GUEST COLUMN: Council’s failure to consult public on electronic voting disrespectful

Randy Evans The realty of electronic voting remains, for many Sarnians, an unacceptable and untrustworthy venture. To be sure, people are resistant to change, especially fundamental change. But there’s more to this story than human nature. Perhaps it’s the haste with which the supporting city councillors proceeded, to the exclusion of community input. Many citizens… Read more »

Word expected soon on withdrawal management facility

Cathy Dobson A site selection committee has decided where a residential withdrawal management facility should be located in Sarnia. But it won’t be made public until approval arrives from the Ministry of Health, says Julia Oosterman, spokesperson for Bluewater Health. An announcement was expected by the end of March but the ministry hasn’t responded yet,… Read more »

OPINION: Sarnians gets a dazzling new technology! The dial telephone

Phil Egan It was a big day in the history of Sarnia’s telecommunications. “Dial Telephone in Service Here Early Tomorrow” read the front-page banner story in The Canadian Observer. A photograph accompanying the story depicted Bell Telephone staffers, including Manager F.A. Power and Chief Operator Miss Alice B. Edwards, preparing for the changeover from the… Read more »

Journal wins top honour at provincial awards

Journal Staff The Sarnia Journal has been recognized as one of the best weekly newspapers in the province by the Ontario Community Newspaper Association. Sarnia’s local independent newspaper was the first place winner in the General Excellence category, OCNA’s highest honour, at an awards gala in Richmond Hill on April 20. General Excellence awards are… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – In TV and in literature, Chuckles, Krusty, Oopsy and Pennywise are names of what? 2 – A team of students from what high school is showcasing its energy efficient vehicle at the Shell Eco-marathon competition in California this week? 3 – On which street was the New York Stock Exchange established? 4 –… Read more »

Sarnia to host annual festival of inspirational sacred music

Journal Staff A festival of inspirational sacred music that originated in Sarnia 34 years ago is returning to where it all began on April 21. The Festival of Praise will be hosted by Sarnia’s own Sursum Corda Choir and feature the music of five Ontario male Christian choirs, including those from St. Thomas, Woodstock, Chatham-Kent… Read more »