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<b>LETTER:</b> Non-permanent residents create 'vicious cycle' that hurts North Simcoe full-timers

LETTER: Non-permanent residents create 'vicious cycle' that hurts North Simcoe full-timers

'Since December, our town has been like Christmas Eve every day, packed with people with varying licence plates,' healthcare worker says. 'Grandma and grandpa invite the kids up from wherever for the holidays and then the numbers soar'
<b>LETTER:</b> Vaccinate frontline educational workers, enhance air quality before reopening schools

LETTER: Vaccinate frontline educational workers, enhance air quality before reopening schools

'Some students attend classes in old schools with inadequate air quality standards,' Midland resident says in response to local health unit head Dr. Charles Gardner
<b>LETTER:</b> Assumption that institutions are best for elderly is false

LETTER: Assumption that institutions are best for elderly is false

We rely far too heavily on institutions and far too little on funding the support required to help elderly people age in place in their own homes, says educator/advocate
<b>LETTER:</b> Large garbage bins good for families, but not seniors

LETTER: Large garbage bins good for families, but not seniors

Senior says larger collection bins won't allow her to park her vehicle in her garage; something that's essential during the winter
<b>LETTER:</b> Opioid crisis is a national emergency, says former Senator

LETTER: Opioid crisis is a national emergency, says former Senator

Senator Boniface of Orillia has proposed legislation that recognizes substance use disorder is a health problem and should be treated as such, says letter writer
<b>LETTER:</b> County's garbage bin plan tough for seniors

LETTER: County's garbage bin plan tough for seniors

'The containers are so large that our car would no longer fit in the garage,' writer says
<b>LETTER:</b> Local resident takes issue with county's garbage bin plan

LETTER: Local resident takes issue with county's garbage bin plan

'New bins are a waste of our taxpayer dollars,' writer says
<b>LETTER:</b> Reader says county should consider offering choice for bin size

LETTER: Reader says county should consider offering choice for bin size

Senior citizen says one size fits all isn't realistic
<b>LETTER:</b> Citizen irked by county decision to maintain council size

LETTER: Citizen irked by county decision to maintain council size

The existing structure was reasonable for the original divison of duties but not for how now things currently function, says letter writer
<b>LETTER:</b> Little Lake Park picnic shelter in 'awful state,' needs some TLC <b>(6 photos)</b>

LETTER: Little Lake Park picnic shelter in 'awful state,' needs some TLC (6 photos)

Graffiti, garbage, remnants of a bonfire and even a ladder leading to the roof shows the town must pay closer attention to shelter's upkeep, writer says