Opinion

Letters to the editor, Week of June 19

Poor Father’s Day for homeless Sir: June 15th was Father’s Day, the day River City Vineyard had to close the doors of its homeless shelter, as ordered by the court. This was brought on by the City of Sarnia council. Coun. Anne Marie Gillis said she was glad the court upheld the law, because if… Read more »

OPINION: Our old hospital in General terms

A multi-party logjam that turned the once-proud Sarnia General Hospital building into a derelict eyesore may be about to break. With a prospective buyer in the wings, Sarnia council voted last week to begin a process that could finally see the city-owned land sold and redeveloped. It couldn’t come at a better time. Sarnia owns… Read more »

Flower bed is Society’s Centennial Project

Sir: Further to the “Green Space” photo and caption in the May 22 edition. Please note the refurbishment of the south side flower bed at the Sarnia Library is the Sarnia & District Horticultural Society’s Centennial Project.  The Society wished to do a new public garden to celebrate Sarnia’s centenary and consulted with the City… Read more »

GUEST COLUMNIST: The green, green grass of home

Becky Krukowski My name is Becky and I am a young professional in Sarnia. I still consider myself a recent graduate (even though I graduated three years ago). It took me two years to find a “real” job. Sorry if you do not like the terminology, but I graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelors… Read more »

OPINION: Signs of the times

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. And according to some residents, they really are blockin’ out the scenery and breakin’ our minds. But not everyone finds mobile signs ugly or flashing electronic message boards an eyesore. To business, they’re an effective advertising medium and an essential way to reach customers in a hectic, mobile society. On… Read more »

COLUMN: A Modeland Road shopping centre?

We have seen the battle line, and it is Modeland Road. The road connecting north and south Sarnia will be in the news a lot in years to come, if city planners are correct. Modeland currently has limited access because designed as a thoroughfare to move vehicles across the city with minimal interruption. The land… Read more »

Letters, week of June 5

What jobs for Sarnia, Mr. Bailey? Sir: With Coronation Park and Lambton College’s day care closing, what plan does PC candidate Bob Bailey have for parents in the provision of community child care? With the Lambton Generating Station bidding adieu and the foundations of Lanxess on quicksand, does Mr. Bailey have, with all his background… Read more »

GUEST COLUMNIST: Library a fine place to sit and ponder

  Gordon Ray Bourgon Heavy rains pelting the city forced me to seek refuge behind its glass doors. I felt as though I had entered the home of a friend expecting me. The Sarnia Public Library was a warm, friendly place. A place to sit among books and a relaxing stillness, while the elements raged outside…. Read more »

Letters, Week of May 29

Sarnia Parking Authority lacks PR skills I want to share an experience I had with the Sarnia Parking Authority Wednesday on May 14th. I pulled into a municipal parking lot between Christina and Front streets around 11:00 a.m. I pulled in facing a vehicle parked at the end of the row. As I purchased my… Read more »