LETTERS: No plows or salt for Rocky Point and other P.E.I. letters
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No salt or plows for Rocky Point
I cannot understand why the citizens of Rocky Point, PEI and surrounding areas are treated as second class citizens.
From Afton Community Hall to the Rocky Point area, they don’t have a government plow. You travel at your own risk or if a private company comes along. Then they don’t qualify to have their road salted. If you’re lucky, a little sand will be deposited.
I myself have to drive this road three to four times a week and my daughter’s family every day. The road is a death trap in winter and sooner or later someone will be seriously injured or killed, all for, huh, to save salt?
I know and see our roads and highways get salted when they’re totally clear. This is something that should be investigated as I don’t want my family members to get hurt or worse. I hope that the citizens of this area will stand up and voice their opinions. I can’t believe our government would allow this.
Animal traps are a cause for concern
I watched a show on Land and Sea the other night about eagles and lately have been hearing about other animals being caught in snares or traps. Not just animals, but our beloved pets.
Next month we will host the Canada Winter Games. What on earth are we, the islanders, going to do if someone is visiting and walking their dog and they get caught in a trap just because they went off the trail to relieve themselves? Or when a child strays from the path to fetch a ball or even jump into a snowdrift? This is very scary.
The games will be televised everywhere and that would certainly raise a frown from a lot of people. We sure won’t look like a safe and fun place to visit and play.
Summer Page, PEI
Take a moment to think and pray
Damar Hamlin’s recent cardiac arrest called us to pray for this Lord. It was great to see the call to prayer and the people united in prayer.
Now that Damar is on the road to recovery, we need to focus on keeping our focus on God. “Thoughts and prayers” should not only arise when there is danger or tragedy. “Thoughts and prayers” should be part of daily life.
Unfortunately, we have seen coaches and teachers harassed or fired for praying with their students. Most of the time there is resistance to beginning a meeting with prayer. No one should be forced into any particular type of prayer, but a moment of silence accommodates all faiths.
I believe faith and prayer have made our countries great and must not be removed from North American culture. A moment of silence at the start of the school day or a club meeting can increase both courtesy and productivity.
Brent A Maynard
and York Beach, i.
Cartoon example of climate panic
The January 10 cartoon in The Guardian is a very good indication of the level of ignorance that prevails among the general public about climate issues. People like me who are skeptical about anthropogenic warming are labeled deniers, and often far worse.
All of the weather events we are seeing, including the current mild winter, prove nothing other than that the weather varies greatly and our understanding of it is still limited. We are urged to “follow the science,” and when we do, we find that despite the alarmists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, there is no other credible evidence linking human CO2 emissions and the weather.
And so we waste enormous sums of money building weather-dependent energy systems while observing the inherently variable weather. It’s tragic.