What’s happening: week of Nov. 22

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   Thursday, Nov. 22   Tourism AGM… Read more »

The last brick falls at former Sarnia General Hospital site

Troy Shantz The last bricks came tumbling down at the former Sarnia General Hospital last week. The final section fell 14 months after five local businessmen took ownership of the abandoned hospital, completing the next step in the redevelopment of the five and a half acre site in central Sarnia. “It’s been a bittersweet process… Read more »

New sidewalk snow removal standard takes town by storm

Troy Shantz Sarnia could reduce the number of sidewalks it plows or spend an additional $1.6 million on equipment and staff to meet a new provincial standard for snow removal. For now, at least, City Hall has decided to do neither. When it snows, the public works department currently clears 152 of the city’s 330… Read more »

Murderer who got life for brutal attack seeking full parole

Tara Jeffrey Every time a letter arrives, Stephanie Nethery feels the pain in her stomach all over again. “I know exactly what the letters look like,” she said of the mail sent regularly from the Parole Board of Canada, detailing when her sister’s killer has changed jobs, or relocated. “They have to keep the victim’s… Read more »

Corn infected with toxic mould reaches “catastrophic” level

Troy Shantz This fall has brought a perfect storm to Lambton County’s corn farmers. The cool, wet weather since August has sparked an outbreak of vomitoxin that’s made some corn harvests here and across Southern Ontario unfit for consumption. In high concentrations vomitoxin, which is produced by mould, is harmful to humans and livestock, said… Read more »

Sarnia boy didn’t advance on CBC competition

Journal staff Liam Henderson wasn’t named Canada’s Smartest Person Junior, but his sportsmanship earned respect from viewers and competitors alike. The sixth grader from Errol Road School was eliminated in the first episode of the CBC series last week, but showed generosity of spirit when a fellow contestant was overcome by the pressure. Henderson and… Read more »

More seating for Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport

City Hall is spending $17,000 for additional passenger seating Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport. This month, Air Canada replaced its 18-seat Beechcraft aircraft with larger 37-passenger Dash-8 aircraft for flights in and out of Sarnia. The airport’s passenger holding area was designed to accommodate 22 people. In addition to the extra seats, the renovations include the… Read more »

Public consultations on retail pot shops

City Hall is consulting the public to determine whether cannabis retailers will be allowed to set-up shop in Sarnia. Residents can voice their opinion online at until Nov. 28. The feedback will be used to inform council prior to the Jan. 28 decision deadline for Ontario municipalities. Currently, cannabis can be purchased legally only… Read more »