Saturday’s letters: Thumbs up for Indigenous history lessons 

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My own perspective towards Indigenous culture has changed. We, as settlers, have so much to learn from our aboriginal Canadians. Let’s get started.

G.A. Teske, Sherwood Park

Mask exclusion alternatives troubling

Re. “Mask exemption cards worthless,” Letters, Aug. 19

I saw online today an individual demanding in a letter that Edmonton abandon its mask exemption card program. Although it’s presently suspended, I’m deeply troubled by the thought of a poorly thought out alternative.

The writer suggests people needing exemptions complete a form with their MD, a la parking placards. First, such placards are provincially distributed and enjoy universal acceptance. They’re therefore worth the expense and effort.

Second, the writer would impose on me, who presently finds a mask difficult to wear, intolerable waits to see a physician for an administrative appointment plus the expense of a form or writing a letter. And it would allow my community access and activity to be limited until finally seeing an MD.

This idea could only suit a narrow band of patients with timely access to a doctor and the necessary resources.

C.M. Hurrell, Fort Saskatchewan

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