A writer who describes themselves as a retired hospital employee says they agree with former PC leadership candidate Bill Barry’s assessment of the plan for a new regional hospital.
The person wrote, “I haven’t agreed with Bill Barry about most things but his take on the hospital in The Western Star with the hospital committee I agree 100 per cent.
“Instead of spending $600 million, take the $200 million and upgrade the present hospital and expand it for the cancer treatment which is badly needed. Open up all the patient rooms that have been closed — which is over half.”
The writer says the newer wing of the present hospital was only opened in the 1970s.
A Corner Brook man said he saw what he thought might be the heights of distracted driving a few weeks ago.
He said he was trying to get across the entrance to a local business when a woman driver went by him with a phone in one hand and a cigarette in the other ... and she was turning in to get a coffee!
“I just wondered how she was going to hold the coffee ... much less how she was planning to steer?” he said.
And speaking of distracted driving, a reader wonders why drivers are allowed to operate their vehicles with their dogs sitting in their laps and looking out the driver’s window.
“Surely, this can’t be a safe way to drive,” he said.
“There must be some way the police can put a stop to it. There must be some kind of ticket that would cover the silly, dangerous action.”
A traveller says he can’t believe the difference in the amount of snow remaining in communities across the province.
“Corner Brook is still a snow-covered land for the most part, but you almost have to look to find any in St. John’s. Guess our ski hill is safe for another while,” he said.