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Go with the flow

City hall is getting $75,000 in federal support for a system to monitor the flow in and out Sarnia’s 56 pumping stations. The improvement will allow city staff to step in quickly to reduce the size of wastewater overflows and bypasses to the St. Clair River. The money is coming from Ottawa’s Great Lakes sustainability… Read more »

Another cat shot

Sarnia Police are investigating another cat shooting. A cat in the area of Lansdowne and Devine streets was shot in the face with a pellet gun sometime around July 12, police said. A veterinarian treated the animal and removed the pellet. Anyone with information is asked to call city police at 519-344-8861, or call Crime… Read more »

A blue box for all

How’s this for a deal? Buy or build a new home and get a free blue box. Sarnia is one of the few municipalities in Ontario that doesn’t provide  blue boxes to new residents. But city council has agreed to start as a way to boost recycling and increase the odds of scoring more funds… Read more »

Fine dining in Sarnia a century ago

This swanky-looking dining room with its palm trees and white linen was part of the Vendome Hotel, an impressive red brick building that opened in 1893 at the southeast corner of Front and Cromwell streets. It was pulled down in 1979 to make way for a parking lot. This photo, from the Holland Paisley Photographic… Read more »

Recognizing our amazing youth

The Celebration of Youth Awards is the YMCA’s way of recognizing outstanding members of the next generation. Winners, who earn a cash prize, are selected for their commitment to community, being good role models for and excelling at what they do. Over the summer The Journal has featured 14 Sarnia-area winners, each of whom exhibits… Read more »

Firefighters’ garden to remember

Cathy Dobson  About a dozen off-duty firefighters spent this week digging a commemorative garden in front of the East Street fire hall. “It’s important to us that we honour those who have passed away,” said Cpt. Chris Palmer, occupational disease rep for the Sarnia Professional Firefighter’s Association. Local firefighters had considered a memorial garden with… Read more »

What’s Happening, Week of July 24

WHAT’S HAPPENING What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event.  Please include ticket prices, if any, and where to obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca.   Thursday, July 24 Music in the Gardens Musician Chris Molyneaux… Read more »

Tagger wears out welcome

A graffiti “artist” has been defacing property at Lakeshore and Murphy for more than two years now, and Brian Joyce has had enough. The latest vandalism was the roller-painting of his Co-operators insurance sign at 1117 Lakeshore Rd., as well as a brick wall of the Sunripe produce store next door. “It’s sad because we’ve… Read more »

Lake Chipican visitor

Sarnia’s Raymond Knoll snapped this recent photo of a green heron at Lake Chipican. It was the first sighting of the specie this year at the pond, which typically featuring four to six green herons, he said. Other birds are missing or greatly reduced, with only one great egret and two blue herons reported so… Read more »