Letter to editor: Be Kind, Calm and safe

[Editor's note: The Editor, owners, advertisers and supporters of The Voice do not necessarily agree or disagree with the content of letters, nor do we vouch for the factual content of letters. The letters represent the views and knowledge/research of the writer's only who are solely responsible for their content. The Voice tries to present as many views and diverse opinions as possible in order to expand public discourse. Respectful, thoughtful comments for the author can be made below the letter.]

Be Kind, Calm and safe.

In reference to “Alister Taylor’s January 27 article ”infringement of rights is in the eye of the beholder”. He makes a good point, that in the name of health and safety, we make many restrictions to our behavior. Even in the Bible, Moses recommended that if sick, you were to inform those in your immediate vicinity to distance themselves. The sick individual also wore a mask over one's mouth (not nose). I suppose breathing comfortably was more of a priority back in those times.

The reason for some of the push back on both mask wearing and lockdowns is rooted in the confusion created by the leadership early in the pandemic. Remember, in January 2020, our Canadian lead, Doctor Tam condemning restricting airport travel from China as racist (grossly unnecessary language). I remember Dr Fauci himself expressing the logic of why using masks was of little consequence. There was truth to this argument as the holes in your cloth mask are 100+ times the size of an individual virus. Traditionally the masks effectiveness was related to not expelling saliva with the virus. Then in June the same Dr Fauci enhances the credibility problem when he confessed, he misled us and had done so because they were short on masks in March. There goes truth as the best policy, but keep the faith.

Now as for lock downs at Airports, in late March, some health officials and the Conservatives were still begging Justin Trudeau to lock down airport travel from abroad. You can't blame him for waffling, his "black face pictures" scandal was still the news. Dr Tam might still get instructions from the World health Organization to call all that imply such action, as Racists. Here we are a year later and anyone returning home is in Justin's quarantine hotel prison, my how times change.

Time and time in again in the last year a lot of decisions have been made with poor consideration for reason, logic, and consultation. Small business ruined, but big box stores prosper like never before. Churches remain closed but let that booze and marijuana flow. Mask Nazis and Lockdown fanatics providing witness that would have made the Spanish Inquisition proud. A Judge had to tell Bonnie Henry last week she has enough power to shut down those Churches in the Fraser valley. Why do you want more?

At the end of the day, I pull the mask down below my nose to breath better through my weak lungs. I will socially distance, condemn lockdowns, and I will try to do as Bonnie says "be kind, calm and safe".

Michael J Barry.

Controversial “Wild Sex” School Board Trustee to Be Sworn in Tonight.

Highly controversial "legalize everything" School Board trustee Carin Bondar will be sworn in as a sitting trustee of School District 33 tonight. Bondar takes her seat after a heated election campaign that pitted socially conservative forces against left liberal forces.

Bondar has become best known for swinging naked on a wrecking ball and telling viewers of her "educational" web series "Wild Sex" (which got 130 million views) that they should not knock "group sex" until they have tried it, all while being surrounded by a group of ripped half-naked lusty men. In an interview on Chill TV on January 14, Bondar said she wants to bring her videos and message to schools and be a role model for young girls.

The Valley Voice is preparing to release information that will show Bondar deliberately withheld important and relevant information from the voting public, which possibly influenced the outcome of the election, so stay tuned to The Voice for that.

99 Years Old, Bridging Generations, and Still Going Strong

99 Years Old, Bridging Generations, and Still Going Strong. Chilliwack Author and Voice Contributor Myrtle MacDonald talks to the CBC.


At the tender age of 95 Myrtle published her book "People Migrations in Europe and America: Nation Building Prehistory to 1913" in November of 2016. Her website describes the book as follows:
"Myrtle Ida Schneider Macdonald, having all her life had a keen interest in history, realized that there were and are many important aspects omitted, or barely mentioned by all historians, whether Roman Catholic, Protestant or Secular, throughout the ages. She set out to fill in these gaps in one volume, succinctly, concisely and documented accurately. She was determined to correlate events happening simultane-ously in every part of Europe and America."


Myrtle brings not only a scholar's discipline to the book, but almost a century of personal lived experience, which few will ever be able to claim. Myrtle has contributed to the Voice previously and now that ownership has changed we certainly hope she will share her wisdom with us all again.


Today, at 99, she talked with CBC radio about a community project in Chilliwack that is uniting seniors and teens to chat about life and shared interests.


You can listen to Myrtle's interview on CBC's Early the Edition with Stephen Quinn by clicking here: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-91-the-early-edition/clip/15825114-seniors-teens-learning-one-another


You can find information about Myrtle and how to buy her book on her website here: https://myrtlemacdonald.wixsite.com/peoplemigrations

Her Facebook account is here: https://www.facebook.com/myrtle.macdonald

Close