Here are a series of Canby Herald Letters to the Editor for the June 21, 2017 edition of the newspaper

Congrats offered to CHS grads for scholarship haul

To the editor:

On behalf of the staff at Canby High School, I would like to congratulate the senior class of 2017. These students earned more than $1.8 million in scholarships. More than $167,000 came from local civic organizations and families who have established scholarships.

These generous donations will help numerous Canby area students pursue higher education. We thank you for your investment in the future of Canby.

Daren Gilbert

Scholarship coordinator

Canby High School

Canby doesn't want or need growth right now

To the editor:

The planning commission and city council are making Canby into another Beaverton. Is that what we want?

It's not just the apartment complexes they have okayed, but in my opinion, they are hurting the downtown as well. An article in the May 3 Canby Herald reported on the "Dahlia project." It reported that there will be 140 parking spaces available. Yet, the project includes a 69-unit apartment complex. That's two parking spaces per unit. Where are we going to park to do local business? The article states that "there will be different demands for parking at different times. Residents will most likely be away from their homes during the day." Are they making this a requisite for residents? Are they limiting the number of vehicles they can have? What about weekends and evenings?

The city needs to invest in attracting new businesses to the empty buildings downtown now and supporting the businesses that are there currently. Making our downtown larger – the project calls for a four-story building) isn't the answer.

In the June 7 Canby Herald there was an article reporting that the city planning department is conducting a buildable lands inventory that will forecast how much land Canby will need to sustain growth at a rate of 2.3 percent. Further, in that article the chairman of the planning commission, John Savory, asks two important questions: Can we afford that growth and do we want that growth?

My answer to both questions is "no." I urge others to let their feelings be known to the city and further ask that the city listen to the people.

Florence Bell


Parents beware of pharma pushing this medication

To the editor:

Parents beware. Ads in major magazines push the Gardasil shot to gals, ages 9-26, to supposedly prevent a few strains of cervical cancer.

At least one local doctor also pushes this three-shot government-backed vaccine. The problem? Judicial Watch (Tom Fitton) in a May 2017 "Verdict" newsletter, once again warns -- quoting Dr. Bernard Dalbergue, who had worked at Merck pharma, who said "Gardasil…has no effect on cervical cancer and very many adverse effects which destroy lives and even kill, serve no other purpose than to generate profit for the manufacturers." The Canby Herald

Side effects are well documented -- paralysis, convulsions, blindness, altered brain/emotion function, dozens of deaths.

Even government stats reveal these damages and Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $6 million to dozens of victims.

A group of New York mothers, where vaccine occurs without parental consent, are presently suing in federal court - one of their daughters was sent to the emergency room after shot, now uses a wheelchair due to ongoing paralysis, impaired life functions, severe headaches, fatigue and nausea.

I sat with my grandson in local Canby doctor's office when the doctor said to him, "You are old enough to be sexually active so we need to give you the shot." Boys do not have a cervix which further validates the moneymaking motive.

I resented the implication that sexual activity was normal and expected. This doctor, after receiving Gardasil info, continues to push the shot.

I said a loud "no" because I was informed about Gardasil. May you do the same. More info at

Pat Smith


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