This video presents Manolis L Oil Leak in Notre Dame Bay Canada.

  • 600,000 liters began to leak into Notre Dame Bay in April 2013.
  • This video highlights the events to date and the potential for a disaster to occur at anytime.
  • For information email manolislcommittee@gmail.com or check www.manolisl.blogspot.ca .

Image extracted from video above.

Image extracted from video above.

Manolis L Demonstration for the
Manolis L Oil Spill Cleanup Effort

Hosted by Carolyn R Parsons Chaffey

Sunday, January 18 at 3:00pm in UTC-03:30

Twillingate, NL in Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador AOG

Route: Departing Twillingate North Side Rest Stop (Just North of Twillingate Adventure Tours or at St Peter’s Church Parking Lot) at 3pm and proceeding slowly towards St. Peter’s Anglican Cemetery. Endpoint : Outside the Twillingate Museum.

Manolis L Citizens Response Committee Meeting to be held on Sunday January 18th at 1pm at the Earth, Sea & Sky Gallery, 122 Main St, Twillingate (Big yellow heritage building between Ted Stuckless Fine Arts and Isles Flower Shop).

The public is invited to the demonstration in Twillingate to mark the 30th anniversary of the sinking of the Manolis L that has been leaking oil into Notre Dame Bay for nearly two years.

We will gather and walk together and show our displeasure at the temporary and inadequate solutions to this very serious situation.

We want the government of Canada to remove the oil before in a controlled manner before it all leaks out into Notre Dame Bay!

Simultaneously a walk will be happening in Ottawa where friends will be walking in solidarity.

It is our hope that others will walk in other places.

Please join us in Twillingate and show your support. The event will be live-tweeted. Follow @carolynrparsons on twitter hashtag #nloilspill.

Please dress warmly for walking and wear black if possible to create a sombre tone.

Ottawa friends of Change Islands who share our love for the beauty of our pristine bay are gathering and walking in support of our efforts to have the oil removed from Manolis L. They will be meeting on the canal at the 5th Ave entrance at the Ritz Canal Restaurant at 2 pm on Sunday where they will participate in a walk in solidarity with the Twillingate Rally! Some will skate and some will walk. There will be a banner and a hand out for other skaters on the canal! Dress warm and bring friends. This event will last about one hour. Please take lots of photos! Thank you friends in the capital for your support!

We need you to INVITE your friends to the Demonstration especially those within driving distance of the event! Go into the demonstration event page, on the upper right it says “invite” click and choose friends. You can invite anyone you wish that way! Please help get the word out!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/756084181133557/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular 

Carolyn R Parsons Chaffey
https://www.facebook.com/events/756084181133557/

Read more of Please Urge Canada to Clean Up Manolis L Oil Spill: Meeting (1pm), Demonstration (3pm) Jan.18, 2015

cfia food recall warnings logo

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is recalling Umi’s Kitchen brand Butter Chicken Simmer Sauce due to pieces of glass.

  • CFIA Reference number: 9560.

Please click here for the description of the affected product.

The other details of this recall are as follows. Read more of Health Hazard Alert: Umi’s Kitchen Brand Butter Chicken Simmer Sauce is Recalled

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is recalling Cuisine Adventures brand Mini Sausages due to pieces of metal.

  • CFIA Reference number: 9558.

Please click here for the description of the affected product.

The other details of this recall are as follows. Read more of Health Hazard Alert: Cuisine Adventures Brand Mini Sausages are Recalled

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is recalling Schneiders Deli Best Blue Ribbon Brand Bologna due to pieces of metal.

  • CFIA Reference number: 9550.

Please click here for the description of the affected product.

The other details of this recall are as follows. Read more of Health Hazard Alert: Schneiders Deli Best Blue Ribbon Brand Bologna is Recalled

cfia food recall warnings logo

This is an update to the previous blog, Health Hazard Alert: Happy Apples Brand Caramel Apples are Recalled (first list of recalled apples).

  • Industry is recalling Granny Smith apples and Gala apples exported by Bidart Bros. in the United States (US) from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes bacteria contamination.
  • Consumers should not consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions should not sell or use the recalled products.
  • This recall was triggered by a recall initiated by the US producer which may be related to a foodborne illness outbreak.
    • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is working with its federal partners, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Health Canada, and the United States Food and Drug Administration and is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.
  •  Recall Classification: Class 1.
    • Class 1 is a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of, or exposure to, a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.
    • PHAC is monitoring the US outbreak investigation.
    • For more information see the Public Health Notice issued by PHAC dated January 9. 2015.
      • The Public Health Agency of Canada has identified two cases of illnesses with the same genetic fingerprint as seen in the US investigation.
      • There is one case in Ontario, and one case in Manitoba. One individual has reported consuming a caramel apple while the other did not.  The status of these individuals is not known at this time.

Please click here for the description and photos of the recalled apples of the second list.

Toronto Wards map January 2015

Toronto Wards map January 2015

“Wards are an essential part of Toronto’s local government system and central to how Toronto’s local government works.”

Voters in each ward of the City of Toronto elect one Councillor to deal with local and city-wide issues and represent their interests on City Council.

  • Toronto (Ontario, Canada) has 44 wards, which vary in size, demographic composition and population. The average area for a ward is 15km2.
  • The current ward boundaries have been in place since 2000 when a new ward structure was devised based generally on the federal ridings (electoral districts) in Toronto. Each riding was split to create the current system of 44 wards.

However, Toronto’s significant growth has resulted in wards with populations above or below the average of 60,958, with some wards 30 to 50 per cent above the average.

  • As a result, one person’s vote does not necessarily have the same value or weight as that of someone in another ward.

Toronto Ward Boundary Review will:

  • make sure the number of electors in each ward is similar to all the other wards in the city;
  • ensure that each person in Toronto has equitable representation at City Council; and
  •  also look at communities of interest and neighbourhoods within the city.
    • Ward boundaries should not split up well-established communities.
    • Other factors such as a ward’s history and physical or natural features as well as population trends will also be considered as part of the Review of Toronto`s ward boundaries.

You are invited to the following Toronto Ward Boundary Review’s public meetings: Read more of You’re Invited: Toronto Ward Boundary Review’s Public Meetings Jan.7, 8, and 10 + Online Survey

Image by City of Toronto

Image by City of Toronto

Mayor’s New Year’s Day Skating Party

FREE Admission

Thursday, January 1, 2015
2 to 3:30 p.m. – Mayor’s welcoming remarks at about 2 p.m.

Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Mayor John Tory and City councillors are inviting residents to join them at the Mayor’s New Year’s Day Skating Party on Thursday, January 1. Read more of You’re Invited: Toronto Mayor’s New Year’s Day Skating Party Jan.1, 2015