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Wednesday, June 19, 2024
COVID-19: Letter–Closing washrooms was short-sighted

Dear editor:

While I am in favour of social distancing completely, I think the actions taken in our town to close all public washrooms were very short-sighted and potentially increased risk to public safety.

Yes, we don’t want tourists flocking to Niagara-on-the-Lake and doing all we can to discourage that is welcomed.

However, let’s face basic human facts. If a person needs a restroom, that person needs a restroom. By closing all public facilities, the town created a health risk for all of us. I don’t think I need to describe what those are.

Further, when this is all over, visitors will remember how they were treated during this era of the pandemic.

Finally, continue to issue tickets, fines, etc. but remember these are human beings you are dealing with and a little kindness will go a long way.

Since writing this note, I have learned the municipality will reopen the public washrooms this Friday. Correcting this mistake quickly will go a long way in protecting our tourist town status in the future.

Lorraine Horton


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