A woman called last week to relay her story about a visit to Western Memorial Regional Hospital where she was sent by her doctor.
“I arrived at 6:30 p.m., was registered by 7 and I didn’t get home until 6:30 a.m.
“What is going on with our health-care system she wonders. It’s getting worse ... but so subtly you hardly notice.
“This is my fourth long wait in emergency and this takes the cake,” she said.
“There was only one doctor after 10 p.m.
“I’m of the opinion that the money for health care is going to pay for Muskrat Falls,” she said.
A local angler feels the government departments responsible for closing down illegal camping sites a couple of years back should take a look at the large site at Little Falls bridge on the Upper Humber River.
“I counted 17 trailers there one day last week and I guess there were more trailers there when the salmon runs were at their peak.
“If those government departments had concerns about environmental damage being done as a result of those illegal camping areas years ago, then I figure those concerns should still exist.
“The camping site is on the bank of the river and all sewage and dirty water and garbage, etc., runs down that hill into the Humber. We don’t need any more pollution going into that river.
“I’d like to see government act and close off that site.”
A caller says it’s time some members of city council stopped talking about having dog parks and do what they are paid to do.
“It’s up to pet owners to look after their dogs, not taxpayers,” he said.
Councillors are talking about a couple of places in the city for these things but “taxpayers won’t appreciate having them in their neighbourhoods.”