Letters to the editor: May 15

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Ludicrous suggestion

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Regarding the letter Share the trail (May 12).

We all have the right to exist — people, animals and trees. My primary concern in my letter Beavers damaging trail (May 8) is the danger to the people who walk or run the trail, including many families. This is a public trail and along with the trees, it is as much our habitat as the destructive beavers.

All experienced trail users are aware they are supposed to leave the trail as they find it, anything they bring in should be taken out. How many years do you believe it takes a tree to grow 20 to 30 metres?

The suggestion of placing wire mesh around the first two metres of the trunks of trees throughout the forest is ludicrous.

Ted Mitchell


Put it in your house

Regarding the article Backlash intensifies against supervised drug sites (May 12).

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The ideal location for the supervised injection site is the Middlesex London Health Unit. There are nurses on site and it is in the downtown region, which the article states is the area of need. Another good location would be right in city hall. Again, this is a centrally located public building.

The supervised injection site should not be located at 241 Simcoe St. This apartment building is home to many people. If Coun. Maureen Cassidy feels it should be in somebody’s home, why not make it at hers? I’m sure she would not agree to this just like the residents of 241 Simcoe do not agree to it.

I agree these sites are important and save lives, but they should not be located in people’s homes. They should be located in public buildings.

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Mary MacDonald


Raptors fire wrong man

Regarding the article Dwane Casey pays ultimate price for Raptors’ failings (May 12).

I cannot believe the Toronto Raptors have dumped the coach — the same person who has been nominated as coach of the year by his peers and will now win this honour.

He is the one who got the Raps into the playoffs. The fact the players fell apart was not all of his fault. There was one major cause of their meltdown — LeBron James.

I think if anyone should be fired it is the general manager. Dwane Casey will come out of this smelling like a rose and will land on his feet with any team in the NBA.

Wayne Ellis



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