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United States needs better gun laws

June 15, 2016

Dear Editor, Well, there’s been another shooting in the United States. I am so glad we live in Canada, where the gun laws are a lot more restrictive. I know that we have a [...]

Be safe this summer

June 15, 2016

Dear Editor, As a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program and a safety ambassador for the PLAYSAFE Program, I have met kids who have lost limbs in accidents [...]

A dangerous trend that has to stop

June 9, 2016

Dear Editor, When I sit in an aircraft, I have full confidence in the abilities of the pilot and the crew. I know that they have all the knowledge and tools required to [...]

No need for another trip to Europe

June 9, 2016

Dear Editor, In the 11 May edition, you have a story about anaerobic digesters, and yet another European junket for our regional councillors and staff. No doubt, this trip [...]

Targeting poverty

June 2, 2016

Dear Editor, Many years ago, the Fraser Institute published an item that claimed welfare rates were more than enough to provide the necessities for those in need. Local media [...]

What happened to the downtown?

May 31, 2016

Re: “Cannabis dispensary is needed,” May 18, 2016 Dear Editor, I am also a long time resident of Oshawa. I was born and raised in this city. When I was a young lad, the [...]

We don’t need another fare increase

May 25, 2016

Dear Editor, Why do we need another fare (or unfair?) increase for DRT riders? It seems like every six months, it’s not a “nickel and dime us to death” but rather [...]

In defence of a possible merger

May 25, 2016

Dear Editor, As the Chief Executive Officer of Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation (OPUC), one of the three parties involved in the potential merger of Veridian, OPUC and [...]

Reserve system doesn’t work

May 19, 2016

Dear Editor, Today I heard a statement made by Jean Chretien that is probably the only time him and I agreed on anything. He said in effect, that sometimes people living on [...]

Cannabis dispensary is needed

May 17, 2016

Dear Editor, I was very upset when I read your April 13, 2016 letters to the editor. I am referring to the letter entitled “What happened to the downtown?” Like the [...]
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