CBC news reports:
“Calgary city council has voted 10-3 to remove fluoride from the city’s drinking water.
Two members of council, Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Brian Pincott, were out of town during Tuesday’s vote.
Earlier in the day, city council considered and rejected by a vote of 8-5 putting the fluoride issue to a plebiscite in the 2013 municipal election.
Council also rejected referring the matter to an expert panel.
The issue has proved a lightning rod for Calgarians, and past plebiscites have revealed public opinion is almost evenly split on the matter. Continue reading
Listen to an interview by Cynthia Poole (www.awakeningheart.info), and produced by Raoul Bedi (www.biofield.ca), with Alice Jongerden on AWAKEN TO YOU RADIO Radio: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/awakentoyouradio/2011/01/27/raw-milk-health-accessibility
Michael Schmidt with Alice Jongerden on stage in British Columbia.
About the interview: “Wednesday, 02 February 2011 Alice Jongerden, the founder and former operator of a 450-member Fresh Milk cowshare in Chilliwack, BC, has been under attack by the Fraser Health Authority since 2009. In March 2010, the Health Authority obtained an order preventing Ms. Jongerden from distributing Fresh Milk for human consumption. Continue reading
From Raoul Bedi of Biofield Solutions:
Alice and Burt Jongerden at the theatre after the Milk War screening last Sunday. Photo: Raoul Bedi
I grew up in Toronto and had worked as an activist there since 1983. So I was personally touched by the Milk War Movie and Michael Schmidt’s humanitarian mission . So I would not call myself an “objective viewer ” .
At an early age Michael Schmidt , who grew up in post-war Germany, had to face its collective guilt and reflections about it, and felt an early calling to “stand for principles ” and to “fight for the sacred” in life. He knew he had some work to do in the “realm of basic principles” although he did not specifically know what it was. Continue reading
Hella Delicious reports on the Vancouver debut of the “Milk War” movie:
Director Declan O'Driscoll and farmer Alice Jongerden. Click image to go to Hella D. blog for video.
“Excerpts from the Question and Answer session with Alice Jongerden and Declan O’Driscoll after the screening of Milk War in Vancouver, BC. Gives the history of the pasteurisation laws in Canada, some of the differences between BC and Ontario, how Home on the Range cowshare got started and why Alice can’t milk the cows at present. Continue reading