Opinion

OPINION: Monte’s ‘army’ out of touch

Tara Jeffrey Monte McNaughton isn’t doing himself any favours in his fight to stop a long-overdue sex-ed curriculum revision from reaching our schools. The Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP and PC leadership hopeful has touted himself as the lone MPP leading the charge against Premier Kathleen Wynne’s “radical” sex-ed curriculum, calling on “an army of parents to defeat… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Sarnia a giving, caring community

Nadine Wark Having resided in Sarnia-Lambton all my life, I have observed just what a community and its people are all about. I never stop to marvel at the sheer number of non-profit organizations, numerous businesses and even ordinary every-day people who reach out to help wherever and whenever needed.  The service clubs do not… Read more »

Letters, week of Feb. 26

Leo the paralyzed dog an inspiring story Sir: I was horrified that somebody could leave an animal such as Leo to suffer and die. It is unconscionable. Ms. Penman and Ms. Smith are to be commended for going above and way beyond what anybody on that beach had done for Leo. It was wonderful to… Read more »

OPINION: Take your dump and stuff it – elsewhere

George Mathewson Ontario’s plan to stuff radioactive nuclear waste into an underground cavern less than 200 kilometres from Sarnia has run into so much opposition that, with a little luck, might soon itself be buried. One of the latest to join the chorus of voices calling for a halt to Ontario Power Generation’s plan to… Read more »

Who are these people?

When Annette Zylstra’s mother bought a framed print of a seascape at the Bible for Missions Thrift Shop in Sarnia a decade she had no idea it contained a mystery. Years later, she discovered this photo hiding behind the print of what appears to be a comfortable family gathered in a photographer’s studio. The Zylstras… Read more »

Letters, week of Feb. 19

Why CCAC workers are on strike Sir: Wow, in the last week I have learned a lot about what the papers and radio report. So I now want to speak. My colleagues and I who work for the Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Center (CCAC) are not striking for the moon, we are striking… Read more »

OPINION: County sued for rubbing salt in the wound

George Mathewson A Lambton County farmer who doggedly fought back when his fields were damaged by excessive road salt has shown why you should never give up when treated poorly. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice awarded Joseph Steadman and his wife Evelyn $107,352 last month for crop losses and devalued lands, a decision that… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: The day the NHL came to town

Randy Evans For the Sarnia Legionnaires, the 1956-57 hockey season was a heady one. Led by coach Stu Cousins and general manager Tom Norris, the Legion began their third season by signing as a farm team of the NHL Chicago Blackhawks. Bolstered by imports sent to town by the Hawks, the Legion went on to… Read more »