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The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – A dog named Terry was paid $125 a week for his role in The Wizard of Oz, playing what character (and what name)? 2 – Fill in the blank: Approximately __, 000 students are enrolled in school this year with the Clair Catholic District School Board and the Lambton-Kent District School Board. (within a… Read more »

Grain harvest underway

With the fall harvest in full swing local grain is being transported to the Cargill Limited grain elevators on Exmouth Street, where it is loaded onto Great Lakes vessels for shipment to world markets. Lambton County is the largest producer of wheat in Ontario and one of the largest producers of soybeans. Glenn Ogilvie

New program to help low-income households

Journal Staff A new program is coming from the Ontario Energy Board that will help low-income residents pay their electricity bills. The Ontario Electricity Support Program will apply ongoing assistance directly to the bills of eligible consumers. Low-income households that apply and qualify will receive credit on their electricity bills based on the number of… Read more »

VIA repairing Sarnia’s historic train station

George Mathewson VIA Rail is acting quickly on a promise to repair Sarnia’s historic train station. Fences went up last week and workers have begun addressing a number of structural issues, including eroded brickwork and roof repairs. The work was announced when VIA officials came to Sarnia in August to meet with members of the… Read more »

Pro motocross coming to Hiawatha

Barry Wright Sarnia will be one of four stops on the inaugural Canadian National Arenacross Tour, thanks to a Florida-based company with a local connection. Motocross racers will set up shop at Hiawatha Horse Park on the Golden Mile on Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct.10 as the tour swings through Ontario, Alberta and B.C…. Read more »

Lower speed limit in Bright’s Grove?

The speed limit at the Bright’s Grove plaza is under review. Several people have asked Lambton County to reduce the speed limit on that stretch of Lakeshore Road from 70 km/h to 50 km/h, citing concerns over pedestrian traffic and noise. County staff says about 4,000 vehicles go through that commercial zone daily at the… Read more »

Sarnia makes grade

Sarnia has been invited to attend an award ceremony in Anchorage, Alaska for being named a winner of fDi Magazines’s “American Cities of the Future” ranking. The Financial Times magazine ranked Sarnia 8th in a category for business friendliness among small cities of North and South America in 2015-16. In that same category, the top… Read more »

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 »