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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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Wynne and her Deplorable Liberals

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 08:04 -- John Vollmar

Recently, after she prorogued Parliament, Kathleen Wynne, a charlatan of a political leader if there ever was one, came up with the idea that to rebate the HST found on our hydro bills might garner her and her party favour, and perhaps lift the Liberals into a loftier position in the polls.

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The Bullied - Pay attention to the signs

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 08:18 -- John Vollmar

Tragically, and often throughout the past years, we learn on a regular basis that a young person has taken his or her life due to the denigration or actions involved in bullying.  Time and again the physicality of being bullied, or “cyber-bullying” that we have now causes the irreplaceable loss of life of someone’s loved one.  The question is “why”?

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Evan Duggal - A Young Humanitarian

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 09:05 -- John Vollmar

I first became introduced to Evan Duggal during a May meeting of the Brights Grove Optimist Club, at which Evan had been invited to speak and put forward his interest is assisting to build a clinic in Gaali, a small village located in Zambia, South Africa.  Having seen how an earthquake in Nepal had caused such disruption to the people, Evan decided that he would like to do something to help people in distress.  In 2015 one of the students at Lambton College made a presentation to Evan’s class detailing their experience when visiting Gaali, and that there were efforts being

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This was not a witch hunt!

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 12:32 -- John Vollmar

On Tuesday June 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Sarnia City Council met in chambers to discuss the contents and recommendations of a scathing report drawn up by Robert J. Swayze, the Integrity Commissioner with regards to complaints made against Mayor Mike Bradley by two previous employees of our city, Ms. Nancy Wright-Laking, the former City Clerk and Ms. Jane Cooper, the former Director of Planning.  Part of Mr.

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Robert

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 14:09 -- John Vollmar

I was first introduced to Robert last August when I received an e-mail from a gentleman advising me that Robert had suffered from a ruptured abdominal aneurism, the result being that he became paralysed from the waist down, and now required the use of a motorized wheelchair.  The wheelchair that he was using was in a very poor state of disrepair, some portions of which were being held together by duct tape.  Under the Assisted Disability Program provided by the Federal Government, Robert was entitled to 75% of the cost of a new chair, but was expected to cover the remaining cost p

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Take off the rose coloured glasses

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 13:14 -- John Vollmar

There are those maintain their “rose colored glasses” outlook on just about everything, including the state of our economies, be it Federally, Provincially or Municipality.  Outlooks such as these, depending on the status of those who nurture them, are infinitely dangerous when in the wrong hands.  And to maintain these perceptions by those in political power exacerbate that danger many-fold again.

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