Community Gardens. Permaculture & Food Distribution during the Coronavirus Catastrophe

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Published on The Doomstead Diner  May 31, 2020

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     In this week's Collapse Cafe, I got together again with Irv Mills to dicuss another favorite topic among Kollapsniks, FOOD!  This topic becomes especially important during the Coronavirus Pandemic since it gave the general population a taste of what the disruption of JIT shipping can do their food supply, which many people grow up believing grows on the grocery store shelves each night after closing.  lol.  Irv is the Coordinator of his local Community Garden in Kincardine, Ontario and grew up on a rural family owned farm a bit inland from where he lives now on the shores of the Great Lake they call Huron.

The conversation ranges from the Garden and the Coronavirus Pandemic to Food Distribution, Commercial Monoculture Agriculture & Permaculture farming, where Irv has a few differences with a segment of the Permaculture community.

Hope you enjoy this discussion, since there is much more on the Food topic to come from Irv & me.  He's as obsessed with this topic as I am, and when we start talking about it, we just don't stop.  lol.


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Published on The Doomstead Diner  May 29, 2020

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Upcoming in less than a month is the Solstice.  It is traditionally a time of Celebration and Feasting. and once again I will be preparing a SUPER SPECIAL Diner meal for this occasion. 🙂

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Ontario Hydroelectric & Nuclear Power

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Published on The Doomstead Diner  May 24, 2020


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We are taking a break this week on the Collapse Cafe to NOT talk about COVID-19 as the main topic of conversation, althought it does of course work it's way into this discussion.  It's almost impossible nowadays to talk anbout ANYTHING without Coronavirus working its way into the conversation.

However, in this one I talk with Irvine Mills, a long time contributor to the Diner Blog, who also runs his own blog, The Easiest Person to Fool.  .  Irv is a recently retired Electrician for Ontario Hydro, the Electric Power Authority in Ontario Canada.  His career spanned 31 years as he moved up the ranks from Trainee to Foreman and finally Manager for his district.  He lives nearby one of the Nuke Plants he was responsible for in Kincardine, on the shore of the Great Lake they call Huron.  Not Gitchee Gumee (Lake Superior), that's to the north.  lol.

Great Lakes maps


As reservoirs of Fresh Water go, the Great Lakes are among the very largest sources in the world.

Fresh Water Around the World

  • The Antarctic ice sheet holds about 90 percent of the fresh water that exists on the Earth’s surface. The ice sheet covers approximately 8.7 million square miles. The Greenland ice sheet also contains large volumes of fresh water. These two ice sheets account for more than 99 percent of the fresh water ice on the planet.
  • The American Great Lakes account for 21 percent of the Earth’s surface fresh water.
  • Lake Baikal in Russia is considered the deepest, oldest freshwater lake in the world. It holds about 20 percent of the Earth’s unfrozen surface fresh water, the largest volume in the world.
  • Lake Victoria, which spreads across the African countries of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, is the second largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area.
  • Africa’s Lake Tanganyika is the second deepest freshwater lake, and holds the second largest volume of fresh water. It’s the longest lake, and extends across Burundi, Zambia, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Of course, this water is not quite as "Fresh" as it used to be, given the amount of manufacturng that has gone on since the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution and the Age of Oil.  You all have heard I trust about the water issues in Flint, MI, which is just the most famous of communities curently with Pollution problems dating well back into the Industrial era.  All the Great Lakes have this problem to one extent or another, as do the other Big Lakes like Baikal in Mother Russia and Victoria in Africa.  The big Ice Sheets of Antartica and Greenland where MOST of the Global Fresh Wter is stored aren't too polluted, but that is real difficult water to access.  Like close to impossible.

The water in Lake Baikal is not all that useful either, because so much of it is down DEEP.  It would take a shit load of energy to pump that water back UP, to make it useful for say farmland irrigation.  Of all these big fresh water reservoirs, because of quirks of Geography and how the continents migrated over the millenia, the Great Lakes are probably the MOST useful fresh water supply, but even they have their limitations.  You couldn't for instance pump the water in a pipeline to Arizona to irrigate that desert, it's too far and it's uphill.  Again, this is energy prohibitive to try.

However, right around the Great Lakes area, it's a gret source of water for irrigation, so that locality shouldn't be going dry anytime too soon regardless of how the weather patterns change.  It still does take some energy to pump this water to the fields though, of course.

The sceond area this enormous supply of water has is as a source of energy in the form of Hydroelectric Power, because from where it feeds in to where it finally makes its way to Sea Level, it cascades downward from one lake to the next and the Energy of that falling water can be harvested all along the way.  You all are familiar of course with one of the bigger waterfalls, Niagara.


Although Niagara is dumping the most water and produces the most electricity, there are locations where the water drops even further, just not in such copious amounts.  These plants produce quite a significant amount of energy, enough to powere their own locality, if it were wired up that way, which currently it is not.  At the top of the article you ill find an image of just such a plant, although that one is in Oz, not Canada.  Irv explains how this works in our discussion.

A closer look at Canada's nuclear plants | CBC News Finally, the copious amount of water in the region is useful for proving the Coolin that the Nuke Plants need not to oveerheat and in worst case scenarios, Meltdown.  this hs its downsides of course too, since there is the potential for contamination of the water supply as well as possible damage to the ecosystem.  The fishies living in the lake may not appreciate taking a Hot Water bath.  We discuss these issues as well along the way in this week's Collapse Cafe.

All in all, when you consider the relatively low population density of the Great White North of Canada, their current supply of Hydroelectric Power and Nuke Power and the fact they do have their own supply of Fossil Fuels and they are in the right location on the globe to withstand substantial Global Warming, it's probably one of the best plaes on earth left ot be living.  If I didn't live in another great one, the Last Great Frontier of Alaska, I would consider migrating there myself.

Below you will find a table with links to the current Electric Pow generating plants in Canada:


In the coming weeks, we will be discussing further topics of the Collapse of Industrial Civilization that are of interest to the Collapse Aware (aka Kollapsnik), beginning with a favorite topic of mine, FOOD.  Here is a snippet from one of the upcoming videos:



Nuclear power accounts for roughly 60% of Ontario's power generation, and represents the baseload of its power supply [1]. The government plans to maintain nuclear power's role in energy generation through to 2025. Ontario currently has 16 nuclear units in operation. These reactors amount to 11,400 MW of generation capacity and are located at three sites. The stations were constructed by the provincial Crown corporation, Ontario Hydro. In April 1999 Ontario Hydro was split into 5 component Crown corporations with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) taking over all electrical generating stations.

Name Location Capacity (MW) Date Owner Ref
Bruce Nuclear Generating Station 44°19′31″N 81°35′58″W 6,276   Ontario Power Generation (operated under contract by Bruce Power) [2]
Darlington Nuclear Generating Station 43°52′22″N 78°43′11″W 3,524   Ontario Power Generation [3]
Pickering Nuclear Generating Station 43°48′42″N 79°03′57″W 3,100   Ontario Power Generation [4]
TOTAL   12,900      

Fossil fuel

List of all fossil fuel generating stations in Ontario.

