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City revisits long-delayed boat launch

City council is expected to revisit the troubled tale of Sarnia’s long-delayed public boat launch today. A staff report to council sheds little light on why the ramps haven’t yet been built in Sarnia Bay, other than to say the city still awaits a design and construction schedule from the contractor, Bre-X Construction, and contract… Read more »

Political victory by pair of underdogs lives on in Sarnia streets

Tom St. Amand If, as author Philip Wylie suggests, “Our history is every human history,” then Sarnia’s street names provide a rich connection to the past. Take, for example, Cobden Street and Bright Street. Richard Cobden and John Bright were not brilliant generals or members of royalty. Nor were they particularly affluent or powerful men…. Read more »

Political victory by pair of underdogs lives on in Sarnia streets

Tom St. Amand If, as author Philip Wylie suggests, “Our history is every human history,” then Sarnia’s street names provide a rich connection to the past. Take, for example, Cobden Street and Bright Street. Richard Cobden and John Bright were not brilliant generals or members of royalty. Nor were they particularly affluent or powerful men…. Read more »

Back from the brink, Harmony stays in tune with youth

Cathy Dobson Nineteen-year-old Kassy Ross didn’t realize she could sing when she joined Harmony for Youth as a kid. Now she sings a cappella, plays ukulele and is assistant director of the Harmony choir. “I came to Harmony for the first time when I was 12 or 13,” she said. “I was just looking for… Read more »

Price tag swells for redeveloped Great Lakes high school

Journal Staff The renovation and expansion of the future Great Lakes Secondary School site will begin in coming weeks at a higher-than-expected cost. The public school board hired Jasper Construction Corp. of Concord, Ont. last week for the second phase of the project at a projected cost of $23.4 million. That’s about $5 million more… Read more »

Lack of volunteers puts SMAA at risk

Troy Shantz The Sarnia Minor Athletic Association’s (SMAA) baseball program was faced with a grim reality this summer: find more volunteers, or cancel next year’s season. “We managed to get through with 14 people. We need 25 to 28 people,” said league chairperson Steve Hamilton. “It was a pretty heavy workload for us.” The league… Read more »