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Letters to the Editor

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.

Editorial: Murder can be curtailed

It took nearly six months, but the city has its first murder of 2010. It’s a sharp contrast to the year before, when the body of William Harvey Atkins was found on Jan. 14 at a Finlayson Street address.

Welcome to geezer-ville

Finally, an idea from city council whose time has come. Thunder Bay has been struggling for years to establish this city and the surrounding region as a tourist destination.

Letter: Disconnected culture

To the editor: After spending a number of years in the call centre industry I’ve come to notice an ever growing culture of disconnect.
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