Opinion

What’s Happening, Week of May 8

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, May 8 Spring Tea A spring tea with sandwiches, desserts, beverages,… Read more »

Letters to the editor: Week of May 8

A plea to save Coronation Park nursery Sir: Re: Recommendation to close Coronation Park Day Nursery (CPDN) I am deeply saddened to hear about this possibility, both as a community member and parent who has used the facility daily for my children for almost two years. No other daycare options I have tried (including facilities… Read more »

GUEST COLUMNIST: Albertans find a home in Sarnia

Shauna Lupaschuk This past winter was the best ever. Seriously. While my fellow Sarnians buckled down for their snowiest winter in recent memory, my family reveled in the mild temperatures. We went for a walks, built a snowman, fed carrots to our friends at the Children’s Animal Farm, and delighted in making snow angels.  To… Read more »

Letters, Week of May 1

Mayor failed on promised detox centre Sir: Re: Confronting Addiction, your April 17 front-page article. In 2003, Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley’s platform called for a detox/withdrawal management center. Yet a decade later we still don’t have basic services available in Windsor and London. It was a mayoral campaign with promises and no progress, when we… Read more »

How Sarnia won a hand but lost the game

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Ontario’s latest plan to overhaul gambling in the province stirs up painful memories of what was – and what might have been – for Sarnia. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) said last week it will expand the sale of lottery tickets, move gambling online and close or relocate gaming facilities that are “underperforming.”… Read more »

Sustainability group shutting down

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The Bluewater Sustainability Initiative is no longer, well … sustainable. The agency founded to ensure Sarnia-Lambton’s cultural, economic, environmental and social future has held its last official event. It’s shutting its doors in June after eight years. BSI has held many events and groomed numerous projects since 2006.  Workshops on alternate energy and recycling were… Read more »

LETTERS, week of April 24

UFO sighting corroborated  Editor’s note:  An April 10 Journal article on UFO sightings over Sarnia referred to mysterious red and white lights witnessed by four people near Lansdowne Park the night of March 30. That sparked the following report from an anonymous Sarnian to MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network. “On the evening of March 30th I… Read more »

COLUMN: Good names, bad names – you know we’ve had our share

The name The Beer Store earned top marks as a business brand from our editor, although he admits a fondness for its products does influence his opinion.

“The Lambton INN is out. The Lambton College Residence & Event Centre is in.” So begins the optimistic news release from Lambton College in February announcing the facility had been renamed. Because The Lambton Inn is both a student residence and a special event centre, college brass thought it wise to rebrand. A change of… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Think big on Centennial Park design

David Lavender Because quality of life is elevated by intelligent design, Sarnia should offer an open competition for the redesign of Centennial Park. The major expenditure required for the park’s reconstruction offers the city an unprecedented opportunity to consider Centennial Park as THE Centennial Project, and to execute a thoughtful, creative, and comprehensive legacy design… Read more »