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The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What was the colour of the brick road in the movie “The Wizard of Oz”? 2 – On D-Day, June 6, 1944, 14,000 Canadians, Sarnians among them, landed on what beach? 3 – How many sides are on a standard home plate in baseball? 4 – What former St. Patrick’s High School student… Read more »

No fire boat leaves Stag & Fawn island residents worried

Tara Jeffrey Cottage owners on Stag and Fawn islands are concerned after learning St. Clair Township firefighters have no approved boats to cross the St. Clair River in an emergency. Residents are worried because of a new interpretation of an existing Transport Canada law that prohibits firefighters from reaching the islands on boats that aren’t… Read more »

Student vids draw rave from pop band Walk Off The Earth

Tara Jeffrey Students at two elementary schools have formed their own ‘gang of rhythm’ to catch the attention of a popular Canadian band. “We were talking about concerts in music class, and I said to the kids, ‘Do you know who’s coming to Sarnia? Walk Off The Earth!” said Vanessa Mina, an early childhood educator… Read more »

Council narrowly green-lights plan to expand Bright Grove library

Tara Jeffrey A long-awaited and hotly contested expansion of the Bright’s Grove Library is one step closer to reality after council agreed to add it to Sarnia’s 10-year capital plan. “We’re thrilled,” said Kirsten Kilner Holmes, who co-chairs the group spearheading the proposed ‘community hub’ at 2618 Hamilton Rd., home to Gallery in the Grove… Read more »

Theatre Sarnia stages upbeat farce, Something Rotten!

Cathy Dobson Brent Wilkinson says when he saw the Broadway production of Something Rotten! he laughed until he cried. “Aside from the humour it’s so smart and outrageous,” said Wilkinson who has a lead role in Theatre Sarnia’s upcoming version. “It’s pure fiction but it’s based on real events.” Something Rotten! ran on Broadway for… Read more »

Major new apartment complex proposed near Lambton Mall

Cathy Dobson Four new apartment buildings are proposed for the former Famous Players property at 1450 London Rd. Southside Group purchased the six acres immediately east of Lambton Mall in 2021, after the shuttered movie theatre and Norm’s Pub and Grill were demolished. The development company wants to begin construction on the six-storey buildings –… Read more »

A quick look at the candidates running in Sarnia-Lambton

Journal Staff Here are the candidates seeking to represent Sarnia-Lambton at Queen’s Park in the June 2 provincial election: BOB BAILEY – CONSERVATIVE Bailey, 71, is heading into his fifth consecutive election race in Sarnia-Lambton — he’s been representing the riding since 2007. The Incumbent MPP was born and raised in Petrolia, worked at NOVA… Read more »

Winners of street repair lottery chosen. “Why not my road?” residents ask

Tara Jeffrey It’s not easy deciding which of Sarnia’s streets should get re-paved, says the city’s construction manager. “It’s very, very difficult to come up with 10 roads when there are 100 roads that warrant it,” Rob Williams said of the ‘Road Rehabilitation’ winners — namely, the list of streets approved for repair this year…. Read more »

City waffles on reclaiming Lakeshore right-of-way after hearing from landowners

Cathy Dobson Despite the urging of staff, city council pulled back on reclaiming the Old Lakeshore Road right-of-way in Bright’s Grove last week. Instead, councillors voted unanimously to spend tens of thousands of dollars on preliminary design work for shoreline protection and a multi-use path on the 750-metre stretch between the Cull Drain and Mike… Read more »