Opinion

OPINION: Defunding of successful seniors’ program was a mistake

  Bonnie Stevenson I was shocked to learn about the United Way’s decision to discontinue funding for the Lambton Seniors Association Handyman/Handywoman program. I was aware the United Way had instituted a means test to show program outcomes,’ but the LSA program’s outcomes are positive and self-evident. A statistician will tell you statistics can be… Read more »

Dreaming of hockey glory at the old Children’s Arena

Phil Egan When I was eight or nine, Santa Claus brought my two younger brothers and me a fabulous present. It was one of those old tabletop hockey games, with a control lever for each player. Unlike the later games that allowed you to move the players down the ice, the older game only let… Read more »

Week of July 4

Relay for Life raised $150,000 to fight cancer Sir: For 20 years, Relay For Life has united communities across Canada with teams of family, friends and colleagues. Relay is active in 29 countries and 6,000 communities worldwide, whereby participants commit to raising funds for work against all types of cancer. On June 14, we held… Read more »

Letters: week of June 27

Kudos to city for the road improvements in Canatara   Sir: I would like to thank the city for a job well done on the road, roundabout and flooded fountain area in Canatara Park. As a frequent user of our crown jewel of public parks, I would also like to thank the construction company that… Read more »

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 »