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GUEST COLUMN: Don’t run your dog beside a bicycle

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Sheila Kozmin On that very hot first Friday of this past September local temperatures hovered at 30 C., feeling more like 39 C. with the humidex factored in. While comfortably driving in my air-conditioned car I was aghast to observe a woman riding her bicycle at a fair clip while forcing her leashed dog to… Read more »

Northern senior boys win homecoming game

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Jordan Walsh of the Northern Viking senior football team leaps over a defensive player from Chatham Lancers to score a touchdown during the city school’s homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 26. Northern was victorious 38-10. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

OPINION: Baseballers gives council paws

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George Mathewson A quiet turf war is underway pitting poodles against pitchers, and shortstops against shih tzus. In April, Sarnia approved a south-end dog park to provide dog owners with the city’s second leash-free zone. It seemed ideal. City staff liked the concept and foresaw no problems. A group called the Clearwater Dog Park Committee… Read more »

Acoustic trick at scenic lookout leaves us baffled

Susan DesJardine and her dog Thomas check out a strange acoustical phenomenon at the LAWSS water plant observation deck.
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George Mathewson We’ve answered some unusual reader questions in ‘What’s Up With That?’ this year. On this one, however, we failed. The water plant operated by the Lambton Area Water Supply System features a circular observation deck on a hill overlooking Lake Huron where it enters the St. Clair River. In the centre of this… Read more »

Looking up: Sarnia Sting eager to rebound from dismal season

Sarnia Sting head coach Trevor Letowski.
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Barry Wright Head Coach Trevor Letowski says the goal of the Sarnia Sting is pretty simple this year. “Win hockey games,” he told The Journal. After struggling to just 17 victories and finishing last overall in the Ontario Hockey League last season, Letowski says he and his coaching staff are doing more teaching and requiring… Read more »

Sarnia books and authors, Part 3

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It has been a banner year for Sarnia authors, from sports to history, and children’s books to poetry, To help match local readers with local writers The Journal has prepared a compendium of 2014 titles. Here, in no particular order, is Part Three: Sarnia: 100 Years History Committee of the Sarnia Centennial Celebration Committee A… Read more »

More Sarnia authors and books published in 2014

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It has been a banner year for Sarnia authors, from sports to history, and children’s books to poetry, To help match local readers with local writers The Journal has prepared a compendium of 2014 titles. Here, in no particular order, is Part Two:   The First Canadian Allen Wells The First Canadian is an approving… Read more »

Three schools once stood on the same Lochiel Street site

The old Lochiel School (1872-1924) and behind it the teacher-training Model School stood on the grounds of today's Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre. From a postcard by Louis Pesha.
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John Rochon  Most Sarnians are familiar with the Lochiel Kiwanis Centre located at the end of Lochiel Street between College Avenue and Forsyth Street, and many will remember it as the Lochiel Street School, but few will remember when, from 1916 – 1924, three schools occupied the site. In 1872 the four-room Lochiel School was… Read more »