Russell Wangersky's column in the “Telegram” on March 1 addressed the issue of doctors having to police the workforce, based on the condition employers impose on their workers to prove that they are sick by providing a doctor's note. This stems from a lack of trust on the part of employers. Employers point to the fact that this province has the highest rate of sick days being taken.
Municipalities in the region are speaking out this week following a meeting last Tuesday that was intended to elect a new Regional Service Board to implement the province’s Waste Management Strategy throughout all communities in the Emerald Zone.
Before I type a word of this column, I have to provide you with the following disclaimer: What I know about hockey wouldn't fit in a thimble. The only reason I say that is because more than one person is going to take me to task regarding my opinion about hockey and fights. Technically speaking, I know a lot more about hockey than a thimble's full. But if I don't approach this topic with more humility than I normally have to use, I'm going to get crosschecked, tripped, slit with a skate and pounded into oblivion with my sweater pulled over my head as someone drags me off to the penalty box.
The town of Lushes Bight-Beaumont is having issues with their waste collection and the Green Bay Waste Authority. According to Mayor Barbara Colbourne, the issues have been ongoing for awhile but have only come to light recently after they took a closer look at the books.