Name Location Capacity (MW) Date Owner Type Ref
Essar Cogeneration Facility 46°31′21″N 84°21′32″W 63.0 June 13, 2009 Algoma Energy LP Blast Furnace Gas [5]
Brighton Beach Generating Station Windsor 580   Ontario Power Generation Natural Gas [6]
Cardinal Cogeneration Plant Cardinal 156   Macquarie Power & Infrastructure Natural Gas [7]
Cochrane Cogeneration Station Cochrane 38.3   Algonquin Power Natural Gas [8]
Cornwall Electric (CDH District Heating) Cornwall 5 1995 Fortis Ontario Inc. Natural Gas [9]
Durham College District Energy Oshawa 2.4 March 11, 2008 Durham College Natural Gas [10]
East Windsor Cogeneration Centre Windsor 84 November 6, 2009 East Windsor Cogeneration LP Natural Gas [11]
Goreway Station Brampton 874 June 4, 2009 Sithe Global Power Goreway ULC Natural Gas [12]
Greenfield Energy Centre Courtright 1,005 October 16, 2008 Greenfield Energy Centre LP Natural Gas [13]
Greenfield South Power Plant Sarnia[14] 280 Under Construction Greenfield South Power Corporation Natural Gas [15]
GTAA Cogeneration Plant Mississauga 117 February 1, 2006 GTAA Natural Gas [16]
Great Northern Tri-Gen Facility Kingsville 12 Under Construction Great Northern Hydroponics Natural Gas [17]
Halton Hills Generating Station Halton Hills 683 September 1. 2010 TransCanada Natural Gas [18]
Iroquois Falls Power Plant Iroquois Falls 120   Northland Power Natural Gas [19]
Kapuskasing Power Plant Kapuskasing 40   Atlantic Power Corporation Natural Gas [20]
Kingston Generating Station Kingston 110   Northland Power Natural Gas [21]
Kirkland Lake Cogeneration Station Kirkland Lake 102   Algonquin Power Natural Gas [22]
Lake Superior Power Facility Sault Ste. Marie 110   Brookfield Renewable Power Natural Gas [23]
Lennox Generating Station 44°8′46″N 76°51′9″W 2,100   Ontario Power Generation Fuel oil / Natural Gas [24]
London Cogeneration Facility London 17 December 31, 2008 Fort Chicago Natural Gas [25]
Nipigon Power Plant Nipigon 40   Atlantic Power Corporation Natural Gas [20]
North Bay Power Plant North Bay 40   Atlantic Power Corporation Natural Gas [20]
Ottawa Cogeneration Plant Ottawa 68   TransAlta Natural Gas [26]
Portlands Energy Centre Toronto 550   Ontario Power Generation, TransCanada Natural Gas [27]
Sarnia Regional Cogeneration Plant Sarnia 506 January 1, 2006 TransAlta Natural Gas [26][28]
St. Clair Energy Centre St. Clair Township 577 March 30, 2009 St. Clair Power LP Natural Gas [29]
Sudbury District Energy Cogeneration Plant Sudbury 5 January 1, 2006 Toromont Energy Natural Gas [30]
Sudbury District Energy Hospital Cogeneration Plant Sudbury 6.7 Under construction Toromont Energy Natural Gas [31]
Thorold CoGen L.P. Thorold 265   Northland Power Natural Gas [32]
Trent Valley Cogeneration Plant Trenton 8.3 January 1, 2006 Sonoco Natural Gas [33]
Tunis Power Plant   43   Atlantic Power Corporation Natural Gas [20]
York Energy Centre King 393 May 2012 York Energy Centre LP Natural Gas [34]
Warden Energy Centre Trenton 5 June 4, 2008 Sonoco Natural Gas [35]
Windsor Cogeneration Plant Windsor 68   TransAlta Natural Gas [26]
TOTAL   13,933.3     Operational  



List of biomass electrical generating stations in Ontario.

Name Location Capacity (MW) Date Owner Type Ref
Atikokan Generating Station 48°50′17″N 91°34′15″W 205 September 10, 2014 Ontario Power Generation Biomass [36]
Becker Cogeneration Plant Hornepayne 15.0 On Hold 1721027 Ontario Inc. Biomass [37]
Algonquin Power Energy-from-Waste Brampton 15.1   Algonquin Power Biomass [38]
Calstock Power Plant Hearst 35   Atlantic Power Corporation Biomass [20]
Cochrane Cochrane 42   Northland Power Biomass [39]
East Landfill Gas to Energy Project Niagara Falls 1 December 2007 Glenridge Gas Utilization Inc. Landfill Gas [40]
Eastview Landfill Gas Energy Plant Guelph 2.5 August 18, 2005 Ecotricity Guelph Inc (Guelph Hydro) Landfill Gas [41]
Hamilton Cogeneration Plant Hamilton 1.6 July 10, 2006 Hamilton Renewable Power Inc. Digester Gas [42]
Thunder Bay Generating Station Thunder Bay, Ontario 153 February 9, 2015 Ontario Power Generation Biomass [43]
Mapleward Renewable Generating Station Thunder Bay, Ontario 3.2 July 2010 Synergy North Landfill Gas [44]
Trail Road Landfill Generating Facility Ottawa 5.3 January 31, 2007 PowerTrail Inc. Landfill Gas [45]
TOTAL   360.5     Operational  


List of all hydroelectric generating stations in Ontario.

Name Location Capacity (MW) Date Owner Ref
635294 Generating Station 48°25′31″N 80°18′21″W 0.522 May 1987 635294 Ontario Inc. [46]
Abitibi Canyon Generating Station 49°52′40″N 81°34′15″W 349   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Aguasabon Station 48°47′33″N 87°6′44″W 51   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Alexander Station 49°9′2″N 88°20′57″W 68   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Andrew Generating Station 46°30′52″N 84°20′50″W 47 1938 Brookfield Renewable Power [48][49]
Appleton Hydroelectric Dam 44°15′13″N 88°24′35″W 1   TransAlta [26]
Arnprior Station 45°25′08″N 76°20′52″W 82 1976[50] Ontario Power Generation [51]
Aubrey Falls Mississagi River 162 1969 Brookfield Renewable Power [52]
Auburn Generating Station Peterborough 2   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Barrett Chute Station 45°14′43″N 76°45′36″W 176 August 6, 1942[53] Ontario Power Generation [51]
Batawa Trent River 5   Innergex Renewable Energy


