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Hunting for lunch

A great egret hunts for lunch in Lake Chipican on a recent sunny day. Birders have noted fewer wading and shore birds around the Canatara Park pond this year, but this bird, which will soon be heading south, if it hasn’t already, was able to score a few small fish. Glenn Ogilvie

Teen driver flipped car

Two teenaged boys face stunt driving charges following a single-vehicle collision on Cardiff Drive. Sarnia Police say the pair, aged 16 and 17, were racing on the suburban strip Oct. 17 when the 16-year-old lost control and his car struck two concrete posts and a transformer box. The vehicle flipped over and landed back on… Read more »

Sarnia has new parks director

Beth Gignac is Sarnia’s new director of parks and recreation. Gignac, who begins her new role on Nov. 19, boasts over 20 years of management experience in recreation, arts and culture with both the City of Mississauga and City of Calgary. Most recently she served as corporate lead, organizational culture in Calgary. She is also… Read more »

Hospital starts Ebola screening

Bluewater Health is seeking assistance from the public in its efforts to protect patients and staff from the Ebola virus. The hospital is asking all emergency department visitors and patients in Sarnia and Petrolia to stop at the Ebola screening sign at the entrance and await further direction from staff. Patients with scheduled appointments will… Read more »

Attempted murder charge laid

City police have charged a 38-year-old Sarnia man with attempted murder and arson following a serious south-end house fire. City firefighters arriving in the pre-dawn hours of Oct. 21 to find flames and heavy smoke billowing from the two-storey home on Alfred Street. They entered and searched. A 24-year-old city man was rushed to hospital with burns and lung damage, Sarnia… Read more »

The Journal trivia challenge

1.      According to his biography, the Irish-born St. Columba made the first reported sighting of what Scottish monster in 565 AD?   2.     As the signs indicate, what date completes Point Edward’s motto: “Progressively Independent Since ____”? 3.      The name of what spice can precede beer, bread, and snap? 4.      What multi-use trail, which… Read more »

To Autumn: A fall photo feature

O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stain’d With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit Beneath my shady roof; there thou may’st rest, And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe, And all the daughters of the year shall dance! Sing now the lusty song of fruits and flowers. Amanda Cohoon appears… Read more »

CANDIDATE FORUM: The men running to be Sarnia’s mayor

Four men are seeking to become the mayor of Sarnia, and presented here are profiles explaining their reasons for running. One of the candidates, Fred Ingram, did not participate. All profiles by Cathy Dobson, The Journal MIKE BRADLEY Mike Bradley says 26 years as head of council has changed him and made him a better… Read more »

Hospital starts Ebola screening

Bluewater Health is seeking assistance from the public in its efforts to protect patients and staff from the Ebola virus. The hospital is asking all emergency department visitors and patients in Sarnia and Petrolia to stop at the Ebola screening sign at the entrance and await further direction from staff. Patients with scheduled appointments will… Read more »