Pin It


To the editor,

Regarding Tim Bousquet's article "Message in a bottle" (October 12), it's sad that a vibrant city like Halifax has practically no outdoor/ public drinking fountains. What's worse is that even if they were all over the place I still wouldn't use them, because HRM's water tastes like bleach. It's fucking gross.

Not long ago one of the major dailies contained a piece titled "Chlorine a necessary evil in drinking water; not so in other water." If the use of the word "evil" wasn't enough of a red flag, they were downright explicit in the body of the article, admitting that " one of the most toxic substances known."

Well. Thanks, but no thanks. I'm currently saving for a distiller—not to mention a shower filter—and until I get one will be buying large bottles of spring water (and I do recycle the empty ones). Bottled water isn't the best quality either, but at least I don't have to fight the urge to vomit every time I drink it.

By Candace Fougere

Pin It


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Survey Asks

What else should Nova Scotia set on fire as an “alternative” fuel source instead of burning tires?

  • Donair sauce
  • Expired bus transfers
  • Our children's futures
  • Cornwallis statue

View Results

Coast Top Ten


More »

Reality Bites

More »


More »

In Print This Week

Vol 25, No 8
July 20, 2017

Cover Gallery »

Real Time Web Analytics

© 2017 Coast Publishing Ltd.