March 26, 2018

BC’s “medieval” sanitation standards lead to small scale cholera outbreak

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show


British Columbia has a small scale cholera outbreak happening on Vancouver Island.

But this isn't imported cholera, contracted in one of the places in the world that still has it – like Haiti, Africa or Southeast Asia. No, this outbreak is homegrown.

Hidden way down, near the end of a CTV article, mixed in with the usual excuses about climate change, lies the truth.

"Our oceans are a valued resource for food, travel, recreation and they're under pressures from sewage, from boat traffic and from rising temperatures. Our health is connected to the oceans and I think this is a sign of that," Island Health medical officer of health Dr Shannon Waters said.

Climate change didn’t give anyone cholera — unless climate change caused the last cholera outbreak in Canada in the 1800's that resulted in about 20K deaths.

It's the raw, untreated sewage BC keeps dumping into their oceans — 82 million litres daily from Victoria alone.

BC’s NDP government uses their coastline as a weapon against any fossil fuel development. They use the threat of any potential oil spill, no matter how potentially small or unlikely, as a means to block development.

Except a Third World disease is now rearing its ugly, fecal-soaked, head because environmentalists are, in all practical senses, such terrible stewards of their own coastlines.

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commented 2018-03-29 11:45:53 -0400
Hear hear Andy Neimers. There are real and present problems to be dealing with and Climate Barbie ignores them.
commented 2018-03-29 02:27:39 -0400
Excellent show Sheila!… There are “bad apples” re this water pollution problem from coast to coast and on most water ways in between… Victoria’s “daily flush” means that all beaches west and north of Victoria on Vancouver Island, right up to Port Renfrew, are posted with signs prohibiting shellfish harvesting… On the Georgia Straits side there are also many such localized signs which makes it a headache for the famous Fanny Bay and Baynes Sound oyster farms to keep their product viable… Needless to say, ditto on both shores of the St. Lawrence River… In Nova Scotia, large tracts of the shoreline on the Bay of Fundy are also posted.. On St. Mary’s Bay, famous for its lobsters, the shellfish are also off limits due to illegal run-off from houses with septic systems leeching into the waters… Since the “environmental 70s” so much has changed yet so much has stayed the same… It would indeed serve Climate Barbie well to stop the “climate change” B.S. and concentrate on what is a real concern across Canada…
commented 2018-03-27 17:22:08 -0400
Sewage is worse than Oil by a huge margin.
commented 2018-03-27 17:20:59 -0400
Joanne Thauberger quit using CNN as a source, they are full of shit. And many tankers go by there to Alaska already. And they seem to have no problem with tankers coming in from the middle east.
commented 2018-03-27 17:18:43 -0400
Arnold Silverman they did it, Climate Barbie approved it, it did lots of ecological damage. And it equaled around 3 years of Victoria dumping sewage in terms of volume. The hypocrisy on this issue is astounding. Sewage does far more damage than a pipeline break.
commented 2018-03-27 17:11:28 -0400
If they star charging for sewage dumping the money could go to stopping this . But I guess a carbon tax is more important . Right Barbie
commented 2018-03-27 16:16:02 -0400
You are absolutely correct Joanne, it goes on east and west, probably by most cities on large water routes. There are overflow problems related to excess precip, leaks, untreated water if not solids, even out and out dumping at times.
I believe Victoria was mentioned not because of anyone being pissed off about Kinder Morgan (although anyone who isn’t—- is drinking too much sewage contaminated water) but because there is a small cholera outbreak. Small or not it is something that should never happen in 2018 in any western country.

A little less anti oil and gas demonstrating and a little more problem solving of real time problems would go a long way. Banning pipelines does nothing but satisfy the moral vanity of a small group of elites with no understanding of putting food on the table, jobs for First Nations, pipeline technology or any kind of environmental stewardship.
commented 2018-03-27 14:40:25 -0400
Don’t just single out British Columbia just because you are having a tantrum about Kinder Morgan.