Big Chute Station Coldwater 10   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Big Eddy Station Bala 8   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Bingham Chute Station Powassan 1   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Bracebridge Falls 45°02′19″N 79°18′31″W 2.6   Lakeland Holding [55]
Brewer’s Mills Generating Station Seeley’s Bay 0.9 1939 Energy Ottawa [56]
Burgess Creek (Mill Stream) Generating Station Bala 0.14   KRIS Renewable Energy [57]
Burk's Falls 45°37′10″N 79°24′42″W 1.1   Lakeland Holding [55]
Calabogie Station Renfrew 4 November 1917[58] Ontario Power Generation [51]
Calm Lake GS East of Atikokan 9   H2O Power LP [59]
Cameron Falls Aux Sables River 4   Brookfield Renewable Power [52]
Cameron Falls Station Nipigon 87   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Campbellford Hydroelectric Dam Campbellford 4   Algonquin Power [60]
Caribou Falls Station Kenora 91   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Carmichael Falls Generating Station Cochrane 20   Brookfield Renewable Power [61]
Cascade Steel Generating Station Parry Sound 1.2 1919 Parry Sound PowerGen [62]
Chats Falls Generating Station[note 1] 45°28′30″N 76°14′18″W 96   Ontario Power Generation [63][64]
Chaudiere #2 Generating Station Amelia Island Ottawa 8.4 1892 by E.H. Bronson Energy Ottawa [65][66]
Chaudiere #4 Generating Station Ottawa 9.3 1900 Energy Ottawa [67]
Chenaux Station 45°35′06″N 76°40′25″W 144   Ontario Power Generation [51]
Coniston Station Sudbury 5   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Crowe Bay Station Trent Hills 2   Hydro One  
Current River Generating Station Thunder Bay 0.5 January 1987 Current River Hydro Partnership [68]
Crystal Falls Station Sturgeon Falls 8   Ontario Power Generation [47]
DeCew Falls I Generating Station 43°07′07″N 79°15′50″W 23   Ontario Power Generation [69]
DeCew Falls II Generating Station 43°07′08″N 79°15′41″W 144   Ontario Power Generation [70]
Des Joachims Station 46°10′52″N 77°41′45″W 429   Ontario Power Generation [51]
Dryden Dryden 3 1986 Macquarie Power & Infrastructure [71]
Dunford Generating Station Scott 45 1908 Brookfield Renewable Power [72]
Ear Falls Station Ear Falls 22   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Elliott Chute Station Powassan 2   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Eugenia Station Grey Highlands 6   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Fenelon Falls Station Trent–Severn Waterway 2.6   Shaman Power Corp  
Fort Frances GS Fort Frances 10   H2O Power LP [59]
Francis H. Clergue Generating Station Sault Ste. Marie 52   Brookfield Renewable Power [48]
Frankford Station Frankford 3   Ontario Power Generation [47]
G.W. Rayner Mississagi River 46   Brookfield Renewable Power [52]
Galetta Hydroelectric Dam Almonte 2   TransAlta [26]
Gananoque Generating Station Gananoque 0.7 1939 Energy Ottawa [73]
Gartshore Generating Station Sault Ste. Marie 23   Brookfield Renewable Power [48]
Glen Miller Trenton 8   Innergex Renewable Energy [54]
Shand Dam Belwood Lake 0.6   Grand River Conservation Authority [74]
Conestogo Dam Conestogo Lake 0.6   Grand River Conservation Authority [74]
Guelph Lake power plant Guelph Lake 0.1   Grand River Conservation Authority [74]
Hagues Reach Generating Station Campbellford 4   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Hanna Chute Generating Station Bracebridge 1   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Harmon Generating Station Kapuskasing 141   Ontario Power Generation and Moose Cree First Nation [47]
Harris Generating Station Wawa 13   Brookfield Renewable Power [61]
Healey Falls Generating Station Campbellford 12   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Heywood Generating Station St. Catharines 6.5 September 1989 St. Catharines Hydro Generation Inc. [75]
High Falls (Ontario) 45°05′20″N 79°18′11″W 2.3   Lakeland Holding [55]
High Falls Station Carleton Place 3   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Hogg Generating Station Sault Ste. Marie 19   Brookfield Renewable Power [48]
Hollingsworth Generating Station Wawa 23   Brookfield Renewable Power [61]
Hound Chute Generating Station 47°18′19″N 79°41′51″W 4   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Hurdman Dam Mattawa 0.57   Algonquin Power [76]
Indian Chute Generating Station Elk Lake 3   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Island Falls Generating Station-Mattagami Smooth Rock Falls 20 Under Construction TransAlta [77]
Island Falls Generating Station-H2O Power Smooth Rock Falls 40 1925 H2O Power LP [78]
Jones Falls Generating Station Elgin 2.4 1949 Energy Ottawa [79]
Iroquois Falls GS Iroquois Falls 30   H2O Power LP [59]
Kagawong Generating Station Kagawong 0.75   Oakville Hydro Energy Services [80]
Kakabeka Generating Station Oliver Paipoonge 25   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Kenora GS Kenora 8   H2O Power LP [59]
Kingston Mills Generating Station Kingston 1.9 1915 Energy Ottawa [81]
Kipling Generating Station Kapuskasing 233   Ontario Power Generation and Moose Cree First Nation [47]
Lac-Seul Station Ear Falls 12   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Lakefield Generating Station Lakefield 12   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Little Long Generating Station Kapuskasing 133   Ontario Power Generation and Moose Cree First Nation [47]
London Street Dam Peterborough 4.1   Peterborough Utilities  
Long-Sault Rapids Dam Cochrane 16   Algonquin Power [82]
Lower Notch Generating Station 47°08′21″N 79°27′15″W 274   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Lower Sturgeon Generating Station Timmins 14   Ontario Power Generation [47]
MacKay Generating Station Sault Ste. Marie 62   Brookfield Renewable Power [48]
Manitou Station Ear Falls 73   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Marmora Dam Marmora 1   Shaman Power Corp  
Matabitchuan Generating Station 47°07′24″N 79°29′41″W 10   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Matthias Generating Station Bracebridge 2.95 1950 Orillia Power Generation [83]
McPhail Generating Station Wawa 13   Brookfield Renewable Power [61]
McVittie Generating Station Sudbury 3   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Merrickville Generating Station Smiths Falls 2   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Meyersburg Generating Station Campbellford 5   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Minden Generating Station Minden 4 1934 Orillia Power Generation [84]
Misema Hydroelectric Dam Marter Township 3Solar 2003 TransAlta [26]
Mission Generating Station Wawa 16   Brookfield Renewable Power [61]
Moose Rapids Hydroelectric Dam Sudbury 1   TransAlta [26]
Mountain Chute Station Greater Madawaska 170 November 11, 1967[85] Ontario Power Generation [51]
Nairn Falls Dam and Generating Plant Nairn and Hyman   1915 Vale Limited [86]
Nipissing Station Nipissing 2   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Norman GS Norman 10   H2O Power LP [59]
Otter Rapids Generating Station 50°10′52″N 81°38′08″W 182   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Otto Holden Station 46°22′42″N 78°43′43″W 243   Ontario Power Generation [51]
Pine Portage Station Nipigon 142   Ontario Power Generation [47]
R. H. Saunders Station 45°00′28″N 74°47′34″W 1,045   Ontario Power Generation [51]
Ragged Chute Hydroelectric Dam 47°16′35″N 79°40′21″W 7   TransAlta [26]
Ragged Rapids Generating Station Bala 8   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Rankine power station[note 2] 43°04′28″N 79°04′43″W     Niagara Parks Commission [87]
Ranney Falls Generating Station Campbellford 10   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Red Rock Falls Mississagi River 41   Brookfield Renewable Power [52]
Robert A. Dunford Generating Station Wawa 45   Brookfield Renewable Power [61]
Sandy Falls Generating Station Timmins 5.5 1911–2010 Ontario Power Generation [47][88]
Scott Falls Generating Station Wawa 22   Brookfield Renewable Power [61]
Serpent River Serpent River 7   Brookfield Renewable Power [52]
Seymour Generating Station Campbellford 6   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Shekak Generating Station Hearst 19   Brookfield Renewable Power [61]
Sidney Generating Station Trenton 4   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Sills Island Generating Station Frankford 2   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Silver Falls Station Thunder Bay 48   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Sir Adam Beck I Generating Station 43°08′57″N 79°02′40″W 498   Ontario Power Generation [89]
Sir Adam Beck II Generating Station 43°08′45″N 79°02′41″W 1,499   Ontario Power Generation [90]
Sir Adam Beck Pump Generating Station 43°08′40″N 79°03′36″W 174   Ontario Power Generation [91]
Smoky Falls Generating Station Kapuskasing 268   Ontario Power Generation and Moose Cree First Nation [47]
Sonoco’s Mill Dam Glen Miller 8   Innergex Renewable Energy  
South Falls Generating Station Bracebridge 5   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Steephill Falls Generating Station Wawa 15   Brookfield Renewable Power [61]
Stewartville Station 45°24′26″N 76°30′24″W 182 September 21, 1948[92] Ontario Power Generation [51]
Stinson Generating Station Sudbury 5   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Sturgeon Falls GS East of Atikokan 8   H2O Power LP [59]
Thomas Low Generating Station Renfrew 4 September 2015[93] Renfrew Power Generation [94]
Toronto Power Generating Station[note 2] Niagara     Niagara Parks Commission  
Trethewey Falls Generating Station Bracebridge 2   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Twin Falls GS Iroquois Falls 22   H2O Power LP [59]
Umbata Falls Marathon 23   Innergex Renewable Energy [54]
Valerie Falls Generating Station Atikokan 10   Brookfield Renewable Power [61]
Wawaitin Generating Station 48°20′38″N 81°29′08″W 13   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Wawatay Marathon 14 1992 Macquarie Power & Infrastructure [95]
Welland Canal Locks 1, 2 and 3 Welland Canal 6   Rankin Renewable Power [96]
Wells Mississagi River 239   Brookfield Renewable Power [52]
Whitedog Falls Station Kenora 68   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Wilson's Falls 45°03′44″N 79°18′38″W 2.9   Lakeland Holding [55]
TOTAL   8130.81      


