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DANGER ~ RECYCLE YOUR UV LAMPS!

If you have been following our Rainsoft Ottawa Product description series you know that  ultraviolet (UV) light water disinfection systems are an excellent choice and much more effective than other systems in eliminating unwanted and dangerous microorganisms in your water (city or well).

For those of you who haven’t watched our videos, I am including our Rainsoft UV light water disinfection system video.

I would like to bring your attention to “Keeping Tubes Out of Our Landfills” article in the July/August 2012 issue of WATERCANADA magazine.

We know that: 1) a UV light water disinfection system is a popular choice for eliminating microorganisms, and 2) a UV light water disinfection system is a safer and more environmentally friendly system than a chemical system.

BUT…

It’s vital that you know that these UV lamps contain mercury so disposing of them in a responsible manner is extremely important. Otherwise the mercury will be released into our environment when the old or broken lamps are trashed.

Contact with mercury poses threats to human, animal and environmental health.

Please ensure you dispose of these lamps at a hazardous waste disposal site to keep everyone safe and healthy.  According to the WaterCanada article some provinces do not have a recycling programme in place and some manufactures accept the cost of having the bulbs returned to them for disposal.

If you have any questions regarding the Ultraviolet Water disinfection systems, or about UV lamp disposal please don’t hesitate to call Rainsoft Ottawa at 613-742-0058

 

CANADIAN SHARKS THREATENED PLUS AWESOME VIDEO

Please read, “Help Save Canada‘s Sharks” Posted by staffblogger By Jarrett Corke, Shark Project Coordinator, WWF-Canada May 14, 2012

http://blog.wwf.ca/blog/2012/05/14/dear-general-shark-scientists-of-the-world/?utm_source=panda_mail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=panda_mail_June_2012

At the end of this topic I’ve included Jonathan Bird‘s video,Shark Biology” (Webisode 45) as I’m utterly amazed to learn so many astonishing facts, as Jonathan swims among the sharks.  What an incredible insight into this endangered species!   This is a 10 minute video and is definitely worth watching – A MUST SEE!!
 – Jonathan swims with blue sharks and tries to pet one – will he get bitten?…
 – an underwater cave hold a deep surprise…
 – Jonathan swims with the largest toother animal on earth, the sperm whale…

       PROTECTING CANADIAN SHARK POPULATIONS

http://www.wwf.ca/conservation/species/sharks/

Most sharks are vulnerable to overexploitation due to their slow growth, late maturity, low reproductive rates, and long life. Globally, sharks…are among the most threatened marine vertebrates on Earth. Large open-water or ‘pelagic’ sharks, such as great whites, are among the most threatened. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, it is estimated that 60% of pelagic sharks are currently threatened with extinction. As many of these species are wide-ranging top predators, their loss may have far-reaching consequences for marine ecosystems.

Twenty-eight species of shark have been reported in Canadian waters … Close to half of these species are considered to be globally threatened; still most Canadians remain unaware that sharks regularly occur in our waters…

 
 

WHAT ARE THE MAIN THREATS TO SHARKS IN CANADIAN WATERS?

In Canada, unsustainable fishing practices, in particular the unintentional capture of sharks in fisheries targeting tunas, swordfish or groundfish have caused shark populations to drastically decline.

Bycatch – ‘Bycatch’, or the unintentional capture of non-target species in commercial fisheries, is perhaps the single most significant threat to sharks in Canadian waters. Little is known about the distribution of sharks in Canadian waters and ways to minimize the incidence of bycatch and overall shark mortality…

Demand for shark fins – Shark ‘finning’, the removal of only the fins from sharks and dumping the remainder while at sea, is illegal in Canada; however, Canada is importing unsustainable shark products, including fins, for consumption and, globally, the growing trade of shark fins has become a threat to many shark species. The fin trade today is considered to be a primary driver in shark exploitation.