Canadian cities and towns dumped more than 205 billion litres of raw sewage and untreated waste water into the country’s rivers and oceans last year, CBC News has learned.

The amount of untreated waste water, which includes raw sewage and rain and snow runoff, that flowed into Canadian rivers and oceans last year would fill 82,255 Olympic-size swimming pools — an increase of 1.9 per cent over 2014, the CBC investigation has found.

“These numbers are still really alarming,” Elaine MacDonald, an environmental engineer with Ecojustice, told CBC News. “There’s obviously a lot of untreated waste water that’s still entering the environment.”

Coast to coast pollution
The discharges or raw sewage and untreated water pollute the environment from coast to coast, with toilet paper washing up on the Atlantic coast near small towns in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The volume of raw sewage and untreated water was supposed to drop as cities and towns moved to comply with federal regulations introduced in 2012 by the Conservative government of then Prime Minister Stephen Harper to try to solve the problem.

Cruise ships dump their raw sewage into the oceans too.

With this going on; do we really need 400 oil tankers travelling through there every year? Did you just hear yourself “from boat traffic”? Guess what; oil tankers are huge boats. The crude oil from the Juan Valdez still hasn’t been cleaned up; and that happened twenty-eight years ago. Only ten percent of the spill was actually cleaned up and it is still causing environmental issues.
Opinion: After twenty-eight years, Exxon Valdez oil spill hasn’t ended – CNN…/index.html
commented 2018-03-27 13:10:42 -0400
Control, I think we have a problem. Hell they don’t even need to just blame atrazine for ‘gender fluidity’.
Speaking of Montreal,
“For example pharmaceuticals are not currently removed from the wastewater every day of the year. And it also doesn’t have nutrient removal. Obviously this is a large sewage spill. But when put into the context of what’s currently happening there were 45,000 of them in 2013 alone of raw sewage spills to the environment. And I don’t think people really understood how widespread this was and how often there are emergency repairs on sewer networks. There’s a lot of need for reinvestments and I don’t think everyone really realized that this is a common occurrence.”

…..this is a common occurrence!
commented 2018-03-27 13:00:07 -0400
Its not just Montreal and Victoria, Ottawa and Toronto does it as well. Toronto has been doing it periodically for years, it can be debated whether they are ‘doing it’ or ‘allowing it to happen’ due to excess rainfall and inadequate systems, but the results are the same.

