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OPINION: Nothing birdbrained about crows

George Mathewson A few years ago something extraordinary occurred near our house that forever changed the way I look at crows. One day, a crow whose leg got wrapped in a piece of string or fishing line became entangled high atop a large, unclimbable oak tree. The poor thing didn’t survive long, and not long… Read more »

Big vessel moves through town

Traffic on 10 city streets is being impacted today while Pioneer Heavy Haul moves a massive heat exchanger from Sarnia Harbour to its final destination at Styrolution Canada Ltd. on Huron Street in the Chemical Valley. Sarnia Police and a number of utilities including Bluewater Power and Cogeco Cable are also involved in the move…. Read more »

Street Names: Everest Court named for a long, hard climb

George Mathewson Sarnia’s Everest Court was officially named after Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. But there’s more to the story. The street’s name is also a subtle dig at city hall. In the 1960s, developer Ivan Mater was having a heck of a time getting Sarnia’s planning department to approve a subdivision he proposed… Read more »

Week of Sept. 17

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 Wednesday, Sept. 16 Figure Skating Registration held… Read more »

BEAVERBROOK: Freud painting a marketing dream

Cathy Dobson Editor’s Note: The doors open Oct. 2 at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery on an exhibition billed as the most important art event in Sarnia’s history, the only Ontario stop for the internationally-acclaimed Masterworks of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. This is the second in a series of articles. The Masterworks exhibition will provide… Read more »

Dialogue has started locally on sponsoring fleeing Syrians

Jack Poirier Community support is building for a grassroots plan to sponsor and bring Syrian refugees to Sarnia-Lambton. Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley said he’s received a very positive response after calling on local leaders, the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, religious groups and the county to come together and address the humanitarian crisis in Syria. “This is… Read more »

Grain elevator upgrade

Workers move into position at a contruction project at the Cargill Limited grain elevators on Sarnia Harbour The $3-million upgrade will improve the receiving system for incoming grain and result in better dust control, the company says. Glenn Ogilvie

Hometown Hockey coming to Sarnia

Journal Staff It’s official – Sarnia will be part of Rogers Hometown Hockey this season. Host Ron McLean will be in our area on Saturday, Dec. 19 to tape segments for broadcast during the NHL game between Calgary and the Red Wings from Detroit the following night on Sportsnet. Each of the 24 stops this… Read more »

Fire department book in the works

The Sarnia Historical Society is gathering research for a book on the 175-year history of the Sarnia Fire Department. “Firefighting in Sarnia dates back to the 1840s, beginning with volunteer bucket brigades called out by the church bells of St. Andrew’s,” said Society member Ron RealeSmith. Anyone with information, photos or artifacts connected to the… Read more »

Donation of camp creating new lakefront park

Heather Wright Special to The Journal A piece of prime Lake Huron beachfront property in the Bright’s Grove area could soon be opened for public use. The board of directors of Lamrecton Camp has given the property to Plympton-Wyoming, on condition it remains in public hands. The grounds at 3110 Egremont Road include several acres of… Read more »