Opinion

Week of June 25

Please be kind and patient during this trying time Sir: I am a 79-year-old senior who uses a cane and had been in self-isolation since March. But I needed to go out after Maryanne from the record store called to say my order was ready for pick-up. I called Sarnia Transit to see what measures… Read more »

Week of June 18

Time to close the empathy gap for seniors Sir: Once again our armed forces have saved us, this time from our blindness to the plight of seniors living in long-term care (LTC) homes. Often referred to as nursing homes, these facilities house our most medically vulnerable seniors, those who require the most care. The forces… Read more »

OPINION: A season for everything, including a time to tear down

Sheila Kozmin Perched in my upper-level corner condominium apartment adjacent to Sarnia’s Ferry Dock Hill, I enjoyed a front row seat to a recent demolition derby. The former home of the GMSB law firm, with its panoramic window views of the St. Clair River from choice offices occupied by senior staff, soon lay in rubble… Read more »

OPINION: Death by complacency or neglect – take your pick

Phil Nelson I would be the first to admit I was naive enough to believe our country’s leaders were prepared for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. After all, we’d heard numerous times about the lessons learned from SARS, how we were prepared for the next pandemic. Instead, pitifully low supplies of personal protective equipment,… Read more »

Letters to the editor

Arbitrary restrictions like those of a totalitarian regime Sir: Most people had no idea of what it is to live in a controlled totalitarian or communist regime. When we lived in Saudi Arabia in the 1980s, everything was controlled – no alcohol, no Christian activities, no Bibles. Western newspapers were heavily censored by blacking out… Read more »

Week of April 23

Air Canada should refund money taken for cancelled flights Sir: Air Canada is profiting from the COVID-19 crisis. That’s right, they are making money and lots of it. They have cancelled flights, laid off employees, cancelled international and domestic routes, reduced their flight schedules and incurred less and less costs every day, and they’re keeping our money…. Read more »

OPINION: Embracing back-to-home comforts in a stressful time

Plato had it right. Necessity is the mother of invention. The more we’re faced with adversity the more creative we get. So the longer we’re forced to isolate at home, the more innovative we become. Rather than go stir crazy, we’re clearing store shelves of flour and yeast. We’re buying up vegetable seed and ordering topsoil. And… Read more »