Eastern Lake Ontario Environmental Research Group 2000 (cont'd from eloerg.tripod.com/waupoos)

Queen's Fine Arts Department Succumbs, letter to Principal, December 2011
Slide to Extinction, Chris Humphrey, letter to Globe, October 31, 2018
Peter Galbraith, FRCP, obituary, October 2017
White Pines on Death Bed, Bruce Bell, Intelligencer, July 17,2018
Thucydides Trap, letter to Globe, May 2018
Great Lakes toxics down, SUNY Oswego/Clarkson U, April 2018
Machine subversion of democracy, letter to Globe, April 2018
Air Pollution overrides Ancestral Genes, Globe, March 2018
Olympian Cathal Kelly, letter to Globe, March 2018
Environmentalists seeking unemployment, letter to Globe, February 2018
Less is more on Bike Lanes, National Post, January 2018
Tramadol, 10 years on, Globe and Mail, November 2017
White Stripes: Belleville bicycle lanes, letters, November 2017
Occupational Cancers, CCO research results, Globe and Mail, October 2017
Big Pharmoney and Canadian Drug Use Guidelines, Globe and Mail, June 21, 2017, Kelly Grant
Oxycontin, 20 years on, letter to Globe, May 2017
Lake Ontario wind turbines to remain on hold? Feb 2017
Obituary, Raold Serebrin, September 2016
Sartorial slip or signal? letter to Globe editor, October 2016
Weapons of mass distraction, letter to Globe editor, Oct 2016
Point O turbines 99% Down the Drain, CCSAGE, July 7, 2016
Point O turbines Dead and Damned, PECFN, July 6, 2016
Rabid diplomat, letter to Globe, May, 2016
More on bats: rabid rocker? letter to Globe, January 2016
Lighthouses of eastern Lake Ontario, new book by Marc Seguin, March 2016
Continuing corporate windpower malfeasance: Windstream and Trillium Corp, Feb 2016
Amherst Island: the next fine mess, Feb 2016
Valerie Langer: Thirty years of effort pays off on the B.C. coast, Feb 1,2016
Trillium log, 6th annual ELO expedtion, September 2015
Trillium Wind Corp intent on Spoliation of eastern Lake Ontario and Main Duck Isle, June 2015
Turtles rule? Ontario Court of Appeal Decision: Turtlegate, April 2015
Obituaries, Mary Terrance (Luke) Hill, January 2015; Valerie Ingrid (Hill) Kaldes, July 2015
Ontario Court of Appeal turtle hearing, December 2014
Trillium Log, 5th annual ELO expedition, September 2014
Planetary public health manifesto, The Lancet, March 2014
Ostrander Bioblitz, butterfly inventory walk, August 10, 2014
Victory at Cape Vincent: British Petroleum withdraws turbine proposal, February 2014
Stay of execution granted by Ontario Court of Appeal, March 2014
Never say die: Will the Court of Appeal let the Ostrander Phoenix fly free again? March 2014
Divisional Court ruling in Ostrander: turtles belly up, Trojan horses win, February 2014
Lafarge 2020, pushing the air envelope again, Hazardous waste as cement kiln fuel proposal, Jan2014
Another fine mess in Port Hope: municipal waste incinerator proposal, January 2014
Ostrander: fiasco, or snafu? you decide, December 2013
Ostrander rises again, Noli illegitimi carborundum, December 2013
British Petroleum backing off Cape Vincent after a decade of aggression? December 2013
Turbines best Bald Eagles in U.S law, December 2013
SARStock 10 years after, letter to editor, August 2003
Trillium log September 2013: Surfin' USA: Hanging Ten in a Hughes 29
ERT Post mortem: Garth Manning lets it all hang out, August 2013
ERT post mortem: Cheryl Anderson lets it all hang out, August 2013
ERT Post Mortem: Ian Dubin lets it all hang out, August 2013
Great Lakes United turns thirty, goes down, RIP GLU, July 29, 2013
ERT decision, Ostrander turns turtle, goes down, July 3, 2013
PECFN Thankyou, and Appeal for funds, July 6, 2013
Minister of Env on Lake Ontario Off shore wind turbine status, June 2013
Lake Ontario water level control plan, June 2013
Play by Play, Part II, APPEC Ostrander ERT Appeal, June 2013
Ostrander ERT June 2013, Appendix VI, an indirect cause of human morbidity and mortality ?
ELOERG Presentation to Ostrander ERT, Part II, Human Health, May 2013
The Dirty E-Word, Terry Sprague, Picton Gazette, April 2013
Toxics in Great Lakes Plastic Pollution, April 2013
Bill Evans on Birds and Wind farms, April 2013
Mayday, Naval Marine Archive, April 2013
Experimental Lakes Area, Kenora, Closing by Federal Gov't, March 2013
Fishing Lease Phase out on Prince Edward Point, March 2013
Windstream makes $1/2 Billion NAFTA claim, March 2013
Play by Play, PECFN Ostrander ERT Appeal, March 2013
Offshore Wind turbine moratorium 2 years later, The Star, Feb 2013
ELOERG ERT submission on Ostrander: Appendix V: Pushing the Envelope of the MoE SEV, Feb 2013
Wente on Wind and Bald Eagle mugging, Globe and Mail, February 2, 2013
Sprague on Wind and Bald Eagle mugging, Picton Gazette, Jan 25, 2013
Cry Me a River over a Few Bats: Submission to Env Review Tribunal, ELOERG, January 2013
Lake Ontario's Troubled Waters: U of Michigan GLEAM, January 2013
Letter to Minister of Environment re: Ostrander, January 2013
No Balm in Gilead: Ostrander IWT's as Trojan Horses, January 2013
Ostrander Turbines: another Christmas gift by the MoE, Dec 2012
Occupational carcinogens: Ontario Blue Collar breast cancer study, November 2012
Fresh water fish Extinctions, Scientific American,November 2012
Great Lakes Toxics revisited, November 2012
Frack the What ? November 2012
$ 2 1/4 Billion Trillium Power lawsuit knockback Appeal, November 2012
Canada Centre for Inland Waters decimated, October 2012
Birds, Bats, Turbines, and the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, October 2012
Ecological public health, the 21st centurys big idea? British MedicalJournal Sept1,2012
Trillium log, Sept 2012
George Prevost, Saviour of the Canadas, 1812 - 1814. June 2012
The Victory at Picton: Bicentennial Conference on War of 1812-1814, Differing Perspectives, May 2012
Carleton Island and the 1812, letter to the Globe, October 2011
Queen's Fine Arts Department Succumbs, letter to Principal, December 2011
Mr. Kumar and the Super 30, November 2011
Letters, Articles and Projects from the Nineties
Alban Goddard Hill, web site manager

