Week of October 31

Wonderful people on both sides got me through bridge calamity Sir: On Oct. 21, I had an appointment in the U.S. and was returning via the Blue Water Bridge to Sarnia. I live 45 minutes from Sarnia, and my Chevy van had acted up when I started to drive, so while in the U.S. I… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: ‘Laura Secord’ cottage one of our last old summer homes

Randy Evans & Gary Shrumm Maybe you’ve noticed it, an old-style cottage still standing at the corner of Lakeshore and Blackwell Side Road, abandoned and fighting a losing battle against the elements and surrounding housing development. It has a story to tell. The tale begins with Joanna and Joseph Smith, the first settlers of Blackwell,… Read more »

Week of October 17

Loss of after-hours veterinary service heartbreaking Sir: I read with great interest and equally great disappointment the last veterinary hospital discontinued after-hours veterinarian services locally “due to a full work load and the need for appropriate work-life balance.” EMS, police services, fire services, doctors, and health-care workers all carry a full workload and yet must… Read more »