You may have missed the write up in the daily newspapers last week, where they were reporting on a knife-wielding thief who was confronted by a Police Officer (handler), and his Police Dog. The Police Dog almost didn't make it to his own retirement party in six weeks time. The "Officer" was stabbed so severely that it became a matter of life or death which was only prevented by the intervention of a Veterinarian. The story turned out just fine, the "Officer" is recovering with Full Honours that he so richly deserves. But then it goes off track, because the Press, in their infinite wisdom of balanced reporting, decides to include the Veterinarians comments about how it might not have worked out for the BETTER.
'You see here, this would be a much more efficient way to dispatch an animal.......'.
SnipBeginning next January, a new regulation will effectively ban the sale of standard incandescent bulbs in favour of energy-efficient versions, most of which contain mercury.
So-called compact fluorescent lamps, or CFLs, will also enter the waste stream as they break or burn out, many destined for landfills where their harmful mercury can get into the water.
Environment Canada (Pages 3 and 11) says the MERCURY contained in a typical thermometer can contaminate five Olympic-size swimming pools to toxic levels. Snip
Imagine that, one Typical thermometer can contaminate FIVE OLYMPIC-SIZE SWIMMING POOLS! There's no mention, however, of how many Compact Fluorescent lamps can fit into a Typical thermometer............
From Christy Clark's Minister of Environment, Terry Lake's (fitting last name) desktop:
Did you know that the average British Columbian uses about 490 litres of water each day? If you include the water that is embedded in the food you eat, the clothes you wear and the products you use every day, your “water footprint” may be over 6,000 litres a day. Over the course of a year, that’s almost a full Olympic-sized swimming pool of water per person! - Living Water Smart
Maple Ridge uses 4,200 full Olympic sized swimming pools per year, that's 10.5 million cubic meters .... population 69,000 to 75,000.
Olympic-size swimming pool is the type of swimming pool used in the Olympic Games, where the race course is 50 metres in length and 25 metres in width. - Wikipedia
Approximately 2.9 million litres of municipal drinking water is conserved annually with a very basic pipe configuration. This exceeds the volume of water required to fill an Olympic size Swimming Pool. Page 4 of 4
There are Three watersheds (drainage and catchment areas) in Metro Vancouver Water District, and whereas they are different in land area, the volume of water is essentially the same. Population: 2,000,000... Two Million......
Capilano Lake held back by Cleveland Dam....... from an earlier Post.
The math should be easy here, based upon Minister Lake's calculations...... of one full Olympic-sized per person... Maple Ridge's population versus 4,200 pools....
2,000,000 X 1 = 2,000,000 Olympic Size swimming pools
ONE THERMOMETER can contaminate to toxic levels FIVE Olympic Size Swimming Pools.
400,000 thermometers would be needed to contaminate 2 million Olympic swimming pools
One/Third of Four Hundred Thousand ...... approximately 12,000 thermometers per watershed.
2,400 visitors carrying five thermometers each......