Opinion

Letters: week of Nov. 14

Excluding hymn disrespectful to soldiers, past and present   Sir: My wife and I recently returned from a trip to Europe that included a visit to a Canadian War cemetery located near Holten, The Netherlands. The beauty of the cemetery, in terms of how well it was maintained, reflected the respect and thankfulness the Dutch… Read more »

OPINION: Tom Slater’s legacy: 26 names added to city Cenotaph

Five years ago, retired high school teacher Tom Slater joined the ranks of Sarnia’s pre-eminent historians, joining Charlotte Vidal Nisbet, Norman Gurd, George Smith and others whose work has enriched our knowledge of the community’s past. He did so with the “completion” of his brilliant War Remembrance Project. Three years in the researching and writing,… Read more »

OPINION: Conservation Authority foiling effort to save shoreline

Kristen Rodrigues The Journal published two stories last week about Sarnia council eyeing a major investment to save the Bright’s Grove shoreline from Lake Huron’s encroachment. I have read a lot of stories lately regarding taxpayer money being spent to make regular emergency repairs on the city’s lakeshore properties. These stories get more and more… Read more »

Letters: week of Nov. 7

Housing Minister says level of homeless funding hasn’t changed Sir: I want to address concerns raised in “Sarnia’s growing homeless population faces a bleak winter ahead” published in the Sarnia Journal on October 22, 2019. Statements made in the article suggest that there will be a decline in available homelessness services due to funding provided… Read more »

Week of October 31

Wonderful people on both sides got me through bridge calamity Sir: On Oct. 21, I had an appointment in the U.S. and was returning via the Blue Water Bridge to Sarnia. I live 45 minutes from Sarnia, and my Chevy van had acted up when I started to drive, so while in the U.S. I… Read more »