Changes in the marine environment – Destructive fishing activities, marine waste and coastal developments can have serious impacts on marine habitats which sharks depend on. Climate change impacts on the marine ecosystem can also be a cause of concern for sharks, particularly in terms of how population distributions and habitats for sharks, as well as their prey, may be affected.

VIDEO OUTLINE of Jonathan Bird’s, “Blue Sharks“:

Jonathan joins Charlie Donilon on his shark charter boat in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and learns about how shark tagging has shed light on the biology of and behavior of Blue sharks. Tagging has shown that these incredible swimmers actually migrate completely across the Atlantic ocean. Jonathan tries his hand at tagging a shark and then swims with Blue sharks. We also learn that Blue sharks are not nearly as vicious as they have been reputed to be, and the divers are actually able to pet the sharks!

T.G.I.F. ~ ANOTHER SUPERB INSPIRATIONAL MOVIE

DANCE IN THE RAIN

Sit back, relax and turn up your speakers for this inspirational movie by Mac Anderson and BJ Gallagher from Simple Truths, “Learning to Dance in the Rain”. The words, the photographs and the music are beautiful!  Enjoy!

Learning to Dance in the Rain by Mac Anderson and BJ Gallagher can change your attitude about facing adversity. It’s not the adversity, but how we react to it that determines the joy and happiness in our lives. Learning to Dance in the Rain shows us that while we all face challenges, embracing the power of gratitude can change your life forever. During tough times, do we spend too much time feeling sorry for ourselves, or can we, with gratitude…learn how to dance in the rain?

“Learning to Dance in the Rain.”
“Life is not about waiting
for the storm to pass…
It’s about learning to
dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene


It almost sounds too simple to feel important, but understanding the power of gratitude can change your life forever. Sarah Breathnach said it best… “When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present…we experience heaven on earth.”

VIDEO LINK, “LEARNING TO DANCE IN THE RAIN” BELOW ~

We all face adversity in life, it’s how you react to it that determines your joy in life. An inspiring book to guide you through life’s rough patches…Truly understanding the power of gratitude can change your life forever.

We encourage you to visit Simple Truths web site for many more inspirational books and videos.  I recently purchased 2 books for my family – books arrived in just a few days and were extremely well packaged. Included with the purchase were videos and lovely gift cards decorated with coordinating graphics.

Another inspiring video to share with your families, friends and co-workers.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

WE STILL HAVE A CHANCE TO STOP THE BRUTAL SLAUGHTER OF THE MAJESTIC WHALES

IT’S JUST HEARTBREAKING TO THINK ‘MASS SLAUGHTER’ OF THESE GENTLE MAJESTIC MAMMALS!

 

WE HAVE TO DO OUT PART – THIS IS UNCONSCIONABLE!!!

I am re-blogging my original blog: “TELL JAPAN: NO FUKUSHIMA DISASTER FUNDS FOR BRUTAL WHALE SLAUGHTER!” which I posted last January 14th. I noticed today that THIS PETITION IS STILL OPEN.  This time I am including the information from Avaaz‘s web site:

“593,045 have signed. Help us get to 750,000 – Posted: 14 December 2011
Right now, the Japanese whaling fleet is barreling south to hunt thousands of majestic whales, escorted by a 30 million dollar security force paid for out of the tsunami disaster relief fund!

Anti-whaling champions were successfully blocking the Japanese whale hunt — which is exactly why the Japanese government decided to swipe money from relief efforts to stop the activists from bothering the boats while they engage in their brutal slaughter.

If we can stop the whaling security and get the relief money back for desperate Japanese citizens still languishing in radioactive hotspots, we could help end the whale hunt for good. Japanese PM Noda is already under enormous pressure after scandalous failures to compensate victims of the nuclear disaster.

A massive global outcry can spark outrage inside and outside Japan and force Noda to use precious relief funds to save people, not kill whales - Please sign the petition and share this campaign with everyone.”

