Opinion

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 »

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 »