Protesters at a COVID-19 conspiracy rally in north Nanaimo earlier this fall. (News Bulletin file photo)

Protesters at a COVID-19 conspiracy rally in north Nanaimo earlier this fall. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Anti-mask beefer giving no thought to friends, family, neighbours

Letter writer applauds those helping to stop the spread of COVID-19

To the editor,

Re: Beefs & Bouquets, Nov. 25.

I noticed in the Beefs & Bouquets that someone wrote: “You can’t force me to wear a mask. My personal rights and freedoms are more important than your illogical fears.”

In other words – the writer has no thought for his family, friends or neighbours if they get the virus and since masks are now mandatory (thank goodness!) I guess he will be confined to his home unless he wants to keep paying fines. How thoughtless and uncaring. I find it disgusting to say the least. Most of us can hold our heads high and salute all the wonderful health-care workers who have a difficult and stressful job to do, caring for all the sick and dying. Bless them all. I applaud all people working to stop the spread of COVID-19 right now. As Dr. Bonnie Henry says, we will get through this together.

Theresa Kowall, Ladysmith

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Virus vaccine anticipated

To the editor,

Re: Anti-mask protesters cause disturbance on ferry, Oct. 21.

I wasn’t too surprised about these so-called anti-mask protesters. They are being led by their mindset instead of looking at the real, bigger picture. COVID-19 is by no means imaginary but in fact very much the real deal.

These misguided protesters should have gotten a lot of enlightenment and a fine for causing a disturbance.

Finally the province has made masks mandatory.

Al Munro, Nanaimo

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Appalled by ferry incident report


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