Zero New Positive COVID-19 Tests in Renfrew County.

There are official reports of Renfrew County currently having zero new cases of COVID-19 which is an extraordinary success in the eyes of many. I am local to Renfrew County and I am proud to say that we are working as a team communicating to each other as random strangers just to make sure everyone in the area is being safe and healthy.

It also warms my heart to see people taking social distancing very serious and yet, everyone remains in a positive mindset communicating to each other with “thank you” and “pardon me miss/sir”. It’s important to remember that “when the fire dies you think it’s over but it’s just begun” with flu season on the way. Keep up the good fight and hold steady. Renfrew County is setting a positive example for not just in Canada but also in the rest of the world. I’ve always said that the NHL team that communicates the most is the team that will win the Stanley Cup. So let’s keep up to date and talk about what is important rather than trying to deny truths that we should all be aware of. Once again, thank you for all that you’ve been doing to keep others and yourself in good health, front-line workers as well. I commend all of you.

You Are Normal

Sometimes I feel much pain when I think of the bad things that go on during times of strife or famine. I wonder why human lives aren’t treated as if they have value and this makes me cry without sound or movement from my body. All I feel are the many tears that gush from my eyes onto my cheeks and down to my lips where I can sense how salty tears can be. I’d be willing to bet that there are many other people out there who feel the same way. Perhaps this is why I wrote this post is to inform those that they are not alone in their compassionate suffering. You are normal!

True North Strong and Free

Some Canadians are claiming that Prime Minister Trudeau is limiting or completely taking away our freedom. Our grandfathers and great grandfathers that fought for our freedom would be extremely upset with comments like this. These thinkers that claim our freedom is at risk also claim that the Prime Minister owns the media and is suppressing the free press yet here I am using my right to free speech and I have yet to hear of anyone being thrown in jail without a fair trial for speaking their mind. I have also yet to hear that the PM is invoking a supreme leadership position which would undermine all of the other parties in the house.

Any soldier will tell you that freedom comes with sacrifice. I wonder how those soldiers feel when they hear that our freedoms are being taken away from us by a leader who supports the right to assemble and demonstrate while joining those demonstrations in a display of solidarity for the people by the people. Syrian refugees that have fled to Canada say that Canada is like Heaven compared to what they have experienced in war-torn Syria. Truth be told we are very lucky and blessed to have a system that prevents leadership from oppressing the people that live in it. In a world-wide-web society, it would be impossible for one party to own the free press as social media gives us the platform to speak our minds and organize peaceful demonstrations. I’m quite positive that all leaders in Canada understand the importance of the free press after-all, they do take questions every day from many different people who intend to keep leadership on their toes with every right and responsibility to do so. Have a beautiful Canada Day and God bless!