The July 7 edition of the EMC/Gazette carried a story about my unfortunate, spontaneous expletive at a Mississippi Mills Council meeting June 28. I admit to the outburst and did apologize minutes later. However, the story—for which I was never interviewed—inaccurately reported the circumstances.
On June 23, the National Post carried a story detailing how Catherine McKenna, federal minister of environment and climate change, used her powers to stop part of a subdivision development near Montreal. The reason: to protect breeding habitat of the western chorus frog. This frog is a very common seasonal resident in prime subdivision habitat in our area. Should developers worry?
By now, most people in Mississippi Mills know that several dozen families in the south end of Ramsay ward recently learned their well water is, or may be, contaminated by Perfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS). The source is the nearby National Fire Lab on Concession 8, operated by the National Research Council (NRC). The NRC moved quickly to protect people’s health but questions remain about how far the pollution may spread and how long PFAS will stay in the soil and aquifer.