Tell Japan: no #Fukushima disaster funds for brutal whale slaughter! Sign @Avaaz petition here: http://www.avaaz.org/en/japan_disaster_funds_whaling_d/?wdGJicb

RAINSOFT OTTAWA,WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS – BENEFITS PART 2

Thank you for returning to view Part 2 of Rainsoft Ottawa Water Treatment Systems – Benefits.

Rainsoft of Ottawa would like to recommend that you check out the BENEFITS associated with Rainsoft Water Treatment systems – the world’s finest Whole House Water Treatment Systems.

 

HEALTH BENEFITS

- improves skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and dry skin
- removes over 98% of toxins and chemicals in the water
- prevents gall and kidney stones
- increases energy and endurance
- increases muscular nerve activity
- aids in carrying nutrients and disease fighting antibodies throughout the   body
- aids in regulating body temperature
- aids in elimination and reducing weight
- filters out contaminants such as coliform, giardia lamblia, algae and asbestos fibres

Martin Barrett at Eternally Pure Water Systems (Rainsoft) wonders if you have any water problems and offers to come out and do a free water analysis.

For you reference I have included videos and links for information on our water treatment products in .pdf format. I’ve also added a few of the Google and HomeStars Reviews we’ve received:

REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEMS VIDEO – Martin Barrett, Eternally Pure Water Systems, Ottawa

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Google Review – Gloucester customer: Our drinking water has always been less than desirable. We’re so happy to have done our ‘homework’ online and are now the proud owners of a Rainsoft Reverse Osmosis system. From the testing of our water to having the system installed we’re so pleased to have the best of both worlds – great product with a LIFETIME WARRANTY! (something we couldn’t find elsewhere) and prompt, professional, helpful and friendly service. Our water, whether used for drinking, making tea,coffee, juice and for cooking, is “Rainsoftalicious”!  AND … no more bottled water and so happy to know we’ll be saving a bundle of $$$! Thank you so much, Martin and David.

ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT SYSTEMS VIDEO – Martin Barrett, Eternally Pure Water Systems, Ottawa

ULTRAVIOLET WATER DISINFECTION SYSTEMRSMUltravioletPDF

Homestars Review – Navan customer: Eternally pure-Rainsoft product keeps our family safe! We purchased water treatment through Eternally Pure Water Systems in Ottawa a number of years ago and have recently added a UV light to kill bacteria which may be in our well water. We are very pleased with the professional service we received, and are confident in the superior products we have purchased. It is extremely important that our family has safe drinking water.

WHOLE HOUSE CARBON FILTER:  WH CarbonPDF

Homestars Review – Orleans customer: Thanks Martin and Rainsoft Ottawa.  Never realized how awful our water tasted until you installed our system! I now drink water regularly from the tap where before i would always buy water bottles. The whole family has noticed a difference and our skin is softer because of it. I tell everyone I know about your system. Thanks! Full House System with Reverse Osmosis and Iron Filter

 

Rainsoft Ottawa, Eternally Pure Water Systems, Inc. is located in Canotek Park, Ottawa.

Telephone: 613-742-0058 ~~~~ Mon – Fri: 9:00 – 5:30

We’ll be more than happy to answer  your water related questions.

RAINSOFT OTTAWA, WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS – BENEFITS PART 1

This topic is rather lengthy, therefore I’ve split it into two blogs.

 Rainsoft of Ottawa would like to recommend that you check out the benefits associated with Rainsoft Water Treatment systems – the world’s finest Whole House Water Treatment Systems.

 

Household Maintenance and Upgrading – Economic Benefits

- extends the life of the hot water tank by 50%
- extends the life of plumbing by 50%
- extends the life of appliances by 200%
- extends the life of faucets by 50%
- extends the life of clothing by 15%
- reduces the use of soap and soap products by 75%
- reduces the use of skin creams and oils by 75-100%
- prevents congestion of plumbing by 60-70%

Martin Barrett at Eternally Pure Water Systems (Rainsoft) wonders if you have any water problems and offers to come out and do a free water analysis.

