Letters

Letter – Wawa has joined the throw away world

Dear Brenda, For the third time in 10 days, I’ve heard this story There a rooster on the loose at SPG, There’s a rooster half-starved and on the loose out by the greenhouses I caught a starving rooster out by the dump can you take it. So what gives Wawa? You all get on the “organic is better” bandwagon. Order ...

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Letter – Doug Ford has turned his back on Rural Ontario

Dear Brenda, Doug Ford has turned his back on rural Ontario. So I would encourage rural Ontario to turn their back on Premier Ford. Randy  Hillier was elected by his constituents as their representative at Queens Park not to be Ford’s puppet. Randy has served his riding with great dignity and loyalty to the people. Due to Ford’s bad judgement on ...

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Letter – Where is the Government?

Dear editor, How can we allow Ford to further endanger our plants, animals and the environment? Where is our government and why are they not stopping him? Sincerely, Dyanne Smart, Wawa

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Letter – People are Pissed

“People are pissed, ”my friend told me last weekend before the United We Roll Convoy arrived in Wawa. I joked, “are they pissed because of pipelines or because of no pipelines?”. Jokes aside, the response the United We Roll Convoy has received in Ontario and elsewhere has been an authentic expression of frustration and fear. People are rightly worried about ...

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Wawa Christmas Hamper – A Lesson In Humiliation

First, let me thank the organizers of the Christmas Hamper, they do a wonderful job of organizing and carrying out this event every year. However, I have spoken to many people this year and most have voiced the same concern – they felt humiliated when they went to pick up their baskets. I can understand the committee asking for identification, ...

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Letter – CN Rail failing as Community Partner

As today’s politicians move lock-step to appease big business, it’s worth remembering not all benefits must slide toward corporations. CN Rail is a company forgetting that. Examples abound that CN views those impeding maximum profit as a nuisance, regardless of legal right or argument. Carry this point forward – CN Rail recently made the highest quarterly profit in its 99-year ...

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Letter – Poor Media Coverage of Postal Strike

Dear Brenda, I have been dismayed over the coverage of the Postal Strike has been.  It was predictable that most businesses would cheer the back to work legislation and that labour unions would be angry that labour negotiations have be short-circuited.  What has been missing is the actual content of the bill?  Does the bill contain arbitration leading to the ...

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Letter – Can Passenger Trains be saved?

Dear Brenda, One has to wonder when The Canadian’s resiliency will be exhausted and the train will be on the chopping block. In late 2008, I had the opportunity to examine the confidential financial data on The Canadian and I found it was then recovering about 75% of its costs year-round and actually showing an above-the-rail profit during the peak ...

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Letter – Waterfront Improvements?

In August, work was begun to do some upgrading along the shoreline of Wawa Lake and to the drains that run into the lake. Since the end of that month, nothing further has occurred and culverts, equipment, temporary fencing was set up. Well, here it is approximately two months later and after the wind and waves of the past few ...

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Letter to the Salmon/Lake Trout Fishermen in Michipicoten Bay

I just came back (Friday August 25, 4 p.m.) from a walk on Driftwood Beach.  My old legs told me that one third of the way down the beach was far enough. I am absolutely amazed at the lack of litter so far this fishing season…. Well done!  I DID pick up two partial lure plastic bags, a couple of bottle caps, ...

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MPP Sol Mamakwa writes Minister of Education about Resuming Indigenous Cirriculum

On Tuesday, NDP MPP Sol Mamakwa (Kiiwetinoong) wrote the Minister of Education calling for Indigenous curriculum development to resume immediately. Last month, the Ford government abruptly cancelled writing sessions intended to make final revisions to a reconciliation curriculum and develop a curriculum to introduce children to Indigenous languages.   Aug. 21, 2018  The Hon. Lisa Thompson Minister of Education Mowat ...

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Letter – VIA Rail Bosses Not Up to the Job

With Greyhound set to end bus service from Sudbury to the west coast of BC, there is now an opening for VIA Rail to deliver needed public transportation and expand passenger rail markets in Northern Ontario. However, the Montreal-based bosses at the Crown corporation are not up to that job. With Greyhound runs disappearing by November, places like Thunder Bay ...

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A Letter to Kathryn McGarry, MTO – “Culvert Collapse – Unacceptable”

May 12, 2018 @ 15:32 Minister McGarry, Ministry of Transportation Legislative Building, Queen’s Park Toronto ON  M7A 1A1 Saturday, May 12, 2018 Dear Minister McGarry Yesterday a sinkhole opened at a weak point in a culvert on Highway 17, near Wawa. As of noon today, the highway is still closed.  The detour route would add over two hours to the trip.  This is ...

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