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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Biologist believes Alberta oilsands are a constant source of low-level pollution

 "An independent scientist says an extensive search of hard-to-get government records
suggest Alberta's oilsands are a constant source of low-level pollution.
And Kevin Timoney, a biologist who has criticized the oilsands before,
 says the vast database he has compiled on the industry's environmental
performance suggests the province isn't doing enough to enforce standards."

To read the remainder of t his news article please click on the following link:

© 2010 CTV

Dr. Kevin Timoney has been in the news before regarding his mentioning of pollution problems
in Alberta. For instance, he was quoted in the following article as having conducted
 his own research into health issues raised by the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation
 in northern Alberta concerning their water supply.
11/08/water-study.html ) He was also in the news when he told his wife they should move
from their residence in Strathcona County, near Edmonton, because the air quality was 

In addition Dr. Timoney was subject to  defamatory staments by the Government of Alberta, after
Dr. Timoney concluded that "the Oil Industry in Alberta were threatening ecosystems and 
public health" .

Dr. Timoney was also quoted as part of an article entitled "Canada's Dirty Oil Challenge",

Dr. Kevin P. Timoney,  is an ecologist with Treeline Environmental Research. It certainly is 
wonderful that someone like Dr. Timoney is looking out for the health of the people of Alberta!

Here is a video in which Dr. Timoney is  speaking in Fort Chipewyan about the Alberta Cancer
 Board Health Study of 2009 which found an elevated incidence of several types of
cancer in the Fort Chipewyan area: source of video:

Dr. Timoney, on behalf of all Albertans I would like to thank you for all the time and energy you have
spent trying to ensure that the health of your fellow Albertans is not threatened by  the actions of Big Oil
 and our lax  Government in the Province of Alberta!

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Thoughts worth thinking about

"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every woman and man present their views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.- Albert Einstein Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia

A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed

Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -

Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.