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About buses

Re: $80-million downtown apartment project gets zoning change


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Coun. Cheryl Antoski states she would like more money spent on transit in this city yet many bus routes have a low ridership and few people are regularly carried on full-size buses . I live on a bus route at a stop sign and I have never seen more than 12 people on this bus. It is empty on a regular basis even before the pandemic.

I suggest the city do a competent study of transit ridership in this city to see which routes should be changed, served by smaller buses or eliminated.

Steve Whines

About bias

Re: Media bias (Letter, Nov. 10)

It is not the “media and big tech” who are biased against Donald Trump. So far, election results show more than 78 million Americans also were biased against Trump. Had the letter writer been paying attention to the news the last four years, he would know that Trump has told over 20,000 lies. The writer is correct that lies told enough times are believed by many. That’s why so many of Trump’s supporters believe the government is led by a cabal of Devil-worshiping pedophile cannibals and that Democratic elites engage in the ritualistic torture of children.

Maybe Joseph Biden won because of the hate Trump has generated for himself. He’s earned the badge of disgrace.

Personally, I don’t care why Biden won. I’m just glad he did.

Finally, the media didn’t censor coverage about Biden and his son. They just refused to cover another lie believed by the “right” because Trump and his sycophants repeat it over and over.


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Michael Roseman


Park Lane Terrace long-term care home in Paris has recently been the subject of considerable negative publicity. I would like to ensure your readers are aware of a recent positive experience. My mother resided at Park Lane from March 2019 until her death on Oct. 29, 2020, at age 100. My mother was treated superbly throughout her stay by everyone at Park Lane, including her doctor, the nurses, PSWs and cleaning, kitchen and admin staff. They were especially supportive during the COVID pandemic and as my mother approached the end of her life. Our family is grateful for their loving care.

Doug Bradley

Praise for all

The media and the public have praised the frontline workers who are toiling in hospitals, long-term care homes and many other places, and so they should be feted. However, there is another group of frontline workers who receive very little recognition and they are our educators — teachers, educational assistants, custodians, principals, bus drivers, special assignment personnel and more. As frontline workers, educators struggle to have their students adhere to social distancing in and out of the classrooms, wear their masks and continue to teach and work under stressful conditions. They deserve to be applauded.
Dick Dodds
Napanee, Ont.

Harris will be great example

I am proud to be of intercultural and mixed-race identity from my East Indian father and Slovak mother. They were the first such marriage in then-Czechoslovakia, which was under Nazi rule. I was born there with a racist Nazi birth certificate.

After the Second World War, we went to India, where I completed my high school and then came to study at McGill University. Mixed-race marriages and families were then quite rare and led to much inquiry or racist objection. If you then came to the United States, it was only in 1967 that mixed-race marriages were legal. During my study period in McGill, I could not enter the United States.

Now we witness a miracle, where Kamala Harris, a woman of East Indian and Jamaican mixed-race origin, has been voted to be the vice-president of the United States. She will most definitely be an example and inspiration to mixed-race identity.

Roman Mukerjee

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