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December 11, 2011                by email


Good evening Principal Woolf.


My name is Alban Goddard Hill.


I live in Belleville, just to the west of Kingston.


I have been a General Practitioner here for 30 years.


I am a graduate of Queen's University School of Medicine, 1978.


I have ...


My purpose in contacting you is to discuss the School of Fine Arts,


but first I would like to congratulate you on your appointment as Principal,


and to thank you for taking on the job!


I am very disappointed with your announcement


that the School  of Fine Arts will no longer accept new students.


With respect, I think that you are on the wrong track here.


I regard the Arts Faculty as the central faculty at the university,


with all of the others in a supporting role,


and at the centre of the Arts Faculty, the Fine Arts School.


I simply want to ask you what I can do to help you


to get that very  important program back on track.


I would be grateful if you would call me at your convenience.


I am not a visual artist, but I would be pleased to


(a) make you a colourful shirt,


(if you will forgive me for saying so,


the white one in your website photo is a little dull),


(b) bring along one of my choirs to sing you a piece of your choice,


(I hope you heard the Bach Christmas Oratorio


at the Kingston Gospel Temple today)


(c) take you out in my sailboat to show you


the stunning  colour and light effects


of Eastern Lake Ontario skyscapes in the autumn,


(d) bring along a half dozen paintings from my office and home walls


to try to explain what they have done for me in the past thirty years,


and what they no doubt will continue to do.


or (e) all of the above,


or anything else  that would help you


to sustain the Fine Arts Program


at the very famous Queen's University at Kingston.


Best wishes,





Russell Smith: On Culture

Why the decline of art schools hurts more than just artists

RUSSELL SMITH | Columnist profile | E-mail
From Thursday's Globe and Mail

.......At Queen’s, the fine art department was small but visible and necessary. No one was as desirable as the pale, shaking girls who would emerge from their fumes and light more fumes in the snow, who would go to parties in diaphanous skirts and long johns and army boots. Without them, that sweatshirted, healthy campus would have been an aesthetic desert. Everyone benefited from seeing their shows, too: I remember standing in front of an abstract canvas talking to a history major about deconstruction, because of that canvas’s title. The ideas even in the most annoying kind of art – the stack-of-pennies art – are the same ideas that inform everybody else’s life, they are the ideas that every cultured person and media consumer has to talk about. The white-walled galleries were for all of us.

Queen’s University has stopped accepting new students into its BFA program, due to a lack of resources. (I can hear you guffawing at the idea that Queen’s has a lack of resources: Obviously what they mean is that they don’t think it’s important.) Queen’s hasn’t announced closure of the program yet (they are going to “re-assess” it) but I suspect it won’t last long......



February 10, 2012


Return call, from Judith Brown, Associate Vice-Principal (Advancement):


From Ms. Brown and other sources one's impression is that:


At Queen's University each Faculty is independently funded, so that in the absence of equalization payments within the federation the supporting faculties are all prospering while the central faculty, the jewel in the Queen's crown, the Faculty of Arts, is in decline from attrition, professors unreplaced as they retire. The department of Fine Arts is but one example.


It is disappointing that Queen's University is unable to show leadership in support of the fine arts, and that the continued employment of one half time Fine Arts professor represents such a challenge. In the absence of such leadership secondary schools no longer include art or music in their curricula either. Apple rules, and we are all the poorer for it.


In her history of Queen's University entitled And Not to Yield, Neatby underlines one of the school's mottos from Tennyson which is "to strive, to seek, to find, and Not to Yield". However in the matter of the continued viability of the Faculty of Arts, department of Fine Arts, although the Provost is considering his options the school appears to have yielded.  Can rebranding to Queen's Institute of Technology be far behind?




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