Letters to the Editor, Oct. 20

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The concerns expressed regarding personal info provided to our government are indeed most valid. However, this conveyance of personal info — done willingly by most — has been going on for decades. I would not rest my combative hat on this vaccination QR code. That is not unlike closing the barn door after the horses have left. Credit cards, loyalty cards, online purchases, Facebook, Instagram, health cards, bank cards,A Ancestry.ca, cashless purchases, drug prescriptions, travel manifests, to name a few. All track our habits, purchasing patterns, finances, health issues, and DNA! Frankly, “they” know more about us than we know about ourselves. Get vaccinated, get proof, get on with it.


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Monique Simandl

(There will always be an excuse for those that don’t want to get vaccinated — for whatever reason they have.A Claiming privacy concerns is not unreasonable, but if that’s your reason to do so, you’d better shut your phone off)


The COVID rules are wrong! Wear a mask when you’ve been double jabbed. Why? Who am I protecting? Me? I’ve had my shots. Am I protecting those who haven’t had a shot? Am I expected to do this for the rest of my life!? Chicken Little said the sky is falling when an acorn hit him in the head. How many people will realize that we’re not all going to die from this?

Phil Anhalt
Paris, Ont.

(The mandates need to be revisited immediately)


There is no doubt that the retail industry lost a tonne of money during the last two years due to COVID. Now, with things in recovery mode and Christmas approaching, retailers and manufacturers won’t be happy with just an economic boom, but rather see an opportunity to create a purchasing frenzy by orchestrating an artificial shortage of products. So obvious. I guess we are all supposed to be grateful to get that much-sought-after gift that we won’t complain about paying twice as much for it — and that doesn’t even include the low-life dealers who will just name their price.


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M. Benson

(Pretty much sums it up)


Visualizing this encounter might brighten your day. The local deer have been gnawing on my wife’s plants off and on during the nighttime hours for several weeks now. This morning when she went outside to feed and water the birds, a doe and her two teenage fawns had the audacity to stand in the garden and stare at her, showing no fear or respect. That was a big mistake! My wife’s reaction was instantaneous. She chased them out of her garden, out of our yard, and down the street. The deer are probably still running for their lives as I write. Upon reflection, I came to the conclusion that under the right circumstances, my wife could set a new Olympic record in the women’s 100-metre dash. There is only one problem: Getting the International Olympic Committee to allow a few deer to stand just beyond the finish line and nonchalantly stare at my wife while chewing on some of her favourite plants.

Lloyd Atkins
Vernon, B.C.

(We appreciate the chuckle)



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