Colborne Road flooded by water main break

Motorists are advised to avoid southern Colborne Road today while city work crews contend with a major water main break. Colborne between Exmouth and Rosedale is closed to all vehicle traffic today, Sarnia Police said The broken main sent up a geyser of water last night that flooded the street. Sarnia Police Photo

Bucket brigade

Nine-month-old Kate Costley relishes the cool water on a hot day at the Point Edward slash pad. Kate and three-year-old brother Charlie were visiting relatives in Sarnia with parents Lauren and Andrew Costley, of Acton, Ont. Glenn Ogilvie

Letters: week of Aug. 9

About those wet paper bags Sir: Regarding the July 12 story about picking up shrub, grass and other yard waste in paper bags. I think this is good process, ecologically, but it will need to be done on a weekly basis. I would suggest Sarnia council check out the curbside pick-up in the town of Fonthill,… Read more »

What’s happening: week of Aug. 9

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   Thursday, Aug. 9   Summer Series… Read more »

Va-va-voom: Street Machines show fires on all cylinders

Journal Staff Looking out over 700 cars and thousands of spectators at Canatara Park brought a tear to the eye of Sarnia Street Machines president Jo-Ann Thorne. Hot August Nights, the club’s annual concert, dance and show car cruise, has been plagued by rain the past several years. So when the weather gods finally gave… Read more »

The Spy Who Dumped Me struggles to balance its uneven parts

Vicky Sparks Audrey (Mila Kunis) is a thirty-something grocery store cashier. Her best friend and roommate Morgan (Kate McKinnon) is an aspiring actress. You’d be hard pressed to say either of them were thriving. When Audrey’s boyfriend Drew (Justin Theroux) breaks up with her via text message, Morgan cheers her up by lighting his belongings… Read more »

Bluewater Borderfest keen to build on second year success

Cathy Dobson Mark Perrin is happy.  Really tired but really happy. Just days after he and a legion of volunteers and organizers staged Bluewater Borderfest he knew the second-year event had surpassed expectations. Perrin is starting to think his dream of holding a summer music mega-festival in Sarnia is within reach. “Our goal for the whole… Read more »

New gas bar plaza approved over noise, water protection fears

Jake Romphf Sarnia has cleared the way for a developer to build a gas bar, restaurant and convenience store at the northwest corner of Modeland Road and Berger Road. The rezoning application, approved last month by city council, also allows for a carwash, dog wash and restaurant drive-through on the 1.5-acre property. The new commercial… Read more »