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 »

Week of June 25

Please be kind and patient during this trying time Sir: I am a 79-year-old senior who uses a cane and had been in self-isolation since March. But I needed to go out after Maryanne from the record store called to say my order was ready for pick-up. I called Sarnia Transit to see what measures… Read more »

Week of June 18

Time to close the empathy gap for seniors Sir: Once again our armed forces have saved us, this time from our blindness to the plight of seniors living in long-term care (LTC) homes. Often referred to as nursing homes, these facilities house our most medically vulnerable seniors, those who require the most care. The forces… Read more »