Opinion

Letters: week of April 11

A heartfelt, if belated, thank you Sir: My family wishes to congratulate the Purdy Family on the 120th anniversary of Purdy Fishery, and to add a personal thank you for rescuing our nine-year-old mother, Lillian Wheatley Francis, from Lake Huron in 1913. Although the four Wheatley children, ages 7, 9, 11 & 13, were forbidden… Read more »

Letters: week of April 4

IC Robert Swayze’s final report to council was unprofessional Sir: I thought it unprofessional that in his last report to Sarnia council former integrity commissioner Robert Swayze called on his successor, Paul Watson, to do his best to make sure council “works respectfully and co-operatively” with city staff. Mr. Swayze is free to feel and… Read more »

Letters: week of March 28

City Hall proposal for residents to clear public sidewalks absurd Sir: I would like to thank reporter Troy Shantz for keeping me informed about the city’s antics in his Feb. 28 article, “City Hall pondering bylaw that would make sidewalk shovelling mandatory.” So, the city wants ME to clear snow from THEIR sidewalks! I am opposed to the… Read more »

Letters: week of Mar. 21

Offering a brief comment on a long complaint Sir: Regarding the March 14 story, “Code of conduct complaint cites mayor, councillors.” The key word for the complainant, Matt Mitro, is “ex-councillor.” ‘Nuff said! Steve Anderson Sarnia     Recognizing an exceptional couple and all they do for community Sir: Amid the recent elegance and eloquence of… Read more »

OPINION: When hockey talk was rife with misogyny, homophobia

Troy Shantz When former Sting forward Daniel Carcillo went public last fall with revelations of hockey ‘hazing’ that took place while a rookie in Sarnia, the impact was felt here and abroad. In the weeks that followed, several teammates confirmed the gruesome allegations, and added a few of their own. How could this happen? Where… Read more »