 

For you reference I have included videos and links for information on our water treatment products in .pdf format. I’ve also added a few of the Google and HomeStars Reviews we’ve received from our customers:

IRON, SULPHUR AND MANGANESE FILTER/TREATMENT VIDEO – Martin Barrett, Eternally Pure Water Systems, Ottawa

Iron-Sulpher-ManganeesePDF

oxyTechPDF

Would recommend this system to anyone – Gatineau customer: I have this system for 11 years now. No regrets…..would not drink water if I did not have it……would recommend this system to anyone. I don’t regret for one minute buying a rain Soft System.

Service and Installation – The kind that is hard to find – Greely customer: Whether service or sales, Martin and his staff are always there to assist. Service is polite, quick, clean, helpful – even fixed a problem that was not the company’s issue without cost or complaint. Overall it has been an excellent relationship – inital setup, additional equipment and supply purchases. Something that is hard to find these days. Thank you Martin and David!

WATER SOFTENERS, EC4 & TC SERIES VIDEO – Martin Barrett, Eternally Pure Water Systems, Ottawa

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RAINSOFT TC WATER CONDITIONING SYSTEM_GIMPGoogle Review – Limoges customer: In Limoges and extremely happy with the results! Got only good things to say about Martin and Rainsoft of Ottawa! … we noticed that the water here was extremely hard. It was actually to the point that fixtures were getting etched, sediment clogging faucets and shower heads and well our skin was taking a beating as far as dryness goes! So after bringing a sample of water to Martin, he advised us of the hardness of the water and what solution he could provide. He not only recommended the equipment but also helped fit it into my budget. His installer was prompt and did a nice, clean and professional installation. Being that I was skeptical of how much of an impact the Rainsoft water softener would make, I took a shower that night with no expectations and I gotta tell ya, what a DIFFERENCE! The water was absolutely different and so much softer. I have a good friend that came for a visit from out of town and even he commented on how soft the water was compared to his own home. We have now had the system for a year and of course before I give a review, I like to test the product out thoroughly. Cost of ownership is not that much as far as replenishing the salt either! I always love coming home to shower after being out of town and staying at a hotel. So all in all, you can’t go wrong dealing with Martin! He is a professional and a straight shooter and makes sure his customers are taken care of. If you live in the Limoges area and don’t have one of these water softeners, you should contact Martin! No matter where we live, we will definitely be sure to have Rainsoft products in our home! Keep up the good work!

Excellent product! - Manotick customer:  We live in country and needed a water purification system. The sales rep was informative and helpful without being pushy. have had system for 3 years and am extremely satisfied.have recommended this product to others who are happy with results.
 

 

AIRMASTER – AIR TREATMENT VIDEO – Rainsoft

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We hope to see you back for Part 2 of Rainsoft Ottawa, Water Treatment Systems – Benefits.

Rainsoft Ottawa, Eternally Pure Water Systems, Inc. is located in Canotek Park, Ottawa.

            Telephone: 613-742-0058 ~~~~Mon – Fri: 9:00 – 5:30

We’ll be more than happy to answer  your water related questions.

OMG!!! GREAT WHITE SHARK VERSUS SEA KAYAKER

Before we get to the “OMG” video of this blog I thought I’d share  some amazing background information, featured on the Discovery Chanel video uploaded to YouTube, on the great white shark –  length, weight, speed of travel, nature, favorite foods -“triple hot fudge ice-cream sundae with 3 cherries on top” (SAY WHAT??  I’m sure glad to hear that I taste like a lima bean!

The following is a YouTube video ‘Great White Shark’, uploaded by on Aug 30, 2007 – great white sharks leap out of the water in pursuit of their favorite food.

Breaching (fish and mammals jumping out of the water)

Cape Town, South Africa, “Great White Shark Jumping”.  A shark attacks a seal at Seal Island  – airborne shark jumps out off water 12′ – another YouTube video uploaded by on Sep 22, 2007.

