To the Editor;
I hope everyone had a merry Christmas and Santa was good to everyone. One of the gifts I got this year was some wonderful goat cheese from a local producer. It made me think about how important it is to support local products and local community groups. People seem to think that local community groups and businesses will always be there.
When a business closes, people often say “I was planning to go there but I heard....(insert unfounded rumor here)”. A business closure

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Dear Editor,
This holiday season most of us are fortunate to have friends and family surrounding us.
However, we shouldn’t forget, as you have seen day after day on the TV newscasts, that many people throughout the world, and particularly in the Middle East, are running for their lives to escape war – a war that is fought not so much for gains in land but by one religious group against another.
In Palestine/Israel the occupation continues and the only thing that the Palestinians will be

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To the Editor;
When I read the article regarding what Rob Saik had said about Genetically Modified crops (November 23rd), several things came to mind.
1. I am not a scientist.
2. The experts tell us that the number of bees, birds, butterflies and frogs are dwindling.
3. I do have common sense.
Here I will not get into the GMO vs. Organic debate; I’ll leave that to the experts. However, if you have ever sprayed the herbicide Roundup on anything, you will have seen that it is very potent, killing

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To the Editor;
Lately we see articles about diminishing pollution, thereby saving the planet’s atmosphere from heating up, by producing other ways of making (electrical) energy - solar, wind, water power, etc. The articles gleefully announce an expected 58 per cent result by 2050. That is about 34 years from now, still within the lifetime of most of us. However, we seem just as gleefully to forget, that currently (and there is no curbing in sight) we collectively increase the global populat

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