Opinion

Letters: week of Dec. 14

Driver involved in fatal collision deserved stiffer charge Sir: On Dec. 5, The Observer published a story under the headline: “Woman dies one week after crash.” That was my neighbour, and she died on Oct. 21. A Sarnia Police spokesman is quoted as stating that lengthier scene investigations are the norm when collisions involve life-threatening… Read more »

Week of December 7

Simplifying oversized load corridor would save money Sir: The oversized load corridor is a fantastic idea, however I feel like it would be more practical to have the route come up Indian Road to Exmouth Street. Currently, at the corner of Indian and Confederation there are concrete islands separating the traffic, which could implicate a… Read more »

Marilyn Gladu sticks to creed, blasts the Liberals over weed

Editor’s note: Marilyn Gladu has been a very vocal opponent of the government’s plan to legalize marijuana next July. The Conservative MP from Sarnia-Lambton broadened her attack on Dec. 1 when she read the following poem in the House of Commons. “Mr. Speaker: I want to protest an ill thought-out bill, that is passing through… Read more »

Week of November 30

Isn’t advocating for Sarnia the job description of a councillor? Sir: I recently read a letter in another newspaper in which Anne Marie Gillis called herself an advocate for Sarnia. Kudos to Ms. Gillis for her efforts to promote the well being of Sarnia’s citizens, taxpayers and voters. However, am I missing something here? Would… Read more »

Letters: week of Nov. 23

Why Remembrance Day shouldn’t be a holiday Sir: On Nov. 11 I travelled to Chatham to instruct a class of 22 men ages 17-30 on how to become good hockey coaches. On the way, I thought about pausing at 11 a.m. for a moment of silence to remember those who fought for our freedom. I… Read more »

Week of November 16

A thank you, to all the good people out there Sir: I lost both my wallet and prescription sunglasses in the parking lot of a city grocery store on Nov. 1 I would like to thank the person who left the wallet on the corner of Hilary and Maxwell streets. I would also like to… Read more »