I GREW up in Rossport, Ont., and have a unique perspective about the value of caribou for eco-tourism in our area.

I AM sitting here wondering why an Afghan war memorial was opened at a Department of National Defence location without any Canadian veterans of the Afghanistan conflict in attendance. Any soldier who was deployed to that place has a right to attend that ceremony and be acknowledged for their…

THE Police Services Board was set up to focus on the operations of the police force in the city Thunder Bay and it is not an aboriginal organization. It seems to be slowly turning into a finger-pointing blame game for individual interests. All city interests need to be addressed here.

I HAVE been increasingly disturbed about the various protests. I view them as cowardly, organized by those who do not have the courage to speak their own minds.

THANK you Beth Workman for your letter regarding the mercury pollution of the English Wabigoon River System (Some Changes Take Way Too Long — CJ, May 29). I was a very young new graduate nurse and my first job in 1973 was as a community health nurse with what was then known as Health Canada.…

IT IS our last human right, the right to choose not to suffer at the end of life. The Supreme Court of Canada made this a charter right. The government of Canada made this a legal right. Faith-based institutions, including St. Joseph’s Hospital, deny us this right.

ALMOST 50 years ago, my husband and I received a clock radio as a wedding gift. It was the latest technology, allowing for two automatic choices — alarm or radio.

IN REGARD to complaints about members of the Thunder Bay Police Services Board (Government Reverses Choice for Board — CJ, May ; First Nation Calls for Mayor to Withdraw From Police Board — May 25), I think that John Cyr and Bill Mauro have been wrongly criticized and discriminated against f…

TWO recent letters “Little tolerance for telling the truth” (CJ, May 10) and “No good deeds, ever, at residential schools?” (CJ, March 21, 2017; re-run May 25, 2019) have argued that expelling Lynn Beyak from Senate is wrong because she is speaking the truth and not being politically correct.

MAYOR Mauro’s performance in his first town hall did not reflect a city positioning itself for the 21st century. Everything was wrong with Mauro’s dogmatic address to the community in his spirited public engagement.

HOW much is four per cent? Is it a lot? A little? If you had to find a way to cut four per cent from your family’s budget, could you do it?

THUNDER Bay Mayor Mauro seems to be doubling down on his previous assertion that the main problem with the reports from the Office of the Independent Police Review and the Ontario Civilian Police Commission is that they damage Thunder Bay’s reputation (Hard Work Ahead: Mayor — CJ, May 15).

IT’S EASY to believe in a world of simplicity, where being “open for business” trumps all else. We all have to deal with complexity in our lives — with nuance, with ambiguity. We all want to live in a world where human livelihoods and nature can coexist.

ATIKOKAN Mayor Dennis Brown has publicly stated that in recent years it has been shown species like caribou thrive in areas where forests have been harvested. I am not sure where he got his information.

I AGREE with David Petrash (Charges For Threats Seem Light — letter, April 27) regarding Hammarskjold High School and the slap-on-the-wrist charges the accused got from our legal system.

ABOUT two months ago, the federal government released its next budget and, for the first time, it proposed an incentive for purchasing electric vehicles as part of its climate action program.

I’M GETTING a little tired of having to point out the flaws in the logic and calculations in the articles you publish on behalf of the Fraser Institute. The organization is dedicated to spinning facts and statistics to give the impression that any government left of the extreme right is fisc…

I HAVE to agree 100 per cent with David Petrash (Charges For Threats Seem Light — letter, April 27) that the charges seem light for the threats at Hammarskjold. Dave says “enough is enough,” make examples of people who commit these types of crimes. Considering the absolute carnage that has o…

ON MARCH 28, the Ontario government held a workshop on the future of the Lake Superior caribou. There are likely fewer than 20 caribou left on the North Shore, about 15 on the Slate Islands, and no more than 10 on Caribou Island. During the meeting, attendees raised some concerns over confli…

THE comments of Brenda Reimer (Older Generations Also Support Climate Action — letter, April 23) fall directly in line with what my letter was really about — misinformation. You have grouped my letter in a category that was against the global warming issue.

CONGRATULATIONS to the United Conservative Party win in the Alberta provincial election. Jason Kenney has suggested the expansion of oil pipelines both east and west. Quebec has shut Alberta down already, while still taking the majority of transfer payments from Canadian taxpayers. (So has B…

DEAR all current and past prime minsters, premiers, U.S. presidents and govenors, there is something that puzzles me.