In the past I’ve posted a few blogs concerning: The Great Barrier Reef; and Our Coral Reefs are in Crisis.  I have just learned about the very important role that great white sharks play in the life of the coral reefs.

Having received permission of the Coral Reef Alliance, I would like to share excerpts of their article, “CORAL Campaigns to Protect Sharks” (link provided at end of blog) with you:

Sharks are commonly misunderstood and widely feared. These remarkable animals, however, are incredibly important for overall ocean health and, in particular, for coral reefs.

Sharks are often “apex” or top predators, helping to regulate species abundance and diversity while maintaining balance throughout an ecosystem. Studies have shown that coral reef ecosystems with high numbers of apex predators tend to have greater biodiversity and higher densities of individual species.

The loss of apex predators in a reef ecosystem upsets the natural food web and changes the composition of the reef community, eventually leading to the decline of critical reef species like herbivorous fish. With fewer herbivores, algae can become overgrown, suffocating the reef and reducing the number of available niches for fish species. In addition to being important for overall ecosystem health, sharks are also valuable to the tourism industry and to the economic health of coral reef destinations.

Despite their ecologic and economic value, shark populations are declining at an alarming rate. Roughly thirty percent of shark species are threatened or nearly threatened with extinction, and the status of another roughly fifty percent is unclear due to insufficient data.

NOW WHAT YOU’VE WAITED FOR – THE “OMG’ PORTION of this blog - click on link below photo

“A fishing trip off the coast of Australia takes a frightening turn when a great white shark starts harassing a sea kayaker” Discovery Channel “Outdoor Thrills” – Untamed and uncut.

http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/outdoor-thrill-videos/

Link to the Coral Reef Alliance (a most worthy cause!) web site -

http://www.coral.org/sharks

RAIN DANCE VIDEOS and ETHNIC MUSIC

Today I’d like to feature the true beauty of native dance, art, photography, music and videos.

INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL MUSIC SET IN NATURE’S PALETTE:

Spiritual and soulful music in harmony with nature – cascading waterfalls, flowing rivers and lush forests.

‘Listen to Native flute – feel the embrace of the heart and soul – feel the embrace of your life and feel the flow of the clean clear water that is so pure and is so free. It is the river of life for without this clean clear water we cannot survive in this world that we live in.’

Comment from YouTube poster, helen1436: ‘This video has real footage of the Sioux back when we first had film.actualy i had to pay 50 pounds for that tiny bit of footage but well worth it . i smile every time i see the 2 guys at left front dance i just feel like reaching out and giving them a hug, daft i know but just make me smile and feel happy when i watch them, and i love to watch the chiefs too i have to admit this is my fave real footage of the Sioux dancing, sad to think they are long gone since that video was taken i wonder who their now relations are, as they are all sioux’

Manantial – Rain Dance

A few interesting comments on the video from viewers:

‘How beautiful Native American people were, the clothes they made, how every part of animal & buffalo was used for teepee, robes, clothes, moccasins, sewing awl, even hoofs was used for glue, nothing was wasted. If 1 mourned the entire camp did too, their knowledge of plants/herbs. Most of all I admire how they respected all living things, took only what was needed to survive & gave thanks to Creator. In Memory of Chiefs Joseph, Sitting Bull, Red Cloud, Geronimo, Tecumseh, Quanah & many others.’

May the great waters cleanse and cascade through my spirit, And lead me to the Earth Mother’s Cauldron of Wisdom – May the grace of the Sea exhale Her breath on the shore – Where I shall reflect into the deep center of my being.

Thank you for visiting – we hope you enjoyed your time with us today.  Your comments are always welcome and we do our best to respond.

RAIN DANCE FRIDAY HUMOUR from RAINSOFT OTTAWA

This has to be one of the funniest videos I’ve seen featuring rain dancing:

Just For Laughs – Gags – Epic Old Man – Rain Dance – Hidden Camera

 ALL HUMOUR ASIDE, on MONDAY I will feature first-rate videos of ethnic rain dances and mesmerizing ethnic music set in nature’s palette – definitely something you don’t want to miss!

