King’s continuing disconnect

By Jason Alward / December 1, 2020 /

“Can you hear me? How about now? I’ll try restarting…” This conversation has unfortunately become a new normal for many Islanders over the last 8 months. Little did we know that we would be communicating with each other through pixels and wireless signals. The above dialogue and confusion could have been easily avoided before the…

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Pay Our Community Care Workers Their Due

By Joe Byrne / May 1, 2020 / Comments Off on Pay Our Community Care Workers Their Due

Community Care workers provide for the Island’s elderly population across the province at private nursing homes and are on the very front line in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. In Quebec and other parts of Canada the highest toll in both COVID-19 infections and fatalities has been in Community Care seniors’ homes.  For this…

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A Path for Emerging out of the COVID-19 Shutdown

By Joe Byrne / April 16, 2020 / Comments Off on A Path for Emerging out of the COVID-19 Shutdown

There are many aspects to the beginning of how we emerge from COVID-19. My focus today is on health (briefly) and the economy. Our health professionals, support workers and media personnel have done a terrific job of creating the protocols and getting the message out on social distancing, hand-washing, self-isolating and quarantining.  Our transmission rates…

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