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In Defense of Buskers


This letter is in regards to the person who unbelievably phoned the police on a man who was busking outside of Bill's Valumart on the evening of Tuesday, November 26.

What motivation could you possibly have for trying to stop a person from making a few dollars to feed himself and his dog? He was not blocking the entrance or impeding anyone from going to where they needed to go. He was merely trying to put some money in his pocket.

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Thoughts on Climate Crisis

Dear Editor,

Your editorial calling Councillor Greenfield a ‘conservative’ and a ‘dinosaur’ was meant to belittle him but failed. His questioning of a ‘crisis’ is a responsible position to take. Official government records are out there to help investigate claims of crisis, and we trust they are unprejudiced.

World crop production is twice population rate; Canadian forest fires have greatly decreased in number since 1990, and bear no relation to NASA temperatures or CO2; coastal land subsidence from natural isostasy raises sea level; impervious surfaces in the urban built-environment increase flooding; cities heat up storm water and degrade surface waters. Many natural and man-made factors affect our environment, on Earth and in our open solar system, not just carbon emissions.

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Regarding Dinosaurs in Our Midst

To the editor,

I always know we are in for an editorial treat when the name-calling and virtue signalling tactics used by the progressive left start in the title instead of waiting for at least the second sentence of the first paragraph.

Sure, Harley has been around for a while, but it doesn't mean his ideas are out of date. Talk about tropes! I'd love to go back to a time when roads were in good shape, taxes were much lower, and major investments weren't made to serve a small segment of the community. Perhaps you should rethink your words and make an argument with some substance. Take some time to investigate the whole greening effect in some detail. You might be surprised. Poppycock indeed!

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