Saturday, April 17, 2021

Letters

Pharmacist Responds to Letter Questioning COVID Measures

Editor, While I am an avid reader of 'Letters to the Editor' I am rarely motivated by these letters to write one of my own. Last week’s letter from Ms. Green regarding her opposition to the wearing of masks and her questioning the safety and efficacy of the COVID vaccines proved to be the exception. As a pharmacist, my staff and...

Reader Scolds Editor For Being Rude

Mr. Vance, I am responding to a comment you posted regarding a letter submitted by Charmain Green, local citizen of Meaford. In that short paragraph, you assumed that everything was "provably false". (I'm assuming you meant, "probably" ~ Editor's Note: No, I did not mean probably, and I did not say 'everything') That's a very ignorant and irresponsible response considering you...

Reader Opposes Measures Taken to Slow Transmission of Virus

Dear Mr. Vance, I read in the Independent last week (February 25 print edition, 3Rs...Rants, Raves & Rumours) that you suggested that donning a mask to enter a store isn’t really a big deal. Actually it is a big deal. How much longer is the public supposed to bow to these extreme regulations? Wearing a mask is not about a virus, as...

Concern About Butter

Dear Editor, When I was told the reason for the change in butter was because of palm oil, I did not believe it. I had contacted the dairy companies several years ago and they all claimed that they were using the same method of processing as before. They did NOT say that farmers are using palm oil to enhance butter...

Thoughts on Long Term Care Homes

Letter to the Editor, There were several peaceful information protests outside LTC Homes in Guelph and Arthur over the weekend by caring, determined folks who have experienced extreme criminal neglect, causing the death of a family member in a Long Term Care Home. These protest were reported in the local press. Some of the resulting comments are disturbing, because they display a...

Support For Time of Use Hydro Rates

Editor, It is rare indeed for me to take issue with you on anything, but in your Rants and Raves this week you suggest that time of use hydro rates is perhaps an outdated idea. Obviously you were not thinking of seniors on a fixed income when you made that statement. A few years ago Ontario Hydro did revisit time of...

BWDSB Letter to Parents Regarding March Break

Dear Parents/Guardians: The provincial government has announced the decision to delay this year’s March Break to help reduce the potential for further spread of COVID-19 across Ontario. The break will now take place from April 12 to 16. In Bluewater District School Board, March Break was originally scheduled to occur from March 15 to 19. Due to the provincial decision,...

Thoughts on Proposed Development

My thoughts on the SkyDev proposal are as follows: First and foremost, I feel the site has been laid out wrong. The use of the waterfront area is not allowing very many homes/condos to enjoy those views. I would rather a stepped back approach to the towns in vertical rows coming off the water so that many more home owners...

The Pending ‘Tsunami’ of Development in Meaford

Editor, In my recent correspondence to Meaford Municipal Councillor Ross Kentner expressing my concerns about the proposed development called “The Loon Call”, he responded with the following – "People in Meaford are so accustomed to waiting for any development that they are pretty much sleepwalking through a pending tsunami of growth. It’s really unfortunate that there was no informed comment...

TMI Team Member Retires

Editor, Christmas saw me retire from a job I have loved for six years, namely my work at The Meaford Independent. This is a truly great local newspaper, and in this day of local news sources folding, we in the Meaford area are truly lucky we still have ours. In my time there I have watched the staff tirelessly fight to...