Author archives: The other guys

  • Time to put taxpayers first

    Jul 4, 19 • 0 Views • Letters to the Editor1 Comment

    Sir: Canada has a $1.6 trillion debt, with Ontario alone having a $350 billion debt. You and I pay about $13.5 billion each year just on the interest for Ontario and about $64 billion each year for Canada (based on 3.9 per cent interest payments). Money...

  • Appearances can be deceptive

    Jul 4, 19 • 0 Views • Letters to the EditorNo Comments

    Sir: What a sad, sad story from Bridget Goldsmith (“Some things never change,” June 27 letter to the editor) who believed in an honest police force. In the 1960s, I bought a house in England previously owned by a retired British police inspector. I was...

  • Some things never change

    Jun 27, 19 • 0 Views • Letters to the EditorNo Comments

    Sir: I chose policing as a career in the UK in the 1960s. I went through my three-month training course and was assigned to a station in my home county constabulary. I loved my work. We did not carry guns and by and large were treated with respect. When I...

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    Sir: If your roof leaks like a sieve; if your windows are outdated, drafty and falling out; if accessibility is lacking; and if your HVAC system is on its last legs, would you go on a long cruise or perhaps build a swimming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