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Eveline Hird

Member since: Jul, 2018

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<b>CHEWING THE FAT:</b> September gives birth to the year's best season

CHEWING THE FAT: September gives birth to the year's best season

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Eveline Hird commented

I'm glad you have added Rusty Draper to your paper. I remember the days when he
had his Radio Show on CFOR, always enjoyed him then and do now.

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OrilliaMatters columnist wins Ontario Nature award

OrilliaMatters columnist wins Ontario Nature award

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Eveline Hird commented

I've been reading David Hawke's columns for a long time and I am happy he has received an award. I've learned a lot about nature from him. Congratulations David Hawke.

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<b>TIP OF THE WEEK:</b> Is it time to let your yard go to the birds?

TIP OF THE WEEK: Is it time to let your yard go to the birds?

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Eveline Hird commented

I loved this column - my garden fits the description to a tee.

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Anti-lockdown demonstration in Orillia 'just the beginning,' protester says <b>(6 photos)</b>

Anti-lockdown demonstration in Orillia 'just the beginning,' protester says (6 photos)

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Eveline Hird commented

re: Anti Lockdown demonstration.
I hope no one in this demonstration comes down with Covid. However I cannot believe
that it is OK to be in a crowd and not wear a mask. And to have your child subjected to
this risk is inexcusable. Comparing this to The Terry Fox Marathon is ludicrous.

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Amid threat of 'insane' fines, local hair salon stays open, defies shutdown

Amid threat of 'insane' fines, local hair salon stays open, defies shutdown

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Eveline Hird commented

Hats off to Crazy Cuts. The Ford Government should rethink their whole policy about shut-
downs & vaccinations. The group that needs to be vaccinated are the 18 to 34 year olds.
Set up mobile vaccination centres and go to the people in their workplaces. Mr. Ford I
think you should start taking advice from someone else, other than big business.

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Local man makes record $15,000 donation to Orillia Youth Centre

Local man makes record $15,000 donation to Orillia Youth Centre

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Eveline Hird commented

Having known Brian Adams for a number of years, I am not in the least surprised by his
generous donation to the Orillia Youth Centre. Brian is a remarkable person, always ready
with help, empathy and support. He was a super Director of the Mental Health Centre and
remains a very valuable citizen to this day. Good for you Brian, from Lyn Hird,
ex pat. from OSMH. Lots of happy memories.

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City workers' strike starts today after 'abysmal' offer rejected

City workers' strike starts today after 'abysmal' offer rejected

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Eveline Hird commented

I totally sympathize with the workers, however, I do think they had a choice not to strike
during the pandemic. We are so close to making a breakthrough now, nothing should
stand in the way of that end. Remember we are all in this together.
Just another senior trying to stay healthy.

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Amid fears of UK variant, Leacock Lodge suspends essential visitors

Amid fears of UK variant, Leacock Lodge suspends essential visitors

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Eveline Hird commented

I would like to add that the Care Home of Leacock has also, very abruptly, last Sunday
decided to ban essential care givers. I understand the gravity of the situation but I do think that the Powers that Be at Head Office could have given us 24 hours notice,( even thegovernment does that), so we could have prepared our loved ones of what was happening.
Some of the Home's residents really do not fully understand what is occurring, and must
be wondering where have their loved ones gone!. I think Jarlette Management had a ''knee-jerk'' reaction to the report on the horror that is Roberta Place, and I think they bear most of the responsibility for that. The front line staff are terrific and often have to work very understaffed. They do the very best they can, in very difficult circumstances.

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Jarlette 'failed to ensure' Roberta Place was safe: ministry report

Jarlette 'failed to ensure' Roberta Place was safe: ministry report

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Eveline Hird commented

Dismayed to read about Roberta Place conditions. What about the other Jarlette Care Homes, such as Leacock in Orillia? I think their management teams need a overhaul. They
seem to be shockingly understaffed. I feel sorry for the nurses & PSW's who constantly
work very understaffed. As of last Sunday I was deemed an essential care visitor, an hour
later received an E mail withdrawing all visiting from the home. I think a more humane thingto do would have been to give us 24 hrs,. notice (even the government do that), so
that we could have explained to our loved ones what was happening. My husband is
completely deaf and it is very hard to communicate with him, some of the residents must
be wondering what has happened to their visitors. I think Jarlette administration needs to be examined more. My hat is off to the real workers, the PSW's and the R.N., cleaners,
dining room staff etc. I pray that Covid doesn't get to Leacock Care Home.

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THOMAS, Leander James 'Len'

THOMAS, Leander James 'Len'

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Eveline Hird commented

Len Thomas was the reason I got my driving license after I was fifty. I didn't think I could
do it, but he insisted and I passed first try. He was a very nice person and a very good
instructor. RIP Len.
Eveline (Lyn) Hird.

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