Experts decry weak pollution standards for local industry

Cathy Dobson The environmental record of local industry took a beating before a group of U.S. journalists gathered at the Aamjiwnaang First Nation last week. A panel of environmental heavyweights including Elaine MacDonald of Ecojustice, Ontario Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe, and health researcher Jim Brophy called for tougher emission regulations and enforcement. While there has… Read more »

New pickleball facility to meet needs of fast-growing sport

Troy Shantz Sarnia is preparing to open its first stand-alone pickleball facility. The six courts and related amenities are nearing completion at Blackwell Park, thanks to a $75,000 investment from the Parks and Recreation budget and community grants. Underused tennis courts have been repurposed with new asphalt, fencing, sidewalks, nets and a picnic shelter at… Read more »

What’s happening downtown during First Friday walkabout

Journal Staff Below is a partial line-up of activities, visual arts and live music scheduled for the First Friday cultural walkabout Oct. 5 in downtown Sarnia. Many shops other than those listed below are open till 9 p.m. Parking is free downtown after 6 p.m. on the street, in parking lots and at Bayside Centre…. Read more »

Sarnia City Council candidate profiles (part four)

The Journal has invited the 40 men and women running for Sarnia council to say a few words about themselves. Eight are to be elected: four in the city only, and four to also serve on Lambton County council. This week we present, in alphabetical order, the 12 city-county candidates. All participated.   Cole Anderson… Read more »

Plugged nickel: Rare coin buried in SCITS time capsule mud

Phil Egan When the cornerstone of SCITS was opened in April the reaction was subdued among of the 1,000 curious onlookers. Moisture had entered the 97-year-old time capsule and damaged its paper contents, which included a 1921 Observer, a city directory, and a book of local Indigenous history. Even vials of Imperial Oil products were… Read more »