Opinion

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 »

Week of May 25

I’m tired of risking my life by cycling on Sarnia’s streets Sir: I was biking on the road last week as the law requires when my hat got blown off by a gust of wind and landed on the hood/windshield of a passing car behind me on Mitton Street. The driver was spooked and swerved,… Read more »

Original photo of Adolf Hitler

It isn’t every day someone walks into The Journal office with an original, unpublished photograph of Adolf Hitler. But such was the case recently when Sarnia’s John Helle arrived with a page from the family snapshot album. This image shows the Nazi Führer entering the village of Kurort-Jonsdorf in the fall of 1938, shortly after… Read more »

Letters, week of May 18

Time for city council to tackle more important issues Re: Coun. Scholten letter being ‘tired of constant disrespect” of May 4. Why is it that Mayor Mike Bradley and Coun. Dave Boushy must be held accountable to the Code of Conduct when it seems to not apply to Coun. Cindy Scholten? I refer to her actions… Read more »