List of all wind farms in Ontario.

Name Location Capacity (MW) Date Owner Ref
Adelaide Wind Farm Middlesex County 60 2014 Suncor Energy [97]
Amaranth Wind Farm 44°06′00″N 80°16′15″W 199.5 2008 TransAlta [98]
Amherst Island Wind Farm Amherst Island 75 2018 Windletric [99]
Armow Wind Grey County 180 2015 Pattern Energy [97]
Belle River Wind Farm Lakeshore 100 2017 Pattern Energy [99]
Bornish Wind Energy Centre Middlesex County 72.9 2014 NextEra Energy Canada [97]
Bow Lake Wind Project Sault Ste. Marie 58.32 2015 BluEarth Renewables [97]
Cedar Point Wind Power Project Lambton County 99.96 2015 NextEra Energy Canada / Suncor Energy [97]
Chatham Wind Farm 42°14′N 82°24′W 101.2 2010 Kruger Energy [100]
Clear Creek Point Wind Farm Norfolk County 9.9 2008 International Power [101]
Comber Wind Farm Essex County 165.6 2012 Brookfield Renewable Power [102]
Conestogo Wind Energy Centre I Conestogo 22.9 2012 NextEra Energy [100][103]
Cruickshank Wind Farm Kincardine 8.25   Enbridge [101]
Cultus Wind Farm Norfolk County 9.9   International Power [101]
Dillon Wind Centre Raleigh 78 2011   [100]
Dufferin Wind Farm Melancthon 91.4 2013 Longyuan Canada Renewables Ltd. [104]
Exhibition Place Wind Turbine 43°37′49.5″N 79°25′29.3″W 0.6 2002 WindShare [105]
Ferndale Wind Farm Ferndale 5.1   Sky Generation [106]
Frogmore Wind Farm Norfolk County 9.9   International Power [101]
Gosfield Kingsville 50 2011   [100]
Grand Renewable Energy Park Haldimand County 150 2015 Samsung Renewable Energy Inc, Korea Electric Power Corporation, Pattern Energy [107][108]
Greenwich Wind Farm Greenwich 99 2012 Enbridge [100]
Harrow Wind Farm Essex 39.6   International Power [109]
Henvey Inlet Wind Energy Centre (HIWEC) Reserve No 2 of Henvey Inlet First Nation community 300 2019 Pattern Energy, Nigig Power [110]
Huron Wind Tiverton 9 2002 Cameco, OMERS, TransCanada [111]
Kingsbridge Goderich 39.6 2006 Capital Power Corporation [100]
McLean's Mountain Wind Farm   60 2013   [100]
Mohawk Point Wind Farm Norfolk County 9.9   International Power [101]
Niagara Region Wind Farm Regional Municipality of Niagara 230 2016 Boralex [112]
North Kent Chatham-Kent 100 2018 Pattern Energy [99]
OPG 7 commemorative turbine Pickering 1.8   Ontario Power Generation [113]
Pointe Aux Roche Wind   48.6 2012   [100]
Port Alma Chatham-Kent 101.2   Kruger Energy [114]
Port Burwell Wind Farm Port Burwell 99 2006 Macquarie Power & Infrastructure [115]
Port Dover and Nanticoke Port Dover 105 2013 Capital Power Corporation [100]
Prince Sault Ste. Marie 189 2006 Brookfield Renewable Power [116]
Proof Line Wind Farm Lambton Shores 6.6   Sky Generation [101]
Providence Bay Wind Farm Providence Bay 1.6   Schneider Power [117]
Ravenswood Wind Farm Lambton Shores 9.9   Sky Generation [106]
Ripley Huron-Kinloss 76 2007 Acciona, Suncor Energy


