Friday, October 29, 2010

1 Billion YouTube Subscribers VIDEO PLaylist


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1 Billion YouTuber's... including me! :-)


Created a Playlist of the top favourites and some NEW additions on my video channel to celebrate YouTube reaching 1 Billion subscribers today!

Congrats Youtube! Enjoy... Duane Burnett


WATCH VIDEO Playlist

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Santa CLAWS meets Halloween Haunted House VIDEO


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Scary Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Haunted House. Halfmoon Bay, BC http://duaneburnett.blogspot.com


Halloween Events on the Sunshine Coast
http://duaneburnett.blogspot.com/2010/10/all-your-sunshine-coast-halloween.html




VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDo1r1nOeLY



5th Annual Halfmoon Haunt, a fundraiser for the Halfmoon Bay Volunteer Fire Department. Monster scary nightmare before Christmas. 2009.

This Is Halloween by Panic! At The Disco

Over 500 people enjoyed the 5th Annual Halfmoon Haunt helping to raise $1100. for the Halfmoon Bay Volunteer Fire Department! Congrats!!!


Halloween Events on the Sunshine Coast
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

VIDEO Scenic Snowy Winter Sunshine Coast BC Canada


"This We Know" by Charlotte Wrinch, photography by Duane Burnett. Length 4:19 minutes. A scenic journey along the Sunshine Coast during the winter.

VIDEO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF4vRCUwSz4

Photo slide show and original soundtrack showcasing winter on the Sunshine Coast BC Canada.

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Thought I would pull out some winter time pics from the archives and learn video editing to create something friends and family can share for the holidays! These photos are mainly Gibsons, Roberts Creek, and Sechelt.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Enter to WIN these fun frOg vs fLy hoopla mittens

WIN a pair of frog vs fly mittens
Enjoy the funnier things in life!



WIN a pair of hoopla fly vs frog mittens

Click "attending" on the facebook event page link to WIN!
Prize draw Nov 1st


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Hoopla VS mittens
come in a variety of great designs!
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Good luck! Duane Burnett


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Fly and Frog VS mittens by hoopla
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Vs Mittens fly and frog
These are so fun.. totally stylin' to wear!
I took a shot to show you. One size fits most.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

VIDEO Four Seasons of a Watershed Chapman Creek


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Clean water starts in our watersheds!

October 15, 2010 is Blog Action Day for Water. Today 5,697 Blogs in 143 Countries with a readership of 41,224,536 will write about water.

Blog Action Day is an annual event sponsored by Change.org

I think water is a miracle in every sense of the word. Just look how rare it is in your universe. We need to keep it clean, pollution free, safe, accessible, and free.

I celebrate blog action day by bringing awareness to the critical importance of watersheds and protecting them from harm.

Please enjoy my youtube video slide show tribute to Chapman Creek in Wilson Creek, BC on the Sunshine Coast, Canada, back with a haunting and beautiful soundtrack by Allison Barkley.

VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLVrZUDbwb4

Four Seasons of Chapman Creek Watershed
Photography Duane Burnett. Music Allison Barkley.



You might also enjoy this video about protecting the world's oceans, the source of rain water and life on Earth, from oil spills, tankers, and deep sea drilling catastrophes and ecocide's. The lyrics emphasize the importance of leaving oil dependency.


VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZwdGdfgr74

Oil BP parody (OPP Naughty by Nature)



Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking a global discussion and driving collective action. This year's topic is water.






WHY WATER?
Reprinted from http://blogactionday.change.org/why-water
Right now, almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. That’s one in eight of us.

Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren't strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses. The UN predicts that one tenth of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply and sanitation.

But, water moves beyond just a human rights issue. It’s an environmental issue, an animal welfare issue, a sustainability issue. Water is a global issue, deserving a global conversation.


The problem of scarce clean water:

Reprinted from http://blogactionday.change.org/blog/

Nearly 1 billion people lack access to clean water, which causes a litany of struggles, diseases and even death.

40 Billion Hours: African women walk over 40 billion hours each year carrying cisterns weighing up to 18 kilograms to gather water, which is usually still not safe to drink.

