Early-morning apartment fire in west London high-rise leaves one dead
BREAKING NEWS, OCT. 10: An early-morning apartment fire at the public housing high-rise apartment building at 85 Walnut Street (pictured above) in shallow west London has resulted in one fatality, two critically injured and 20 people being taken to the hospital, including a few firefighters,
The fire was on the second floor of the 15-storey, 232-unit building, where temperatures are estimated to have hit 1,000-degrees F.
LTC buses were on-site to keep tenants warm.
London stuck with a lousy city council, TMR, Oct. 9
Corrupt to the Core: Memoirs of a Health Canada Whistleblower
THOUGHT DU JOUR, OCT. 10: After 50 years of encouraging municipalities to dump fluoride into their public drinking water, Health Canada is not about to change its tune despite the scientific evidence indicating it should. It's a scandal that would rock the nation and likely lead to massive lawsuits. It's called "bureaucratic inertia," aka "bullshit."
We're not worthy ... We're not worthy ...
THIS JUST IN, OCT. 8: The Corporate Services Committee has rejected a proposed ballot question on water fluoridation pursuant to the Fluoridation Act during the 2014 municipal election by a 5-0 vote. The matter goes to council for final determination on Tues. Oct. 22.
The last ballot question locally regarding water fluoridation was 47 years ago in 1966 ~ before most Londoners forced to drink the toxin today were born or old enough to vote.
According to Canada's leading authority on preventive dentistry and water fluoridation, Dr. Hardy Limeback, BSc PhD (Biochemistry) DDS (pictured right), water fluoridation is unsafe, unnecessary and unethical (no informed consent).
It only works to prevent dental caries via topical application (brush and spit), not by drinking it where it accumulates in our bones, tissue and organs over time causing a myriad of serious health issues.
Drinking fluoridated water to prevent dental caries is like drinking suntan lotion to prevent sunburn or hair shampoo to wash your hair.
Dr. Limeback says Health Canada's support for water fluoridation is based on 50-year-old science and data. The Middlesex-London Medical Officer of Health, who has no expertise in water fluoridation or its toxicity, gets his marching orders from the province and Health Canada.
Waterloo, Ontario, voted to remove fluoride from its public drinking water (a ballot question) three years ago, while Windsor's city council voted to remove it earlier this year.
On July 29, 2013, Israel's Supreme Court ordered it removed from the country's water supply in 2014, citing health concerns.
Only 5% of the world's population (3% of Europe's) is forced to drink man-made fluoride, while 44% of Canadians are stuck with this industrial waste in their water.
Meanwhile, the clear trend among world municipalities is to end water fluoridation. Go figure. London city council provides more evidence fluoride dumbs-down the population.
BREAKING NEWS: Ward 9 Coun. Dale Henderson finally comments on rumours he's lost in space, DD, Oct. 8
Online letter to the editor of The London Free Press:
Orser insulting own constituents
Illustration by London artist Doug Rogers
On Saturday morning [Oct. 5], I made some comments on the LFP comment boards, on a story about improving city councillor's transparency [A taxpayers' advocate says the transparency will soon be expected, LFP, Oct. 4].
Later that day, Councillor Stephen Orser, under his official Councillor Orser facebook name, posted to me a disturbing comment. He accused me of being a non-real person, accused me further of being someone he called "Barry Wells," then further posted what Orser believed to be Mr. Wells' personal address and phone number online, for all public to see.
He later replaced his official councillor name with "Guest," then later deleted it altogether; I have saved it.
I was born and raised in London and am not only a real, living entity, I am one of Councillor Orser's Ward 4 constituents! Why is Councillor Orser making such untrue, bizarre and questionable statements towards constituents on an online comment board?
Should Orser be publicly posting addresses and phone numbers of people he disapproves of in public? The kicker is that the story was about councillors' improving transparency? So why comment publicly, then hide behind a fake name, then delete his message altogether? Not very kind or transparent!
Posted By: William Sorton, London ON; Posted on: October 7, 2013.
Dear William: Now might be a good time to ask Stevie-boy for the full "swag package supreme." Think City of London wrist watch, umbrella, jacket, golf shirt, ball cap, coffee mug and back pack. Whatever you do, don't settle for one of those electioneering fridge magnets. ~ Barry Wells.
RETROSPECTIVE ~ MOVIE MEMORIES
'There's a bomb in the theatre ~ now move!'
The most dramatic thing that happened to me in a movie theatre occurred in early 1975 at the Odeon-Hyland Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario.
I was the theatre's assistant manager counting about $20,000 in small bills on my desk in my locked office, with a packed house of 600 watching the movie Earthquake ~ with Sensurround (where the entire theatre shook periodically to simulate a real earthquake).
Suddenly, the phone rang and a gruff voice told me there was a bomb in the theatre and I was to take the night's receipts to an alleyway across the street. "Now, move!"
At the time, Hamilton was notorious for its armed robberies.
I called the police immediately and within a few minutes there were five cops in my office, with stacks of cash on my desk and the theatre shaking from the Sensurround.
We played Earthquake for about 19 weeks, breaking all house records for attendance.
Prior to that, the Odeon-Hyland in Hamilton was a soft porn house for several years.
For example, our Christmas attraction for 1974 was The Pigkeeper's Daughter. We sold a lot of 35-cent hot dogs during that one.
The first movie I ever saw in my life (with my late uncle Mel Dickert) was The Ten Commandments (1956) at the Royal Theatre in Woodstock, Ontario. Just about blew the top off my little head.
The first movie I ever saw in London, Ontario (with my late mother and older brother), after moving here in the summer of 1965 was playing at the downtown Odeon on Dundas Street ~ Shenandoah.
Little did I know that nine years later I would be hired as a manager trainee by the late Eddie Leigh, manager at the downtown Odeon, on March 4, 1974.