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ReRun’s restaurant is ready to roll

Cathy Dobson ReRun’s featuring Hari’s Famous Spring Rolls was open less than 24 hours and the lineup was almost out the door. “People are coming in for spring rolls and leaving with poutine and burgers as well,” said owner Hari Srinivasan, smiling from ear to ear. He could barely find time for a quick interview… Read more »

Suncor shutdown complete

The planned maintenance work at Suncor Energy Sarnia refinery is now complete. About 1,000 employees and contractors were involved in the in the shutdown, which began Sept. 8 and was scheduled to last eight weeks.    

An Event Apart exhibition and show

The An Event Apart art exhibition and sale is coming, with three days of original art and gifts. The extravaganza kicks off Friday, Nov. 14 with an opening gala at Degroot’s Nurseries from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets, $50, include entry for the festivities on Saturday and Sunday, which run from 10:00 a.m. to… Read more »

Bidding Coronation Park adieu

Residents can say a final goodbye to Coronation Park Day Nursery before it locks its doors Nov. 28. An open house on Thursday, Nov. 20 will give staff and families past and present a chance to swap stories about the 42-year-old facility on Oak Avenue, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Lambton County voted to… Read more »

Cull Drain Bridge stripped down

An eroding breakwall and high water has added to the difficulties of the Cull Drain Bridge project. The roadbed and deck have been removed and a crane is expected to lift the bridge frame off its supports in coming days. City council voted in September to spend $230,000 to demolish the unsafe span but save… Read more »

Take the Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

  1.         In 1995, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to three men for their studies on the depletion of what layer of the atmosphere? 2.        Cox Gardens, named after local philanthropist Norma Cox and featuring such items as a gazebo, a stage, walkways, and a reflective pool, is being developed in… Read more »

First World War claimed many of Sarnia’s best

Randy Evans One hundred years ago Canada’s initial World War One recruiting drive was in earnest. All volunteers, Sarnia’s earliest enlistees were routed into military groupings based in centers other than their hometown. But this changed in late 1915 with the formation of the 70th Battalion and later the 149th Battalion – “Lambton’s Own. “… Read more »

Books published by Sarnia authors in 2014, concluded

It has been a banner year for Sarnia authors, with 28 titles published, from sports to history, and children’s books to poetry. To help match local readers with local writers The Journal has prepared a compendium of 2014 titles. This concludes the series. Lumière (The Illumination Paradox Book 1) Jacqueline Garlick One determined girl. One… Read more »

Big overhaul for Scott Road fire hall

Cathy Dobson Sarnia council has abandoned plans for a new south-end fire hall and has instead started major renovations to the station at the corner of Churchill and Scott roads. An offer of free land from a Vidal Street industry for a new fire hall was turned down, says Sarnia Fire Chief John Kingyens. “It… Read more »