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CHEERS & JEERS: Jan. 18, 2021

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CHEERS: To the young woman who bravely shared her story on the front page today. She is an example of a person who wants to move past her trauma and use her experience to help others. We know she will make a difference in her community by using her strength and voice for good. In fact, she already has.


CHEERS: To the RCMP’s provincial priority unit that has been focusing on traffic enforcement in rural P.E.I. since it formed last year. Anyone who lives in a rural area is well aware that speeding drivers are an issue on Island roads. Add to them the constant threat from drunk drivers and a unit tackling those issues is a welcome sight. While the unit’s two officers can’t be everywhere at once, getting them out on the roads around the province is at least a good start. Here’s hoping drivers take notice.


CHEERS: To the organizations who teamed up to host a recent blood clinic for dogs at the New Perth Animal Hospital and invited the media along to spread the word. Veterinary practices need blood for dogs just as much as hospitals need it for humans. While the Canadian Animal Blood Bank will be running clinics on P.E.I. in the future, the Atlantic Veterinary College is already doing this. Dog owners who wish to have their canine make a donation should check with their veterinarian.


JEERS: To the drivers who can’t be bothered, or are just too lazy, to clean off the rear window of their vehicle. It takes less than a minute to do and, heck, there’s that little defog feature in most vehicles that will help clear snow and ice. There were pictures all over social media last week of motorists who still refuse to clean their vehicles off. It is a dangerous practice to get into. Take a moment and consider your own safety and that of others on the road.
 

CHEERS: To the teen band The Darvel for releasing its first single on Friday. It’s great to see the music industry blooming with new talent. And a second cheers to the young performers for pushing through the challenges of the pandemic to get their music out. The future is bright in the Island’s entertainment industry.


JEERS: To the right-wing propaganda publication, the Epoch Times, that disguises itself as a newspaper and was delivered in P.E.I. mailboxes last week. Some Guardian readers mistakenly thought that our carriers delivered the material that espouses pro-Trump and anti-Chinese views. That is not the case and we object to the content that claims to be unbiased and truthful.

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