Canadian and U.S. coast guards renew partnership

The Canadian and U.S. Coast Guards have signed an updated memorandum of understanding for icebreaking services in the Great Lakes region. The renewed memorandum authorizes the temporary exchange of personnel on icebreakers to enhance familiarity with each other’s procedures when cooperating on joint missions. Already this winter, the Canadian icebreaker Griffon has cleared shipping routes… Read more »

Acting mayor position approved for next council

An “acting mayor” will be part of the next city council. The new position, approved by the current council on Feb. 5, will be filled by a different councillor on a rotating basis for one-year terms. The councillor with the highest vote total in this year’s municipal election will serve as acting mayor the first… Read more »

Bailey backing Mulroney in PC leadership

Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey has thrown his support behind Caroline Mulroney to become leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. “As a mother of four, a lawyer, a business women, and co-founder of the Shoebox Project, a charity that helps women and girls in homeless shelters, Caroline is the smart, hardworking, compassionate leader that our… Read more »

But can he bait his own hook?

This image of an elephant fishing near the Blue Water Bridge is a bit of a mystery. It was found in a large collection of photos and slides donated by Tourism Sarnia-Lambton to the Lambton County Archives. Jumbo stands on a bollard used to tie up ships, so the incident pre-dated the redevelopment of Point… Read more »

Returning office staff needed

Elections Ontario is recruiting staff to work in the Lambton-Kent-Middlesex returning office in this year’s general election. Positions available include: Recruitment Clerk, Recruitment Officer, Returning Office Revision Assistant, Special Ballots Officer, Logistics Elections Clerk, Technical Support, Training Officer and Finance Officer. Applications need to be submitted to as soon as possible. For further information… Read more »

Wrestling club has medal haul at provincial championships

Journal Staff The Sarnia Bluewater Wrestling Club struck gold at the Ontario Provincial championships. Emma McLaughlin (79 kg. juvenile) and Howard Moffatt (85 kg. juvenile) each topped their class at the Brampton meet, held Feb. 3. The club also placed on the podium in five other categories, bringing home four silver and a bronze.  … Read more »

Bon Temps

An outdoor Winter Carnival was held at Cathcart Boulevard school last week to celebrate French culture and learn the traditions of Quebec’s Carnaval. About 550 children took part in toboggan races, hockey, football bowling and musical entertainment. Seen here from left are, Celeste Wiersma, Ella Capser (standing in pink coat) Isaac Jones, Fynn Hazzard, Cole… Read more »

New lease coming for tenants and landlords

Ontario is introducing a new and simple standard lease for tenants and landlords. The new form will be mandatory for private residential leases signed on or after April 30, and include single and semi-detached houses, apartments, rented condominiums and secondary units such as basement apartments. Currently, there is no standardized form for rental agreements. The new lease… Read more »

Sting support Sarnia Arena revitalization project

The Sarnia Sting donated a portion of ticket sales from their Feb. 10 home game to the Sarnia Arena Revitalization Project. The Sting raised $XXXXX to support the home of the Sarnia Legionnaires after hosting the Niagara Ice Dogs at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena. The donation will be applied to the city’s goal of… Read more »