There is a real job for you Mckenna. It might help mitigate your Climate Barbie image. Try to spend your time more productively and actually do something helpful. Think of the funds you could free up to the provinces to fix infrastructure, if you stopped wasting money on nonsensical lies and bullsht. Forget your fake climate industry and pay attention to where your sht is going! That goes for all you premiers and mayors dialed into the federal lies as well.
commented 2018-03-27 11:53:23 -0400
Trudeau is taking action on Vancouver Island’s problem. As we speak, he is expelling Russian Diplomats; so Putin must be sending tankers full of sewage and dumping it around the Island.
commented 2018-03-27 11:41:38 -0400
What does Canada’s Patron Saint of the Environment David Suzuki have to say about this?
commented 2018-03-27 11:02:34 -0400
Katie Hopkins did a report on Tucker Carlson Tonight concerning LA’s Skid Row. Rats and excrement in the streets of LA and cholera on Vancouver Island. Ain’t the left coast wonderful?
commented 2018-03-27 07:48:49 -0400
Jill and John Ward, get your facts straight. Montréal DOES NOT dump raw, un-treated sewage into the St.Lawrence. What you are talking about was a much maligned but one-off that was necessary during repairs to the system.
commented 2018-03-27 06:48:01 -0400
BIG SHOCK!! The idiot imposes carbon taxing across Canada but Canadian cities continue to FLUSH RAW SEWAGE INTO OUR RIVERS, LAKES AND OCEANS! I have been complaining about this for some time having contacted the Ontario government – however apparently it wasn’t important enough for any of them to get back to me on this. The idiot on parliament hill is allowing Montreal to flush their raw sewage into the St. Lawrence and for some reason , cities all across Canada continue to do it as well. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS IN THIS DAY AND AGE! But, the good news is, WE HAVE THE CARBON TAX ON THE AIR WE BREATHE WHICH HERE IN CANADA IS THE CLEANEST- OR AT LEAST SOME OF THE CLEANEST ON THE PLANET! Not so for our waterways- AND DON’T GET ME GOING ON THE GARBAGE LAYING AND FLYING ALL OVER AND AROUND OUR ROADWAYS, STREETS, PARKS, AND SO ON!! Have been complaining about this here in Ontario for years as well however again, not a peep from the Wynne government! NO RESPECT FOR THIS COUNTRY AS WE BECOME A THIRD WORLD POLLUTED HOLE!
commented 2018-03-27 04:31:22 -0400
Bravo Zulu.. not only any coverage of the daily “flow to the sea” but CKTB, ostensibly “Vancouver Island’s news source” instead chose to use valuable minutes of “local” news time tonight to cover the twits protesting guns in America instead?…
commented 2018-03-27 00:00:53 -0400
So where are Climate Barbie & the so concerned environmentalists on this one? This is so disgusting, surprising it’s just surfacing now. I guess as long as it’s the lefties doing this, Barbie is not concerned & besides she’s far too busy getting her next project off the ground, banning plastic bags. We talk about shit hole countries, well with all the BS from the left, we’re not far behind. Let everybody waltz in here without any screening, we are going to see more crap regarding our health.
commented 2018-03-26 23:47:04 -0400
I’ll have to contact my old Forest Service buddy, George Heyan, and if I can get him to propose legislation that would prohibit residents of the lower mainland and Vancouver Island from pooping. We’re such good old friends, I’m sure he’ll get right on it.
commented 2018-03-26 23:34:50 -0400
No sympathy from me. Sometimes you reap what you sow.
commented 2018-03-26 23:33:56 -0400
It must be Harpers fault.
commented 2018-03-26 23:18:10 -0400
Sheila, I have mentioned this before but just to inform those that haven’t seen it. Sitting in a Doctors office in Toronto, I have seen a patient there with Leprosy, not a disease common to Canada, yet we are importing it. Also we now have on the rise the disease of Tuberculosis also being imported from abroad, a disease we eradicated from Canada back in the sixties. This is clearly more of the third world coming to live here in Canada. And keep in mind that the greatest majority of these people have no education or recognizable skills, where do many find work, in the food industry. I remember when people came to Canada, they were investigated, interviewed, had to have documentation that they had been inoculated against diseases. Now Canada is fast becoming a country I no longer recognize, soon we can expect to degrade into an anarchistic hell hole.
commented 2018-03-26 21:05:43 -0400
Not much media coverage.

I have seen cholera up close and personal – it is not surprising so many people die of it around the world.

As for oceans – seems to me that welfare province – kebec – loves to dump sewage in to it as well.


Pony up some extra cash so BC and kebec can fix their issues.

Final sentence was sarcasm folks (just in case some of you missed it!)

commented 2018-03-26 19:30:45 -0400
Sewage dumping into rivers, lakes and oceans is proof the government is trying to make people sick. No excuse for this.
Every time McKenna authorizes Quebec a dump of millions of litres of sewage into the St. Lawrence, she is skewered on social media. Msm tends to leave this topic unreported.
commented 2018-03-26 19:14:48 -0400
Shitty. Poor Mckenna, and that scag George Heyman ( former executive director of Sierra Club BC)are going to actually have to do work that matters. Unless it doesn’t matter that Justin’s playground is turning into a literal shithole.

At least 4 people have contracted cholera? Unbelievable! Unacceptable!
commented 2018-03-26 18:59:17 -0400
Talk about 3rd world shit holes.
commented 2018-03-26 18:54:46 -0400
So why the hell do I have to pay a sewage charge every month ? Time to shut down all the pipelines dumping raw sewage or charge them double their water bills until they do .