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The board has been deaf to members ever since they made the decision a few years back that you could only run for the board if you had proven business experience. As a very longtime member I feel betrayed.

Jane McCall, Delta

Schools reopening

As a fourth-year undergraduate science student at McMaster University in Hamilton, COVID-19 has unfortunately ruined my final year of university.

With the fall semester being conducted online and the following semester likely following suit, I’m stuck at home and unable to participate in the many extracurricular events that would’ve occurred in-person. The clubs and sports that I normally participate in are no longer there.

Although this is disappointing, I understand that these precautions must be taken for the safety of our community. However, unlike universities, elementary and high schools will still be conducting classes in-person.

For teachers, such as my own mother, this situation seems hazardous. While schools are staying open, this shouldn’t give people a sense of normalcy just yet. We still need to remain cautious, perhaps even more so than before.

Despite the safety measures in-place, schools present a situation where large gatherings occur and social distancing is virtually impossible. It’s our duty and responsibility to keep adhering to the safety protocols as strictly as possible while we are put in situations that are prone to spreading the virus.

Fowad Daud, Maple, Ont.

Office furniture

The recent purchase of expensive office furniture by Vancouver City Hall to cushion the derrieres of city employees is at best, outlandish. While taxpayers don’t expect the employees to sit on folding deck chairs, they do expect the city to be fiscally prudent with their tax dollars.

D’Arcy Warner, Vancouver


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