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Rousing obstacles found on the Adrenaline Trail

Jack Poirier Picture yourself in a crazy contraption with an even zanier name, rolling along like a hamster in a wheel. It may be one of the strangest, yet most exciting experiences you’ll ever have. That is zorbing. And it is just one of 10 rousing obstacles to test your strength and fitness for the… Read more »

Indiefest: Battle of the bands features “over the top” talent

Cathy Dobson   Some of the best ideas are kick-started by really great conversation between friends. That’s how Sarnia’s Indiefest began, says co-founder Dave Burrows. “I was with Kevin Thorne and we got to talking about our love for music and how the independent world isn’t getting enough attention, especially locally,” Burrows said. They came… Read more »

Toonie Park

In an unusual arrangement, the City of Sarnia rents this piece of land from Enbridge Pipelines to create a small municipal park, at a rate of $1 a year. The contract was recently renewed for another five years. The park is located between Virgil and Wayne avenues and has swings, climbing bars and a slide…. Read more »

High cost of art gallery operations quizzed

Special to The Journal Two jobs at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery will remain vacant while politicians review the cost of running the facility. The gallery was advertising to replace a graphic artist and marketing representative. When Dawn-Euphemia Mayor Al Broad saw the calls for resumes, he thought it was the perfect opportunity… Read more »

Sarnia in vanguard of creating accessible communities

George Mathewson Sarnia has become a provincial leader in the push to create a society accessible to people with disabilities, a fact it will showcase at the 2nd annual Accessibility Summit next week. “We have developed a culture and a reputation,” said Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley. “We’ve got a different mindset than most of the… Read more »

It happened in Sarnia – bigwigs acting badly

Randy Evans Special to The Journal In the year 1891 a major controversy erupted among some of Sarnia’s leading movers and shakers over a bylaw proposed by the town’s Fire and Water Committee. Committee member and town councillor William Weelands had vocally supported the bylaw, which proposed a 10-year contract with the Bell Telephone Co…. Read more »

Aircraft re-dedication on May 31

Seasonal workers with the Parks and Recreation Department are busy preparing Germain Park for the re-dedication ceremony of the Golden Hawk jet on Sunday, May 31, at 2 p.m. Here Lindsay Graham pulls weeds in the newly refurbished monument and gardens. The jet symbolized a reaffirmation of the community’s tribute to all RCAF personnel from… Read more »

What’s Happening, week of May 21

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 Wednesday, May 20 BBQ Dinner Canon Davis… Read more »

Turfed trustee gets job back

Journal Staff A court ruling has allowed trustee Michelle Parks to resume her seat on the Catholic school board. But it didn’t come easily. “Trying to resolve this matter has cost me thousands of dollars, hundreds of hours of research, phone calls and appointments,” she said after an Ontario court judge granted her appeal on… Read more »