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What’s Happening, week of March 19

What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public 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 info@thesarniajournal.ca. Wednesday, March 18 March Break Music… Read more »

St. Clair River docks crushed by ice

Tara Jeffrey Patt McLaughlin Franc hasn’t seen the St. Clair River quite like this in years. “The last time I saw ice like this was probably in the 1960s,” said the Stag Island cottager, reacting to thick, heavy ice that’s wreaked havoc on shoreline docks in St. Clair Township. The U.S. resident has been sharing… Read more »

OPINION: Developer plows on with plan

George Mathewson The residents of Sarnia don’t want it. The Official Plan prohibits it. About the only voices of opposition that haven’t come out swinging yet are Donald Trump and that guy who liked to wander around naked on Survivor. But Sifton Properties definitely wants it, and the powerful London-based developer has doubled down to… Read more »

ISO stages spring concert

The International Symphony Orchestra will stage “To Paradise,” a concert at Bethel Church in Sarnia, on Saturday, March 28, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event, under the direction of conductor and music director Douglas A. Blanchi, will feature violinist Sander Kostallari. Selections will include Beethoven’s “Overture to Fidelio,” Vivaldi’s “Spring,” Cherubini’s “Requiem in C minor,”… Read more »

Food Fight: 18 teams in the hunt for top CANstruction award

Journal Staff Voting is continuing until Saturday for the The People’s Choice Award at this year’s CANstruction in Lambton Mall. Unlike other categories, the People’s Choice Award is determined through “votes” of cash donation placed at a voting station for each of the 18 structures on display. The winner will be announced on Saturday, March… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: What it’s like with Tourette Syndrome

Adam Young We’ve all had mosquito bites. We know not to scratch them, but do anyway. Nobody gives you a weird look or treats you differently for doing so and often, it will spawn a conversation about a mutual hatred of mosquitos. But what if instead of a mosquito bite, you had an ongoing urge… Read more »

A lump of cold

The ice build-up along the shores of Lake Huron has drawn a lot of photographers this winter. Here, Joshua Purdy, of Point Edward, snaps images of the ice hills at Canatara Park last week. Glenn Ogilvie

‘Day of Action’ rally in Sarnia

More than 100 people gathered in Sarnia to protest the federal government’s proposed anti-terrorism legislation on Saturday, March 14. Bill C-51, which would give police broader powers to detain terror suspects and grant new powers to Canada’s spy agency, could be used to silence dissent and government critics, said protestors rallying in front of MP… Read more »

Brailliant: Blindness has given artist new insight

Cathy Dobson Adversity and a creative mind led Sarnia’s Susan Woodhouse to start producing ceramics and adorn them with braille. “It’s unique, and I like that,” says the minister at Shiloh-Inwood United Church, one of 22 featured artists at Gallery in the Grove’s latest exhibition. Woodhouse, a former elementary teacher, was ordained 10 years ago… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

  1.        Which city in northern Spain hosts the annual running of the bulls? 2.        Although we call it this today, what local body of water has been known variously as “Little Lake”, “Seward’s Pond” and “Lake of Roots”? 3.        Holy irony!  In the 1996 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, 315 entries were… Read more »