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Reader questions pet adoption

December 17, 2019

Dear Editor, I read an article in the paper a few days ago and it has taken me this long to get everything I have to say in order. I came across an article that said the [...]

Universal pharmacare needed

December 17, 2019

Dear Editor, I’m struggling to afford medications, and as a senior, I’m not alone in this situation. This time of year is particularly tough for people like me. It [...]

Battle against polio continues

December 17, 2019

Dear Editor, The world has been fighting polio for almost 70 years, beating it back to tiny final reservoirs in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The goal is to at last eradicate [...]

CEO payout is “disgusting”

December 10, 2019

Dear Editor, Oxycontin manufacturer Purdue Pharma paid its CEO $9 million before it filed for bankruptcy – what the hell? Is this company on drugs? The glaring math [...]

Council should freeze wages

December 10, 2019

Dear Editor, At the very first city council meeting after the 2018 municipal election, newly elected city councillor Rosemary McConkey introduced a motion to freeze the [...]

Be aware of your responsibility

December 3, 2019

Dear Editor, This is a busy time of year for holiday parties at people’s homes and workplaces. It is also a time of year when some people drink more than usual and get [...]

Clothing exchange a success

November 26, 2019

Dear Editor, I’d like to share this letter of thanks to all the people who made this year’s Durham Region Food For Clothing Exchange a great success. It was the best year [...]

Don’t support self-checkouts

November 26, 2019

Dear Editor, Re: The future of customer service (Nov. 6) Ron Horner maybe read previous letters to the editor in various print publications regarding the loss of full-service [...]

You vs. us narrative is hurtful

November 19, 2019

Dear Editor, As a Canadian and as an immigrant, hearing the words “you people” is quite hurtful. As an Ahmadi Muslim, I have been taught from a young age that “love for [...]

Blame the driver, not cameras

November 19, 2019

Dear Editor, Re: Red light cameras a cash cow Every time somebody rolls out the well worn fallacy that red light cameras increase rear-end collisions, which is what Ross did, [...]
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