Opinion

Letters: week of Sept. 28

Sally Ann thanks the organizers of Rutherglen Close car show Sir: The Salvation Army would like to extend our gratitude to the organizers, volunteers, and participants of the Rutherglen Close Car Show on Sept. 16. Your generosity is an absolute blessing. We would like to express appreciation to Krystal Thomson, our Community and Family Services… Read more »

Language of marketplace creeping into health-care system Sir: Bluewater Health’s only hospital in Sarnia is not a retail outlet. Yet the experience of going to Patient Registration, only to be summoned by an automated call system as “customer number 713,” is jarring. Surely we aren’t taking a number at a service centre for an oil… Read more »

Letters: week of Sept. 14

The ‘Fab Five’ works together to improve city, councillor says   Sir: Lately I hear talk on the streets about the “Fab Five.” Now being a person of a certain age I recall the “Fab Four,” and those from the same era will know of whom I speak. But the “Fab Five” is the phrase… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Sept. 25 a great day to say, ‘Bonjour, comment ça-va?’

Christopher Ralph In 2010, the government of the Province of Ontario declared that every Sept. 25 would be la Journée des franco-ontariens, a day to celebrate the French language and the more than 1.3-million French speakers in the province. Last year, several Sarnians (including myself) petitioned the city council to install green and white lights… Read more »

Week of September 7

Wrong to tax rural residents for a service they can never use Sir: So here we go again. Sarnia city council is meeting on Sept. 11 to decide whether everyone should pay for bus service, whether they can reasonably access the service or not. This is the second meeting and third report to council on… Read more »