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Letters to the Editor

Compensation not ensured for all work-related illnesses - Jane Edgett

On April 28, as we mourn for those killed on the job, we must also remember those whose workplace-related deaths were slow and agonizing. Most Canadians do not realize that if they are seriously injured at work, their compensation is not ensured.

Empathy needed for those less fortunate - Diane Sears

I read the article "Increasing social assistance rates not the answer" by Keith Lacey with some interest. It might not be the answer, but it would certainly be a good place to start. But we all know that is not going to happen.

Woman worried about safety - Michelle Murray

Why is the Sudbury Transit Terminal locked and deserted when there are still buses running? I believe the terminal should remain open until the last bus has left. There are no security guards, and no place to go for protection.

Drunk driving sentence a joke - Eileen Krumpschmid

When reading the article Drunk Driven To Spend Weekends in Jail published on April 28, I swore my glasses were dirty. A man with a 30-year history of drunk driving is sentenced to 90 days in jail to be served on weekends.

Greedy Ottawa - G. Schmitt

Why is the government so greedy? There are millions of immigrants (now Canadians) from Europe who receive a pension from their homeland. We do not go back where we came from to spend that money. Oh no, it is spent right here in Canada.

Communities need volunteers - Cinefest Sudbury

National Volunteer Week, April 23 to April 29, pays tribute to the millions of Canadian volunteers across the country who give of themselves to better their communities.

Strasser deserves a little 'sunshine' - Alison Gomm

I was disappointed to read Bob Daigle's letter regarding Dr. Roger Strasser's 2005 salary.

Regressive welfare policy - Penny Earley

This is an open letter to Premier Dalton McGuinty and Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci. I ask you to learn more about income gaps. Societies where the gap between the rich and poor is less, are societies where everyone has a better quality of life.

Council should ban pesticide use - Suzanne Harvey

Spring is here and the issue of cosmetic pesticides is heating up across the country-almost everywhere, it seems, except in Sudbury.

Energy program wasn't wasteful - Fraser Rees

I am writing to express our deep concern about recent cuts to the EnerGuide for Houses service provided by Natural Resources Canada.