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Sarnia’s first automobiles were built by hand

This undated photo shows a Doherty automobile. Built in Sarnia by a remarkable inventor and city mayor named Thomas Doherty, it was one of the first gasoline-powered cars in Canada.
Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend. Doherty Manufacturing Company collection, JA-6C 60 File 13.

Phil Egan Most people when they think of the first cars they think of the early 20th century. They might be surprised to learn that by 1869, the automobile had already claimed its first fatality. That August, Mary Ward of Ireland was thrown from a vehicle and under its wheels as it rounded a bend…. Read more »

Week of August 18: What’s Happening

Whats Happening

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca   Wednesday, Aug. 17 Free Concert The… Read more »

Week of August 11: What’s Happening

Whats Happening

Wednesday, Aug. 10 Free Concert Christine & Larry Play the Oldies perform at the Bandshell in Canatara Park as part of Sarnia’s Summer Music Concert Series. 7 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca Free Concert Mike Blackmore Group performs at the Kenwick on the Lake Pavilion in Bright’s Grove as part of Sarnia’s… Read more »

Week of August 4

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What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca   Wednesday, Aug. 3 Children’s Art Class… Read more »

Week of July 28

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What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca Wednesday, July 27 Free Concert Gary D…. Read more »

Week of July 21

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What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca Wednesday, July 20 Child Car Seat Lambton… Read more »

Week of July 14

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What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca Wednesday, July 13 Green Drinks Felicia Syer… Read more »

Week of July 7

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What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca Wednesday, July 6 Free Concert Bill Hines… Read more »

Week of June 30

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What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca Wednesday, June 29 Free Concert Christine and… Read more »

Week of June 23

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What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca Wednesday, June 22 Free Concert Blast From… Read more »