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<b>LETTER:</b> Opioid crisis is a national emergency, says former Senator

LETTER: Opioid crisis is a national emergency, says former Senator

Senator Boniface of Orillia has proposed legislation that recognizes substance use disorder is a health problem and should be treated as such, says letter writer
<b>LETTER:</b> COVID restrictions do make sense, says reader

LETTER: COVID restrictions do make sense, says reader

'Restrictions are working to save lives,' says local resident, Ron Tadman
<b>LETTER:</b> Reader says vaccine passports must balance individual, societal rights

LETTER: Reader says vaccine passports must balance individual, societal rights

While Barrie resident believes no one should be forced to get a vaccine, getting the shot 'is an important part of citizenship'
<b>LETTER:</b> Reader praises online portal to book his 'COVID jab'

LETTER: Reader praises online portal to book his 'COVID jab'

'I’m certain there are many people with complaints about the booking system, but I am impressed with the system and in particular the assistance I received,' says Simcoe County resident
<b>LETTER:</b> Warden says grant for aerospace business 'good news'

LETTER: Warden says grant for aerospace business 'good news'

'It is essential that government not only be diligent in its evaluation, but also be agile and responsive to the needs of our businesses,' says county warden
<b>LETTER:</b> Kudos for Collingwood drive-thru vaccine site staff

LETTER: Kudos for Collingwood drive-thru vaccine site staff

Letter writer who took her father for his first vaccine dose noted it was 'fast and easy' unlike horror stories from other regions
<b>LETTER:</b> Collingwood should be exempt from lockdown, argues resident

LETTER: Collingwood should be exempt from lockdown, argues resident

'Do the right thing, release the areas in compliance and low incidence, and diligently restrict the areas of non-compliance,' states Allan Bennett in an open letter to Dr. Charles Gardner
<b>LETTER:</b> Alliance to End Homelessness calls for more affordable housing

LETTER: Alliance to End Homelessness calls for more affordable housing

Homelessness has increased since federal government stopped investing in social housing in the 1990s, say letter writers
<b>LETTER:</b> Area mom upset over school board's mask policy

LETTER: Area mom upset over school board's mask policy

Cases are now more than 30 times higher than when mask guidelines were suggested, says letter writer, urging board to make masks mandatory for kids
<b>LETTER:</b> 'Gyms are not the cesspools you make them out to be'

LETTER: 'Gyms are not the cesspools you make them out to be'

'Gyms are a critical component, a foundation block, that supports and nurtures the health of people,' says letter writer in open letter to Premier Doug Ford