38,000 Children a Week: Every week, nearly 38,000 children under the age of 5 die from unsafe drinking water and unhygienic living conditions.

Wars Over Water: Many scholars attribute the conflict in Darfur at least in part to lack of access to water. A report commissioned by the UN found that in the 21st century, water scarcity will become one of the leading causes of conflict in Africa.

A Human Right: In July, to address the water crisis, the United Nations declared access to clean water and sanitation a human right over. But we are far from implementing solutions to secure basic access to safe drinking water.



Water over-consumption in industrialized countries:

While the developing world faces a water crisis, those in industrialized countries consume far more than their fair share.

Food Footprint: It takes 24 liters of water to produce one hamburger. That means it would take over 19.9 billion liters of water to make just one hamburger for every person in Europe.

Technology Footprint: The shiny new iPhone in your pocket requires half a liter of water to charge. That may not seem like much, but with over 80 million active iPhones in the world, that's 40 million liters to charge those alone.

Fashion Footprint: That cotton t-shirt you're wearing right now took 1,514 liters of water to produce, and your jeans required an extra 6,813 liters.

Bottled Water Footprint: The US, Mexico and China lead the world in bottled water consumption, with people in the US drinking an average of 200 bottles of water per person each year. Over 17 million barrels of oil are needed to manufacture those water bottles, 86 percent of which will never be recycled.



Water and the environment:

The disregard for water resources in industrialized countries impacts more than humans – it causes environmental devastation.

Waste Overflow: Every day, 2 million tons of human waste are disposed of in water sources. This not only negatively impacts the environment but also harms the health of surrounding communities.

Polluted Oceans: Death and disease caused by polluted coastal waters costs the global economy $12.8 billion a year.

Uninhabitable Rivers: Today, 40% of America's rivers and 46% of America's lakes are too polluted for fishing, swimming, or aquatic life.



Water solutions:

The good news is that there are great organizations working on solutions and new tools that empower people to do their part to address the water crisis.

Building Wells: Organizations like Water.org and charity: water are leading the charge in bringing fresh water to communities in the developing world.

Technology for Good: Do you want to measure how much water it took to make your favorite foods? There's an app for that.

Conservation Starts at Home: The average person uses 465 liters of water per day. Find out how much you use and challenge your readers to do that same.

Keeping Rivers Clean: We can all take small steps to help keep pollution out of our rivers and streams, like correctly disposing of household wastes.

Drop the Bottle: Communities around the world are taking steps to reduce water bottle waste by eliminating bottled water.

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What do you think of water and what are you doing to make a difference? I would really appreciate hearing from you.

Hope you enjoyed the videos and facts about why water is worth protecting and how urgent it is that we also get it to millions around the world who don't have access to it for even basic necessities.

Many thanks for Blog Action Day for spearheading bloggers to unite once a year for a cause. Great idea!

Yours for the planet, Duane Burnett


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Thursday, October 14, 2010

All Your Sunshine Coast Halloween Frights and Fun!




Plan your fright night...

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Tips to Green Your Halloween
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EVENTS

The Day of the Z! Gibsons Zombie Walk

Sunday, October 24 · 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gibsons Rec Centre, 700 Park Road. Gibsons, BC
We will be starting at the Gibsons Rec Centre. This year there will be some additional coolness sprinkled into the event.



Zombie Walk Powell River!
Sunday, October 24 · 2:00pm - 3:30pm
From Alberni and Marine to Westview pub (headin South) The Zoo
Powell River, BC



Ladies Night - Witches Eve
Monday, October 25 · 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Benjamin's International Cafe, Gibsons, BC
Hanging out with just the girls is a great way to unwind and shake off stress. Bring out your Wicca ways, your wicked ways, your tickle trunk treasures to swap (for costumes) and your sense of humor.



Halloween Party at Family Place!
Wednesday, October 27 · 2:00pm
Family Place in the Town Centre Mall
Powell River, BC
Come join in the Halloween fun from 2-4 pm on Wednesday, October 27. There will be a 50-50 draw and a photoshoot (by donation), which will act as fundraisers for Family Place. There will also be healthy snacks, a potluck, stories and circle time. All families with young children welcome! Happy Halloween....



