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Not impressed

I’m not impressed with the changes happening to the school year.

I am totally for teachers getting more training where needed, but why cut into the academic school year when there’s a good two months of no school for them?

Is there some reason they can’t use three days of that time for training instead of inconveniencing thousands of families needing alternate daycare during the school year?

I can’t be the only one who asks this question.

Tara McPherson

Campbell River

 

Need better

Re: Inconvenient truths of climate change

I pretty much accept that the pressures of human activity and industrialization are driving climate change at an accelerating rate and find little comfort after reading Mr. Fletcher’s snide comments.

Passivity and ‘business as usual’, putting the economy at the top of our priorities will not help to realign and balance the mess we have created and the debt we will leave the next generation.

We need to take much better care of natural systems and biodiversity and work for a more equitable distribution of wealth.

It may well be younger and brighter minds who bring the motivation and means forward for living respectfully on the earth along with innovation and even more so , an upwelling of grassroots initiatives.

Colleen Campbell

Gold River

 

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