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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Why can’t we do it?

To the editor: In response to the story “Four-year-old dies,” did you ever wonder or ask why this little girl was shipped off to Winnipeg? Was this tragic accident a survivable one if our own new multi-million dollar and supposedly modern hospital ha

Letter: Let people count

To the editor: This is an open letter to city council.

Editorial: PETA's call insensitive

Earlier this week the controversial animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals called on Mayor Lynn Peterson to ban the use of horse-drawn carriages in the city.

Auditor General for a day

First we spent billions chasing Olympic gold, and now this. This year Canada will be hosting the G8 and G20 summits in Huntsville and downtown Toronto respectively and money is no object. The word is out.

Editorial: Sad day in the Bay

Tragedy struck Thunder Bay this week. Four-year-old Willow Scott-Hannam was killed Monday when a horse got spooked at Fort William Historical Park, rolling the carriage attached to it over her young, fragile body.

Health for Life: Wear a life jacket

I always carry a life jacket in my boat – it’s the law. Do I really have to wear it all the time? The law does require that you have a life jacket (also known as a PFD – personal flotation device) available to each person in a boat.

Summer in the city

When I was a kid growing up in Fort William summer was one of my four favorite seasons. Every year about this time I would count down the days until school was out and two glorious months of summer holidays began. But it wasn’t all fun and games.

Gun registry useless

To the editor: I have heard stupid remarks in my time, but the one that police need the gun registry to see if it’s safe to approach a crime scene wins the cup. I would not want such people to be in charge of our troops in Afghanistan.

Make cottage fire safe

To the editor: Cottage season is here. Remember, it is law in Ontario to have working alarms on each storey and outside all sleeping areas in your cottage, as it is in your home. Please also check your local laws regarding carbon monoxide alarms.

Property taxes too high

To the editor: While on a recent visit to my daughter’s home in Maple Ridge, B.C. I saw an article in the Maple Ridge paper pertaining to property taxes.
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