Ross Rader: Slayer of Records

rossrader460While I’ll be lapping up the WordPress goodness at WordCamp this Friday, Ross Rader, avid cyclo-fanatic and director of TucowsHover division, will be hard at work on trashing the cross-Ontario cycling record.  He’s doing this to raise awareness, and funds, for the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation.

Ross will be cycling 874km, trying to beat the 1987 record set by Ron Dossenbach of Windsor, Ontario, of 35 hours and 39 minutes. He figures he’ll have to maintain an average speed of 27km/hr.

You can find Ross at his blog: http://ultrarider.ca/.

You can sponsor Ross and help a child with cancer lead a better life at: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/donate.aspx?EventID=28290&LangPref=en-CA.

Thanks for your support, and all the best to Ross and his team!

Why Farmed Salmon Is a Bad Idea

I’ve been watching season 2 of Boston Legal.  In one episode, Denny takes Alan fishing in the wilds of beautiful British Columbia.  There they meet a lawyer who introduces them to the problems caused by open-net salmon farms.

In a subsequent episode, Alan, on a date in a fancy restaurant, makes a scene when offered farmed salmon.

The problem is most people don’t understand why farmed salmon is so bad.  In fact, they don’t know the difference between farmed and wild salmon.  you can be sure the salmon farming industry goes out of its way to insure people can’t tell one from the other.  Certainly no labeling will be found.

Our friends at Watershed Watch have put together an animated film which clearly explains, without preaching, the dangers of farmed salmon.  It’s a 7 minute video.  I encourage you to take the time to watch it and do your part to save wild salmon: stop buying farmed salmon.