Thursday, April 26, 2018


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Response to Medical Marijuana Editorial – Recreational Marijuana Should Also Be Legal & Regulated

Dear Editor,

Not only should medical marijuana be made available to patients in need, but adult recreational use should be regulated. Drug policies modelled after alcohol prohibition have given rise to a youth-oriented black market. Illegal drug dealers don't ID for age, but they do recruit minors immune to adult sentences. So much for protecting the children.

Throwing more money at the problem is no solution. Attempts to limit the supply of illegal drugs while demand remains constant only increase the profitability of drug trafficking. For addictive drugs like heroin, a spike in street prices leads desperate addicts to increase criminal activity to feed desperate habits. The drug war doesn't fight crime, it fuels crime.

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Reader Asks Rogers to Move Location of Proposed Cell Tower

Dear Editor, The following letter has been sent to Mr. Jeff McKay of Rogers Telecommunications

Dear Mr. McKay,

Further to your request for comment regarding the proposed Rogers radio-communications tower in the municipality of Meaford, the people have spoken. Our community is sending you a 700-strong petition opposing the Cell Tower placement.

You have proposed a Rogers Telecommunications tower located at 71 Edwin Street East, Meaford, Ontario, PIN 37114-0109 (LT Rogers Site C4272), close to the school.

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Reader Thankful For Act of Kindness


To the Gentleman behind me in the grocery store line on Saturday evening, I may never know who you are, but it is important to me to let you know how impacted I was from your act of kindness.

While paying for my groceries last Saturday, I realized my debit card was missing from my wallet; anyone that knows me well would not consider this a rare occurrence. The cashier kindly suspended my order and instructed me to go to the customer service desk with my $112.00 purchases.

I looked through my vehicle and raced home to search jacket pockets and dresser tops. Alas no card. I phoned my husband, knowing he was on his way into town, instructed him to go directly to the grocery store to rescue me.

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