Opinion

Letters: week of Dec. 5

Tech great, but people make health care Sir: After reading Phil Egan’s Nov. 21 article (New device to make stethoscope a museum piece) it prompts me to communicate my latest ‘adventure’ regarding our public health system. This past week I experienced the latter first hand through spending several days at the local hospital. My experience is not one… Read more »

Letters: week of Nov. 28

Why so few votes for Christian Heritage? Sir: Reviewing this past federal election, and previous elections since 1986, one has to be puzzled by the pathetic low polling of the Christian Heritage Party of Canada (CHP). By virtue of what they stand for they have, in my opinion, the only legitimate claim to the throne…. Read more »

OPINION: Restrict student cell phone use at school? Absolutely

Marg Johnson Ontario took the bold move on Nov. 4 of restricting student use of mobile devices in the classroom. Going forward, cellphones and tablets can only be used during instructional time when approved by the teacher, or for health and medical purposes. It’s a solid strategy, and if it manages to withstand a full-out… Read more »

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ simply beautiful

Following the surprise success of the 2018 biographical documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” the world has gone Mr. Rogers crazy. Much as he and his television show were a salve to children during challenging times of life, adults confronting climate change, political discord and the #metoo movement seem to need his calm, positive and… Read more »

Letters: week of Nov. 21

Remembrance edition triggered memories Sir: Thank you so very, very much to all concerned for their effort in publishing “Sarnia Remembers: A special tribute to our local heroes.” I am an army brat. Our father was posted to Germany twice in the late 1950s to cook for the officers. While my memory these days isn’t… Read more »

OPINION: Don Cherry debate sadly overshadows true hockey heroes

Canada’s favourite national pastime has been in the spotlight this month, and it hasn’t been pretty. You can’t log onto social media without running into a debate about Don Cherry’s firing for comments suggesting newcomers to Canada don’t wear poppies; or media personality Jess Allen’s description of hockey players, in her experience, as “white boys” and… Read more »