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LETTER: Story on snowbirds who slipped back through loophole lacked balance

Penetanguishene woman disappointed with 'uninformed and self-centred piece'
2021-05-07 Orillia Vernons crop
Orillia residents Ric and Berni Vernon are still in quarantine after returning home last month from their stay south of the border.

Midland Today welcomes letters to the editor. They can be sent to Please include your daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). The following letter is in response to story that appeared May 7 entitled Area snowbirds walk across border through 'loophole' after months in Mexico.

Dear Editor,

I was appalled and concerned at the Saturday story about the Vernons.

If your reporters want to cover a story like this they must use balance and common sense in the write-up, and in this case there was no reporter effort to actually be a journalist.

Very sad.

I doubt that you need me to spell out how uninformed and self-centred the piece was.

Thanks for clarifying I shouldn’t look beyond death notices and council news from you. It’s so sad as your paper has done a good daily summary of COVID-19 stats.


Brenda Graham