Opinion

OPINION: Marijuana is a very bad thing – unless, of course, it creates jobs

George Mathewson I couldn’t help but smile at the political reaction last week to word a medical marijuana company is investing in a massive grow-op near Petrolia able to produce 43 metric tonnes of weed a year. “I am pleased to welcome Tilray to Sarnia-Lambton,” enthused Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu about the B.C.-based company. “This… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Top-notch entertainment has always been available right here

Nadine Wark More than once I’ve heard it said: “There’s no need to travel to London or Toronto to see great theatre.” And because our Imperial Theatre is a venue for top-notch entertainment, that statement is a reality for many theatre-goers. Besides booking professional artists, the theatre supports the local arts community, which graces the… Read more »

Week of August 17

City Hall has no business in backyards of it citizens Sir: Seventeen years ago when we bought the property our house now stands on there were four trees on the lot. The trees were the reason we purchased the lot. Today, there are approximately 47 trees covering the half-acre lot, and this doesn’t include the… Read more »

Letters: Week of Aug. 10

Sarnians are owed an explanation for Centennial Park fiasco Sir: The current status of Centennial Park leaves me mystified, and as a former Project Manager I have to question it. Any project begins with a scope of work and a list of qualified contractors who are asked to bid on the project. While many projects… Read more »

Letters: Week of Aug. 3

We should all be more like Virginia, a very special lady Sir: This is a tribute to a very special lady, one of the most amazing I’ve ever met. Virginia Huggins had a very warm and caring smile. She always wanted to know how you were doing, and really did care. She was fast with… Read more »

OPINION: Sarnia’s ‘soundscape’ is unlike any other

George Mathewson R. Murray Schafer is an interesting guy and a Sarnia native who coined the word ‘soundscape’ and added it to the English language. A composer and scholar with an international reputation, Schafer wrote the seminal work on the subject called ‘The Tuning of the World.’ In it, he explains how a soundscape combines… Read more »

Letters, week of July 27

E-voting must be reversed and replaced with paper ballots Sir: Paper election ballots have been permanently removed from Sarnia’s municipal elections. This is a done deal, enforced by the city, without our input and against Mayor Mike Bradley’s suggestions. We must remove this council. Pushing something through, very quickly and without public involvement, means there… Read more »