Opinion

Week of March 1

Thank you, Sarnia Sting for a terrific year on and off the ice Sir: I would like to say how profoundly happy and proud I am of the owners, coaches and support staff of the Sarnia Sting OHL club this year. It’s been the best year in their history to date, setting many in-house records… Read more »

OPINION: How on earth did a tiny Nordic nation win the Olympics?

———————————————————— As a Canadian, I felt tremendous pride watching our athletes perform so well at the PyeongChang Winter Games. The 11 gold and 29 total medals our skiers and skaters won vaulted Canada into third overall among the 92 countries competing in South Korea. That’s impressive stuff. But if you invested even five minutes in… Read more »

Week of Feb. 22

Accessibility? City Hall doesn’t know the meaning of it Sir: A recent news item stated, “accessibility really shines” at City Hall. No. We have walls around the Mayor’s office, to which disabled people cannot gain access. The door opens outwards instead of inwards, and if they press the button, then go backwards a bit to… Read more »

Letters: week of Feb. 15

Dog owners. Clean up after your pets! Sir: I have a news alert for dog owners. Your dog’s poo-poo does not disappear under the snow. It freezes and when the snow melts the poop is still there and it leaves a terrible mess for everyone else! The trails at Wawanosh Wetlands are disgusting, like tiptoeing… Read more »

Letters: week of Feb. 8

Recording in-camera city council meetings is a good idea Sir: Regarding the audio recording of city council’s closed meetings. As a taxpayer I feel that ALL meetings, closed or otherwise, should be recorded regardless of whether councillors want it or not. Doing so would eliminate some of the ridiculous cost of legal fees. When council… Read more »

Week of February 1

Let’s move City Hall into former SCITS building Sir: Most people who visit Sarnia’s City Hall have heard it said, “The building is too small, we need to expand, council chamber is no longer large enough,” etc. Much consideration has been given to this problem in recent years. Here is an idea a friend proposed:… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Liberal government has misfired on summer job grants

David Raes I am grateful to live in this amazing pluralistic nation. However, I believe the federal government’s new policy regarding summer job grants actually undermines our social cohesion. This year, the Liberals are requiring all organizations and individuals to support abortion rights if they want access to taxpayer funding, regardless of the nature of… Read more »