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Are you kidding me?

These inquisitive goats in Canatara Park prompt a series of reactions from Lila Fleming, left, Hayley Meyer and Emma-Jo Sanderson, right. The Hanna Memorial School students were taking part in a Lambton-Kent Agriculture in the Classroom event, which brought 300 Grade 4 students to the Children’s Animal Farm over several days recently. The free program… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

  1 – John Cleese, Eric Idle and Terry Jones are three members of what famous comedy group?   2 – Pavel Zacha, Nikita Korostelev and Brandon Lindberg are all eligible for what draft in the next few days?   3 – Which grows faster: our fingernails or our toenails?   4 – Starting on… Read more »

Bright’s Grove Canada Day festivities cancelled

Canada Day festivities in Bright’s Grove on Saturday have been cancelled. The Bright’s Grove Optimists say the decision was made based on the weather forecast, which is calling 20 to 30 mm of rain (about one inch) and wind gusts up to 70 km/h on Saturday. “We were so looking forward to seeing you all… Read more »

UPDATE: Police investigating Murphy Road house fire

Sarnia Police say its criminal investigations branch is looking into a June 25 house fire on Murphy Road. Sarnia Fire and Rescue responded around 1:45 a.m. to the home at 978 Murphy, near Wiltshire, and found flames shooting through the roof at the rear of the home, Sarnia Fire Platoon Chief John Bernier said. People… Read more »

Lineup of Canada Day festivities now set

Cathy Dobson Canada’s 148th birthday is fast approaching and Sarnians who enjoy a good party and a big crowd won’t be disappointed, says Canada Day chairman Dan Tidball. “The Canada Day committee has been putting it on for over 30 years, and we make sure we have everything there that people look forward to,” said… Read more »

Paint battle to aid budding female artists

Cathy Dobson The young teen girls who graduate from the Valleyfield Art Club (VAC) take away more than creative instruction and a little art history. “They learn about taking responsibility for themselves and about giving back to their community,” says Valleyfield’s founder and volunteer teacher. Three years ago, while still a student at the Ontario… Read more »

New trail bridge dedicated to late cyclist

Journal Staff A new bridge between Sarnia and Bright’s Grove on the Howard Watson Nature Trail will be named for a teacher, coach and avid local cyclist. Ron Yorke died of cancer in December, at the age of 71. “He was a very nice, easygoing person,” recalled John Deveer, a Bluewater Trails member. “He biked… Read more »

Sheltered workshops: Is it right to pay people $1.20 an hour?

Cathy Dobson  John Hagens has heard the complaints. Criticism has been increasing about the small manufacturing centre his organization operates that pays adults with intellectual disabilities $1.20 or less an hour. “They might think we’re taking advantage of vulnerable people, or they call it slave labour,” says the executive director of Community Living Sarnia Lambton,… Read more »

What’s Happening, week of June 25

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 info@thesarniajournal.ca Thursday, June 25 Speechathon Public invited to… Read more »