Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Blame Canada,Blame Loyola !

Finally a chance to make a difference! A Newfoundlander born in the tiny fishing village of Renews,NL gets the job as Federal Fisheries Minister and can finally make a difference! Hearn is asked to support a moratorium on high-seas bottom trawling. No more bulldozing the ocean bottom! We all wait and Loyola speaks out,will not exactly but he mutters,"Real solutions must be practical, enforceable and fair."
What would be more practical then putting a stop to raping the ocean floor and a by-catch of other species. For years we blamed others for the failure of our fishery but if were not part of this moratorium then we have no one else to blame but Canada and a jellyfish with no backbone called loyola Hearn.
an online petition here for anyone who wants to sign.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Mom can't afford treatment to save her kids

This one hits close to home. To have a child with a disease is terrible but to have two children with a rare disease must be unbearable. Lori Keeping & Sheldon Huelin originally from small communitys (Burnt Islands,NL)(Isle Aux Mort,NL) near my hometown has two children with Batten disease. Their 5-year-old daughter, Jamie, and their 2 -year-old son, Carson, both may have a short time to live.Their only hope may lie in series of stem cell procedures in China which the parents cannot afford.More on the story here........

Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body. Serving as a sort of repair system for the body, they can theoretically divide without limit to replenish other cells as long as the person or animal is still alive. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential to either remain a stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell.

The controversy mostly surrounding stem cell research are obtained from embryos, the concerns are similar to those surrounding abortion. Most opponents of legal abortions also oppose this research. In addition, the possibility that cell lines could be developed from cloned embryos raises ethical concerns associated with propriety of human cloning.

Some politicians support funding of this new technology for medical research purposes and recently 45 year old Michael J. Fox who suffers from Parkinson's Disease, is lending his support to US Congressional candidates who advocate stem cell research.
see below video.

Right now Lori & Sheldon do not care about the politics behind it all.They want a cure for the children and hopefully they'll get it! This little child did,Click here.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

It all makes perfect sense now !

Saturday, October 21, 2006

I didn't think such a small thing would have any affect on me but the lost of internet service through the night has set be back a bit today. Starting to think im to dependant on technology.

Services Restored After Electrical Fire
October 21, 2006

We found out last night what it was like living without modern telecommunications. A fire at the Aliant substation on Allandale Road in St.John's knocked out just about every communication device we have. Over 100,000 customers in the greater St.John's area were affected...that includes cell phones, land lines, bank machines, interac, long distance. The breakdown had varying effects on services across the island. Internet was down across the province.

All 9-1-1 emergency services rang busy during the outage. The St.John's Regional Fire Department maintained communications and the Coast Guard set up satellite phones in addition to backup from Halifax.

Things went berserk just after 10:00 last night and didn't return to normal until six hours later. Aliant's Brenda Reid says the fire damaged their DC Power Supply system.

St. John's resident Nick Eisnor says it's ``kind of scary'' that a single cable fire could do so much damage to the island's communication system. Aliant is investigating the incident.

Sunday, October 15, 2006


Halloween Hangman created by The Dimension's Edge, Inc.

Driving through the community this morning i see that a lot of the residents have their Halloween decorations up. I remember when my son use to go out on Halloween night and we would expect about 75 kids show up on our doorstep. The pass few years with our decline in population we see about 25.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

New Health Line launched.
This week residents of Newfoundland & Labrador will receive a fridge magnet in the mail compliments of our government. A new Health Line has been launched and a toll-free line is suppose to give the province residents access to health information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, no matter where you live.Looking at the site and the info there my opinion is that it's a great service! Now if only the government could give us another good service allowing NL residents the option to call 911 wherever they live!

Saturday, October 07, 2006

see where your donations go and how kids learn to make molotov cocktails.