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ReRun’s restaurant is ready to roll

Cathy Dobson ReRun’s featuring Hari’s Famous Spring Rolls was open less than 24 hours and the lineup was almost out the door. “People are coming in for spring rolls and leaving with poutine and burgers as well,” said owner Hari Srinivasan, smiling from ear to ear. He could barely find time for a quick interview… Read more »

Cull Drain Bridge stripped down

An eroding breakwall and high water has added to the difficulties of the Cull Drain Bridge project. The roadbed and deck have been removed and a crane is expected to lift the bridge frame off its supports in coming days. City council voted in September to spend $230,000 to demolish the unsafe span but save… Read more »

Guest Column: The War of the Squirrels

Ginny Schleihauf You may have common everyday squirrels. I do not. I have marauding hordes that come out at night, mass between my shrubs and the porch, and set out with tiny picks, axes and diesel-powered backhoes to attack my garden. I’ll admit, I’ve never actually seen them wearing their little hardhats and ear protectors… Read more »

Books published by Sarnia authors in 2014, concluded

It has been a banner year for Sarnia authors, with 28 titles published, from sports to history, and children’s books to poetry. To help match local readers with local writers The Journal has prepared a compendium of 2014 titles. This concludes the series. Lumière (The Illumination Paradox Book 1) Jacqueline Garlick One determined girl. One… Read more »

First World War claimed many of Sarnia’s best

Randy Evans One hundred years ago Canada’s initial World War One recruiting drive was in earnest. All volunteers, Sarnia’s earliest enlistees were routed into military groupings based in centers other than their hometown. But this changed in late 1915 with the formation of the 70th Battalion and later the 149th Battalion – “Lambton’s Own. “… Read more »

Big overhaul for Scott Road fire hall

Cathy Dobson Sarnia council has abandoned plans for a new south-end fire hall and has instead started major renovations to the station at the corner of Churchill and Scott roads. An offer of free land from a Vidal Street industry for a new fire hall was turned down, says Sarnia Fire Chief John Kingyens. “It… Read more »

Prostate cancer clinic opening in Sarnia

Cathy Dobson A new prostate cancer clinic at Bluewater Health is providing patients at all stages of the disease better quality of care and access to an array of medical and support services. “This clinic is making sure the community is well taken care of,” said Dr. Alvaro Ramirez, one of three urologists running the… Read more »

First Friday has reinvigorated downtown

Cathy Dobson Jen Brace lives downtown, works downtown and frequently performs downtown in her own band. “I really don’t like going anywhere else,” she smiles. “I’m a believer in the culture that downtown has built.  I’ll never leave here.” Growing up in Sarnia, the 34-year-old Brace can recall how a vibrant retail area fell on… Read more »