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<b>Opinion:</b> Dave Dale: Vaccine waivers, ICU triage better than mandate mentality

Opinion: Dave Dale: Vaccine waivers, ICU triage better than mandate mentality

Those who choose, upon their own volition, to not participate by eschewing vaccination can accept a waiver of consequence. ICU care and ventilators for COVID patients can be triaged for those who take the vaccines and those who are exempted
<b>Opinion,</b> Dave Dale: Jail outbreak an opportunity to break out of flawed justice cycle

Opinion, Dave Dale: Jail outbreak an opportunity to break out of flawed justice cycle

When the time comes there are provincial leaders who actually want to address these key social issues in an effective manner, there will be a new North Bay Jail built that is designed to make a difference instead of nurturing the turnstile cycle.
<b>Opinion:</b>  Dave Dale: Vilifying the unvaccinated unwise at this point

Opinion: Dave Dale: Vilifying the unvaccinated unwise at this point

The problem with more punitive vaccine requirements is that they do nothing to reduce hospitalizations this month or next. The first dose of either vaccine available in Canada is considered very poor in preventing hospitalization and the recommended schedule for the second dose is eight weeks later.
Opinion, Dave Dale: Ontario lost in COVID maze, failed its RAT test

Opinion, Dave Dale: Ontario lost in COVID maze, failed its RAT test

It’s almost unfortunate we’re having a provincial election in six months, the Progressive Conservative government will deem such calls for probes as nothing more than political witch hunts. And I’m sure the Liberals and New Democrats, for starters, will turn it into a Gong Show laced with rhetoric and platitudes.
Opinion, Dave Dale: 2022 predictions you can bank on … if banks continue to exist

Opinion, Dave Dale: 2022 predictions you can bank on … if banks continue to exist

The top-selling multi-media subscription next year will be a virtual reality game called Conspiracy Crackers. Players score points if they can convince anti-vax and mandate-resistant players to consider facts and reality-based theories.
Opinion, Dave Dale: Mayors should have to disclose financials, investments

Opinion, Dave Dale: Mayors should have to disclose financials, investments

The percentage of levy vs total spend is a number I like to keep an eye on because it indicates the direct burden on property owners and their tenants. In 1972, the tax levy was 64 percent of the overall spend and in 2022 we’re looking at something near 69 percent.
Opinion, Dave Dale: Valin was right, even if he was wrong

Opinion, Dave Dale: Valin was right, even if he was wrong

North Bay’s ‘paucity’ of Cassellholme congruence is riveting … but not in a good way
Opinion, Dave Dale: Unclench those teeth for a laugh

Opinion, Dave Dale: Unclench those teeth for a laugh

One quip is about how our mothers used to chastise us if we didn’t finish our plates, saying there were starving kids in Africa or China – and now they just point to the homeless in North Bay.
<b>Opinion:</b> Dave Dale, Plot thickens on political fronts

Opinion: Dave Dale, Plot thickens on political fronts

The Probity Report was made public this week as we learned the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care approved the $122-million Cassellholme reconstruction and expansion project, despite fairly vigorous objections from municipal partners.
Opinion, Dave Dale: Optics are half the battle … sometimes more

Opinion, Dave Dale: Optics are half the battle … sometimes more

I really don’t want to be the skunk at the garden party, but ... maybe tone down the slush fund celebrations. We're not there yet.