Housing crisis

Leader-Post Letters: Solving the housing crisis, not the arena

There are so many more valid needs for the city than just another amusement arena, writes Lyn Goldman.

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National Archives staff should be commended for telling the person to buzz, or similar words.

Robert John Abernethy, Estevan

Focus on housing priorities

Re: Definitely not the time for a new arena (LP, January 15).

Thank you for your clarity and compassion, Mr. Adams. There are so many more valid needs for the city than another arena of amusement. Remarkably, many of us in Regina never set foot in Mosaic Stadium. But we will all benefit immensely from affordable housing and a better quality of life for all of our citizens.

I hope our City Council will take note of this kind of responsible concern from its citizens.

Lyn Goldman, Regina

Review testing policies

Last week, a colleague, who is fully vaccinated, tested positive for COVID-19. There are three close contacts with colleagues, including myself. The other two workers are also fully vaccinated. However, I am not vaccinated, because I decided to exercise my freedom of choice in the matter.

The policy at my workplace is that I self-isolate for 10 days, even if I have a negative Covid test and have no symptoms. The other two colleagues only have to self-isolate for five days.

When I return to work, I am the only one required by policy to provide a negative test. Doesn’t it go against all logic and reason that the person who was infected with Covid and caused the isolation of three other individuals, should not be tested?

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Again, if we really care about people’s health, especially in the workplace, where contact with other people is unavoidable, isn’t it incumbent on us to test everyone to make sure that we take all measures to prevent the spread and infection of others? Why discriminate on the basis of a vaccination status which has no impact on the transmissibility of the virus.

I leave it up to you to decide, watch and use reason and common sense. Are we so blind that politics prevents us as a society from adopting procedures that follow logic and science?

Roger Wiebe, Regina

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