We are all such trusting suckers up here in the Bruce and in Canada generally..
We trust the Bankers, we trust the Lawyers and we trust the thieves without challenge!
“So and so is a great leader, he wouldn’t do anything to hurt us ” is the common cry!!
I was sitting with one of our local politicians having our coffee and discussing the general state of affairs of our little town, when a constituent approach us. The man was clearly upset! Without prodding the gentleman explained that Ontario Hydro was spraying herbicide in his neighborhood to kill weeds and such under their right away. It seems that while they were spraying this gentleman happened to walk thorough a cloud of mist being sprayed. Not something that I would do!
Within twenty minutes the man was whisked to the hospital emergency ward for treatment as he was blind! This blindness stayed with him for five hours after treatment.
The gentleman, the next day approached the Hydro workers still in the neighbourhood asking for the product they were using, sharing his experience with them.
The Ontario Hydro workers explained that the product they were using as harmless as “Salt” and he was confused and that his problem was the cause of something else.
The product, produced by Dow Chemical called Garlon RTU Herbicide, is listed below:
Now in reading through the fine print I note that the product is listed as “Highly toxic to aquatic organisms”This is nasty shit ! Why is it being used?? Why are we allowing it???
The warnings say to use respiratory protection. In the notes we are advise there is no “Specific antidote” and warnings say “Do not swallow/avoid skin contact/Avoid breathing amongst other things.
Be happy knowing that it did not cause birth defects in rats but is highly toxic to aquatic organisms and advises that it is only slightly toxic to birds.( Is that like being sorta pregnant??)
By the way the rats didn’t get cancer either in their testing.
I spoke with some folks in the business and they told me this stuff is broadleaf killer, but makes round up look like holy water!
I think it is a crime! Call your council and tell them to stop this. Call your MP and MPP and give them what for.
We live here with our children and grand children and don’t want his shit here!!!! Go back to cutting and making wood chip we do not want poison in our water!!!