Your letters for Aug. 1

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Stop looking to others

Re: Who will provide mandatory masks?, Letter, July 29

In response to Ralph Logullo’s letter, I suggest he go to a dollar store where he can purchase cloth masks for a mere toonie each. They are reusable, washable. It’s also mandatory to wear clothes in public so whose responsibility is it to provide your clothes?

Please be responsible and compassionate. No one wants to end up in ICU on a ventilator or spend months recovering from symptoms of this virus when a simple mask could have prevented this. It could be you, your wife, son, daughter, parent; this virus is not selective.

Christine Dewald, Calgary

Life’s not a beach

Re: Chestermere council approves beach use fees bylaw, July 29

Here is a simple solution for the Calgarians who want some heat relief. If Chestermere council wants to charge Calgarians for using their beach, then how about “back at you.” The toll roads on 17th Avenue and Transcanada Hwy should be set up tomorrow: $10 a car to head east from now on.

What a terrible thing to do as a neighbour city.

Bob Kidd, Calgary 

School return ‘plan’ gets failing grade

Re: Student tests positive at Catholic summer school class; COVID-19, July 29

After reading Eva Ferguson’s timely article in the July 29 Herald, I can only conclude that Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s plan to re-open schools in September is no plan at all.

Wherever schools have successfully reopened, COVID-19 cases were falling – not rising as they have been recently in Alberta.

In addition, class sizes are much reduced, teacher-student ratios are increased, strict spacing and mask-wearing are mandated, students often attend in shifts, and provision is made for outdoor classes and online learning whenever possible.

Our UCP government has done no such planning to keep our children and teachers safe. What they did do on Mar. 12 was “temporarily” cut funding for 26,000 K-12 substitute teachers and support staff.

Mike Priaro, Calgary

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