Opinion

GUEST COLUMN: When “It’s OK not to be OK” was a still universe away

Bob Boulton Local residents are slowly being surrounded by Christmas – the Season of Emotions. Some years ago, we used to think of ourselves as rational. Emotions were regarded as frivolous blocks to life’s important and serious matters – especially by men. Only notable exceptions were allowed: family Thanksgiving table irritation, playoff game excitement, and… Read more »

Week of November 25

Reducing our carbon footprint isn’t as easy as it sounds Sir: Regarding Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley’s call for an energy summit. Going Green has hit centre stag, but I just don’t know how we can ‘flip the switch.’ Even electric cars require motors (copper), batteries, foam seats, rubber tires and aluminum bodies (from mills). My… Read more »

Week of November 18

MP Gladu spreading dangerous misinformation about COVID-19 Sir: Can Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu please confirm where she received her medical degree? I have to assume, based on the information she’s sharing, that it came from YouTube University. How many times is she going to share COVID-19 misinformation and get away with it, with little more… Read more »

The week of November 4

Please, don’t let pandemic rob us of respect for others Sir: I was dismayed at Marg Johnson’s piece in your Oct. 7 edition titled “Self-centred vaccine whiners missing the Big Picture.” When has it ever been OK to resort to bullying, name-calling and blanket stereotyping to get your point across? Ms. Johnson’s piece is a… Read more »

Week of October 21

Our democracy has been replaced by edicts and tyranny Sir: I notice a trend these days is for many Western governments and mainstream media to blame the non-vaccinated for increased COVID-19 deaths and infections. Yet evidence to the contrary from virologists and doctors is shunned and their findings labelled conspiracy theories. In true democracies, an… Read more »

Week of October 7

Young woman’s act of kindness touched our hearts Sir: We would like to thank the valuable employee of a busy Sarnia coffee shop who helped us out recently. We were looking in to see if a table was available inside, but many students from the high school were already lined up and waiting, so we… Read more »