Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Letters

Kindness Lives and Works in Long-Term Care

Editor, For more than two years long-term care homes have faced immense challenges from the pandemic. Residents of our homes have dealt with isolation, fear and worry, sickness, and sadly deaths. Despite these unthinkable challenges, the care providers in our homes continue providing compassion, care, and of course kindness. Long-term care homes have been centres of innovation, courage, and compassion,...

Hockey Rinks to Soccer Fields

Editor, Regarding the comment by Bruce Mason in last week's letters, 'But I believe it was Ken Dryden that said, “A small town in Canada that is closing its hockey rink is a small town that is dying.” And, well, hockey rinks, well, hockey rinks, cost money. Go figure.' I lived in Brampton for just over 25 years. There used to...

Reader Calls For ‘Reality Fairies’ to be Elected to Council

Dear Editor, In an editorial last May 5, you told your readers “I urge readers to submit letters to the editor sharing their thoughts on the upcoming election and the candidates that put their names forward in hopes of earning a seat on council.” Editor Vance. If you have a pen and paper handy? I wish to place my order. For...

Concern About Speeders

Editor, Something has to be said about speeding drivers on Trowbridge and Legion Streets. A young driver went by the other night doing at least 70 km an hour with his foot still down hard on the gas. And Legion St. is pretty much a drag strip. Do we have to wait till someone gets killed before something is done? Why...

​Concern About Candidate Stance on Proposed Pumped Storage Facility

Editor, Where do Candidates in the Provincial Election stand regarding the controversial TCE Pumped Storage Project that threatens Georgian Bay waters? It appears that NO ONE wants to talk about it, perhaps because it is located on Federal Land - a move made by the Trans Canada Energy Corporation to escape from having to perform an Environmental Assessment under the Laws...

Affordability is the Top Issue

Editor, If you’re working for a living, you should be making a living wage. If you’re not making a living wage (at least $20 an hour) you can’t afford to buy healthy food, let alone an electric vehicle. You can’t afford a decent place to rent, let alone a good house with solar panels on the roof. You can’t afford to...

Thoughts on Development Proposals

Editor, I was in attendance at the public meeting May 16, and I think your assessment of the Trowbridge/Bayfield development proposal is on the mark. However, I disagree with the notion that we cannot reject development proposals as they come in the door. By allowing this particular overreaching proposal to enter the process, we not only wasted staff and council time...

Appreciation For Support of Ukraine

Editor, As a Ukrainian-born Canadian, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the organizers, teachers and especially the wonderful students of the Georgian Bay Community School who had held a school fundraiser in April, to support the people of Ukraine. Your enthusiasm and school spirit showed me that there is still a lot of love for your fellow...

Clean up After Your Dogs

Editor, Thank you to David Glass for the letter to the editor in last week's issue about the puzzling dog feces along the Georgian Trail. Our situation is much more personal as we are finding dog feces bags along the road side edge of our wooded residential property on Centre Street. There is no puzzle here. These are being thrown deliberately into...

Reservoir Safety Will Be A Top Priority Says Project Advisor

Editor, TC Energy is proposing a state-of-the-art 1000 MW pumped storage facility in Meaford, Ontario, adjacent to Georgian Bay to provide flexible, clean, and renewable energy to Ontario’s electricity system, using industry leading technologies. They recently announced that they are looking to Hatch, to provide reservoir safety expertise and advisory services for the development of this transformative project. This scope...