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Remembering the Sarnians lost in Canada’s “Forgotten War”

Tom Slater & Tom St. Amand Seventy-five years ago, Canadian soldiers stormed the island of Sicily in a battle that raged through July and August of 1943. The Allies won, but the victory was costly. Among the casualties were 565 Canadian dead, including two men from Sarnia —Private Carl Burke and Trooper Donald McClure. To… Read more »

Here’s the list of candidates for Sarnia’s municipal election

Journal Staff Sarnia voters will have plenty of people to choose from when they cast ballots in the Oct. 22 municipal election – including 43 men and women seeking a seat on city council. Below is the complete but unofficial list of candidates who submitted nomination forms to City Hall by Friday’s deadline. They appear… Read more »

To the playoffs

Joel Lochhead of the Sarnia Sturgeon peewee football team celebrates with teammates Preston Marsh and Diego Rocca after securing a berth in the OFC minor semifinals. The Sturgeon reeled off back-to-back victories over rival Forest City Thunderbirds to advance. Jack Clark Photo

Second Bluewater Borderfest lights up the weekend

Singer and guitarist Max Kerman of the Arkells performs Saturday night at the Bluewater Borderfest in Centennial Park. Fans said they had a great time at the locally organized three-day music festival, which was larger in size and drew bigger acts than the inaugural event last summer. This year’s lineup featured both county and rock,… Read more »

Waterfront owners say there’s another side to right-of-way fight

Cathy Dobson Dan Lambert’s family has owned waterfront property in Bright’s Grove for generations, and he’s not ready to concede an old road right-of-way belongs to anyone else. “We’ve never worried or had issues with people walking along the right-of-way, but this is my family’s heritage,” says Lambert. “I don’t like the city coming in and… Read more »

Adjusting to bike lanes has required steep learning curve

Cathy Dobson What is a green box?  What’s a green lane? And what is a cyclist supposed to do with a sharrow? These and other pressing questions are perplexing drivers and cyclists alike as they learn to co-exist safely on the city’s new bike lane corridor. Cycling lanes were painted on Vidal Street in the Chemical Valley… Read more »

Sarnia hosting provincials

The Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club is hosting a provincial championship at the Germain Park facility the weekend of Aug. 11-12. The Ontario Novice Triples Lawn Bowling Championships will features 96 bowlers on 16 men’s and 16 women’s teams of three competing for provincial bragging rights. Opening ceremonies begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Submitted Photo

The Sarnia Journal Trivia Challenge

1 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is located in which city?   2 – What local sporting facility is known as “The Brock Street Barn”?   3 – What number completes the movie title starring Brad Pitt:  ______ Years in Tibet?   4 – The ship Q105 – which later plied the… Read more »

Quick response saves rare woodpecker nest from chainsaws

Cathy Dobson A pair of rare red-headed woodpeckers and their hatchlings had a close call in Canatara Park recently. But all is well thanks to the quick action of a local woman and city officials. Jane Hunter was out for a morning walk with her dog when she saw two city works trucks parked on… Read more »