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Solar farm still proposed for city airport

A company that wants to set up a six-acre solar farm at Sarnia’s airport will try, try again. The Ontario Power Authority did not approve EEDI Solar Projects’ initial request but it intends to reapply, city staff say. The proposal calls for solar panels to be erected on six acres of unused land on the… Read more »

Riverfront “boardwalk” now complete

Journal Staff It came in about 20% over budget but Sarnia’s new boardwalk is now complete. The Front Street walkway has been a fixture above historic Ferry Dock Hill for generations, but the timber structure hadn’t been replaced since 1991 and was warped and rotting. So last year city hall authorized $885,000 to take the… Read more »

Leo the paraplegic dog might walk again

Cathy Dobson There’s hope that a little dog found partially paralyzed on the far-off shores of Thailand may walk again thanks to the expertise of a Sarnia veterinarian. Leo, a two-year-old shepherd mix, has been getting around with the help of a doggie wheelchair since being fostered by Jamie Marilyn Smith. As Journal readers learned… Read more »

Then & Now: The downtown Zellers store

THEN: Walter P. Zeller launched his Canadian retailing empire in 1931 during the Great Depression, and one of his first 15 stores was in downtown Sarnia. This photo shows the storefront at 182 Front St. North in 1950, three years before its roofline adornments were obliterated by a tornado. The same block was also home… Read more »

Festival’s ‘poker run on water’ to aid art students

Journal Staff Area boaters will shuffle the deck for a good cause next month when a new event involving playing cards comes to Sarnia. Making Waves for Joanne is a poker run on water and a sidebar to the International Power Boat Festival. Participants in up to 75 boats will visit checkpoints and draw a… Read more »

What’s Happening, week of July 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 info@thesarniajournal.ca Thursday July 9 Cooking With Leafy Greens… Read more »

Afghan War monument proposed

Sarnia is being asked to provide space for a war memorial, in part to honour the lives of two Lambton County residents lost in Canada’s Afghanistan Mission. The 1st Hussars Association is recommending a light armoured vehicle, known as a LAV III, be erected in Centennial, Germain or Victoria parks as part of a national… Read more »

Splish Splash

Sarnia’s exceedingly wet spring and summer has caused countless flooded basements and produced swarms of mosquitoes. But these rain puddles proved irresistible to Aiden Inchley, a student at Queen Elizabeth II School, who was passing through the new Cox Gardens in Germain Park with classmates for a year-end outing at Jackson Pool. Glenn Ogilvie

Blimey! An even bigger Captain Kidd Days

Tara Jeffrey Reptiles, rock climbing, paddle boats, a drive-in movie and Ontario’s largest inflatable are set to take over the Corunna Athletic Park for the 30th annual Captain Kidd Days. “We’re really focused on the kids,” said Geoff Dale, co-chair of a committee dedicated to making the small-town event a bit bigger each year. “That’s… Read more »