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Letters to the editor: Wednesday August 4, 2010

On June 26, the federal government announced Canadians would no longer be required to complete Canada’s long-form census.

Halifax. On June 26, the federal government announced Canadians would no longer be required to complete Canada’s long-form census.

Doctors Nova Scotia is concerned that the alternative — a voluntary survey — will not be able to provide the necessary credible data to guide health-care policy and program development in our province.

The information gathered from the long-form census is critical to the development and delivery of health-care programs and services.

Reliable information is key when meeting the challenges that face our health-care system.

Jane Brooks, President, Doctors Nova Scotia

Re: “Forest bathing” aids well-being (Aug. 3)

Toronto. I wish to thank Metro for printing the article by Celia Milne.

These are heritage trees. Milne brought to our attention the importance of forests and our well-being.

It was perfect timing since the United Nations has declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness, preserve and conserve all types of these forests for generations to come.

Edith George, Toronto

 
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