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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'
2021-01-19 Stay Home
Stay home. File photo.

Midland Today welcomes letters to the editor. They can be sent to andrew@midlandtoday.ca. The following letter addresses concerns that some people are not respecting stay-at-home/lockdown orders and continue to travel between residences while also inviting up their families who live elsewhere.

The government has had a year to practice and they failed so why doesn’t each community set restrictions to make their town safe.

Since December, our town has been like Christmas Eve every day, packed with people with varying licence plates.

I continue to go to work every day as an operating-room nurse. Why? I don’t get compensated, not after the March pandemic payout. The perks have ended.

Grandma and grandpa invite the kids up from wherever for the holidays and then the numbers soar.

This is a vicious cycle. All we are asking is stay home. Case in point, our neighbour has continued to renovate their home during COVID full force. Sometimes 10-12 people are at their home, not a mask on anyone, as she travels back and forth with many family members from the city.

Oh I forgot the mayors themselves are not from here so that will hurt their future votes.

Where is the justice for people whom this is their permanent address? You should have to pick one. Check off your place (of residence)?

I don’t have to mention how our mental health issues have increased along with the closure of the small businesses and restaurants.

What will be left will be fast food along with leftovers at the grocery stores and realtor offices. A bleak future for our children and young adults.

Thanks for listening,

A concerned healthcare worker