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Canada's first prime minister to go on trial in Picton

Canada’s first prime minister to go on trial in Picton

OPINION – By David Warrick As the ‘cancel culture’ gains momemtum, Canadians are finding truth not in fact, but in protest. Is it time to remove statues of  Tommy Douglas leader of the NDP who also held racist views? Tommy Douglas was voted the “greatest Canadian of all time” as part of a 2004 CBC […]

With precautions, not much of increased risk from tourists

With precautions, not much of increased risk from tourists

To the Editor: What is the increased Covid-19 risk due to the return of tourists to the County upon the reopening of short-term accommodations (STAs) and Sandbanks? If County residents take reasonable precautions, it’s my (informed but non-expert) opinion that there will not be many new Covid-19 cases in the County. Note: To date, there […]

Long-term care reports are shameful

Long-term care reports are shameful

Letter To the Editor: Cockroaches. Inadequate personal protective equipment. Our parents, our grandparents, our siblings, our friends, forced to sit and live in soiled clothing for hours, Care staff underpaid, overworked and laboring under the most stressful of circumstances. The reports out last week that confirmed suspicions regarding the conditions in long-term care facilities in […]

Who should worry most about COVID-19?

Who should worry most about COVID-19?

I am an actuary with more than 50 years experience in the life insurance industry, including researching mortality rates in Canada. I have done some analysis of death rates from COVID-19 and make some suggestions below. [Summary] Seniors and people with some chronic medical conditions are at high risk from COVID-19, and should stay away […]

8 Wing Trenton thanks community for support during COVID-19 quarantine at base

8 Wing Trenton thanks community for support during COVID-19 quarantine at base

Letter of thanks to the community, from Col Ryan Deming, Commander 8 Wing/CFB Trenton, for the support received during the recent operation to repatriate and quarantine Canadians impacted by COVID-19 in China and Japan.   From 31 January to 28 February 2020, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton was involved in an unprecedented operation to return Canadians home […]

Support bid to establish County's wildlife areas as conservation reserves

Support bid to establish County’s wildlife areas as conservation reserves

Letter to the Editor: Dear Mayor Ferguson and Council members I wish to express my full support of the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists and SSJI representative Cheryl Anderson’s presentation to the County Council Committee of the Whole this Thursday to ask for your active participation in establishing Ostrander Point Crown Land Block and Point […]

Decision to douse fireworks disappoints

Decision to douse fireworks disappoints

Letter to the Editor RE: Recreation Committee stepping back from Canada Day fireworks display The reasons put forward by the Picton Recreation Committee for eliminating Canada Day fireworks border on the ludicrous. (It stated ‘Fireworks are beautiful and most of us enjoy them, but aside from the tremendous cost —last year’s 15-minute display was $6500– […]

Criminal to fail to act on climate emergency

Criminal to fail to act on climate emergency

Letter to the Editor: Under Canada’s civil law, the ‘Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms’ is designed to protect individuals from unconstitutional acts by the government. Under criminal law, the International Criminal Court prosecutes Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. There, the legal test for criminal liability is whether one knew or should have known that […]

Stand up for time-honoured Christmas traditions

Letter to the Editor: Scrooge is alive and well. He has proclaimed time honoured traditions like familiar seasonal decorations, colours, or greetings be discontinued in specific locations. Scrooge arrogantly puffs his chest out and smugly says to all and sundry “I am politically correct.” This paraphernalia is offensive to the minority. The majority has to […]

Cenotaph tree honours veterans at Christmas time

Cenotaph tree honours veterans at Christmas time

Letter to the Editor: The importance of having a Christmas tree at the Picton Cenotaph is manifold, but there are two very significant reasons that need to be highlighted. First, the Cenotaph Christmas tree is symbolic of the recognition of Christmas during wartime. The most poignant example is the Christmas Truce of 1914 when a […]

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