Thursday, August 11, 2022


 Today's Waterloo Region Record carries the following story by Paige Desmond titled "Local activists seek election in the townships". Ms. Desmond has indeed hit the mark with her article describing three activists who have thrown their hat into the political ring. Steph Goertz is a member of Citizens for Safe Groundwater who oppose the proposed Hallman gravel pit in Wilmot Township. Bonnie Bryant is a member of Hopewell Creek Ratepayers' Assoc. and they are opposing the proposed Shantz Station Gravel Pit just outside the village of Maryhill. Finally we have Dr. Dan Holt who is a current member of the Lanxess Citizens' Advisory Panel (CAP) and the former Chair of CPAC when it was known as the Chemtura Public Advisory Committee. CPAC currently stands for Citizens Public Advisory Committee and Dr. Dan is still the Chair of it. 

My sincerest wish is that all three get elected come the October municipal elections. That said there are a few significant errors in Ms. Desmond's description of Dr. Holt and of Elmira's poisoned groundwater. These could have been readily fact checked . While her errors should not be placed upon Dr. Dan Holt nevertheless they contribute to those who denigrate newspapers as sources of accurate information. I will say that over the years Ms. Desmond's facts have been very good.


  1. Always the glass is half empty. I still wonder why you don'r run or is it the reputation that worries you?

  2. Always the glass is half empty. I still wonder why you are such an asshole or is it the reliance on drugs, past alcoholism or rejection by family that motivates you?