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City’s police chief uncomfortable with public pot smoking

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s police chief wants tighter restrictions on where cannabis can be consumed. “I don’t want to see someone walking down Christina Street smoking marijuana, and I don’t want it in our parks,” said Chief Norm Hansen. “I don’t see it as a positive thing for our community.” Bill 36, which was approved by… Read more »

48 world-class players to play Simon Warder tournament

Troy Shantz The Simon Warder Memorial Prostate Cancer Squash Tournament is one of the only squash events in Canada at which spectators can watch the play in a 360-degree glass court, organizers said. “It is a massive project completely done by volunteers,” said Kirsten Kilner-Holmes. The court, which is constructed at Huron Oaks specifically for… Read more »

The pleasure of roadside attractions

Journal Staff You find them every so often scattered here and there across our community, little curiosities tucked in corners and out of the way places. Presented here is the latest of an ongoing and irregular series of oddities The Journal found interesting in their own right. Some are quirky, others clever or fun. But… Read more »

Babies on board

These moms didn’t need strollers to take their young ones on a fall outing on the Howard Watson Nature Trail last week. From left are Sarnia’s Jenny Lindsay, with two-month-old Beckett and her dog Roscoe, Jen Rutledge of Forest with six-month-old Daniel, and Camlachie’s Michelle Soetemans, with seven-month-old Amelia. Glenn Ogilvie

Trees vs. houses battle brewing over Lakeshore woodland

Cathy Dobson Peter Lynch stands on his front lawn and motions toward an expanse of mature oak and spruce trees towering overhead in the deep woodland beside his home. “I nearly fainted when I heard about the proposed development,” he says. Eighteen years ago, he bought his property on Tudor Close West next to the… Read more »

Acclaimed photographer bringing claws and paws to Grove

Cathy Dobson  Kirsty Kilner Holmes can’t believe her gallery’s good fortune in booking London photographer Dave Sandford’s first gallery show in Ontario. Sandford’s work is so much in demand he has just returned from the southern hemisphere’s Kingdom of Tonga where he photographed humpback whales, and he’ll soon be off to Canada’s subarctic to document… Read more »

Bradley, Gillis offer starkly different leadership styles

Cathy Dobson  In a hotly contested mayoral race, Sarnians have a choice between two front-runners who admit to polar opposite styles. Incumbent Mike Bradley calls himself a watchdog and the chief executive officer of the city. Opponent Anne Marie Gillis says she’s a collaborator and “one among equals.” “You may not like my style on… Read more »