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Torch passed at city auto dealership

Journal Staff It isn’t every day an apprentice mechanic works his up to become president of an automotive company. Yet it’s happened twice now at Lambton Motors, where the new president, Rob Ravensberg, has just been handed the reigns by the retiring one, Harold Hall. ‘It is rare,” Ravensberg said. “But having that kind of… Read more »

PHOTO FEATURE: New city gardens a gift from generous woman

Journal Staff Sarnia newest attraction is a quiet, contemplative spot in the centre of the city. A ceremony last week in Germain Park drew more than 100 people to the official opening of Cox Gardens. The 2.5-acre site is located near the restored Golden Hawk aircraft memorial and features meandering pathways that connect to several… Read more »

Birthday money for Centennial Park?

The Sarnia park created to celebrate Canada’s 100th birthday could be in line for federal funding set aside to celebrate the nation’s 150th. Centennial Park is currently being remediated and redesigned, a project that will include a new playground, pathways and garden beds, picnic tables and infrastructure services. The city is applying for $836,000 under… Read more »

Habitat break-in thief sought

Habitat for Humanity was offering a $1,000 reward to help catch and convict the thieves who broke into a trailer and removed $7,500 worth of hand and power tools on June 21. The theft at the ReStore on London Line is a blow to charity’s volunteer home building program because “every drill, saw, nailer and… Read more »

Are you kidding me?

These inquisitive goats in Canatara Park prompt a series of reactions from Lila Fleming, left, Hayley Meyer and Emma-Jo Sanderson, right. The Hanna Memorial School students were taking part in a Lambton-Kent Agriculture in the Classroom event, which brought 300 Grade 4 students to the Children’s Animal Farm over several days recently. The free program… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

  1 – John Cleese, Eric Idle and Terry Jones are three members of what famous comedy group?   2 – Pavel Zacha, Nikita Korostelev and Brandon Lindberg are all eligible for what draft in the next few days?   3 – Which grows faster: our fingernails or our toenails?   4 – Starting on… Read more »

Bright’s Grove Canada Day festivities cancelled

Canada Day festivities in Bright’s Grove on Saturday have been cancelled. The Bright’s Grove Optimists say the decision was made based on the weather forecast, which is calling 20 to 30 mm of rain (about one inch) and wind gusts up to 70 km/h on Saturday. “We were so looking forward to seeing you all… Read more »

UPDATE: Police investigating Murphy Road house fire

Sarnia Police say its criminal investigations branch is looking into a June 25 house fire on Murphy Road. Sarnia Fire and Rescue responded around 1:45 a.m. to the home at 978 Murphy, near Wiltshire, and found flames shooting through the roof at the rear of the home, Sarnia Fire Platoon Chief John Bernier said. People… Read more »

Lineup of Canada Day festivities now set

Cathy Dobson Canada’s 148th birthday is fast approaching and Sarnians who enjoy a good party and a big crowd won’t be disappointed, says Canada Day chairman Dan Tidball. “The Canada Day committee has been putting it on for over 30 years, and we make sure we have everything there that people look forward to,” said… Read more »

Paint battle to aid budding female artists

Cathy Dobson The young teen girls who graduate from the Valleyfield Art Club (VAC) take away more than creative instruction and a little art history. “They learn about taking responsibility for themselves and about giving back to their community,” says Valleyfield’s founder and volunteer teacher. Three years ago, while still a student at the Ontario… Read more »