Opinion

Letters: week of April 26

What’s driving up gas prices?   Sir: High gas prices got you down? Our friend and neighbour blames the evil “oil companies” who presumably have colluded to raise prices and bought off the politicians. Unfortunately, the truth is far less exciting. While everyone knows the market sets the price of crude, no one understands that the… Read more »

OPINION: Sarnians gets a dazzling new technology! The dial telephone

Phil Egan It was a big day in the history of Sarnia’s telecommunications. “Dial Telephone in Service Here Early Tomorrow” read the front-page banner story in The Canadian Observer. A photograph accompanying the story depicted Bell Telephone staffers, including Manager F.A. Power and Chief Operator Miss Alice B. Edwards, preparing for the changeover from the… Read more »

Letters: week of April 19

Millions of children have been lost to abortion Sir: Many babies have died in our local hospital, yet this never makes the papers. These babies never had their pictures in the local obituaries. No parents wrote loving tributes to a tiny life. These babies were not even given the dignity of a name. They were… Read more »

Letters: week of April 12

Let’s make a commitment to reduce single-use plastic Sir: Whatever your thoughts are about ecological justice, the reality is that the personal choices we each make on a daily basis affect the present environment, and also the one we leave behind for future generations. And it’s not just debt. I, along with a number of organizations,… Read more »

Week of March 29

What? Didn’t they say SCITS was too old to be salvaged? Sir:  Regarding the March 22 front page story, ‘Move City Hall into the SCITS building,’ it would seem that an ‘about face’ is happening for many with regard to the original urgency to close SCITS. From what I recall, in all the input and… Read more »