Sat. May 21st, 2022

Here are today’s Ottawa Sun letters to the editor.

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CANNOT MAKE STUPID SMART

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Re: We ‘settled’ on the new Civic – no wonder the long faces, column, October 2

It’s a clear deal, so whether some of us like it or not, the new hospital will be built across from Dow’s Lake, and I’m done, first of all, analyzing to death how it’s going to affect the birds and the bees. and the flowers and the trees and the moon above ”in the years to come. So there it is.

But two things made me laugh at reading Kelly Egan’s column: “We hit up with the New Civic.”

“Grandma did not take No. 61 to get out in the middle of a stroke” was one – I actually think I could have actually laughed out loud – and the other was Paul Saurette of the Dow’s Lake Residents Association and said, “We do this from the beginning. Let’s make it smart. ”

Like I said, I’m done analyzing Ottawa’s new hospital to death, so all I can say is, “Good luck trying to do something stupidly smart.”

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JILL UNG

OTTAWA

(Cheers!)

SrFer BOI!

With apologies to Avril Lavigne for the title of this letter, however, it looks appropriate. When Justin Trudeau was inexplicably voted in for the third time, I felt it would only be a matter of time before he stumbled over his own feet again, but god, I did not think it would happen so quickly.

For those who voted for Mr Trudeau a few weeks ago, ask yourself this: Had they been elected, Erin O’Toole, Jagmeet Singh or even any of the “angular” party leaders would have skipped surfing The 30th of September? Or would they have attended an event more in keeping with the significance of the day?

I wonder if he had the famous photogenic teddy bear with him, or if he felt that there was no need for such a prop with another election victory in his luggage. Shame on everyone who drank this guy’s Kool-Aid once again.

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Any bets on where he will decide to take a holiday on Memorial Day?

NEIL GRAVES

LUSKVILLE, IT.

(But he’s sorry. Again.)

STUDENTS SUFFER

The global pandemic has apparently taken over the world. The biggest damage, however, has been to high school students. Students have lost motivation, especially while everything is online. In these tough times, school boards and the education system have sadly failed us by constantly changing rules, schedules, and flipping back and forth between personal and online schooling. This is mainly due to poor and last minute planning.

The uncertainty in the situation causes large amount of anxiety among teenagers. Students are forced to learn material at twice the speed and for long periods of time, which causes students’ stress levels to rise, while their willingness to learn has decreased more than ever.

Schools and the education system should make a greater effort to support students in these times. If this is not resolved now, students risk fighting mental demons for the rest of their lives. The psychological and physical damage that the pandemic has caused is enormous and social workers, teachers and doctors need to be prepared for the future consequences.

Are school officials aware of the damage their poor planning has caused?

ANABELLE WOOLVERTON

OTTAWA

(They say they are, but their actions – or lack thereof – say otherwise.)

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