FIRST off, thank you to the Thunder Bay Police and everyone involved who managed to bring the two people accused of being responsible for the threats made against Hammarskjold High School into custody. What I dont understand is why these two are not facing more potential consequence than jus…

AS THE Public Health Ontario website states “(PHO) keeps Ontarians safe and healthy. With our partners in government, public health and health care, we prevent illness and improve health.” PHO has 11 labs across this province and if Premier Doug Ford has his way there may be less or even wor…

COMMENTARY we’ve read recently confirm an addiction crisis that is existing around us (Tougher Laws Needed For Drug Dealers — letter, April 1; Opioids Kill Thousands Of Canadians — column April. 12). Statistics from Public Health Ontario reveal that 629 people died of opioid overdoses in the…

THANK you to Hannah D’Uva for her heartfelt letter in Saturday’s Chronicle-Journal expressing her generation’s fears about climate change. Her concerns were in sharp contrast to Messrs. Rogers, Roy, Dost and Chondon, all of whom had letters on the same page either denying that climate change…

YOUR newspaper’s “diversity of views” statement should be qualified to say “as long as they do not include global cooling.” Your ignorance of science mirrors that of politics, which are stuck in the year 2012 when Barack Obama stated “the science is settled.”

OUR Thunder Bay-Superior North MP, Patty Hajdu, put a flyer in our mailbox. In it she states: “Climate change is a real threat. We are taking action. We are putting a price on carbon pollution to encourage everyone to pollute less and make cleaner choices.”

THE title of a recent Toronto Star article — How Long We Laughed As We Ruined The Planet In 30 Years, by Heather Mallick — has never rung so true for me because when we hear something funny and impossible to believe, that’s what we do. We laugh. Now here we are facing disastrous consequences…

AFTER seeing the government dole out $12 million to Loblaws for new freezers and get bombarded by irate Canadians and the media as well as our other political parties, I tend to think that if the taxpayers had a vote, the company (with $800 million profits in 2018) would have been putting th…

HOW kind of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to put a carbon tax on us to make us stay home with the thermostat turned down while he travels all over the place with his jet plane. How much carbon tax does he pay out of his own pocket?

I RECENTLY noticed a crime map in the newspaper, and I was surprised by what I saw. It showed 173 of the incidents in the city that the police responded to in the span of one week.

AS OF late, the federal Liberal Party, and particularly Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, have come under constant fire from the opposition, public and press. The SNC-Lavalin fiasco, Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott’s expulsion from the caucus, the Daughters of the Vote turning their back…

I WOULD like to add my voice to those unhappy with carbon pricing forced on Ontario by the federal Liberal government. First of all, I am in support of efforts to slow down global warming. I do not, however, like being forced to commit my funding to the carbon pricing when the United States …

IT IS possible that we are all as much responsible for the repeated disruptions at Hammarskjold High School as the anonymous caller? The caller provides the call. Do we ourselves provide part of the reward?

ENOUGH is enough. This campaign of terror at Hammarskjold High School must stop. For that is what it truly is. This action is designed to cause confusion, fear and chaos — which is precisely what terrorism is.

THUNDER Bay-Superior North MP Patty Hajdu, writes Canadians want action on climate change (letter — CJ, April 8). Since Hajdu is a member Trudeau’s inner cabinet, she must agree with the Prime Minister on all matters — carbon tax included.

I FOUND your editorial about the carbon emissions of Trudeau’s short vacation in Florida (Jet Set Habits Undermine PM’s Credibility — April 10) somewhat interesting. I know the duties of our prime minister require extensive travel in Canada and abroad to attend functions, both of great impor…

THE carbon tax also includes a tax upon a tax. Let’s not allow Trudeau or his environment minister to fool us. It is not 4.4 cents per litre of gasoline or diesel fuel, it is actually closer to five cents per litre when our HST consumption tax is added. That’s why our gasoline price here in …

MENTAL health and addiction issues can happen to anyone. After leaving home, I attended college and worked briefly for the Ontario Provincial Police (search and rescue). My future looked bright and things were going the way I had planned.

THUNDER Bay-Superior North MP Patty Hajdu tries to justify Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax scam (Canadians Want Action On Climate Change — letter, April 8).

THE Ford government recently announced that all aspiring teachers must pass a math test before obtaining their teaching license. They are also considering having all teachers write a math test annually to keep their license. I have a few questions about the proposal.

IN CANADA, the current animal anti-cruelty laws were set in place in 1892, with a few small changes in the 1950s. I can’t quite comprehend why because, in an entire century, times have changed so much.

BEFORE I retired, I used to visit and stay overnight with an old friend of mine in a Canada-U.S. border town. He was a doctor who had done quite well for himself with a lovely home in the country, riding horses, and an aeroplane which he parked on a nearby lake.