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Waste and recycling survey now available

Want a say in potential changes coming to Sarnia’s waste collection system? Residents can complete a survey and give feedback on weekly garbage bag limits, the frequency of recycling pickup, brush collection and other issues. The Waste-Free Ontario Act is expected to require municipalities to make a number of mandatory changes to garbage collection, including… Read more »

Threatened strike averted at library, gallery

A deal has been struck that averts a strike at the Sarnia Library and Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery. Lambton County and members of Unifor, Local 65, reached the tentative deal on a new collective agreement last week. Terms were withheld pending a ratification votes by unionized staff and members of Lambton County council.

City revisits long-delayed boat launch

City council is expected to revisit the troubled tale of Sarnia’s long-delayed public boat launch today. A staff report to council sheds little light on why the ramps haven’t yet been built in Sarnia Bay, other than to say the city still awaits a design and construction schedule from the contractor, Bre-X Construction, and contract… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Sept. 25 a great day to say, ‘Bonjour, comment ça-va?’

Christopher Ralph In 2010, the government of the Province of Ontario declared that every Sept. 25 would be la Journée des franco-ontariens, a day to celebrate the French language and the more than 1.3-million French speakers in the province. Last year, several Sarnians (including myself) petitioned the city council to install green and white lights… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – “The Spirit of St. Louis” is a famous what? 2 – What local team recently won the Stan Slack International Midget Wood Bat Tournament? 3 – What was the late Princess Diana’s maiden name? 4 – This year’s Dream Home (for the Bluewater Health Foundation) is the first of its type in Ontario… Read more »

Inn launches brown bag lunches

The Inn of The Good Shepherd is launching a new fundraiser to help purchase food for its food bank and soup kitchen. At the Community Brown Bag Lunch, guests are invited to visit the Dante Club where they will receive and fill up a brown bag with a sandwich of their choice, as well as… Read more »

Feeding the nation

Grain grown by Lambton County farmers is loaded into the hold of the bulk carrier Manitoulin at the Cargill Aghorizons elevator at Sarnia Harbour on Aug. 27. Though many city resident remain unaware of it, Lambton County is a powerhouse of food production. Last year Lambton sent more soybeans to market than any other county… Read more »

Political victory by pair of underdogs lives on in Sarnia streets

Tom St. Amand If, as author Philip Wylie suggests, “Our history is every human history,” then Sarnia’s street names provide a rich connection to the past. Take, for example, Cobden Street and Bright Street. Richard Cobden and John Bright were not brilliant generals or members of royalty. Nor were they particularly affluent or powerful men…. Read more »

Political victory by pair of underdogs lives on in Sarnia streets

Tom St. Amand If, as author Philip Wylie suggests, “Our history is every human history,” then Sarnia’s street names provide a rich connection to the past. Take, for example, Cobden Street and Bright Street. Richard Cobden and John Bright were not brilliant generals or members of royalty. Nor were they particularly affluent or powerful men…. Read more »

Into the Woods begins Sept. 14

Rehearsals are well underway at Sarnia-Lambton Rebound, for the upcoming production of Into The Woods, presented by the agency’s Act II Program. The show runs September 14 to 16 at the Imperial Theatre, at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 available at the Box Office or online at www.imperialtheatre.net. Pictured… Read more »