We need faster internet speed say residents

Editor’s note: The following information comes from former mayor John Hildebrandt and his wife Beth who, like many residents, are concerned about poor internet speeds in the Valley and the need to do something about it. Dear Editor, Covid has exacerbated the problems of internet reach/capacity and speed in major …

Visitor to Valley distressed by pro-life demonstration

Editor’s Note: The Current received the following letter from a visitor reacting to the recent pro-life demonstration. Click HERE for that report. Dear Editor, This weekend my family and I visited Bonnechere Provincial Park. We had a wonderful time and were shocked on our way out of town to come …

Crowded schools are unsafe says reader

Dear editor: If people at private parties did what students and teachers are being forced to do by Premier Ford, they could be fined $10,000. Forcing students, teachers and workers into crowded classrooms and schools is unsafe, wrong and asking for trouble. Most people wouldn’t go to a store or …

Resident tired of picking up litter

To The Current: I have been walking early every morning for years. My route is always the same and takes me down Cemetery Lane between St. Hedwigs church and the cemetery. Since mid-March I have picked up numerous bags of garbage. Every morning I find at least one or two …

Combermere reader jumps into bridge safety issue

Dear Editor,   Subject: Safety First!   In the interest of safety, we ask local government officials to place signs on both sides of the  Combermere bridge that say something like swimmers only, and for the other side of the bridge, it would say boats only.     People have been …

Is your Earth Day cup half empty?

Letters to the Editor Today is Earth Day, born fifty years ago as an opportunity to celebrate all the progress we’ve made in protecting the environment. I received an email today from a friend who used to give save-the-planet workshops with me in Ottawa schools, a dreamer taking action to make …

Ask for help says food bank

Letters to the Editor The Current has received the following letter from a reader:   Don’t Hesitate, Your Food Bank Is Here Going to a food bank for the first time may not be an easy thing. Asking for help never is. This may be the first time you realized …

Chippawa Shores responds to opposition from residents

The Current has received this letter to the editor from David Hunter of Combermere Lodge Limited (shown above speaking at the Aug.29 2019 public meeting) Dear Editor Combermere Lodge LimitedĀ (CLL) is the proponent for the Chippawa Shores project. We read with interest your article of March 25th, 2020 regarding the …

Parent writes about education labour dispute

Dear editor, If you think that I’ve got an axe to grind in the school labour dispute because I’ve got kids in school, you’re right. I’ve also got an axe to grind because I keep hearing about kids dropping out because they can’t get the basic courses needed to graduate …