Letters, week of June 15

If students are happy at SCITS, why not leave them there? Sir: Re: The story ‘Great Lakes sweepstakes,’ June 1 edition. Let me see if I understand this correctly: Fact: The Lambton Kent District School Board says the cost to reconstruct and expand Great Lakes Secondary at the old St. Clair site has risen from… Read more »

OPINION: Members of this club mix love of flight and community    

Bonnie Stevenson Canadian veterans deserve our thanks, and 10 members of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) Flight 7 flying club have found a way to ensure their sacrifice isn’t forgotten. For the past few years, club members have used their flying skills and experience to offer tight formation fly-overs at Remembrance Day services… Read more »

OPINION: Is it fair to pay for a bus you can’t use?

Debbie Krukowski I feel like I have stepped into a time machine and been transported back to the beginning of this century. In 2000, the city council of the day tried to roll what’s known as the ‘transit tax levy’ into the general mill rate. It didn’t work. The transit levy is a carry-over from… Read more »

Week of June 8

Citizens must show City Hall our parks aren’t for sale Sir: We, as a community, have to come together to ensure our existing parks are protected. City council has declared part of Baxter Park and the former Kinsmen community centre on Lakeshore Road surplus, which would allow homes to be built on parkland. A public… Read more »

OPINION: Integrity commissioner is Sarnia’s new bogeyman

George Mathewson If you watched the Feb. 27 city council meeting you may be hard pressed to see exactly where Mayor Mike Bradley “bullied, harassed and intimidated” the city clerk. Video of the meeting shows Bradley strongly disagreeing with Dianne Gould-Brown’s decision not to include a letter from a citizen in the council agenda package…. Read more »

Letters, week of June 1

Draft county plan includes ‘subtle form of expropriation’ Sir: If you’re a resident of Lambton County, no doubt you’ve noticed the yellow signs scattered throughout the county stating, “Scrap the Draft Official Plan.” This appeal is coming to a head. On June 7, Lambton County council will consider the draft Official Plan (OP) again.  Some councillors… Read more »