Point Edward vigil held for Humboldt

Journal Staff About 200 people turned out for a candlelight vigil at the Point Edward Arena on Monday evening to stand in support with the community of Humboldt, Saskatchewan and millions of shocked and grieving Canadians. Most wore hockey jerseys out of respect for the 15 players and team personnel of the Humboldt Broncos killed… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What word is an adverb when it begins a typical fairy tale but a conjunction when it means whenever?   2 – Who are now exempt from paying for parking for two hours in municipal parking lots?   3 – What is a type of hickory nut, popular for pralines and pies?  … Read more »

STUDENT REPORTERS: Chess fever sweeping through the Catholic school system

Editor’s note: In partnership with The Journal, teacher Jeff Cardy challenged his Grade 8 class at St. Michael’s Catholic School to write their own newspaper reports. This is the second in a three-part series. Benton DeGurse Special to The Journal Students from all over the county prepared for the St. Clair Catholic District School Board’s annual… Read more »

Saying goodbye to an old friend

Journal Staff Years of sorting and cataloguing artifacts will culminate on April 28 with a final public viewing of SCITS memorabilia prior to the school closing. The walk down memory lane from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the work of the Great Lakes Secondary School history and memorabilia committee, comprised of 20 school and… Read more »

An early taste of summer

St. Patrick’s High School co-op student Hayden Minielly trims back a pennisetum ‘fountain grass’ growing at the Germain Park greenhouse. Two full-time city workers will soon oversee the planting of about 70,000 annual landscape plants in Sarnia’s parks and recreational spaces. Another six seasonal workers will help plant and maintain the parks this summer. Glenn… Read more »

Sombra ferry owners intend to restart service on their own

Pam Wright The Bluewater Ferry at Sombra could be carrying passengers across the St. Clair River in as little as 10 weeks, if its owners can navigate through the murky waters of government red tape. Morgan Dalgety, co-owner of the 70-year-old family business, said plans being drawn up by WorleyParsons to repair the ice-damaged causeway… Read more »