Author archives: The other guys

  • Happy with use of our tax dollars

    Jun 24, 19 • 0 Views • Letters to the EditorNo Comments

    Sir: I have been reading Rob Hakker’s letters on our local taxes and it made me stop and think. I thought about it when I took out my garbage bin and recycling. Trucks came along and picked it up, paid by my taxes. I thought about it when I passed an...

  • What would you do?

    Jun 24, 19 • 0 Views • Letters to the EditorNo Comments

    Sir: If your roof leaks like a sieve; if your windows are outdated, drafty and falling out; if accessibility is lacking; and if your HVAC system is on its last legs, would you go on a long cruise or perhaps build a swimming pool in your backyard? Well, this...

  • Crime of the Week

    Jun 18, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    On Sunday June 16th, 2019 at approximately 5:00 pm an unknown suspect entered the Thamesville Circle K store. The suspect indicated to the clerk that he wanted to purchase some lottery tickets. When the clerk removed the tray of $4 and $5 tickets from the...

  • New animal shelter looks great

    Jun 17, 19 • 0 Views • Letters to the EditorNo Comments

    Sir: I recently went for a self-guided tour of the new animal shelter on Park Avenue East in Chatham, an open house. Lots of people there, lots of cats, a handful of dogs and a mother dog nursing about six puppies. There was even a guinea pig near the front...

  • Protest response lacking

    Jun 17, 19 • 0 Views • Letters to the EditorNo Comments

    Sir: Given the state of political discourse these days, it’s hard to imagine that any public statement could surprise or disgust. That is true, unless of course our local MPP Rick Nicholls gets involved. Last Friday, a representation of nurses, teachers,...

  • Crime of the Week

    Jun 12, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    During the evening of May 21st, 2019 suspects entered a home on Communications Road near Blenheim. As the homeowners returned home, a suspect was seen fleeing through the nearby cedar tree line carrying a red Bauer duffle bag.  The suspect stole a Samsung...

  • Remembering anniversary of D-Day

    Jun 10, 19 • 0 Views • Letters to the EditorNo Comments

    Sir: On June 6, 1944, I arrived by boat on Juno Beach in Normandy, France, with the Canadian Scottish Regiment. My role was in the mortar platoon. On June 17, I was based in a barn, anticipating an attack that never came. I went into a nearby shed to disarm...

  • Tax hikes slow economic growth

    Jun 10, 19 • 0 Views • Letters to the EditorNo Comments

    Sir: Economic growth is impossible if you keep raising taxes. Recently, Mayor Canniff reported to the Chamber of Commerce the local economy is growing. Bonus! Then why the tax hike? Did they not tell the new council before raising taxes? With all this good...

  • Crime of the Week

    Jun 5, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Over the weekend of May 25th, 2019 unknown suspects entered several construction vehicles parked at an address on Bothwell Street, Chatham. The suspects removed several drills, saws and other specialized pieces of equipment valued at over $15,000. Crime...

  • Navistar property needs inspection

    Jun 3, 19 • 0 Views • Letters to the Editor1 Comment

    Sir: Since the closing of Navistar in Chatham, there have been rumours of soil contamination and what to do with the property, etc. From what I see (because I don’t know of the soil condition), the site is sadly empty and there is a need for Chatham to...