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Sarnia Transit installing surveillance cameras on all buses routes

Pam Wright City buses will join the growing list of places Sarnians can expect to be watched by surveillance cameras. City council voted recently to green light the $167,000 initiative, noting it’s something Sarnia Transit drivers have requested. Half the funding comes from senior government. David Jackson, the city’s manager of development and transportation, said… Read more »

Letters: week of Oct. 4

Letter about eVoting showed a basic lack of understanding Sir: Regarding the Sept. 6 letter, ‘Missing information about eVoting.’ It was full of misinformation. I’ve been in the IT industry over 20 years and am a Solutions Engineer for a leading data protection company. Let me clarify some things. The requirement to eVote is simply to have… Read more »

What’s happening downtown during First Friday walkabout

Journal Staff Below is a partial line-up of activities, visual arts and live music scheduled for the First Friday cultural walkabout Oct. 5 in downtown Sarnia. Many shops other than those listed below are open till 9 p.m. Parking is free downtown after 6 p.m. on the street, in parking lots and at Bayside Centre…. Read more »

What’s happening: week of Oct. 4

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 info@thesarniajournal.ca   Thursday, Oct. 4   Meditation 4-week… Read more »

Sarnia City Council candidate profiles (part four)

The Journal has invited the 40 men and women running for Sarnia council to say a few words about themselves. Eight are to be elected: four in the city only, and four to also serve on Lambton County council. This week we present, in alphabetical order, the 12 city-county candidates. All participated.   Cole Anderson… Read more »

Film Festival hunted down flicks that do justice to its founder

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s Justice Film Festival committee struggled to determine the most appropriate way to salute their founder after Thea DeGroot passed away in the spring. “We want to honour her legacy,” said Jessica Weening, a committee member who joined shortly after DeGroot started the festival in 2007. “Thea created the film festival out of… Read more »

Demolition almost done at former Sarnia General Hospital

Troy Shantz Things are literally ramping up for the final phase of the former Sarnia General Hospital demolition. Contractors are using concrete rubble to build a ramp so excavators can reach the top of the old hospital’s north wing, one of the last structures at the site to fall. Seven storeys is a bit out… Read more »

Plugged nickel: Rare coin buried in SCITS time capsule mud

Phil Egan When the cornerstone of SCITS was opened in April the reaction was subdued among of the 1,000 curious onlookers. Moisture had entered the 97-year-old time capsule and damaged its paper contents, which included a 1921 Observer, a city directory, and a book of local Indigenous history. Even vials of Imperial Oil products were… Read more »