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Heavy equipment in place at Cull Drain Bridge

Workers from Ross Steel Fabricators are on-site at the Cull Drain Bridge on Old Lakeshore Road, Journal reader Rick Smith reports. City council voted in September to spend $230,000 to demolish the unsafe bridge but save its steel trusses, to be trucked to Mike Weir Park for possible future preservation. The derelict structure was declared… Read more »

A shore thing: water plant frontage to be rebuilt this winter

Journal Staff The shoreline that rims the Lambton Area Water Supply System plant is getting a facelift. Stepped armour stone like that at the adjacent Point Edward waterfront will be installed from the public washrooms on LAWSS property to the lighthouse at the foot of Fort Street. Some existing concrete blocks that have shifted where Lake… Read more »

Muslims report no backlash in Sarnia

Marco Vigliotti Sarnia’s Muslim Association has condemned the attacks on Canadian soldiers in Ottawa and Quebec as “senseless” acts that “go against Islam and all of its teachings.” Aruba Mahmud, the group’s outreach and education secretary, says the deaths of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the hands of suspected radical Islamists… Read more »

Career Centre provides job skills

Marco Vigliotti Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series on the Goodwill Career Centre Job seekers turning to the Goodwill Career Centre for assistance in finding employment represent a diverse cross-section of Sarnia-Lambton, ranging from new graduates to older workers, supervisors say. “For some people, it’s their very first job. For others,… Read more »

Case stepping down

Lambton County councillors will elect a warden Dec. 10 and it won’t be Todd Case. The Warwick Township mayor isn’t seeking a fourth term as head of the federation of 11 Lambton municipalities, which includes Sarnia, Point Edward and St. Clair Township. Case has been Warwick’s mayor since 2001 when he first entered politics. He… Read more »

Submit a military story

The Lambton Heritage Museum is looking to honour local men, women and children who have made contributions to Canada’s military efforts over the years. A new exhibition will open next May called Lambton at War, covering conflicts from the Fenian Raids to the War in Afghanistan. Organizations that supported the military, such as the Red… Read more »

Tourism office moving

Tourism Sarnia-Lambton is moving into new digs. The organization is leaving the Chamber of Commerce building and relocating to the Ontario Travel Information Centre on Venetian Boulevard. The move, to take place in January, will increase visibility among travellers visiting the area, the agency said. Formed in 2001, Tourism Sarnia-Lambton has a staff of six… Read more »

Tax hike looms

Sarnia homeowners would have to dig deep to foot the municipal tax bill in 2015, if the city’s draft budget passes unchanged. Swelling insurance prices, rising salary costs and the debt load from the RBC Centre are key factors pushing a proposed 6.05 per cent tax hike, said finance director Brian McKay. That represents another… Read more »

Take the Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      It’s that time of year: Which character in the Peanuts cartoon spends his Halloweens, not trick or treating, but waiting in the pumpkin patch for the Great Pumpkin to appear? 2.      The many “Save Door-to-Door” signs throughout Sarnia are drawing greater local attention to saving what? 3.      The last song that Rodgers and Hammerstein… Read more »

Books published by Sarnia authors in 2014

It has been a banner year for Sarnia authors, 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. Here, in no particular order, is Part FiIt has been a banner year for Sarnia authors, from sports to history,… Read more »