OPINION: Donald Trump a dangerous man

George Mathewson Recently I’ve stopped seeing Donald Trump as a comic sideshow and woken up to the fact that something fundamentally disturbing is happening in the Land of the Free. Trump, of course, is the bombastic billionaire who stood the U.S. political establishment on its head to emerge as the Republican frontrunner for president. With… Read more »

Trucked Up

Driving on Exmouth Street was a miserable experience last week after a transport truck carrying a high load slammed into the Indian Road overpass on Highway 402. Eastbound highway traffic was detoured into the city for three days. Until the overpass is fully restored the southbound lanes of Indian Road from Rosedale to Exmouth, are… Read more »

A fine day for kitesurfing

It was 2 C. with brisk north winds blowing but that didn’t discourage Pat Holman of Bright’s Grove from venturing out onto Lake Huron for a little kitesurfing on Saturday. Holman, who has taken more than 100 kitesurfing flights this year, says he likes Mike Weir Park because its gently sloping beach makes it a… Read more »

Companies fined for polluting

Journal Staff Two industrial releases to the environment that had significant impacts on Sarnia were resolved in court last week. Shell Canada released a pungent smelling gas called mercaptan on Jan. 11, 2013 that drifted over the neighbouring Aamjiwnaang First Nation. Dozens of people at the time, many of them children, reported feeling physical symptoms… Read more »

Busy First Friday kicks off downtown holiday season

Cathy Dobson  On First Friday the Coffee Culture will be filled with the music of Erika Sit and Sara Campbell, aka Erika and Sara. The duo have a new single out, “Roulette Wheel” which was recorded at 1092 Studios in Nashville and released on Spotify and iTunes Nov. 13. “It’s doing really well,” said Erika…. Read more »

Dust not hazardous

Dust that swept across the St. Clair River and over Sarnia following the implosion of the Marysville power plant did not contain asbestos, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change says. Spokesperson Kate Jordan said nothing hazardous was found in the samples taken from two homes following the Nov. 7 implosion. “It was… Read more »

Northern’s basketball champions

Northern’s basketball champions Northern Collegiate became the 2015 Lambton-Kent high school senior girls basketball champions by downing St. Patrick’s High School 50-31 in the league’s all-Sarnia final. From left are, front row, Claire Dechet, Meghan Jackson, Skyla Minnaker, Marissa Mara, Sam Brimmer and Abby Whiteye. Back row, Coach Mark Woodhouse, Coach Lindsey Nield, Avery Bathe-Minard,… Read more »

City eyes cuts to staff benefits

George Mathewson Sparks are expected to fly when Sarnia councillors begin tapping at the divisive issue of staff benefits next month. Faced with a dismal budget forecast, senior administrators have recommending cutting health benefits of employees who retire early after Aug. 1 of 2016. Early retirees and their spouses are currently eligible to have 100%… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – In personal ads, what does the abbreviation SOH mean? 2 – The YMCA recently awarded Thea deGroot, Christian Goulet and Brian and June DeWagner what type of medallions for making a positive difference in our community? 3 – The title of the recently released James Bond movie is also the name of what… Read more »