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The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – The Seine is the main waterway of what European capital city?   2 – Local student Cameron Ostrander, 17, recently competed in the Skills Canada National Competition in what trade?   3 – Diamonds are made from highly compressed . . . Emeralds      Coal       Crystal   4 – A group of local residents… Read more »

Local athletes win six medals at OFSAA

Journal Staff Sarnia-area students did well at the all-Ontario high school track and field championships in Toronto, winning six medals over the three-day event June 7-9. Here are the top five results for city high schools:   JAELYN COLE – Northern: 3rd Midget Girls 300 Metre Hurdles AIDAN JAMES – Northern: 4th Midget Boys 3000… Read more »

Vulture capitalists

A trio of turkey vultures watches for predators while finishing off a meal of carrion in the big field at Canatara Park last week. Unlike most birds, turkey vultures find food by smell, often flying low to the ground to pick up the scent of gases coming from a decaying animal. Though graceful flyers capable… Read more »

Water under the bridge

This photo looking north toward Lake Huron shows the iconic Cull Drain Bridge on old Lakeshore Road in 1913, just three years after it was completed. North of the bridge can be seen extended shoreline the lake has washed away over the past century. Standing on the 100-foot span are two well-known Sarnians: C.A. (Fred)… Read more »

City approves $3.5M plan to reduce lead in drinking water

Journal Staff Sarnia has approved a plan to reduce lead levels in drinking water by continuing to dig up and replace lead service lines over the next three years while it gathers more information. The project, which will cost about $300,000 up front and about $1.1 million annually over three years, is being sent to… Read more »

Smack dab in the middle

A small group of painters touch up rusty spots as they make their way through the maze of girders that form the original span of the Blue Water Bridge. Halting corrosion before it can spread is part of an almost constant maintenance program done on the 80-year-old bridge. Glenn Ogilvie

Letters: week of June 21

School delay raises a lot of questions Sir: Regarding the June 14 news story, ‘Student move to new Great Lakes school delayed.’ I have a few questions: WHO is responsible for this debacle? Who, if anyone, will pay a penalty for this “delay?” WHAT was the Lambton Kent District School Board thinking when it hired… Read more »

Sarnia artist building a following with industrial motifs

Cathy Dobson Laura Kreviazuk’s latest drawing is 18 feet long and covers almost one entire wall of her studio. The maze of beams and joints and nuts and bolts, which seem to move and change depending on the viewer’s position, is the largest charcoal drawing the Sarnia artist has ever produced. She works on it… Read more »

Science friction

Heath Hillier, 9, discovers using a pulley is easier than brute strength while hoisting a bucket of sand at the Children’s Animal Farm in Canatara Park last week. The Grade 4 student at Holy Trinity School in Sarnia was one of 450 children from across the region taking part in a Lambton-Kent Agriculture in the… Read more »