Week of March 25

Plastic just isn’t my bag Sir: In response to Peter Smith’s Feb. 25 letter, “Plastic surgery needed,” I fully concur that the general public needs a major awareness check in regards to our plastic-polluted environment. I admit to months of retraining my own shopping habits. Now, if I forget my reusable bags, I opt for… Read more »

OPINION: Canatara crosswalk is an accident waiting to happen 

Brian Clarke  As spring approaches and we exchange our parkas for sandals and shorts, it’s a good time to examine the safety at one of Sarnia-Lambton’s busiest crosswalks. The multiuse trail that runs through Canatara Park and crosses Alfred Street in Point Edward near the Sandy Lane apartments is used 365 days a year, a favorite of walkers, joggers, cyclists… Read more »

Week of February 25

MP Gladu clarifies position on conversion therapy bill Sir: There has been a lot of misinformation circulating regarding the conversion therapy bill, Bill C-6. Let me be clear: I am strongly opposed to conversion therapy, as is every single person who has contacted my office. That is not the problem with this Bill. The issue… Read more »

Week of January 14

Reader saddened to see another woodlot targetted Sir: While curiously reading the Nov. 26 article entitled “Point Spread,” I was disappointed and saddened to see yet another stand of trees is falling victim to development. The Venetian Boulevard woodlot is home to the Butler’s garter snake – an endangered species in Ontario – and many… Read more »

OPINION: Thanks, but addiction funding did not go far enough

For me, the letdown was like ordering a bestselling book and getting just the first chapter in the mail. A good start, but nothing close to what I wanted. Local mental health workers probably felt the same after the Ontario government announced last week Sarnia is getting a temporary, 12-bed residential facility for residents to… Read more »