Dear Editor,

Forty billion dollars!

That’s a lot of money. This is the amount the Canadian Federal Government is planning to put towards reconciling Indigenous people on behalf of all Canadians.

But, who is really to blame for the residential schools?

Sixty-six per cent of respondents to a recent survey say the church is responsible for the tragedies that took place at residential schools in Canada, while 34 per cent say the federal government should be blamed.

Two-thirds of Canadians beli

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Dear Editor,

It is 2022, and a clear crisp -28 C evening when I pass our town’s outdoor skating rink and hear the sound of a puck bouncing of the side boards. I see three young boys playing hockey, apparently undaunted by the cold weather. A few days back a loner was on the ice practising his passing moves in slow-motion in such a gracious way, it brought tears to my eyes.

This is what Canada is partly all about, no matter what goes on in the world; this is the spirit of Canada in these yo

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Dear Editor,

This last 5 weeks have been different as my wife and I switched roles because of her hip replacement. Usually she has been my care giver and driver, but we have reversed our roles, that is to the extent that she allows. That combined with the cold weather have kept me at home or very close to home. I am sure most are familiar with the saying about idle hands and minds. I never have been good with my hands and before rude comment, I will agree that I am not known for prowess in the o

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Dear Editor,

I am writing in regards to the “What About the Children? Freedom Party” on Dec 4. See classified ad page for details. First of all I’d like to correct a mistake I made. The prayer group is called Pilgrimage to Parousia, instead of Palousia; sorry for the error. Secondly, I’d like to explain why I called the event what I did, even though it’s a mouthful! We believe in the freedom for everyone to decide what is injected into our bodies, based on informed

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