Haunted House
Thursday, October 28 to October 31 - 6:00pm 8:00pm
6368 Picadilly Place, Sechelt.B.C
Canada World Youth fundraiser for the Sunshine Coast Food Bank. The event will run from 6pm - 8pm nightly for the four days. Suggested age is 4-10 years old but older kids are welcome. Little ones should bring a flash light.



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Chat Grad 2011 Haunted House (3 DAYS ONLY)

Friday, October 29 to October 31 - 6pm - 8:00pm
Sechelt Elementary (Above Gym), 5538 Shorncliffe Avenue, Sechelt, BC
$2 min. donation for entry to raise funds for Chatelech Secondary School Graduation Class.....



West Sechelt Elementary Haunted House
Friday, October 29 · 6:30pm - 8:30pm
West Sechelt Elementary, Sechelt, BC
Halloween Family Fun Night with pumpkin carving, fun zone and haunted house. All proceeds from this event will go to the PAC to be used to address school needs identified throughout the year.



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Haunted Yard
Sechelt Sign & Trophy
9am to 9pm till Halloween!
5768 Cowrie, Sechelt, BC
DON'T GO NEAR THE COFFIN!



Learn "Thriller" Dance Moves ages 14 and up!
Friday, October 29 · 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Myoga, #4 747 North Rd. Gibsons, BC
Love Michael Jackson? Here is your chance to learn the Thriller moves, shock your friends on Halloween and unleash your inner Zombie!!!



Halloween Costume Dance!
Sunshine Coast Minor Hockey Fundraiser
Friday, October 29th, 2010 - 8pm
Featuring the Copper Stills
Gibsons Legion, Gibsons, BC


Halloween at Gilligans
Gilligans Pub, Sechelt, BC
Pimps and Hookers is the costume theme. Judging best Pimp and Hooker at 11pm, win cash prize. Live band GAETAN. Party starts at 9pm. See you there.



Halloween Pumpkin Spiral Walk
Saturday, October 30 · 4:00pm - 8:00pm
deer crossing the art farm, Langdale, BC
Participants will carve, set up and view over a hundred Jack-o-lanterns that have been submitted by all ages from up and down the coast.



2nd Annual Pender Harbour Halloween Blues Bash
Saturday, October 30 at 8:00pm
Pender Harbour Community Hall, Madeira Park, BC
Fundraiser for the Pender Harbour Blues Society
Music by Steve Kozak and the West Coast All-Stars
$500 in cash prizes for Best Costume!



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ALL HALLOWS EVE & CELTIC NEW YEAR
Saturday, October 30 at 9:00pm
Creek Hall, Roberts Creek, BC
Costume ball and dance with big time favorite DJ Yum Yum special guest Graham B and live music with Blackberry Wood. Blackberry Wood is a wonderful, secret and Magic combination of original Alt-Country-Ragtime-Gypsy music, and up to date fun Grooves: Exotic World Beats -jumpin' Ska n’ many other irresistible body shakin -foot stomping delights. They’re a traveling Circus!!!



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Teen Halloween Party
Saturday, October 30 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gibsons Youth Centre, 700 Park Rd. Gibsons, BC
Join us for a game of Capture the Pumpkin, a Zombie impersonation contest, and Bobbing for Apples!!! Wear your costume ;) Ages 13 - 18 NO DRUGS NO ALCOHOL




Happy Cat Haven Halloween Benefit Dance

Saturday, October 30 at 8:00pm
Legion Hall, Gibsons, BC
THE RANTERS! Classic rock all night long!!!! Costume prizes, contests, draws, raffles... Snacks, drinks and more. Its a real party and a chance to support a good cause. Tix are $20... at Quality Farms, Peggy Sues, Happy Cat or call Neil Sandy at 604-989-6345.



Halloween Party with Scribble
Saturday, October 30 · 8:00pm
Sechelt Legion Branch 140, 5591 Wharf street, Sechelt, BC. Celebrate Halloween with Scribble performing LIVE Jamtronica sets and some original and cover tunes. Scribble is Jamie Swann, Pat Haavisto, Kristi Haavisto, Jason Lambing, Jeff Doran. $5 at the door (to help starving musician's).



