Thumbs Up to Niagara Health System supervisor Kevin Smith for his report to Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews. Not everyone is going to agree with Smith’s recommendation that a new south Niagara hospital be built in Niagara Falls. But his report showed courage and vision, qualities that have been lacking with the NHS far too long.
Thumbs Down to the Niagara Region for spending $600,000 on an unnecessary traffic circle on Mountain Road in Niagara Falls. What is wrong with theses people? Do they have any concept of the value of taxpayer money? They are whining about hte province cutting funds for social services and they squander more than half a million dollars on pointless roadwork. Is it any wonder that we sometimes question the value of Regional government?
Thumbs Up to the Shaw Festival for consistently presenting an outstanding lineup of live theatre. There is still time for local residents to enjoy this year’s lineup of productions. It’s world-class theatre in our backyard.
Thumbs Down go teachers punishing their students by cancelling after- school events and extra-curricular activities. Teachers work hard and deserve every cent they earn. However, this does not justify depriving students of an important part of their time in school because of their dissatisfaction with the government of the day.