Spence Wind Farm Township of Howard and Oxford 98.9 2011   [100]
Summerhaven Wind Energy Centre   125 2013   [100]
Thames River I Chatham-Kent 40   Boralex [120]
Underwood Wind Farm 44°20′20″N 81°27′32″W 181.5 2009 Enbridge [100][121]
Wolfe Island Wind Farm 44°10′N 76°28′W 197.8 2009 TransAlta [100][122]
TOTAL   3417.43      


Name Date Capacity (MW) Location Owner Ref
Sarnia Photovoltaic Power Plant 2010 97 Sarnia Enbridge  
Grand Renewable Energy Park 2015 100 Haldimand County Samsung Renewable Energy Inc, Korea Electric Power Corporation, Pattern Energy [107][108]
Arnprior Solar Generating Station 2009 23.4 Arnprior EDF Énergies Nouvelles  
TOTAL   222.4      

Notes and references

Coronavirus Round Table IV – The 2nd Inning

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Since the Coronavirus Pandemic began, the Doomstead Diner has been at the forefront of discussion and analysis ofr the events as they have progressed.  Inside the Diner in multiple threads the NewzHounds of the Diner are keeping track of all the late breaking stories and events taking place around the world.

On our YouTube channel at, we have had several Round Table discussions at intervals beginning round March, although the first Diner posts and discussion began quite a bit before that, around the end of January when it was still primarily a Chinese problem and had not yet gone Global.

Today's Round Table discussion features many of our regular contributors.  Hashing out the most recent events and their Medical, Political, Economic and Social outcomes thusfar are:

Ugo Bardi: Professor of Physical Chemistry in Florence, Italy and Publisher of Cassandra's Legacy.

George Mobus: Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the University of Washington in Tacoma and Publisher of Question Everything

K-Dog: IT Engineer and Publisher of Chasing the Squirrel

Monsta666: Banker in London, UK and Admin of the Doomstead Diner

Surly1: Political Activist and Photographer and Admin of the Doomstead Diner

RE: CEO of the Sustaining Universal Needs 501c3 Non-Profit Foundation and Publisher of the Doomstead Diner and Executive Producer of the Collapse Cafe YouTube channel


Despite all that has transpired in the last few months, we managed to keep this discussion down to just over an hour. lol.  Hope you find the recap interesting.


Next week, we will be featuring a discussion with Irv Mills on the Electric Power situation in Ontario, Canada.  The discussion includes Nuclear Power, Hydro Power and Renewable Energy, as well as Localization vs. Grid Power.  Irv is a recently retired Manager for the Ontario Power Authority.  Below is a snippet from that conversation:

Your local Infrastructure: Who’s gonna fix it?

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Published on The Doomstead Diner  May 10, 2020

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I thought I would take a break this week from another depressing CoroNewz Report to look at another problem we have to deal with RIGHT NOW, which is the Collapsing Infrastructure of Industrial Civilization.  This isn't like Sea Level rise which will inundate some coastal communities like say Miami Beach and make it unlivable in 20 years, it's happening all over the place TODAY!

The problem goes far beyond you driveway which you as McMansion Owner are always responsible for keeping fixed up and nice looking, or your HOA will levy a nice fine on you.  If you have a Doomstead out in the Boonies, is there a Stream or Creek with a little bridge you have to cross to get in and out of the place?  The County of course is supposed to maintain that, but what happens when the county runs out of money because the Property Tax intake has taken a nosedive?  Are YOU gonna fix it?  Even one of those tiny bridges over a small creek can cost $100K and more to build, and where pray tell will you get the steel beams to drop down there with some Heavy Equipment when Home Depot has gone BK and you can't get Diesel for the Caterpillar Front End Loader or the Back Hoe to dig out the dirt?  Are YOU gonna dig that out with a Pick & Shovel?

Then, what about the airports?  Jets need nice smooth runways to land on.  The only way enough money gets generated to pay for that is to have lots of jets use them.  A few Private Jets fr the Filthy Rich and Masters of the Universe won't last much longer than the Flying Greyhounds packed with Tourista Sardines headed for St. John's to Snorkel around the wreckage from the most recent Hurricane.

…and that's all the Doom, this time until next time, here on the Doomstead Diner.

Gas Prices Crater…but WHERE’S MY STIMULUS?

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Published on The Doomstead Diner  May 3, 2020

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A few weeks ago with much Fanfare & Hoopla, it was announced by Da Goobermint that a "Bipartisan" agreement had been reached to send "stimulus" money to every Amerikan Citizen who could Fog a Mirror, including the kids as long as they were under 16.  Somehow, the 17-18 year old HS Seniors got left out of this Bonanza though.

In aggregate, the amount tallies up into the $TRILLIONS, but for you J6P it is supposed to be $1200, and $500 for each of your kids too!  Not that this amount of money will even cover a month worth of bills for anyone living in any major metro in the FSoA, hell it won't even pay a month's rent in NY Shity or Seattle!  But still… Better than Nothing right?

So I am Joyful about this, I am only used to getting Free Money from Alaska once a year when they issue the PFD (Permanent Fund Dividend) to the residents.  This is money from Big Oil paid to Alaskans just to live here and well…fog a mirror.  lol.

However, some 3 weeks or so after this announcement, I STILL have not received my Stimulus Mailbox Money! 🙁  Nor has anyone I know who lives in my complex, nor have any of the clerks and stockers at 3 Bears I talk to when I shop there.  I am very recognizable by my All-Black outfit and the fact I ride around on a Cripple Cart which is the only one of its kind in Alaska.  lol.  Everybody knows me who works at 3 Bears, ESPECIALLY the butchers in the Meat Dept! 🙂

So none of us poor J6Ps, neither the Working Poor or the old crippled guys living at Poverty Level on a Fixed Income have received our Stimulus!  Meanwhle however, Da Fedral Reserve has revved up the Printing Press some more todish out still more Funny Money to the Oil Majors, since they are sinking rapidly along with the price of Oil, now cratering to levels not seen since the Oil Shock of the 1980s, , followed shortly thereafter by the Collapse of the original Bretton Woods agreement following the end of WWII, the emrgence of the "Petrodollar" and the EXPLOSION of Irredeemable Debt, which has been on an ever upward spiral really since Capitalism began in the ~1500s, but has really taken on the Hockey Stick graph shape of an Exponential funtion over the last 30 years.

So the first question here is:  Just exactly how much longer can an Economy based on absolutely NOTHING utilizing fictitious money created out of Thin Air continue to function?

The second question I have is, who among the readers of the Diner or Viewers of the Collapse Cafe videos has actually RECEIVED your stimulus funny money?  Please let us know in the Comments Inside the Diner on the Forum, or in the Comments on the Collapse Cafe YouTube channel..  Inquiring minds want to know.

