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 vacuum loose leaf collection. Why, even the metropolis of Ingersoll (town population 12,757) has a minimum of three vacuum loose leaf collections every fall!

Please consider the above for the fall this year – the $258,000 would more than cover the cost to the city, and the homeowners could see a savings on bags (paper and plastic).

Please call your councillors and ask for vacuum loose leaf collection this fall.

Alice Frew



MS Society says thanks

Sir: The Sarnia Lambton Council of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada held it’s annual Carnation Campaign on May 10th to the 11th. We are pleased to report that during that period we sold 1645 bouquets, 5100 single flowers and 1395 plants. The proceeds of these sales help us to achieve our chapter’s mission, which is to provide funding to further research into MS and to assist those affected by MS.

On behalf of the Sarnia Lambton Chapter we extend our heartfelt thanks to all the people in the area who supported our campaign by purchasing carnations. We also want to thank all of the volunteers who worked so hard on the campaign and all of the businesses that allowed us to sell at their locations.

We extend special thanks to:

  • VON who donated storage and handling space for Carnation headquarters.
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 530 who operated three separate sales locations
  • Sarnia Street Machines car club who coordinated all the Friday & Saturday deliveries.
  • Confederation U-Haul who provided the van for Thursday’s county deliveries.

Multiple Sclerosis is the most common disease of the central nervous system affecting young adults aged 15 to 40. We now know that it affects children, some as young as two years old.

About 75,000 Canadians have been diagnosed with MS and each day three more people receive a positive diagnosis of MS. Canadians have one of the highest rates of MS in the world and women are three times more likely to develop MS than men. There is no known cause or cure as yet so research into MS is critical.

Your help and support of this campaign helps to bring us closer to finding a cure and helps to provide the much needed support and services for those living with MS in our community.

Our sincere thanks to you all. We are another step closer to ending MS.


Dave LeClair


The Carnation Campaign Committee

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Sarnia/Lambton Council.