Archive for the ‘Letters to the Editor’ Category

  • Fibre installation left street a mess

    Aug 31, 18 • 0 Views • Letters to the Editor1 Comment

    Sir: Recently the contractor for Bell Canada has been active in the Chatham area, primarily Prestancia, installing high-speed Fibe facilities. The contractor made it known by a door-to-door representative that they would clean up and leave the properties as...

  • Times have changes along Stanley Ave.

    Aug 31, 18 • 0 Views • Letters to the EditorNo Comments

    Sir: This is in response to Jim Comiskey’s letter of Aug.16 in which he expressed concern for the condition of Stanley Avenue, and as a corollary, the fate of the old courthouse. I would like to add some more information about the avenue. I too lived...

  • Candidates need encouragement

    Aug 27, 18 • 0 Views • Letters to the EditorNo Comments

    Sir: With all due respect to my good friends Jim and Doreen Stonehouse, who expressed their fear that there were too many people putting their names on the ballot for the new council, we can’t ask people to refrain from offering themselves for election....

  • Railroad decisions questioned

    Aug 27, 18 • 0 Views • Letters to the EditorNo Comments

    Sir: According to a well-respected think tank in British Columbia (The Fraser Institute), the municipality of Chatham-Kent’s council has been rated #3 in Ontario in the most secretive category. Is this the same council that is always boasting about being...

  • Voice visit sparks a melody

    Aug 27, 18 • 0 Views • Letters to the EditorNo Comments

    Sir: After attending the open house at The Chatham Voice and eating our Voice Cookie, we hauled out our old 78 RCA Victor record with Side A entitled: Music Fun with Spike Jones – Part 1 The Man on the Flying Trapeze by Spike Jones and his City Slickers...

  • Carbon tax info lacking from feds

    Aug 21, 18 • 0 Views • Letters to the EditorNo Comments

    Editor’s note: This letter is addressed to Dave Van Kesteren, MP. Sir: I am writing in regards to the brochure which I received in the mail the other day regarding the subject of a federal carbon tax. I am concerned by the adversarial tone, the ambiguity...

  • Stanley Avenue has not aged well

    Aug 21, 18 • 0 Views • Letters to the EditorNo Comments

    Editor’s note: This is an open letter to Mayor Randy Hope; Thomas Kelly, general manager of infrastructure and engineering; Coun. Michael Bondy; and Chris Lalonde. Sir: In 1849, Alexander McKenzie was one of the labourers who laid the stonework on the Kent...

  • Vote splitting could return

    Aug 21, 18 • 0 Views • Letters to the EditorNo Comments

    Sir: Concerning the Chatham Voice article of July 19, “Another busy week for new nominees.” This headline strikes fear into sensible hearts. About a year ago, Jeff Bultje warned Chatham-Kent that he would run again, but only if no one was more qualified...

  • Most councillors care about community

    Aug 13, 18 • 0 Views • Letters to the EditorNo Comments

    Sir: Quite a few letter writers seem to believe municipal politicians are in it for the money or the glory. That could be so in individual cases but, unless I happen to be particularly naive, I still believe many municipal politicians are there because they...

  • Dealing with Ontario’s debt

    Aug 13, 18 • 0 Views • Letters to the EditorNo Comments

    Sir: Well, our Ontario election is over and we have a new governing party and a new premier. That was a certainty as was the debt left by our previous political party, and it is over $300 billion and we knew that to. It will take a little time while they...