Big bucks spell sewage relief for city

Journal Staff A fix is coming for stingy sewage capacity that’s stalled new development near Bright’s Grove for years. Sarnia is getting $30 million from a federal-provincial fund to upgrade the Bright’s Grove sewage lagoons and the pumping station that feeds it, the city learned last week. With two-thirds of the money in place –… Read more »

Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Name the five ring colours in the Olympic logo for two points. (Naming four will get you one point) 2 – Since 1973, what has been the name of Point Edward’s lacrosse team? 3 – Co is the chemical symbol for what element? (Also a shade of blue and the name of an… Read more »

Roadrunners gathering for running reunion

Journal Staff Doug Seville is travelling from Chicago to Sarnia run around Canatara Park in circles. And he’s not alone. Dozens of former members of the Sarnia Roadrunners are arriving for a reunion “fun run” with the 44-year-old club on Aug. 8. “I had a great time (in Sarnia) and made some great friends there,”… Read more »

San Rocco: A little taste of Italy in Sarnia

Journal Staff Since 1972 the local Italian community has been offering residents a taste of Italian heritage. Sarnia’s San Rocco Festival was created for the families that arrived from Italy in the 1960s and 1970s. A group of fathers and grandfathers banded together to recreate the traditions of their homeland with a celebration of food… Read more »

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 Saturday, Aug. 1 Model Airplane Meet Sarnia-based… Read more »

The story behind the story of Sarnia’s missing boy

Cathy Dobson When an eight-year-old Sarnia boy went missing on July 19, the community came together to prove both the value of its pioneering alert system and the spirit of the people who live here. “I was at home on my computer around 9 p.m. that night and saw the (Sarnia Police) post on Facebook,”… Read more »

Doggone it: Humane Society ran out of pooches

Cathy Dobson   For the first time in memory, the kennels at the Sarnia and District Humane Society fell silent recently. “We had no dogs here for two days. Everyone was adopted out,” executive director Donna Pyette said. “It’s never happened before, as far as we know.” Long-term staff who have worked for 30 years at… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal’s trivia challenge

1 – The logo of what Canadian chain of stores is an inverted red triangle? 2 – What type of fish, weighing 16.69 kilograms and one of the biggest ever caught, did Sarnian Patrick Surdyka recently catch at Bridgeview Marina? 3 – In literature, where were Geoffrey Chaucer”s pilgrims going? 4 – Pals with Paws is… Read more »