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Professional squash players Leonel Cardenas, left, of Mexico, and Nick Sutcliffe, of England, square off at the sixth annual Simon Warder Memorial Squash tournament last week. The event at Huron Oaks featured a 360-degree glass court, the first ever used at a Professional Squash Association sanctioned event in Canada. Over its first five years, the… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Approximately 2% of people in the world have what eye colour? 2 – What has been approved for construction at the site of the former Devine Street School? 3 – Kiwis is a colloquial term for residents of what country? 4 – Sarnia’s Angus McLeod, Fred Lougheed, and T. B. McCarthy excelled at… Read more »

Illegal tern

A ring-billed gull steadfastly ignores the sign to park himself for a better look at the human visitors arriving at the LAWSS water treatment plant on Lake Huron last week. Glenn Ogilvie

City putting up $4.7 million for an oversized load corridor

Journal Staff Sarnia is asking for $6 million in federal funding to create an Oversized Load Corridor. An application to the National Trade Corridor Fund was submitted recently seeking half of the $12 million needed. A dedicated Oversized Load Corridor would relocate or remove signs, lights and other obstructions to make it faster and cheaper… Read more »

Website that exposed blighted properties has made a difference

Troy Shantz A website that turned a spotlight on blighted buildings in Sarnia one year ago has resulted in 100% of the properties undergoing repairs, its administrator says. Ron RealeSmith said he launched Sarnia Urban Blight to pressure the owners of rundown buildings, many of them absentee landlords, to take responsibility for their properties. “They… Read more »

New mural brightens up drab wall at the St. Vincent de Paul

Troy Shantz Many parts of the downtown core have been brightened up with a splash of colour provided by a wall mural. The latest brick-and-mortar canvas can be seen at the St. Vincent de Paul on the intersection of Davis and Euphemia streets. Sarnia artist Jorrie Kirby conceptualized and is executing a vibrant scene on… Read more »

Workshop ponders new world of cannabis in the workplace

Troy Shantz Taking a “smoke break” at work may mean something completely different after July 1, 2018. As the province refines Canada’s legal cannabis legislation, employers are wondering what it means for workers on the job. A workshop hosted by Lambton Public Health on Nov. 21 aims to ready employers for the new world of… Read more »

Smoothie-lovin’ Big Sugar bringing the juice back to Sarnia

Cathy Dobson The last time Big Sugar played at The Station Music Hall, owner Stu Manchee couldn’t quite believe the conditions on the rider. “They wanted two bushels of organic beets, a couple of bunches of kale, fresh mangos and all these other vegetables for juicing,” he said with a laugh. “The band was in… Read more »

On the road again

Former marathon runner Kathy Wakely eases back into it by jogging on the Howard Watson Nature Trail with dogs Reggie and Molly last week. The Sarnia resident said lacing up the runners again after some time off isn’t easy, but she managed a healthy run from west of Modeland Road to Telfer Sideroad and back…. Read more »