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LETTER: Put community safety over arena construction

LETTER: Put community safety over arena construction

Instead of investing in infrastructure projects, we should be directing our resources towards initiatives that address the pressing issues facing our community
LETTER: When a 10lb bag of potatoes only weighs 8lbs

LETTER: When a 10lb bag of potatoes only weighs 8lbs

To be fair, besides the sting of the quantity of the potatoes, I am impressed by the quality and freshness of the product
LETTER: Trappers play an important role in wildlife conservation

LETTER: Trappers play an important role in wildlife conservation

All qualified seasoned outdoorsman are very well aware that this winter is an anomaly as the snow load is next to nothing and deer movements are not at all normal with deer migration altered drastically
LETTER: Accessibility mat issue is just the tip of the iceberg

LETTER: Accessibility mat issue is just the tip of the iceberg

Today, in North Bay and across the province, people with disabilities face barriers in most areas of life
LETTER: Engine 503 needs to be restored

LETTER: Engine 503 needs to be restored

It used to be displayed in an area where it could be easily seen and appreciated. Sadly, it now sits alone, often forgotten
LETTER: New arena is part of city's 'downward spiral'

LETTER: New arena is part of city's 'downward spiral'

Octogenarian doesn't know 'one person over 55 who would actually use this new arena, other than as a spectator'
LETTER: Reader bemoans money already spent on new arena

LETTER: Reader bemoans money already spent on new arena

'The federal government's contribution of $26 million is money that will be paid by we the over-taxed people trying to make ends meet and put food on the table. So much money is spent on hockey that only benefits part of the population'
LETTER: Seniors should be consulted in new arena build

LETTER: Seniors should be consulted in new arena build

What’s in it for the rest of the population who are not hockey fans … No walking track nor anything else to draw seniors to the far end of town
LETTER: Carefully organized referendums are remarkably simple and effective

LETTER: Carefully organized referendums are remarkably simple and effective

Switzerland is used as the basic model for just how such a system can work
LETTER: Canada’s wetlands need to be conserved and restored

LETTER: Canada’s wetlands need to be conserved and restored

Canada is home to one-quarter of the world’s wetlands. Bogs, peatlands, marshes, rivers, lakes, deltas, floodplains and flooded forests cover 15 per cent of our country’s landmass, and we are failing to protect these places