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City homeless shelters are still full and emergency funding has run out

Troy Shantz Emergency funding that helped house the homeless at motels this winter has run out, forcing Sarnia’s two at-capacity homeless shelters to turn people away once again. After the situation became dire last fall, the Erie-St. Clair Local Health Integration Network gave $45,000 in emergency cash to help shelter 100 individuals on 881 nights… Read more »

First up for the former hospital lands – 11 new homes

Troy Shantz New home construction could begin as soon as this summer on the former Sarnia General Hospital site, developers say. The plan, which includes 11 residential lots facing Essex Street and two large commercial blocks, was approved by city council earlier this month. The last of the hospital buildings fell in November and crews… Read more »

Off to provincials

The Mooretown Lady Flags Atom “C” team will represent Sarnia-Lambton at the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association Provincial Championships in the GTA, following a 4-2 victory over the Lambton Attack on March 10 in Alvinston. From left are, back row: Head coach Kevin Slater and assistant coach Mike Smith; third row: Lennon Smith, Sydney Nisbet, Ella… Read more »

Headed to provincials

The Mooretown Lady Flags Novice “C” team earned their ticket to the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association Provincial Championships April 5-7, following a 2-1 victory over the Sarnia Lady Sting at the Moore Sports Complex on March 9. From left are, back row: Assistant coaches Dallas Leitch and Dustin Yacks, head coach Bryan Jeffrey and manager… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What pronoun is also the chemical symbol for helium?   2 – Purdy Fisheries started in a) 1900   b) 1910   c) 1920   3 – What famous figure in history was assassinated on the Ides of March?   4 – Northern Collegiate grad Andrew Davies recently earned a bronze medal in a U20 international… Read more »

New subdivision given nod for Bright’s Grove golf course

Journal Staff Sarnia has tentatively approved a 72-unit subdivision on the north end of the former Bright’s Grove Golf Course. Final approval is expected once the developer and St. Clair Region Conservation Authority agree on how storm water from flood-prone Cow Creek should be managed, tentatively by April 15. The Groves Active Lifestyle Community will see… Read more »

Icy Lake

Ice stretches across the surface of Lake Huron as far as the eye can see from this vantage point in Bright’s Grove. About 85% of Huron was ice covered on March 8, compared to 20% on the same date last year and 17% in 2017, according to the Great Lakes Coastal Forecasting System. Glenn Ogilvie