Opinion

OPINION: Intricate ‘Queen Street Quilt’ a relic of long-lost church

One thin dime. That’s what the ladies of Queen Street Methodist Church charged local residents to have their names embroidered on the queen-sized quilt in 1897. The stunning result emerged recently from a cedar chest at the home of Sarnia’s Pat Clarke, who is turning over to the Sarnia Historical Society. “It’s time to share… Read more »

Letters: week of Feb. 13

Journal columnist the complete package Sir: Phil Egan’s articles and columns are always interesting to read. He was well represented in the Jan. 30 edition. His ‘Wax Man’ report was fascinating, and his column on Heather Reisman was spectacularly excellent. Engaging, warm, funny, all wrapped up together and tied with a bow.   Bob Boulton… Read more »

OPINION: Head-on train collision caused appalling loss of life

The story is little known today, largely forgotten, even in Sarnia. But speaking of the “Wanstead Wreck” a century ago would evoke the same chill as the words “Lac-Megantic” rail disaster do today. It happened at night, in a blistering blizzard, 33 kilometres east of Sarnia in the former hamlet of Wanstead, today regarded as… Read more »

Letters: week of Feb. 6

A royal flush Sir: Concerning royalty, somebody once stated that there are only four recognized kings: the king of spades, hearts, clubs and diamonds. The rest are jokers.   Ken Lockrey Sarnia     Employment opportunity at Bruce nuclear generating station Sir: A recent job posting has come to my attention from AECON and the… Read more »

OPINION: Our priceless waterfront needs a comprehensive vision

Steve Loxton & Mark Andrews For decades, Sarnia councils have neglected, ignored, or short-changed shoreline protection along one of our community’s most priceless public assets; the right-of-way on old Lakeshore Road in Bright’s Grove. Now, record high lake levels are teaching us expensive lessons about the high costs of neglect. Recently, new funding was finally… Read more »