Outdoor smoking ban in effect

As Sarnia’s festival and fair season heats up recent changes to Ontario’s smoking law are becoming noticeable. As of Jan. 1, smoking was banned outdoors within 20 metres of sports fields and playgrounds and at all restaurant bars and patios, which includes anywhere food and beverages are available. As well, seasonal fairs and festivals must… Read more »

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 July 15 Quit Smoking Rapids Family… Read more »

Point Edward is the place to be this weekend

Cathy Dobson If Point Edward were any busier this weekend, the village borders would have to expand. The 91st annual Mackinac boat race from Port Huron to Mackinac Island gets under way on Saturday morning, July 18. It sets the stage for a slew of community events that promise to attract thousands to Waterfront Park… Read more »

Garden concerts in Germain Park

A weekly concert series hosted by The Strangway Community Centre continues Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the new Cox Gardens Amphitheatre in Germain Park. “Music in the Gardens” features performances by local musicians, including: July 16 – Chris Molyneaux July 23 – Aaron Vansickle July 30 – After Hours Aug. 6 – Mike Blackmore Aug…. Read more »

High and dry

A powerboat that plowed into the beach near Canatara Park and slid about 35 feet (11 metres) up the sand has resulted in drunk driving charges against a Michigan man. On July 3, Sarnia Police arrived at an Andover Lane home to find beach chairs knocked askew and the 35-foot vessel resting on a grassy… Read more »

ATM machines coming to arenas

ATM machines will be coming soon to the RBC Centre, Sarnia Arena and Clearwater Arena. Sarnia has accepted a proposal from Direct Cash Payments Inc. in which the company will install and maintain the machines, and the city getting a commission of $1.50 per transaction. The agreement covers five years and the ATMs are expected… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1  – What was the name of the Lone Ranger’s horse? (Hint: a precious metal) 2  – Good Luck, Kandis! This Saturday, in her 91-kilometre “Legs for Lori” run from Sarnia to Grand Bend, Kandis Hodgins hopes to raise $10,000 for what local agency? 3  – Often associated with envy, what colour also shows the… Read more »

Weird cars: Sarnia couple share passion for unusual wheels

George Mathewson Sarnia’s Kenn and Donna Poore have been drawing a lot of startled looks lately. The self-described “gearheads” are the active owners of three wild and wonderful cars that are as much fun to operate as they are weird. Take, for example, their 1958 Vespa. Built in France by an Italian scooter company, the… Read more »