Letters: week of June 20

Coun. Bird’s very serious allegations should be investigated Sir: At the May 27 city council meeting Coun. Margaret Bird made very serious allegations about the out-of-chamber conduct of some of her colleagues. Taken to task for a lack of detail supporting three Notices of Motion she wanted to discuss, Bird defended the omission of substance… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Whether it’s ‘genocide’ or not, Canada must do better

Niamh Ellwood More than 4,000 Indigenous women have fallen victim to a modern Canadian genocide, according to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. In the recently released report, Chief Commissioner Marion Buller, a member of the Mistawasis First Nation in Saskatchewan and a Cree woman, claimed the state of Canada… Read more »

D-DAY: ‘We knew some of us were going to die’

Tom Slater and Tom St. Amand The beach from Canatara Park to Blackwell Side Road stretches approximately eight kilometres, the width of Juno Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, when 15,000 Canadian soldiers were tasked with seizing it from the Germans. Seventy-five years ago, a number of Sarnians, many getting their first taste of action,… Read more »

Letters: week of May 30

Vacuum loose leaf collection makes sense Sir: To the City of Sarnia – vacuum loose leaf collection makes sense to me. How about you? Sarnia did have vacuum loose leaf collection many years ago, why not now? Burlington has two vacuum loose leaf collection days in the fall; Cambridge, Waterloo, London, Oakville, Kitchener, etc. have… Read more »