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Our Freedoms are at risk

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:46 -- John Vollmar

Recently, a concerning tale of punished individualism sprung out of the halls of our Federal Government, led by our Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  PM Trudeau, who seems to enjoy his position as PM spends much of his time in transit, flitting from one country to the next in what he would deem appropriate, with the allegations that he is engaging in talks and visitations to improve the economy of Canada by talking business to the representatives of other countries.  He is very fortunate to have the freedom to do so, even though he does it on our dime.

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Our city is on the move

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 16:19 -- John Vollmar

On March 19th, last, I attended the City Council meeting and was impressed with the abilities of council to proceed with the utmost professionalism and respect for each other as they addressed the issues in the agenda.  And they have, as in the past, brought many positives to our City despite some obstacles that have been constantly on their minds, and that they would like to see addressed and corrected.

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Ms. Hoggarth needs to work in the real world

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 16:00 -- John Vollmar

Our society is headed into a downward spiral unlike we have never seen before. Where we are headed will make the Great Depression seem milquetoast by comparison. We are losing more and more jobs, government policies are killing business, folks are struggling to pay utility bills...and nothing is being done to truly answer the problems. Governments can’t fix it; they have caused so many of the problems. They won’t because then they would have to admit to their myriad mistakes.

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With Bradley…it’s all about him

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 08:18 -- John Vollmar

In a one and a half page expose seemingly designed to emphasize the trials and tribulations of Mayor Bradley since being found responsible for the harassment and bullying of three former employees of our City, and the present CAO, I find the article lacking in substance considering that there has been no input provided by three of the targets of Bradley’s bullying/harassment, nor the councilors involved.   The Observer, through reporter Tyler Kula, somehow found it prudent to interview mayor Bradley, resurrecting the results of financial penalties and other sanctions placed

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Bird’s the word

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 10:37 -- John Vollmar

She walked to the podium, did Margaret Bird, one of our local taxpayers.  She did so with defined steps, and once at the dais she confidently placed her presentation papers just so, and began to address council.  April 10, 2017 at about 4:43 in the afternoon.

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Setting the record straight

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 09:02 -- John Vollmar

I was very pleased to see Mark Lumley, one of the proponents to recreate the present Sarnia General Hospital site, add truthful input about the terrible injustice to the respected Sarnia businessmen and the negative treatment that they have received by Mayor Bradley.  One of the mayor’s comments when the group was requesting funds to  offset their expenses was, that the group may use those monies to sue the city.

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Refreshing world found in Downtown Sarnia

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 14:33 -- John Vollmar

As so many of us prepare for our Christmas shopping forays, or for some who have already ventured into that magical time of buying and wrapping presents FOR loved ones, I am thinking that this may be a different Christmas time for Susan and I.  Having moved from our Brights Grove home into a residence considered a part of the Downtown of Sarnia, we will make every attempt to habituate the various establishments located in our Downtown.

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What’s happened to our city?

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 11:28 -- John Vollmar

On Monday afternoon, October 24, 2016 Sarnia City Council met in public session to discuss the findings of a report requisitioned by the Human Resources department, prepared by Ms. Lauren Bernardi, a practicing solicitor, who has conducted workplace investigations for some 20 years.  She had been asked to conduct an investigation into harassment complaints made by four past and present employees of the City of Sarnia against Mayor Bradley.  As Ms.


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