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‘Dotmocracy’ helping with redesign of Centennial Park

Cathy Dobson The opinions of the 50 people at the most recent meeting about redesigning Centennial Park were displayed in polka-dotted technicolour. About 150 ideas expressed during a public meeting in May were written down on Bristol board, so attendees of the June 9 session could stick coloured dots beside the ideas they support most…. Read more »

OPINION: Sarnia’s beautiful buildings rooted in local clay

George Mathewson With its graceful spire and 37 stained glass windows, Our Lady of Mercy Church has been one of Sarnia’s finest buildings since its inception 137 years ago. But to my mind, one of its nicest features is the warm, yellow brick from which the church was built. Surprisingly, this brick wasn’t imported from… Read more »

Hazardous waste day happening in Sarnia

Local residents can dispose of their household hazardous waste at Lambton College on June 20. The one-day mobile depot will set up on the college parking lot at 1457 London Rd. from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Things like batteries, pesticides, gasoline, paint, rat poison, cleaning fluids, pharmaceuticals, aerosols and propane cylinders can safely be… Read more »

City not budging on plastic bag use for yard waste

Cathy Dobson Sarnia is among the last communities in Canada that still collects compostable materials in environmentally unfriendly plastic bags. And for the time being, it’s going to stay that way. City council rejected a report from city engineer Andre Morin recently recommending a switch to paper bags for residential yard waste. Morin said he… Read more »

What’s Happening, week of June 18

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to Wednesday June 17 Great Lakes Conference Sarnia-Lambton… Read more »

Letters, week of June 18

City overreacted to my yard waste Sir: It never ceases to amaze me that compostable items and brush are only collected once a month when the growing season is at its height. If you are like me, you have pride of ownership and like to keep your lawn and gardens manicured in spring, summer and… Read more »

West Nile virus found in dead bird

A dead crow in Sarnia’s north end has tested positive for West Nile virus. Lambton Public Health said the bird was found June 5 and test results received June 12. It is the first confirmation in 2015 of the virus, which is spread to people and animals through the bite of infected mosquitos. To reduce… Read more »

Naturalization project launched at solar farm

A five-year, $150,000 partnership between Enbridge and Return the Landscape was launched June 12 that will see new wetlands, woodlands and tallgrass prairie plantings on 200 acres of the company’s Sarnia Solar site. Here, Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School horticultural students show off three types of milkweed plants, used to attract monarch butterflies, which were grown… Read more »

Snagging touring art exhibition a major coup for city gallery

Journal Staff The largest art exhibition in Sarnia-Lambton’s history is coming to the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery this fall. Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery exhibition features 75 paintings by major Canadian and European artists spanning four centuries. A trio of masterworks by Salvador Dali form the centerpiece of the exhibition, which runs… Read more »