Opinion

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 »

Remember when girls had to attend ‘Home Ec’ classes?

Phil Egan My wife Laurie and her sister, Mary, tell school tales about “home economics” that would sound strange to today’s school kids. Laurie went to High Park School but remembers hurrying over to Hanna Memorial for “Home Ec.” They had a full kitchen in the school, and the girls in Grades 7-8 were required… Read more »

Week of July 20

I bought them and I planted them, so they are my trees Sir: I am the owner of a 60-by-157 foot lot in the north end of the city, which was once a farmer’s field. One of the first things we did after moving in was to plant two trees – one in the front… Read more »

Letters, week of July 13

Kudos to Journal photographer for his great sense of timing Sir: For once I am not writing to express my abhorrence at the cruel and vindictive way Sarnia city council is treating Mayor Bradley. The Integrity Commissioner should pay Bradley a Commission. No, I write to convey my admiration for Glenn Ogilvie, The Journal photographer,… Read more »

Week of July 6

People want to protect city parks, council should listen Sir: I’d like to offer a special thank you to all who attended the public meeting on June 13 at Clearwater Arena that addressed the options pertaining to the sale of parkland. There was standing room only. I was impressed by the knowledge of the people… Read more »

OPINION: Misguided tree bylaw leaves homeowners stumped

George Mathewson I doubt the administrators at City Hall meant to trigger a widespread slaughter of healthy trees when they pushed for a municipal tree bylaw. But that is exactly what’s happening right now. All across the city, homeowners are eagerly removing trees from their property before the municipality tells them that they can’t. Their… Read more »