Screen dreams: New film festival coming to Sarnia with strong lineup

Tara Jeffrey Sarnia’s first-ever international film festival is shaping up to be a hot ticket next month — with an impressive docket of prominent feature films, guest speakers, and even a few interesting local connections. “It’s extremely ambitious,” organizer Ravi Srinivasan said of the inaugural South Western International Film Festival (SWIFF), running Nov. 5-8 in… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What five-line form of poetry is named after an Irish city? 2 – Hiawatha Horse Park will be the venue this weekend for pro racers vying for prize money in what sport? 3 – Since 1865, Wellington has been the capital city of what country? 4 – All or nothing: For two points,… Read more »

City accessibility plan ramped up

Sarnia is acting on its commitment to more quickly make roadways and sidewalks fully accessible. A $218,000 contract has been awarded to Autoform Contracting to increase the number of sidewalk ramps, upgrade roadway traffic islands and improve transit stops. Included in the project are special ramps with cast iron plates set in concrete to help… Read more »

Poverty rally on steps of City Hall

A rally will be held on the steps of City Hall on Friday, Oct. 16 as part of the United Nation’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Hosted by the local Poverty Reduction Network, the rally will stress the need for safe, affordable housing in the community. The 12-noon gathering is also the kickoff… Read more »

PROFILE: Green’s Peter Smith has roots in Chemical Valley

Editor’s Note: The Journal is profiling the four candidates competing to be the next federal Member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton. This is the last in a four-part series appearing daily this week. George Mathewson Peter Smith’s wandering life came to an end when he arrived in Sarnia with his wife and two children in 1987… Read more »

Centennial Park plan meeting

Residents are invited to an Oct. 14 open house to hear the latest and share feedback about the next stage in the remediation of Centennial Park. The meeting in the council chambers at city hall will focus on shoreline protection and a plan to move the boat launch closer to Sarnia Bay Marina. The goal… Read more »

PROFILE: Liberal David McPhail banking on experience

Editor’s Note: The Journal is profiling the four candidates competing to be the next federal Member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton. This is the third in a four-part series appearing daily this week. Cathy Dobson During a recent election debate at Lambton College the candidates were asked a lighthearted question about their favourite bands. Three of… Read more »

Thefts “frustrating” for Habitat ReStore

Cathy Dobson Despite surveillance cameras and five arrests, thefts are continuing to occur at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore on London Line. Outdoor cameras installed in May have revealed at least 12 suspects, Sarnia Police say. A video compilation widely circulated last month ( resulted in the arrest of five individuals. The value of the… Read more »

Week of Oct. 08

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 Wednesday, Oct. 7 Ladies’ Night Inaugural event… Read more »