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Letters to the Editor

<b>LETTER:</b> ODSP rates must be increased to avoid 'chronic poverty'

LETTER: ODSP rates must be increased to avoid 'chronic poverty'

President of Barrie-Innisfil NDP party and community advocate believe $1,169 per month for ODSP is not enough to keep afloat in this community
<b>LETTER:</b> Aylwin 'not afraid' to stand up against the establishment

LETTER: Aylwin 'not afraid' to stand up against the establishment

Barrie councillor 'has an army of supporters behind him, and we won’t let him fight this battle alone,' says letter writer
<b>LETTER:</b> Resident suggests people scrape caterpillar 'egg masses' off their trees

LETTER: Resident suggests people scrape caterpillar 'egg masses' off their trees

'If you do nothing, the caterpillars which hatch next year will get busy defoliating your trees, thus denying you shade during the hot days of summer,' says reader
<b>LETTER:</b> Charity and profit should never mix

LETTER: Charity and profit should never mix

'What parliament needs to do is ask the RCMP to determine the facts and act accordingly,' says reader
<b>LETTER:</b> Resident says Doug Ford should stop 'bullying' Barrie

LETTER: Resident says Doug Ford should stop 'bullying' Barrie

Ford 'should focus on governing Ontario during this difficult period, or help solve the long-term care crisis, and refrain from ... causing a needless feud,' says letter writer
<b>LETTER:</b> Returning to school 'could intensify the COVID outbreak,' says reader

LETTER: Returning to school 'could intensify the COVID outbreak,' says reader

Barrie resident says there are other ways to reduce potential spread, such as using places of worship, recreation centres and conference halls
<b>LETTER:</b> Mother fights for better medication to treat cystic fibrosis

LETTER: Mother fights for better medication to treat cystic fibrosis

Mother and daughter request help from the community with letter campaign to help gain access to life-saving medications for Canadians
<b>LETTER:</b> Reader says Canada shouldn't be 'bullied' by China

LETTER: Reader says Canada shouldn't be 'bullied' by China

'The Trudeau government could shift our trade dealings elsewhere and lessen China's influence over our economic and political activities,' says Barrie resident
<b>OPINION:</b> Pandemic proves old strategies aren't working

OPINION: Pandemic proves old strategies aren't working

Just Recovery Simcoe says we need to plant the seeds for 'economic gardening' to establish the right conditions for businesses to flourish
<b>LETTER:</b> Local veteran forced to fight government for benefits

LETTER: Local veteran forced to fight government for benefits

'Veterans Affairs are dishonouring the sacrifice of our fallen by continuously denying soldiers access to earned benefits,' says local Afghan War veteran