The Place to be on July 1st, Canada Day
CANADA DAY, JULY 1: The London Majors host the Toronto Maple Leafs at historic Labatt Park, 6 pm, followed by fireworks over the Forks of Thames River.
Ice-cold beer is sold at all home games of the London Majors Baseball Club.
Adults: $8; Seniors, Students and Children 12 and under: $6.
Click othe Canadian flag to hear Bobby Gimby's Canada Song from 1967
FINAL SCORES, JUNE 29: The London Majors split a doubleheader this afternoon with the Hamilton Cardinals in Hamilton, ending their winning streak at seven games.
London won the first game 10-3 but lost the second one 11-10, for a 14-8 record, good enough for third place in the IBL Standings.
London Majors notch sixth win in a row
FINAL, JUNE 28: London Majors 4, Burlington Bandits 2, in Burlington. London (13-7) extends its win streak to six games.
London's still a half-game back from second-place Guelph Royals, who also won this afternoon, defeating the Brantford Red Sox, 4-3.
NEXT GAME: The London Majors play the Hamilton Cardinals in Hamilton (a doubleheader) at 2 pm on Sunday, June 29.
FINAL, JUNE 27: London Majors 5, Burlington Bandits 2 at Labatt Park. Five wins in a row for the London Majors.
London improves to 12-7 on the season, half-game back from second-place (Guelph Royals). IBL Standings.
Baseball tonight at Labatt Park (Fri. June 27)
The London Majors (11-7) host the Burlington Bandits (3-14) at 7:35 pm at historic Labatt Park.
TIX: Adults: $8; Seniors, students and children 12 and under: $6.
* Ice-cold beer is sold during all home games of the London Majors Baseball Club.
* $2 parking inside the ballpark; Free parking across Riverside Drive behind the Forest City Kiwanis Seniors' Centre.
BREAKING NEWS, JUNE 25: Lawyer Russ Monteith, 80, a former Board of Control member from 1997 to 2006, has been appointed as the replacement councillor for Ward 5 until Nov. 30, 2014. The vote was 11-2 with Coun. Branscombe absent.
Joni Baechler is London's Interim Mayor until Nov. 30, 2014
BREAKING NEWS, JUNE 24: Ward 5 Coun. Joni Baechler has been appointed Interim Mayor until Nov. 30, 2014 by a vote of 8-6 (what's left of the nefarious "Fontana Ate" supported Bud Polhill) on the 3rd vote after a tie vote of 7-7 on the 2nd vote.
Ward 12 Coun. Harold Usher switched his vote to Baechler on the 3rd vote after supporting Bud Polhill on the 2nd vote. On the first vote, Usher voted for himself, the only vote he received.
Round 3 Voting:
Polhill 6: himself, Orser, Swantana, Van Meerbergen, White and Henderson (The Fontana Gang)
Baechler 8: herself, Armstrong, Branscombe, Matt Brown, Hubert, Denise Brown, Bryant and Usher
WARD VACANCY: Now that Joni Baechler has been appointed Interim Mayor until Nov. 30, 2014, Joni's Ward 5 councillor's seat has been declared vacant.
City council will meet again this afternoon (June 25) at 1 pm to select a "qualified citizen" to assume the Ward 5 councillor duties until the end of November.
All in all, it's been a good June for London and Londoners.
Former councillor Roger Caranci has announced his candidacy for mayor in the 2014 municipal election.
THOUGHT DU JOUR, JUNE 24: The Fontana Gang is nothing if not persistent. You knock one rodent out of the box and another pops up. Just like Whack-a-Mole.
BREAKING NEWS, JUNE 23: Late tomorrow afternoon (June 24), former councillor Roger Caranci will likely be announcing his candidacy for mayor. With Gondola Joe gone, the local developers need their boy in the race.
There is an outside chance, however, he will be running in Ward 3 since Joe Swantana has indicated plans to run for mayor.
THIS JUST IN, JUNE 23: Council members who've ruled themselves out as interim-mayor contender: Joe Swantana (might run for mayor), Paul Hubert (running in Ward 8), Branscombe (not seeking re-election), Matt Brown (running for mayor) and Judy Bryant (not seeking re-election).
IS FLOURIDE IN OUR WATER SAFE?
By Jon D. Clarke
Citizen’s Inquest, a small activist group with a home base in London, Ontario, tries to bring attention to issues that are not being covered in the mainstream media to the broader community.
The issue tackled on May 24, 2014 was the fluoridation of London’s water supply, a practice that has been in decline throughout the world since mass implementation in the ‘60s. Nowadays, less than 40% of Canada population uses fluoridated water, but London remains stuck in what some believe is a dated and dangerous method of water treatment.
In attendance was guest speaker Dr. James Beck, via Skype, co-author of The Case Against Fluoride and an expert in medical biophysics.
Fluoridation is the process of treating water with fluoride and according to Dr. Beck, who supported his stand against the practice with charts, graphs and other studies, it can have devastating effects on the body.
Dr. Beck was instrumental in getting Calgary to stop adding fluoride to its water.
“There is no evidence for its benefit,” said Beck, “ and in the case of fluoridation, the harms are irreversible.” Fluoride, said Beck, negatively effects bone, thyroid, brain, reproductive and cardiovascular systems.
Taking these known effects into consideration, Beck said that the practice should be held to the standards of medical ethics; however, informed consent, monitoring side effects and the option to cease treatment all remain on the wayside, even if there are healthy alternatives to fluoride use, including maintaining good dental health and adopting better diets.
Taking vitamin D was also cited as a way to curb bad dental health.
With all the claims brought to Dr. Beck’s argument, however, presenting evidence of the negative effects of fluoridation to the public still remains a struggle.
“True diversity of view has all but disappeared from the mainstream media,” said Professor Kee Dewdney, founding member of Citizen’s Inquest.
In fact, this particular public seminar was intended to be a discussion between Beck and the mainstream medical community; however, representatives from London Middlesex Health Unit declined attendance.
“We have to have sympathy for them,” said Beck. “They don’t have much to support their position.”
Citizens Inquest’s web site is CitizensInquest.ca if you want more information on the group.