The Night of the Living Dead Celebrities
Saturday, October 30 at 9:00pm
Lighthouse Pub, 5764 Wharf Road, Sechelt, BC
Halloween Costume Party with DJ Marlin & DJ Deano
Tickets $10. $750 in CASH PRIZES


Halloween with High Strung
Saturday, October 30 at 9:00pm
McKinney's Pub, Powell River, BC
Get very scary this Halloween with High Strung @ McKinney's. Much vocal talent in this band with a hard working rehearsal ethic. The band is tight.




A Sound Healing Journey To Honour Our Ancestors

Sunday, October 31 · 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunshine Coast Arts Centre
5714 Medusa @ Trail Avenue, Sechelt, BC
This will be a special evening of sound healing music, throat singing and overtone chant in honour of our ancestors and departed loved ones.
We encourage you to bring a candle and photo of departed loved ones to place on an alter for the evening as we enter the unified field of consciousness.




VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDo1r1nOeLY

Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Haunted House


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Thanks for sending me all those Halloween event invites on facebook!

The traditions and names around this ancient holiday go back thousands of years but they seem to all be a time to celebrate your ancestors and give thanks to the Earth and Sun's spirit... So Enjoy!

But please be safe... carry a flash light, be visible, watch for cars, maybe arrange a place to stay overnight near the venue, don't drink and drive, arrange a driver, taxi, bus or limo, make it a sleep over! You get what I mean. Thanks Duane Burnett

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Facebook Wins Boobie Prize for Deleting Breastfeeding Photos


Breastfeeding Obscene? News headlines traveled fast when Facebook deleted Courtenay, BC resident Kate Hansen's fan page because it showed breast feeding photos and artwork. I asked What YOU think? And you weren't short on opinion!


Facebook deletes breastfeeding by Kate Hansen


Here's what you had to say on my facebook page!

Additional comments welcome!!!!



Rhys Edwards
i wouldn`t be offended personally.. but i guess it is technically one of the things that facebook states is not permitted, even if it`s not a salicious pic in nature.


Kelly Backs
oh, the americian view of the human body is so skewed, typical behavior from an american business.


Nichole Lagasse
Ive posted some pretty rude, racey and even obscene things on fb. The ONLY pic I got reported for was a picture of me breastfeeding my daughter.
The kicker is, its not facebook trolling for so-called obscenity. Some shmoe has to report it first, then facebook takes action.
Part of me is glad that there is only one person of the over 500 friends I have on fb that I offend. Sadly, its a photo of my body providing loving nutrition to my baby that offended them.


Rob Eaton
but, it's ok for a pic of mother cat nursing her kittens. go figure.


C J Jackman Zigante
such a silly silly thing it is a natural nurturing thing....
I have seen some hoochie pics on here that don't need to bare it to imply they share it, yet breastfeeding some schmo looked at n thought obscene [maybe he was bottle fed and jealous!!!


Kelly Backs
Bring Kate Hansen Back facebook fan page
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Kate-Hansen-Back/158650934153629?ref=search&v=wall


Lana Gail Phelps
I breast fed all 3 of my children and there was nothing obscene about it, it's just other people's dirty minds making something natural and beautiful into something terrible....what's so obscene about feeding your baby as nature intended? I think the problem comes from the fact that breast have been made into sexual things instead of what they were intended to be.


Lesley Ord
What I don't get, is it's a supposed "friend" who reported it!


Allen Snowdon
I'm 55 and still haven't broken the habit...


Duane Burnett
there seems to be a cultural or religious bias or judgment in breasts and breast feeding in public, one I think is unhealthy and the other healthy. It seems in many European countries topless is the norm at the beach, and in North America you get booted off facebook for showing one.


Rhys Edwards
if there wasn`t a stigma about covering up breasts in our society this would not be an issue.. the taboo makes young males grow up obsessed with them because of the naughty factor. it also creates a culture that makes young ladies feel they have to get augmentation to be desirable... yet they are not allowed to show them off in public. warped values we have in the western world... at least our females don`t have to wear full length duffel bags in public.


