Lettersto theEditor I, too, support Ideal community Lauzon/ Harper ... almost
The suggestion of another election, the forth in five years, is ludicrous. We are coming out of a deep recession— hello!
I consider myself a small “ c” less government with fiscal restraints. Harper has proven that. When he was at the G-8 in Italy this summer, all other leaders wanted to pour more stimulus money into the world economy, and Harper was the only one to say “ no, let’s wait and see how the world economy fairs out from the first round of money.” That’s good enough for me.
Tammy A. Hart, Newington Dear Editor,
Some of us think about the community we live in and wonder if it is the ideal community— the best community— to raise our families and live our daily lives with safety, security, peace of mind, and if it has a healthy environment.
The ideal community could be an urban setting: the excitement of the city, museums, fine dining, shopping, and the night life. For others, it may be smaller communities, with quaint book shops, old cobblestone streets, exquisitely crafted churches, and a place where they actually know you by name, not as a number.
But, in many communities, small or large, we do not have the safety and security of a healthy environment. Many of us live where we are assaulted by toxic emissions of deadly woodsmoke. Usually it is from outdoor open burns. It also is from neighbours who are using an outdoor woodburning fireplace, fire pit, fire bowl, or chiminea. What we do know is that woodsmoke is destroying our quality of life. Deadly particulate matter ( PM2.5) finds it way into ours homes and into our lungs, harming all of us.
Everything around us is negatively affected by woodsmoke. Our ideal community has become less than ideal. Woodsmoke is deadly and destructive.
There is only one way to bring about change. That is to ban woodsmoke in every community across Canada.
We should not accept woodsmoke emissions in our community. We should not place our children in harm’s way. So why do we still permit this danger of woodsmoke to take place? Take a stand now! Say, no more woodsmoke! Our local municipalities must adopt a bylaw to ban woodsmoke. We must stand up and let our collective voices be heard. End woodsmoke from destroying our community. The time to act is now, not later, when it will be too late for you and your family.
Linda Baker Beaudin,