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LETTER: In despair

Cars wait in line at the COVID-19 checkpoint shortly after it was set up at the Confederation Bridge in Borden-Carleton earlier this week. All visitors to P.E.I. who are not considered essential workers are being stopped and screened for symptoms as they arrive in the province. Dr. Heather Morrison, chief public health officer for P.E.I., reminded Islanders Friday that anyone travelling across the Confederation Bridge should be doing so only out of necessity. She said examples of necessary travel include medical appointments, compassionate travel and truckers and other travellers carrying goods and services to P.E.I. For more from Morrison's briefing Friday, see A3.
Cars wait in line at the COVID-19 checkpoint shortly after it was set up at the Confederation Bridge in Borden-Carleton earlier this spring. - Nathan Rochford

As a seasonal resident in Cavendish for over 30 years, it is disheartening to read of P.E.I. residents not wanting the 2,500 seasonal residents to come over to take care of their property during this pandemic.

We have followed all of the health protocols in Nova Scotia and would do the same in P.E.I. Yet some Islanders don’t want us on our property even though we all pay property taxes, which is a large financial support to the government. We realize the concerns that communities have with this virus but most of us are responsible citizens who only want what is best for each of us.

To feel anger and distrust from some Islanders because we have an N.S. licence plate is difficult to understand. We hope that things will be better for all of us in the future. Staying strong is our motto, too. 


Murdock and Connie Morrison,
Dartmouth, N.S. 

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