” campaign.
Employing social media Facebook and Twitter, the MOECC came out with a retro graphic asking people to leave Santa a glass of good old Ontario tap water this Christmas… it’s so good, it’s better than milk!
The campaign betrays a complete lack of awareness and/or sympathy for the plight of people in Chatham-Kent, whose water wells have been damaged, possibly by nearby wind turbine construction. Their homes, and the wind power project, are located on Kettle Point Black Shale and now, particles of that bedrock, which contains arsenic and other elements that should not be ingested, are present in their water. So much so, the water in some areas resembles chocolate milk, and the sludge is so thick that filtration systems have failed.
In response, the MOECC relies on the power developer; the power developer says its consultant assures them whatever happened to the wells isn’t their fault. Meanwhile, experts differ. If you have a model that predicts you won’t have problems,  but then you have problems, it is the model that is probably at fault, geologic scientist Keith Benn told a Wallaceburg audience at a public meeting recently.
So now, at Christmastime, at least 14 families cannot turn on THEIR taps for fresh, clean, Ontario water … but the government ministry in charge of protecting the environment and their health takes no action, and instead spends time thinking up Christmas jokes.
The government, and Minister Chris Ballard should be ashamed.

Comments

Andre Lauzon
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Another proof of MOECC being brainless.

Notinduttondunwich
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Get them some glasses of that water… publicly seek them out and question their public statement… drink it!!!

Barbara
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Note hair samples.

Stan Thayer
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Yup brainless and arrogant. Meanwhile the joke about windmills making electrical power continues. For the first hour of today, December 28 2017, the gas plants that supply back up to the windmills were delivering close to 1800 MWH because all the windmills in Ontario were only capable of just over 1000 MWH into a grid demand of over 18000 MWH due to the severe cold.
Ha ha damn fools.
They can’t even supply enough power to keep warm so they should be shut down until this cold weather has passed.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Brown outs due to brown nosers.
You heard it here at WCO first folks.
Stan the power man

Notinduttondunwich
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http://live.gridwatch.ca/home-page.html

3682 MW EXPORT
WTF!!!!!
IN ONE HOUR WE GAVE ENOUGH HYDRO AWAY TO NY AND MICHIGAN TO GIVE 4909 ONTARIO RESIDENTS …. FREE HYDRO FOR ONE MONTH!!!
This is by far the highest number of export ive ever witnessed…. all while OEB schemes to “voluntarily ” have people put themselves on pre pay hydro!!! Sickening!!!!! Disgusting!!! Mindboggling!!!!
160 days 14 hours and 21 minutes to election!!! Yes im counting down!!!

Parker Gallant
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Included with this: “Regulation and Fee Changes Coming Into Force January 1, 2018” posted yesterday here:
https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2017/12/regulation-and-fee-changes-coming-into-force-january-1-2018.html

Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

“Through amendments to Ontario Regulation 169/03, the Drinking Water Quality Standards, Ontario will enforce a more stringent standard for arsenic. Amendments to the Drinking Water Testing Services regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act will make it mandatory for all laboratories licensed to analyze drinking water tests to submit all test results to the ministry.”

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