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Reclaiming the night

About 100 adults and children took part in the 21st annual Take Back the Night march to the downtown Peace Court. The Sept. 18 event mades a statement about ending violence against women and holding perpetrators responsible, said Michelle Batty, executive director of the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre and the Women’s Interval Home. Glenn Ogilvie

Sarnia books and authors, Part 3

It has been a banner year for Sarnia authors, from sports to history, and children’s books to poetry, To help match local readers with local writers The Journal has prepared a compendium of 2014 titles. Here, in no particular order, is Part Three: Sarnia: 100 Years History Committee of the Sarnia Centennial Celebration Committee A… Read more »

Dead crow was carrying West Nile virus

A dead crow found in Sarnia’s east end last week was carrying West Nile virus, Lambton Public Health said. It was the first bird to test positive this year. West Nile virus is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito and the risk to people and pets will remain until the first frost.  … Read more »

Handgun scare in city

Charges were laid last week after a camo-wearing man with a handgun was seen near the Howard Watson Nature Trail and Highway 402. Home Depot and other businesses were locked down and city and provincial police swarmed the area, arresting a 23-year-old Sarnia man. The gun turned out to be a BB gun, but a… Read more »

More Sarnia authors and books published in 2014

It has been a banner year for Sarnia authors, from sports to history, and children’s books to poetry, To help match local readers with local writers The Journal has prepared a compendium of 2014 titles. Here, in no particular order, is Part Two:   The First Canadian Allen Wells The First Canadian is an approving… Read more »

Deadly dog disease found in park

A second case of a highly contagious virus deadly to dogs has been found in Canatara Park. Dog owners are being warned to keep pets away from the park unless they’ve been vaccinated for canine parvovirus. “Parvo” is spread from dog to dog by direct or indirect contact with feces. Symptoms include lethargy, vomiting, fever and bloody… Read more »

Three schools once stood on the same Lochiel Street site

John Rochon  Most Sarnians are familiar with the Lochiel Kiwanis Centre located at the end of Lochiel Street between College Avenue and Forsyth Street, and many will remember it as the Lochiel Street School, but few will remember when, from 1916 – 1924, three schools occupied the site. In 1872 the four-room Lochiel School was… Read more »

No strings attached: David Moore’s kite helps connect with the struggling and isolated

Cathy Dobson Sometimes it’s one person’s small gesture that can make a life-changing difference. Just ask Sarnia’s David Moore. He was a Grade 9 student at Central Collegiate back in the 1960s when arts teacher Bill Norfolk urged him to enroll in the school’s vocational arts program, rather than pursue the sciences. Moore spent the… Read more »

Jazz and Blues in the Village: keen volunteers keep festival humming

Tara Jeffrey When Donna Stewart put the call out for volunteers at the inaugural Jazz & Blues in the Village event more than a decade ago, it was an unlikely group of twenty-somethings who really pulled through. “My daughters were just out of high school, and they starting calling their friends,” said Stewart, chair of… Read more »

A slower speed on Sandy Lane

The speed limit on Sandy Lane is being reduced to curtail lead-footed drivers. The limit is dropping to 40 km per hour from 50 km/h, making it consistence with Alfred Street on the other side of the Point Edward boundary. Residents had expressed alarm about the speed at which drivers leave Canatara Park and barrel… Read more »