Gina Myhill-jones
oh PUH-LEEZE.. they are TITS !!! There, we've all had a giggle.. better now ???..... now "video games"... those are disturbing... and TV.... and "pop" music... *HATE=OK....TITS=BAD"..I get it...


Jeannine Fitzsimmons
Some people would rather see women in large sacks so as not to offend the heirerarchy . Some people would rather women be in bikinis all the time. Maybe decency and indecency are not far apart. Like love and hate , fire and water. Nothing more natural in this world than a mother feeding her babies. In any form.


C J Jackman Zigante
i luv ya Gina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Kera Mchugh
Thanks for bringing the conversation up, Duane... it's ridiculous that people find breastfeeding offensive. Those people have some deep-seated fears & unresolved issues that require attention, in my opinion. It always made me happy to find a mom feeding her child in our place, just as it made us happy to feed mom! Yay for CBC to report on this incident and make FB get a grip.


C J Jackman Zigante
that's it in protest I am going to post a booby pic ok not like totally nude but the puppies will be at attention!!!


Kim Price
hmmmm,sorry I dont agree...that is a precious time between mom and babe, why would you want to share that with 1000s' of people?


Binny Dhaliwal
There's Nothing Obsecene About It At All,Its Just People's Mind Is Dirty ...Whats Obscene Mother Feeding Her Baby? Ridicilous,If Somebody Has Done It, Really.


Sharon Charboneau SO WRONG! most natural & beautiful sight. Not unlike those who believe rape is about sex.


Manuen Edwards
stoopid

Kera Mchugh
Kim, i don't think it's about "wanting" to share it, necessarily - it's about FB deeming it obscene and censoring it. THAT is what's wrong here.


Austin Boyd
a Vancouver woman told to use a back room in a fashion shop on Robson Street to breast feed her child, got an apology after a big protest
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20080807/BC_protest_breast_080807/


Kim Price
Sorry but Im with FB on this... I still dont get why a mom would want to post that...I still feel its a very personal ,private and special time between mom and babe. ( parents)


Sharon Charboneau
ok, didn't see photo/post, however why is it problem - yes it's a special time between mom & babe - so why can't that be posted?
Hypocrisy comes to mind, not you specifically Kim, but our society. Big uproar over Demi posing nude when pregnant? Big uproar over mother nursing baby? I have never experienced pregnancy or breastfeeding and I am not in the least offended by these photos. I don't get the uproar when suggestive nudes are flashing on FB for dating site & elsewhere??


Nichole Lagasse
‎@ Kim: my family and friends are spread around the world and I used facebook to show them whats goin on in my life. Sure its a sacred thing, feeding your baby, but why WOULDNT I want to share it with people I care about, who care about me, and who want to see my baby; their newest family member? My photo settings are for friends only, and I have over 500 friends. Thats how it got editied.


C J Jackman Zigante
three reasons why the breastfeeding issue is a crock first of all there was an issue with a woman breastfeeding her child and called obscene.... but this apparently is just fine!!!!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/10/courtney-love-nude-in-fet_n_607265.html

Second she was sharing it with her 'friends only' and not 'the general PUBLIC' as is the case with ms Courtney in the link above.... and as Art not meant to be sexualized......

AND 3 if that is not proper then this should not be either so why is this page not under attack?
http://www.facebook.com/utterlyyours?v=wall yet there seems to be no problem so i say


Nichole Lagasse
I guess ultimately, if you dont like lookin at tits, mamaries, hooters, jugs, puppies or breasts, no matter what their application in the photo, then dont look. Surf away to someone else's less offensive page.


C J Jackman Zigante
Nichole you had/have every right to share with your family and friends check the links I posted above


Paul R. Dierks
I am never shocked by the hipocracy of media. I have seen a man dingus swinging in the wind on public TV while female genitalia is more than Taboo. It is all the same species. Perhaps we should be forced to cover up all our canine friends a...nuses. It is obsene.

If we didn't treat it like taboo, perhaps the young would tend to be less perverted by culture.


Christine Moore
What`s the big deal? We see them every day!