      Looking forward to ‘having you back’ with us on Monday to watch the videos, read comments and hear the relaxing music.  Have a great weekend everyone.

CANADA’S GREAT LAKES ARE IN TROUBLE

CANADA’S GREAT LAKES ARE IN TROUBLE

The following excerpts are taken from “Our Great Lakes Commons: A Peoples Plan to Protect the Great Lakes Forever”, by Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians.  I’ve also included some information from Environment Canada.

I encourage you to watch the video, “Incredible by Any Measure…the Great Lakes”, created by The Nature Conservancy, that I’ve placed at the end of this blog – a wealth of information and incredible cinematography.

The Great Lakes of North America form the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world, holding more than 20 per cent of the world’s surface freshwater and 95 per cent of North America’s. Add to this the groundwater underlying and feeding the Great Lakes or its tribu­tary streams and lakes, and the percentage is closer to 25 and 97 per cent respectively. The Lakes and the St. Lawrence River, which is their primary flow outlet to the Atlantic Ocean, are bordered by two Canadian provinces: Ontario and Quebec, and eight U.S. states…

The Great Lakes have a unique biodiversity and are home to more than 3,500 species of plants and animals. They were formed over 20,000 years ago when the last glacier continental ice sheet retreated. The Great Lakes provide life and livelihood to more than 40 million people and are the economic centre at the heart of the continent. They are, however, under serious threat from a wide variety of demands and sources… There is a misconception that the Great Lakes replenish themselves each year with rainwater. This is not true.

. . . we have built our economic and development policies based on a human-centric model and assumed that nature would never fail to provide, or that, where it does fail, technology will save the day. We have polluted, diverted and mismanaged the planet’s finite supplies of water to the point that they are now dangerously close to collapse in many parts of the world . . . The waters of the Great Lakes are no exception to this rule.

 The Great Lakes – some vital statistics

The five Great Lakes  hold one-fifth of the fresh water on the earth’s surface and 80 percent of the lake and river water in North America. The Great Lakes basin, including the water and land area that drains into the lakes, covers 766,000 square kilometres (295,700 square miles). The shoreline of the five Great Lakes and the connecting rivers stretches for 17,000 kilometres (10,200 miles), long enough to reach nearly halfway around the world. The water of the Great Lakes flows from the middle of the continent to the Atlantic Ocean.  The lakes contain the world’s largest system of freshwater islands, some of which are refuges for rare and endangered species. About five million people fish in the Great Lakes. Close to one million boats, mainly pleasure craft operate on the Great Lakes.

A few ways we can help keep the environment and wildlife species of our Great Lakes safe.

Keep hazardous materials out of the water. Purchase products that are produced in ways that have a low impact on the environment. Use safe disposal methods for insect and weed killers, paints, solvents, used motor oil, and other auto fluids. Take them to hazardous waste centres for disposal. Take used motor oil to a service station for recycling. Take medicines to a pharmacy for safe disposal. Keep litter, pet waste, leaves, and debris out of street gutters and storm drains. Avoid hosing dirt into storm sewers because it can reduce flow in them and be carried into lakes and rivers. Use low-phosphate or phosphate-free detergents. Use natural pest-control methods. Disconnect downspouts and direct rainwater into a barrel or onto your lawn or garden. Use separate stones and porous materials instead of concrete for walkways, driveways, and patios so that water will seep into the ground rather than draining into the sewer systems. Support car washes that treat or recycle their wastewater and dry cleaners that are using new “green” processes.

 Video – “Incredible by Any Measure…the Great Lakes”

 Links -

http://onthecommons.org/sites/default/files/GreatLakes-Final-Mar2011(2).pdf

http://www.ec.gc.ca/media_archive/press/2005/050526_b_e.htm