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Letters Oct. 8: Mandate shots for unvaccinated; public safety, not authoritarianism

Letters Oct. 8: Mandate shots for unvaccinated; public safety, not authoritarianism

COVID vaccinations should be mandated Now that both the federal and provincial governments have mandated COVID vaccines for all civil servants, it is time for our municipal governments to follow suit and require COVID vaccinations for all employees.
Letters Oct. 7: Get tough on anti-vaxxers; a two-wheel protest will get noticed

Letters Oct. 7: Get tough on anti-vaxxers; a two-wheel protest will get noticed

We need to get tough with the anti-vax crowd Re: “I don’t want to die,” Oct. 2. The tragic case of this poor woman made my blood boil.
Letters Oct. 6: A needless wolf cull; did a social-media crash really matter?

Letters Oct. 6: A needless wolf cull; did a social-media crash really matter?

Urging an end to the wolf cull “Stop scapegoating wolves” was the cry at the demonstration at the B.C. legislature on Monday. It was a desperate plea to stop the unregulated recreational killing of wolves in B.C.
Letters Oct. 5: Reconciliation and respect; stop nagging PM on Tofino trip

Letters Oct. 5: Reconciliation and respect; stop nagging PM on Tofino trip

Let’s show respect for each other Truth and Reconciliation Day worked out perfectly because it turned out that it was about the positive step forward acknowledging the history and truth of our Indigenous nations and not about Justin Trudeau.
Letters Oct. 2: Reconciliation and reality; off-leash dogs a risk to our beaches

Letters Oct. 2: Reconciliation and reality; off-leash dogs a risk to our beaches

Slight misunderstanding about the new holiday I overheard in doctor’s office: A: What are all these people in here with orange shirts on about? B: It’s to honour new Canadians.
Letters Oct. 1: The truth about reconciliation; COVID infections by the numbers

Letters Oct. 1: The truth about reconciliation; COVID infections by the numbers

The first step toward reconciliation What I learned on our first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation; truth comes before reconciliation.
Letters Sept. 30: A new name for a new bridge; conflicted feelings on COVID patients

Letters Sept. 30: A new name for a new bridge; conflicted feelings on COVID patients

A suitable name for that new bridge Isn’t it time we renamed our wonderful new bridge? Something appropriate to our times like “Reconciliation Bridge” could be considered.
Letters Sept. 29: Reasons for avoiding shot vanishingly rare; we should get tough with China

Letters Sept. 29: Reasons for avoiding shot vanishingly rare; we should get tough with China

Kidney specialists recommend vaccinations Victoria’s kidney specialists wish to confirm and clarify for the kidney-transplant and other renal patients under our care, in the strongest possible terms, that ­vaccination against COVID-19 is highly recom
Letters Sept. 28: How green is green energy?; the costs of universal health care

Letters Sept. 28: How green is green energy?; the costs of universal health care

Much work to be done on a global scale Re: “Facing the inconvenient truth about wind and solar power,” commentary, Sept. 25.
Letters Sept. 25: The unvaccinated should just stay home; the kindness of strangers

Letters Sept. 25: The unvaccinated should just stay home; the kindness of strangers

Not vaccinated? Then just stay home As a retired physician, it broke my heart to read your front page story about ­Juliana Nieuwenhuis, who died of COVID at the age of 29.