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Great feedback from everyone! Facebook Canada had a change of heart and restored the women's page possible from the public outcry.

Here are some links below on the story and artist. Thanks for reading my blog. Most appreciated...

I would love to hear your comments too! Thanks Duane


LINKS
Facebook deletes a women's page featuring photos of breastfeeding according to a CBC News report.
http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2010/10/01/sk-breast-feeding-facebook.html


Kate Hansen Facebook Fan Page
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kate-Hansen/196745610134

Kate Hansen Website
http://www.katehansenart.com

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Deadly Asbestos Legacy of 1950s-70s Ripens in Your Heart Now



Special Guest Writer, college graduate, Alex Johnson on the devastating cancer "mesothelioma" that ripens around your heart and body organs 30 to 50 years after exposure to asbestos.

Asbestos-danger



Mesothelioma in Canada
Mesothelioma is a very aggressive and deadly cancer diagnosed decades after exposure to asbestos, the only known source of this rare disease. The fire retardant insulation was commonly used between the 1940’s and the 1970’s. While manufacturers and companies knew asbestos was potentially toxic, the general public had no clue. Workers were routinely exposed to the dust and fibers that become lodged in the mesothelium, the lining which surrounds many major internal organs. While the mutated cells lie dormant, the individual has no mesothelioma symptoms. By the time a physician reaches a definitive diagnosis, the cancer has often progressed to the advanced stages.


Canadian Statistics Rising
Mesothelioma has become a worldwide health concern. While the United States began long ago to phase out the use of asbestos, after discovering the true health hazards of the mineral-based fiber, Canada became a leading exporter, continuing to mine chrysotile, an asbestos product shipped to third world countries.

When Canadian officials finally determine that asbestos dust and fibers are truly hazardous to an individual’s health, even when the material is handled under certain safety protocols, the incidents of malignant mesothelioma among miners will decline. Conversely, the cases of cancer among construction workers climb, as old buildings are renovated and asbestos removal exposes workers.

According to an article in the Heritage Toronto, Building and Wood Workers' International website, R&D Magazine, “figures compiled by Statistics Canada, the number of new cases in the last 15 years has risen from 276 to 461, or 67 percent, and officials believe that the trend will continue for years as Canada's population is impacted by the asbestos legacy of the 1950s, 60s and 70s”. It is also believed that third world countries will soon experience a rise in asbestos related diseases.
Learn more about Mesothelioma

Canadian officials and the medical community are actively researching mesothelioma, in an effort to better understand this aggressive cancer. Early detection methods are a top priority, as the cancer is known to spread during the latent period, making early detection almost impossible.

More information is becoming available to Canadian residents. Comprehensive websites are providing information and lists of resources available to those diagnosed with mesothelioma in Canada. Some patients may choose to participate in clinical trials. By helping test new treatment options, patients receive cancer treatment, without incurring massive medical bills, and promoting research. In addition, cancer patients are being asked to donate a sample of cancer tissue to the tumor tissue bank, for the purposes of analysis. It is one way to contribute to the fight against malignant mesothelioma in Canada.


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Many thanks to Alex for his informative article about this deadly asbestos cancer. I am honoured he shared it with me and you. Most awesome.... Well done!

I remember when working at BC Ferries between Tsawwassen and Victoria all the bulk heads, walls on the vessels, of the older V-class ferries had asbestos in them.

You may have gone for a ride on one of them yourself: the Queen of Esquimalt, Queen of Victoria, Queen of Saanich, there were seven V-Class Ferries in total serving the British Columbia coast.

The Gibsons Recycling Depot kindly provided me this link after seeing my article about a recent story in The Tyee about the asbestos risk on BC Ferries http://thetyee.ca/News/2010/06/10/FerryAsbestosRisk/

Scary that this cancer has a time release several decades later and again, we throw ourselves wholehearted into yet another great invention without understanding the consequences and long term effects of the convenience, like plastic.

If you would like to write a guest article let me know. Thanks Duane Burnett


LINKS
http://www.mesotheliomasymptoms.com/
http://www.mesotheliomaweb.org/nov200927b.htm
http://thetyee.ca/News/2010/06/10/FerryAsbestosRisk/


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