Study predicts Sarnia’s population will continue to decline

Journal Staff The declining enrolment trend in local schools won’t end anytime soon, a recent population study by Lambton County suggests. In fact, the report based on census date predicts the City of Sarnia won’t grow at all between now and 2036 and is more likely to continue to see its population declines. Sarnia had… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What comic superhero resides in Gotham City?   2 – In what decade was the first in-ground cement pool installed in a private residence in what is now Sarnia?   3 – What’s the ballet term for a 360-degree turn on one foot?   4 – What local organization recently celebrated its 90th… Read more »

Medal winners

These skaters with the Point Edward Skating Club were each a medal winner at various competitions this skating season. From left are, Evelyn Chambers, Megan Ingles, Paige Harris, Asia Dang-Hill, Peyton Bishop, Tamara Lumley and Makayla Hachey. Submitted Photo

Trial paramedic program easing strain caused by frequent 9-1-1 callers

Cathy Dobson A surprisingly large number of local residents call 9-1-1 for help and wind up at Bluewater Health’s emergency department when it wasn’t an emergency. Many are older and have chronic conditions such as diabetes, lung disease or congestive heart failure. They need care, but not emergency care. Some call for an ambulance as many… Read more »

City singer-songwriter in the running for two music prizes

Troy Shantz A Sarnia musician is on the radar of two different major Canadian music competitions. Country and blues singer-songwriter Cory James Mitchell was one of nine finalists named to the Canada-wide “Top of Country” competition, and is also in the running at the “Next Country Music Star” contest. The Sarnia barber was one of… Read more »

Letters: week of April 12

Let’s make a commitment to reduce single-use plastic Sir: Whatever your thoughts are about ecological justice, the reality is that the personal choices we each make on a daily basis affect the present environment, and also the one we leave behind for future generations. And it’s not just debt. I, along with a number of organizations,… Read more »

What’s Happening: week of April 12

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, April 12   Artist Talk… Read more »