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Drama teacher Dan White ready for his curtain call

Dan White sits in his “director’s” seat in the auditorium of Great Lakes Secondary School. His final SCITS Alumni Revue involves more than 100 former students. 
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Cathy Dobson Don’t be surprised an unusual amount of Kleenex is used at this weekend’s SCITS Alumni Revue. The variety show is known for its comedy, music and fun but is likely to end on a tearful note as the man behind the SCITS Revue and Alumni Revue retires in a month. Teacher Dan White… Read more »

We harm the environment at our peril, Bondar says

Roberta Bondar speaks at the Enbridge Famous 5 speaker series.
Cathy Dobson

Cathy Dobson With the wisdom of four degrees and a trip into space behind her, Dr. Roberta Bondar was on stage in Sarnia recently urging high school students to get informed, respect one another and save the planet. The next generation’s choices need to be educated ones if we’re to save our natural resources and… Read more »

Centennial Park project delayed again as price tag hits double

Workers rush to complete the remediation of Centennial Park, a project that missed another deadline last week. The performance stage and gathering will be named the Suncor Agora, thanks to a funding agreement with Suncor Energy.
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Troy Shantz and George Mathewson The reopening of Centennial Park is delayed again and the mounting cost of its reconstruction has hit twice the initial estimate. Following several earlier missed deadlines, City Hall said in January the park’s remediation would be complete this week, with the east end and playground opening May 26. and the… Read more »

Bradley intimidated city clerk, commissioner finds

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George Mathewson Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley has breached the city’s Code of Conduct again by disrespecting and intimidating City Clerk Dianne Gould-Brown at a Feb. 27 council meeting, the Integrity Commissioner has determined. In a new report, Robert Swayze advised city council to dock the mayor’s pay for two weeks and warned he will recommend… Read more »

Studio introducing aerial dance and circus arts to Sarnia

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Cathy Dobson If you enjoy heights and love the grace, strength and thrill of Cirque Du Soleil performers, this one might be for you. A new dance studio is about to open that will be the first in Sarnia-Lambton to offer aerial dance classes. Owner and instructor Allyx Smith has a lengthy list of credentials… Read more »

City allowing more apartments in single-family homes

City Hall has made a zoning change to alllow secondary housing units to be created in single-family homes in the areas marked.
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Troy Shantz In an effort to boost the supply of affordable housing, Sarnia is relaxing the rules to allow more homeowners to create a secondary dwelling unit in their home. The move approved by city council last week could see additional apartments and flats built in various neighbourhoods currently characterized by single-family homes. The floor… Read more »

More city sidewalks to be upgraded

Journal Staff Sarnia is stepping up its sidewalk game. Council recently agreed to spend another $525,000 to improve sidewalks, bike lanes, ramps and bus stops that are in disrepair or don’t meet provincial accessibility standards. Sidewalks at intersections that do not already have drop curbs will be replaced with concrete ramps featuring tactile walking surfaces… Read more »

Dog park

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Sarnia’s second off-leash dog park opened May 1 in Germain Park, to the delight of this canine crew. Here, Candace Fach offers some water to her two dogs – Daisy, a golden ‘doodle,’ and Katjana, a rotweiller and Australian shepherd – following a good romp. With them are Lucy and Molly, owned by Bill and… Read more »

New stage area to be called the Suncor Agora

The Suncor Agora

Journal Staff At least one piece of good news has emerged about Centennial Park —Suncor Energy plans to sponsor the new outdoor stage currently under construction on Sarnia Bay. The company has committed $250,000 in funding to enhance and improve the stage facility and its surrounding area. City council was expected to approve the sponsorship… Read more »