Opinion

Letters to the editor

Our readers write about the provincial government and one man's desire to make use of old marine bollards in Port Colborne.

The Kiwanis aquatic centre pool was closed after a section of interior came loose. Bob Tymczyszyn/St. Catharines Standard

Herod: Indoor aquatic woes could lead to outdoor f

The recent damage to St. Catharines’ indoor pool is likely to prove costly.I’m not talking about the repairs. Presumably, fixing the Kiwanis Aquatics Centre’s ceiling and lighting fixtures won’t break the bank.Then again, when has anything ever broken the public-sector bank?The cost of which I speak comes further down the road.

Chester Overholt

Jordan Station native killed in gate collapse

Chester Overholt was the only victim of the tragic Lock 6 gate collapse of August 1, 1928 to have been local. Indeed, the eldest son of the carpenter Daniel and his wife Mariah Overholt had been born in Jordan Station. Like many semi-skilled labourers in the early years of the 20th century, Overholt plied several trades.Thus, while census returns