Opinion

Letters: week of Aug. 13

Where was the Canadian border security for birthday float-by? Sir: Regarding the July 16 story, “Birthday gal gets surprise ‘float-by’ from U.S. family. What a nice heart-warming 80th birthday greeting for Patricia Greenwood of Sarnia. However, I cannot imagine I am the only reader that reacted with disgust that a boatload of Americans crossed the international… Read more »

OPINION: Police tourism booklet offers old snapshot of business

  In late August of 1958, Sarnia played host to the 26th annual Ontario Police Association convention. For each of the guests coming to town, a 50-page booklet was prepared, packed with ads. It offers an interesting glimpse of the time, and what city businesses were eager to sell to visitors. Six hotels took out… Read more »

Letters: week of July 30

Taxpayer offers token of gratitude for brilliant use of his dollars Sir: I would like to thank the City of Sarnia and all the other organizations that so effectively use our tax dollars. I thank them for the opportunity to pay the highest property taxes I could ever have imagined, and get so little for… Read more »

COLUMN: Waterfront memorial recalls worst Great Lakes disaster

Port Franks resident Heather Bradley remembers reading a book decades ago called “Yon Sand-beaten Shore.” The 167-page history of her community contains a haunting description of a truck, laden with the bodies of shipwrecked sailors, travelling from the Lake Huron shore and through the streets of Port Franks to the morgue. It was November of… Read more »

Letters: week of July 23

Canada should make face-mask wearing mandatory indoors Sir: When Legionnaire’s disease broke out at a Philadelphia hotel in 1976 some experts believe the bacteria was airborne, a position discouraged by others. Unfortunately, it took 1.5 years before it was acknowledged that people can indeed get Legionnaire’s by breathing in small droplets of water containing the… Read more »

Letters: week of July 16

Virus still here: no time to let down our guard Sir: Thanks to The Sarnia Journal for the honest update on July 9, “Community’s response to coronavirus truly remarkable.” The majority of the community has listened and reacted responsibly. Everyone’s lifestyle has been disrupted, but it’s for our own safety, health and future. If we… Read more »