D-DAY: ‘We knew some of us were going to die’

Tom Slater and Tom St. Amand The beach from Canatara Park to Blackwell Side Road stretches approximately eight kilometres, the width of Juno Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, when 15,000 Canadian soldiers were tasked with seizing it from the Germans. Seventy-five years ago, a number of Sarnians, many getting their first taste of action,… Read more »

Letters: week of May 30

Vacuum loose leaf collection makes sense Sir: To the City of Sarnia – vacuum loose leaf collection makes sense to me. How about you? Sarnia did have vacuum loose leaf collection many years ago, why not now? Burlington has two vacuum loose leaf collection days in the fall; Cambridge, Waterloo, London, Oakville, Kitchener, etc. have… Read more »

Letters: Week of May 23

City should provide cloth bags Sir: I am not an environmental activist nor am I an environmental fanatic. I am merely another person who believes in changing the environment for the better. I believe city council should provide, for free, three to five cloth bags to each household. Residents could then start carrying these bags… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Councillor votes revealed different intercultural styles

  Brad Morrison The city council debate and vote on May 6 to support Pride Month opens an important public conversation, one that reveals different approaches to inclusion, diversity, equality, and fairness. At the meeting, every councillor agreed with the principles of equality and fairness, but reached different conclusions about how inclusion and diversity should… Read more »

Letters: week of May 16

Congratulations on the newspaper awards Sir: My belated congratulations to the Sarnia Journal and its staff for the recent Ontario community newspaper awards. I always enjoy your publication each week. Good and happy news is always welcome. I also scan all the names in the various sports and school groups. It reminds me how old… Read more »