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City kicks in more money for Centennial Park

George Mathewson Saying they have little choice but to finish the job, city councillors approved another $250,000 for the Centennial Park remediation project last week. The money will be taken from reserves to pay for fencing, security, vandalism and other things not covered by the city’s contract with Golder Associates and Bre-X Construction, the administrator… Read more »

Airport dirt cleared for takeoff

Journal Staff Work has resumed on the river sediment “eyesore” at Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport. Sediment removed from Sarnia Harbour as part of a $2.9-million dredging project and dumped at the airport was found to be slightly contaminated last winter. But the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has found no threat to surface or… Read more »

Linemen help restore power to hurricane-ravaged state

Cathy Dobson As Florida residents return to their evacuated homes two linemen from Sarnia are there helping turn the lights back on after Hurricane Irma’s devastation. “Some have generators but most have no power,” said Mark Pearson. He and Mike Lepelaars left Sept. 13 in a Bluewater Power bucket truck bound for the Tampa area with… Read more »

Day of Caring

Jessie Rabbitt, 91, lends a helping hand as Suncor Energy volunteer Dave Stek prepares Rabbitt’s home for painting during last week’s Day of Caring. The largest one-day volunteer event in Sarnia-Lambton officially kicked off this year’s United Way Campaign and saw more than 200 people fan out to assist non-profit agencies and individuals with a… Read more »

Approvals granted for expansion of family medical centre

Journal Staff City council unanimously cleared the way last week for a major expansion of a London Road medical clinic. Doctors John O’Mahony and Sean Peterson plan to expand the existing medical clinic at 481 London Rd. by adding a two-storey addition and with 8,600 square feet of new space. They hope to address a… Read more »

Sarnia Spirit girls’ U15 team made it to the Ontario Cup final

Troy Shantz Sarnia’s U15 girls’ soccer team won a silver medal at the recent Ontario Cup Championship. The Spirit finished second after knocking off 2016 champion Waterloo and runner-up Oakville. They fell to Kitchener 5-0 in the final on Sept. 9. The team has much to be proud of, said head coach Trevor Gardner. “The… Read more »

Sarnia Spirit U13 soccer team had dominant outdoor season

Journal Staff The Sarnia Spirit U13 girls soccer club ended a terrific season with yet another tournament win. The Spirit emerged victorious from the Michigan Soccer Classic, claiming the title after a 1-0 win over Nationals St. Clair. Sarah Gardner scored the only goal needed. It was the sixth tournament the girls entered this year… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Caviar comes from which species of fish?    Cod      Salmon       Sturgeon   2 – Local mural artists, Tim and Karen Allen, recently painted what animal mascot on the wall of the Bright’s Grove Public School gymnasium?   3 – What country won the gold medal for men’s ice hockey at the 2010 Winter… Read more »

Violence against women and children isn’t a one-gender issue

Tara Jeffrey Members of the community are invited to gather in Sarnia’s downtown for the 24th annual Take Back the Night event, to be held Thursday, Sept. 21. The event, hosted by the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre, Sarnia-Lambton, is held in communities across Canada to raise awareness and stop the tide of violence against women… Read more »