Collapse Cooks Converse Coronavirus

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Published on The Doomstead Diner  April 26, 2020

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In today's video, two Cooks sit down over dinner to discuss the ongoing Coronavirus Catastrophe, with a particular focus on the local economy, in particular the Restaurant Bizness.  We also talk about FOOD of course, as well as local Infrastructure problems we have in our Community.

What I really hope to convey with this video however is not so much these economic questions, but rather the importance of FORMING COMMUNITY and BUILDING INTERGENERATIONAL BONDS.  This most IMPORTANT aspect of preparing for the world to come is the one most often ignored or neglected by both Preppers and Doomsteaders.

When was the last ime you invited over a new neighbor for dinner?  When waas the last time you got to know a person 2 generations your Junior or Senior?

How do you do this?  It's not that hard really, 2 main things apply, SHARING and GENEROSITY.  Give to others NOW, and it will come back to you with interest later.


Coronavirus: RE’s Excellent Food Acquisition Adventure

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Published on The Doomstead Diner  April 19, 2020

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Defending against Coronavirus from the Inside Out

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Published on The Doomstead Diner  April 15, 2020

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Vitamin Rotisserie

Most of the focus in trying to protect yourself from Death by COVID-19 has been on the PPE you should be wearing when you have to go out and interact with other Homo Sap Meat Packages who might infect you.  At least equally important however are your Internal Protections, IOW your IMMUNE SYSTEM.

Here at the Doomstead Diner we focus on all FOOD topics related to Collapse, and NUTRITION is the most important aspect of maintaining and strengthening your ability to fight off and recover from dieseases.  Eating Healthy Foods and supplementing your diet with Vitamins are critical for every individual in this Battle of Homo Sap vs Microbe, and they are both something you have control over.  You don't need to wait for Da Goobermint to ride to the rescue on this, at least as long as you have a SNAP Card and follow the SNAP Card Gourmet here on the Doomstead Diner.

Giving Thanks in the Dark Times of the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Published on The Doomstead Diner  April 12, 2020

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Food Security, Prepping & Preservation for the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Diners Discuss the Coronavirus Catastrophe

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The Coronavirus Catastrophe brings ever more BAD NEWZ to all of us every day, whether we get our information from newspapers, radio, TV or the internet.  Every other news story has been swamped by this, and overallll the Graphic interactive and animated graphical daily reports explain why without much to add to it.

What began just a few months ago in the Wuhan Province of Chna has EXPLODED Exponentially, and now covers the population of Homo Sap in pretty much every country on Earth, and still growing.  Lockdowns are popping up like Mushrooms on a cool damp morning in Kennett Square, PA.  Do Goobermint is about to drop $1200 of Helicopter Money on the FSoA population of Tax Paying adults to try and keep the economy floating for another month while they try and figure out WTF to do.  BoJo over in Jolly Old England is now residing in a London Hospital and running the country from there instead of 10 Downing Street.  I could go on of course, but I don't have to because we did that in the video! 🙂

New Netflix Three Musketeers Movie Has a Mission Impossible Tone/FilmThe one good outcome of this crisis is that for the first time EVAH, it brought together all 4 of the Diner Admins for a Round Table discussion of the plethor of problems we are facing over the next months, weeks and years.

Here on the Diner, we wish you all the best as you try and negotiate this global calamity.  Get that mask & gloves on!

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Gearing Up for Coronavirus Self-Defense

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Published on The Doomstead Diner  April 1, 2020

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The Coronavirus Crisis has brought with it innumerable bad outcomes and blowback, which is still expanding in scope.  Exponentially, just as the virus itself is spreading exponentially across the Global Population on Earth.  There is not a habitable continent on the Planet COVID-19 has not reached, and at this point I doubt there is a country it is not breeding in, feasting on the plethora of Homo Sap Meat Packages walking about and driving their cars around willy-nilly.  Well, they're not driving around quite so much these days, despite the fact that Oil has reached its lowest price/barrel in 17 years.  There is about nowhere to go to that is safe, all the restaurants, bars,theaters, sports arenas etc are shuttered.  You can still go to the grocery store, although you may not be able to find Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Canned Soups, Frozen Pizzas, Eggs and innumerable other items which are also disappearing, albeit  not quite so fast as the goodies scarfed up in the initial Panic Buying frenzy.

Globally, Hospitals are already overwhelmed, and in many Epicenters like New York Shity the Peak Virus is still weeks away.  Respirators are in incredibly short supply, a deperately needed therapy for a virus that attacks the Lungs.  Hospital is pit against Hospital and City against City to try and find a supply of these machines, which are rapidly getting more expensive to buy in the Capitalist "Free Market" economy where Profits come before Human Life.

In the face of this non-stop innundation of BAD NEWZ, what can you DO besides Panic Buy?  What Positive, Pro-Active steps can you take to try and SURVIVE the ongoing catastrophe?  In today's CoroNewz Report, we cover the Pro-Active steps you can take to protect yourself, best as you can despite ongoing shortages of such essential PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as Surgical Gloves and Masks, which even the Top Private Hospitals in New York Shity are running short on.

For a more comprehensive recap of the progress of COVID-19 and analysis of the situation we face in the near future, last Saturday 4 Diners got together in a virtual room (no chance of catching the Corona Cooties!) to discuss the full gamut of the calmity ongoing.  Assuming I can complete the editing in time, it should be Ready for Prime Time for the Doomstead Diner Sunday Collapse Brunch.


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A Round Table discussion of the Coronavirus issues by the Diner Admins


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Published on The Doomstead Diner  March 29, 2020


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No intro article yet.  I am neck deep in video editing.  Maybe later today  For now, you just gotta watch the vid.

Coronavirus Sets the Sun on the British Empire

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Published on The Doomstead Diner  March 24, 2020


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Today's installment of the CoroNewz Reports features more input from the Diner International  Correspondents, in this case Jason Heppenstall (Hepp) of 22 Billion Energy Slaves based in Cornwall, England & Monsta666, aonther Admin on the Diner based in London, England who also works in the Bankstering Industry.

Before I get into a synopsis of what we discussed in this chat, I want to adress a criticism I got inside the Diner on our Forum regarding the FOOD intros I do in all our Broadcasts now.  The critic was too "impatient" to watch the 7 minutes or so I spend going over the meal of the day, where it was grown or sourced, how it was prepared and how much it costs.  To me, these are among the most important questions we must deal with as we move inexorably into the next stage of Collapse.  The fact of the matter is despite the fact I often cook Premium Meals, I NEVER exceed the SNAP Card budget of ~$150/month for my food purchases.  In fact I generally only spend half of that.  I don't receive a SNAP Card although I DO qualify for one because I am at the Poverty Level.  I don't need it.  If more people knew how to Cook and shop for FOOD like I do, we could probably eliminate the SNAP Cards all together.  So I try in addition to reporting on the Collapse Calamity of the Day to teach people how to do this, in the first ~7 minutes of each broadcast.  I am a DOER, not just a Talker.  I Walk the Walk, I don't just Talk the Talk.  I follow the Principles I write about here on the Doomstead Diner; watch my Potlatch Parking Lot Videos where I give away free FOOD to the other Old Folks, Poor People and Cripples like me who live in my community.

