Archive for the ‘Letters to the Editor’ Category

  • One, huge thank you to C-K

    Jul 22, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Letters to the Editor1 Comment

    Sir: On behalf of the RM 40th Planning committee, I want to take the opportunity to thank our community for being supportive of the events on June 21-22. When we set out to plan this weekend back in January, we didn’t know what to expect except that it...

  • No room for hatred

    Jul 11, 19 • 0 Views • Letters to the EditorNo Comments

    Sir: As I celebrated Canada Day, I began to realize how many different people there are, all with different beliefs and all of whom proudly call themselves Canadians. You can even witness this in the city of Chatham. I believe terrorism has no color, no race...

  • Threshing Fest a busy time

    Jul 11, 19 • 0 Views • Letters to the EditorNo Comments

    Sir: The Thamesville Threshing Festival has come and gone for another year, as has RetroFest in Chatham. I helped dish up French fries at the Threshing Festival and it was a lot of keeping pace with the customers wanting fries. We were in a big tent with...

  • Experiencing a health-care odyssey

    Jul 11, 19 • 0 Views • Letters to the EditorNo Comments

    Sir: I’ve got that farm-life immune system, you know? I’ve got the kind of macrophages that wear steel-toed boots and carry chaw. I’ve got the kind of robust immune response that comes from growing up with mud under my fingernails, manure under my boots...

  • 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...

  • 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...