Opinion

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 »

Letters: week of Aug. 31

Frustrated with boat ramp status Sir: Who do you go to for information on the completion of the Centennial Park project? No one seems to know anything and if they do, they say nothing. I am sure the Blue Water Anglers lost a lot of money, plus some membership, due to the lack of a… Read more »

Letters: week of Aug. 24

Bright’s Grove beach steps aren’t easy for some folk Sir: While cottaging at Bright’s Grove, Kenwick-on-the-Lake to be exact, we constantly remark at how well maintained it is. The stone groins and the embankment are quite a work of art and skill. Here comes the but. My ‘over sixty’ knees are having more and more difficulty… Read more »

OPINION: Marijuana is a very bad thing – unless, of course, it creates jobs

George Mathewson I couldn’t help but smile at the political reaction last week to word a medical marijuana company is investing in a massive grow-op near Petrolia able to produce 43 metric tonnes of weed a year. “I am pleased to welcome Tilray to Sarnia-Lambton,” enthused Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu about the B.C.-based company. “This… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Top-notch entertainment has always been available right here

Nadine Wark More than once I’ve heard it said: “There’s no need to travel to London or Toronto to see great theatre.” And because our Imperial Theatre is a venue for top-notch entertainment, that statement is a reality for many theatre-goers. Besides booking professional artists, the theatre supports the local arts community, which graces the… Read more »