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The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What country’s capital is Nassau?   2 – The original name may have changed, but what is the current name of Sarnia’s oldest designated park? Canatara Park        Tecumseh Park       Veterans Park   3 – What is the underground railway system called in Paris?   4 – On what dates does voting begin and… Read more »

Well red

Peter Bernardi, an 83-year-old retired boilermaker, began growing grapes on his 50-acre Blackwell Side Road farm four years ago and couldn’t be happier with the results. He has 200 vines planted in four varieties: Merlot, Vidal blanc, Seyval blanc and Chambourcin. “The results are very good,” he said. “I like to make my own wine… Read more »

Pair of Sarnia directors adding CanCon to SWIFF film lineup

Troy Shantz The film festival that “brings us the world” is heading back to school on opening night. The Southwestern International Film Festival will launch its fourth season Nov. 8 by screening its first film at the 1,200-seat Great Lakes Secondary School. “We know that everything is sort of in flux with the new school… Read more »

Nature’s classroom offers inquiring minds plenty to explore

  Glenn Ogilvie When the weather allows it, teacher Brandy Boston and early childhood educator Kate Clarke like to get their Kindergarten class outside on Wednesdays to explore the environment. Some days, the kids use their curious hands and minds to study fallen leaves, measure distance or count stones in the schoolyard at King George… Read more »

Monthly gatherings offer singles alternative to online dating

Pam Wright Is there a stigma about online dating and being single in Sarnia? Janet Walton thinks so. The owner of Sarnia Meet and Match has a front row seat to the challenges singles face searching for that special someone. “It’s like finding a needle in a haystack,” the event planner said. “It’s hard for… Read more »

ISO launches new season with a tribute to classic crooners

Troy Shantz The International Symphony Orchestra’s new season kicks off on Oct. 19 with the classics of “Old Blue Eyes” himself. “Let’s Fly Away” features a selection of toe-tapping numbers by Sinatra, Bennett and Johnny Mathis performed by Grand Bend crooner Michael Vanhevel. Together with the International Symphony Orchestra under the direction of musical director… Read more »

Letters: week of Oct. 11

  Candidate offers legal perspective on Bradley harassment report Sir: I’m writing this letter to dispel any misconceptions arising from the workplace harassment investigations in 2016 and the corresponding response from council. As taxpayers, we should be cautious of any candidate who attempts to diminish or downplay the severity of the offences while promising to… Read more »

OPINION: Why adding fluoride to water should be halted immediately

Agneta Czechowicz As a Registered Dental Hygienist of 25 years, I have always questioned and disagreed with artificial water fluoridation, despite the fact it is promoted as being “safe and effective.” I feel it is unethical to medicate the population through the water supply for the purpose of preventing tooth decay. The majority of Europe… Read more »

Candlelight vigil

A large contingency of first responders participated and shared stories during a MADD candlelight vigil held Sept. 27 in Centennial Park. About 75 attended the event, which is held to honour those killed and injured by impaired drivers in Sarnia-Lambton. Cathy Dobson

Sarnia recycler part of an effort to cut single-use plastic waste

Troy Shantz A cutting-edge Sarnia recycling company has joined an international partnership to reduce the mountains of hard-to-recycle polystyrene plastic going to landfills and polluting waterways. “This is a game-changer for consumers and for municipal and industrial, commercial and institutional recycling programs,” said Keith Bechard, chief commercial officer at Sarnia-based ReVital Polymers. “Polystyrene packaging, regardless… Read more »