Saturday, July 30, 2016

Dangerous Lawns

It wasn't that long ago when the familiar sign "Keep Off the Grass" was placed on lawns for their protection.  The grass and shrubs needed a chance to grow, so please tread not.  

Today, the lawn sign reads "Warning Pesticide Use."  It now means keep off for your protection.  Our public and private lawns are so loaded with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides, that they can bring on headaches and skin disorder for you or your pet.  

Use at your own risk.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Toronto Star policy?

The Toronto Star has done it again -- says one thing, does another.

The newspaper has a strict policy that Letters to the Editor must be identified.

Yet, on July 13, 2016, the Star gave headline treatment to anonymity -- "Tenors' all-star anthem tweak ticks off Canadian viewers."

The basis for the report was the anonymous social media. Indeed, a single tweet was the basis for the entire report by the Star reporter.