An epidemic could expose shortfalls in health system

One of the disadvantages of growing old is that by the time you develop an interest in history, everyone who could tell you about it firsthand has already died!

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  • Our oligarchy is based on wealth

    May 13th, 2020
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    Queen Elizabeth may be one of the few women still alive who are old enough to be my mother.

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    Covid-19 gives new life to quackery

    May 6th, 2020
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    Once upon a time, not so long ago, one of Ontario’s businessmen often dispensed medical advice to his customers.

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    County Line to put out special graduation section

    April 29th, 2020
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    Unless you happen to have a soon-to-be-graduate in the family, you might not have given much thought to the totally upside- down world these kids are about to parachute into.

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    Some still have time for angry letters to the editor

    April 12th, 2020
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    The Covid-19 pandemic appears to have brought snark to a slowdown here at the County Line.

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    Remember when?

    April 2nd, 2020
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    Remember when we would close most of our human exchanges with “Have a nice day.” Now we are more likely to say, “Stay safe” or “Be healthy.”

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  • New vocabulary: ‘zoonotic transfer’

    March 25th, 2020
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    “Zoonotic transfer” — add that to the new phrases that have entered your vocabulary the past month, along with phrases like “social distancing” and “flattening the curve.”

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    Some still confused, uninformed about coronavirus

    March 18th, 2020
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    It’s hard to believe that only one week ago, I was perched on the hard metal chairs in the Ontario Village Hall, listening to the cross talk among those waiting for the board meeting to start.

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    Information on coronavirus constantly in flux

    March 11th, 2020
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    Fast-moving stories and weekly newspapers, I am learning to my dismay, provide plenty of opportunities for a red face.

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    Living in a democracy comes with responsibility

    February 20th, 2020
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    Okay, my husband and I were young and not too bright when we moved here decades ago. That is my excuse for why we did not do all the things normal people do when they move into a new area.

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    ‘The Poison Squad’ recalls time of unregulated food industry

    February 13th, 2020
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    Although I appreciate organic and locally grown food, I am not a fanatic. Too often, the claims of purity seem overblown, and many of us would need to take out a second mortgage to afford all organic all the time.

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    Investment in community is crucial

    February 6th, 2020
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    I suppose it was inevitable. A few crisp lines announced that the Wilton Wood Turtle celebration would be rolled back to a one-day event this year.

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