Besides the importance of this information is the simple fact if it doesn't interest you, you can simply Fast Forward the Video through it using the Slider on your Utoob screen to get to the Discussion of the Day.  The whole criticism was completely invalid.

Now insofar as today's discussion goes, I got together with Hepp & Monsta to discuss how the Coronavirus Pandemic is playing out in Jolly Old England.  We discuss maany facets of the crisis as it is playing out over there, which is not dissimilar from how it is playingout here in the FSoA.  The Health issues, Economic issues and Political issues are all covered.

So, crack open a Corona Beer or mix a Bloody Mary or brew a cup of Java if you are a Tea-Totaller and get your Daily Dose of Doomstead Diner Collapse Analysis this morning. 🙂

Coronavirus Money for Nothing and your Checks for Free

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Published on The Doomstead Diner  March 22, 2020

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Another day, another Calamity in the Coronavirus Pandemic.  It's really hard to keep up with this, it is spinning out of control so fast.  A puny Homo Sap cannot keep pace with the Exponential Function.  Perhaps this explains why so many Homo Saps have trouble even grasping the concept.

Today's CoroNewz Special Sunday Brunch Report features an analysis of the "Stimulus" package being concocted up in CONgress which has now balloned up to $2.5T!!!  Gotta keep that Konsumer Ecoomy going even if it means handing out FREE Helicopter money to J6P!

This isn't really about bailing out J6P, it's about bailing out Amerikan Bizness, particularly the bizness of Donalditry Trumpovetsky.  Isn't it amazing how they can find an infinite supply of money when they want to, but during BAU theres never enough for Food Stamps or Medicare?

Mnuchin: Tentative coronavirus package will include average of $3,000 to a family of four

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that a tentative stimulus package in response to the coronavirus outbreak will include two weeks of loans to small businesses and an average payment of $3,000 to a family of four.

On the Medical front, it appears now that the FSoA in general and NYC in particular are onn the sae trajectory as Italy, just 2-3 weeks behind them.  Here's a good comparison of the Exponential Growth curves:

As you can see, due to the much larger population in the FSoA, as things progress here the problem is likely to get WORSE than the Italian problem starting about…NOW.

On the economic front, we discuss the various facets of the impact on the financial sector, as well as the impact directly on J6P.  Then there is the Blame Game ongoing between the Clown-in-Chief and the Gubernators of the various hard hit state.  Also talk of Military Deployment of the National Guard, and the amount of miltary resources and how this whole clusterfuck will affect the POTUS election in November, because count on it, Coronavirus will NOT be history by November.  It may be somewhat more under control by then, but the lasting repercussions will still be with us and there will still be the virus circulating around and likely Mutating, bringing 2nd & 3rd Waves around the Globe as we move along here.

Coming up soon here on the Diner, we also have another conversation with our friends across the Pond, this time from Jolly Old England.  Don't miss it!




Corned Beef, Cabbage, Coronavirus & Collapse

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Published on The Doomstead Diner  March 20, 2020

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St. Paddy's Day has come and gone, but this year the Hangover afterward is exceptionally bad, and nobody even went out drinking!  Although I suspect the Stay-at-Home Boozing was even more over-the-top than usual.

Image result for alaska grown logo In this video, I focus on Local Food Production, with the main Produce we grow up here on the Last Great Frontier, namely Alaska Grown Carrots and Potatoes.  Alaska is best know for its Fish production of course, with probably the best remaining good fisherie in the world and a huge export market for that fish, both in the lower 48 as well as in Asia.  Well known also for our Game Meat Hunting of Moose, Caribou, Bear and Big Horn Sheep as well.  There are also numerous small farms raising cattle, and at 3 Bears you can always choose to buy the local meats, although they come at a Premium Price, about 25% higher than the commercial beef from the Lower 48.

Discussed also in this video is the Ethnic Divide that existed between the Irish and Italians in New York Shity in the 1960s-70s and the changing ethnic character of my old neighborhood of Flushing Queens as the global migration pattern shifted from the post-WWII European migration to the migration from Asia during and after the Korean & Vietnam Wars.

Much also discussed in the 2nd half of the video when we get to Coronavirus itself, particularly the annoucement by D Gubernator of California Gavin Newsome that he doesn't think CA schools will reopen this year ad the closure will continue right into the summer break.  One really has to mull over the various ramifications of this, both on the social and economic levels.  It's quite hard to imagine how CA or really any state t all can function without the schools open to warehouse the kids while the parents work.  Currently of course about NOBODY is working,but how long can that last for?

Coming soon to the Collapse Cafe is another Global conversation with a couple of our Brit regulars, Jason Heppenstall of 22 Billion Energy Slave and Monsta666, my former Co-Host on the original Collapse Cafe.

The Coronavirus Hits just keep on coming here on the Doomstead Diner.

Pandemic Panic

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Published on The Doomstead Diner  March 17, 2020

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Image result for leprechaun St. Paddy's Day has arrived and it's time for some Corned Beef & Cabbage and plenty of Booze today! 🙂  But first of course I had to go out and do some FOOD Shopping for a few items, fresh veggies mostly, I have everything else in my Preps.  I'm good on the Corned Beef for I think 5 St. Paddy's Days into the future, I think I have 5 Briskets in the chest freezer.

It's not a Happy St. Paddy's day this year either for the Leprechauns or the Irish-Amerikan Cops who still run the NYPD and march every year down 5th Avenue then go out and get shit-faced drunk at various Irish bars in Brooklyn & Queens.  No parade this year in NY Shity, and none across the Pond on the Emerald Isle either.  Coronavirus has dealt the ultimate blow to the Irish this year.

Anyhow, Surly wrote yesterday about his terrifying shopping expedition to COSTCO, but I figured on leaving my digs with my Cripple Helper that things shouldn't be too bad in the Food Superstore of 3 Bears.  After all, as of now we have all of ONE COVID-19 case here on the Last Great Frontier, and he is supposedly self-sequestering.  So the threat to anyone here right now is pretty close to zero.  Boy, was I wrong.

I have NEVER seen the shelves so EMPTY in 3 Bears.  Canned Soup…all gone.  Frozen Pizza…almost all gone.  Toilet Paper…ALL GONE!!!  Interesting what the Zombies out there find important to buy when doing last minute prepping.

I thought this might only be true at 3 Bears, so the next day I got my Cripple Helper to go over to Walmart with me off the Agency Dime and I bought her Lunch for her trouble, plus a gallon of Milk, which they actually did have at Walmart, though according to her mom not available at Fred Meyer.  Missing from the shelves at Wally World though were the same items missing at 3 Bears, Paper Goods, Canned Soups and Frozen Pizzas.

