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Letter: Would she qualify for the pogey too?

February 24, 2021



Dear Editor,
    Ever wonder why there is no money for things we need like roads, hospitals, schools, health care facilities, fire departments, etc.?
    Justin Trudeau appointed Julie Payette as governor general without much, if any, consultation as to her background. Just because you were an astronaut may mean that you are intelligent; it does not mean you are competent or decent. Payette lasted a little over three years and now chose to resign over allegations of a toxic work place that she had created.

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Column: If you think COVID is all you need to worry about in a lockdown…

February 24, 2021

 

Anchorage, Alaska – An Alaska woman had the scare of a lifetime when using an outhouse in the back country and she was attacked by a bear, from below.

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    Being ambushed by anything is never much fun, be it a bear hibernating in an outhouse or a politician’s apparition on your doorstep peddling promises that fail the smell test by a nose-wrinkling mile.
    This Alaskan woman’s shock, though, has to be the most startling encounter with any kind of wildlife in this century. Desperate circumstances can send any of us dancing towards a public lavatory or a middle-of-the-woods outhouse, never thinking that...
    The biggest fears I’ve ever taken with me into an outhouse has been the thought of a wasp with a sense of humour, or getting a paper cut from a glossy page torn from a catalogue. Getting bit on the butt by a bear was never among my long litany of worries and fears. Now it is #1 with a bullet.
    There was an ancestral time when encounters with wildlife were the norm.

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