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Mary Brown brings her chicken to town

Cathy Dobson The first Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken & Taters franchise this side of London has opened. The restaurant at 1149 Confederation St. is owned by Doug and Corinne Loucks, who say it’s the 110th Mary Brown’s location and the only one in this region. Doug Loucks, a former general manager of the Holiday Inn… Read more »

Reports recommends library upgrades

Sarnia will use $32,000 in federal assistance to make the first floor washrooms accessible at the Sarnia Library. Steps to the washroom currently make the library difficult to use for anyone with a disability. The washrooms were just one of many shortcomings identified in a recent architectural report on the condition of the 55-year-old library…. Read more »

Bluewater International Ski Club wants to get to snow you

Barry Wright The winter solstice arrives this weekend and for many that means time for fun in the snow. But what if your preference for outdoor exhilaration is Skiing? Sarnia isn’t exactly hilly. That’s where the Bluewater International Ski Club comes in. It hosts two trips each season to more traditional ski locations. They’re travelling… Read more »

Lost face restored to downtown mural

The lost face of Sir Joseph Hobson has been restored to this mural in downtown Sarnia depicting construction of the first St. Clair Railway tunnel. On hand for the restoration were members of the Sarnia Heritage Committee, artist and sign maker David Beatty, and Bluewater Power, which provided a hoist so the new panel could… Read more »

Point Edward hockey is in a league apart

Barry Wright Despite having one of the smallest catchment areas in southwestern Ontario, teams from the Point Edward Minor Hockey Association are having another banner season in the Lambton-Middlesex Local League. At press time, the six clubs from Tyke to Midget (ages seven to 17) had amassed an overall record of 47-13-6. Winning seasons have… Read more »

Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      What bone is also called the tibia? 2.      A landmark honouring the men who died in the Battle of Britain, Sarnia’s refurbished F-86 Sabre Golden Hawk airplane was returned to its pedestal at what site? 3.      What 19th century prime minister of Great Britain has a popular tea named after him? 4.      One hundred… Read more »

Amazing native mussel survives by going fishing with a lure

George Mathewson The St. Clair River at Sarnia is home to a rare shellfish that has a life cycle right out of a sci-fi movie. The wavy-rayed lampmussel looks like a palm-sized clam that lives in the sand and gravel at the bottom of the river. To survive, the mussel’s larvae must somehow find and… Read more »