So what is going on here?  Is this a failure of JIT Delivery?  Are the Supply Chains breaking down already?  Of course not.  It's Herd Behavior and PANIC driiving this among the majority of Meat Packages who have had their heads buried in the sand and believe every lie that pops out of Donalditry Trumpovetsky's mouth, or off the virtual keyboard on his Smart Phone in his latest Tweetstorm.  SURPRISE!  You can't lie a Pandemic out of existence.

Anyhow, I cover all this and more in the video heading this article.  Yesterday's food was good too, I did Japanese to lead up to today's Irish cuisine. 🙂

Scenes from an Italian Restaurant during the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Published on The Doomstead Diner  March 16, 2020

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"Two Professors, an IT Engineer & a Crippled Cook walk into an Italian Restaurant during the Coronavirus Pandemic…"


Two days ago on Friday the 13th, I got together around the Diner Table with 3 other Collapse Bloggers and long time friends, Ugo Bardi of Cassandra's Legacy, George Mobus of Question Everything and K-Dog of Chasing the Squirrel.  Originally I had intended to work on the editing of the videos through the week and Premier the Broadcast on the Vernal Equinox coming on March 19th for a couple of reasons.

For one, I just Premiered yesterday a video, A Millenial's Eye View of the Collapse of Industrial Civilization.  It is my general practice to give any  major Videos or Blogs at least 2 days in the Feature Spot at the top of the Diner Blog Homepage.  The 2nd reason is because the Solstices and Equinoxes are important dates for at least two of us.  For George, he publishes his QuadAnnual Blog on these dates now each year; he has reduced his Blogging to 4 times a year so those are the only times you will get some of George's latest thinking and insights into Collapse, unless of course you read one of the endless stream of books he is always writing. lol.  For me, these astronomical dates marking the significant points in the Earth's orbit around the Sun are important, because our 501c3 Non-Profit is the SUN☼ Foundation, acronym for Sustaing Universal Needs.  They also mark the beginning dates of the 4 Seasons, with the Vernal Equinox marking the beginning of Spring.  Although it doesn't feel much like Spring up here today, the temps were about 9F/-13C.

I was forced to change this schedule of Broadcast because of rapidly changing dynamics in the Coronavirus Pandemic.  Many things true 2 days ago are no longer true.  For instance, when we recorded the discussion, Alaska still had no COVID-19 cases recorded.  As of this morning, there was at least one, someone who flew up from the Lower 48 on a Transport.  He is supposedly currently self-quarantining.

Two days ago, Seatlle was still mostly under voluntary restrictions to travel and congregate in large groups.  Today, these restricitions are mandatory, Seattle will be closing its Public Schools and there is rumor that the Gubernator will close the WA State Borders.

On Friday the 13th,  Seattle was the leading Big Shity in the FSoA in COVID-19 cases & deaths.  Not so 2 days later.  NY Shity has grabbed the lead from Seattle, and with much larger population numbers is likely to quickly leave the West Coast city in the dust.  Pretty much only LA on the Left Coast can compete with NYC for total numbers when (not if) this thing really gets rolling. Mayor DiBlasio has finally capitulated and will close the NYC Public Schools, the largest such system in the country.  NYC has also shut down Broadway, Radio City and numerous Sports Venues.

Over on the Emerald Isle across the Pond, the Leprechauns are not smiling.  St. Paddy's Day Parades have been cancelled there, as well as here in the FSoA in Big Shitys such as NYC which have large populationsof Irish immigrants, from numerous waves of imigration beginning in the 1800s.  For many years, practically the entire NYPD was Irish Cops, and today the upper level is still basically Irish-Amerikan.

No St. Paddy's Day Parades and no open Bars means no Corned Beef and Cabbage for many folks who can't do anything more than Boil an Egg or Microwave a Frozen Dinner.  Here in the Diner Kitchen though, I'll be cooking RE's Famous Corned Beef and Cabbage to serve up tomorrow on March 17th for all the Diners to at least look at.  lol.  I'll let you know how this year's version turns out, I am going to change up the Recipe from last year's, even though the rule in cooking like most things is "don't mess with success".  lol.

Anyhow the situation remains extremely fluid and is rapidly getting worse, so I put my Editing Engine on Overdrive to get this ready for today, before it gets overwhemed with still WORSE Newz I need to cover.  The discussion above covers many aspects of this problem not being covered well in the MSM, such as the economics, the politics and systemic breakdown we are likely to see in fairly short order.  Mr. Wizard John Michael Greer can kiss his "Slow Catabolic Collapse" theory goodbye now… there is an EPIC FAILURE of Nostradamus punditry if ever there was one.

I hope all the Diners are doing their best to stay out of range of this pandemic and remain healthy to date.  Take your Vitamins and eat Healthy!


A Millenial’s Eye View of the Collapse of Industrial Civilization

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Published on The Doomstead Diner  March 15, 2020

The Ides of March


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A discussion held this week with a true Millenial Generation (Born 1998, Age 21) young man from northern Ontario Canada, who recently became aware the Civilization he lives in is undergoing Collapse. He joined our intrepid Clan of Kollapsniks on the Doomstead Diner after becoming "Collapse Aware" in September of 2019 and happening on George Mobus' Blog, Question Everything.  On a websitejab packed with Old White Men from the Boomer Generation, I for one am extremely glad to have our first Millenial Diner as part of our crew of Collapse Observers, Analysts and DOERS, who are making the best attempt we can to (as our Motto says) "SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN".

For myself as a Veteran Boomer Doomer with one foot in the Grave already, I have become comfortable with what is bound to occur here as time goes by, and I will die in the reasonably near term regardless of what goes down.  I am also comfortable with that, all living things die at some point, I led a particularly interesting life and was very lucky along the way through it.  Harder to fathom of course is how such a young man can deal with this, with his whole life still ahead of him, one bound to become ever more difficult to negotiate and to simply STAY ALIVE as long as he can, which is the main job of all living things.  Diner Cam shows all the attributes necessary for survival in the world to come, intelligence, adaptability, good physical health and the desire to… Keep on Truckin'

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I highly recommend you listen to this young man, who is wise beyond his years.  As George Mobus often points out, it is one thing to be Intelligent, but Wisdom is often lacking in even the greatest Geniuses.  Along with just about ANYONE currently in Political Power, anywhere on the Globe.

Coming on the Vernal Equinox, Thursday March 19th we will present another Round Table discussion in our Collapse Cafe of the Doomstead Diner, featuring George Mobus, Ugo Bardi, K-Dog and myself discussing the ramifications for Industrial Civilization of the currently Exponentially Growing Coronavirus.  Join us for that one as well, it was a hell of a chat.


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