Its interesting to read about all the businesses that are recalling all their reusable shopping bags (Edmonton Journal article) because they contain lead. Evidently, lead in shopping bags is dangerous.
For some reason, the City of Thunder Bay is not removing all the lead water connections up to the property line as stated in the 2009 Water Quality Report. The City of Thunder Bay administration seems to be speaking out of both sides of the mouth at the same time. Yes. We are working to eliminate lead service connections and no, we are not actually working to eliminate lead service connections. I believe terms such as sucking and blowing at the same time or having your cake and eating it too are appropriate for this situation. Evidently you can do those things…if you are a municipally owned monopoly. Lead in drinking water is not as dangerous as lead in shopping bags? That is the message I am getting here.
Why are stores more worried about their costumers’ health than the City of Thunder Bay? Good question. Maybe it has to do with monopoly. Take it or leave it. Where you going to go for your drinking water if not the City of Thunder Bay? The bottle of course. Bottled water. A City that is on the shore of the largest body of fresh water in the world and people buy bottled water. Only in Canada you say. Pity.