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Sarnia filmmaker Sami Khan nominated for an Academy Award

Cathy Dobson Sarnia native Sami Khan can’t quite believe he’ll share the red carpet in a few weeks with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and other Hollywood stars at this year’s Academy Awards. Khan will attend the glittery affair in Los Angeles with Bruce Franks Jr., the subject of the film Khan co-directed with U.S…. Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Last month, Sanna Marin, 34, became the world’s youngest head of state when she was sworn in as prime minister of what country?   2 – Drive carefully:  What city street was the site of the most vehicle collisions in 2019?   3 – In what province would you find Canada’s Magnetic Hill?… Read more »

Point Edward reaches deal on foundry land cleanup

Journal Staff Point Edward and the owners of the former Holmes Foundry lands have reached an agreement to clean up the property, the village said today. The deal with Point Edward Gateway Inc. includes the removal of all vegetation and the demolition of two cement-block buildings that remain from the foundry Chrysler owned until 1988…. Read more »

Experts upbeat about local employment opportunities this year

George Mathewson The local economy will generate strong employment numbers this year as companies compete for available workers, local job experts say. “Based on what we are hearing from local employers, we are very optimistic about what 2020 has in store for Sarnia-Lambton,” said Bruce Hein, franchise owner of the Sarnia Express Employment Professionals. “Locally,… Read more »

#MeToo effect: Reports of sexual assault in Sarnia double as more victims come forward

Troy Shantz The number of reported sexual assaults in Sarnia more than doubled between 2017 and 2018, confirming the impact of the #MeToo movement, city police say. “We truly believe, with the changes in society… more people are more comfortable reporting what’s happening to them,” said Const. John Sottosanti. Sexual assault cases jumped to 95… Read more »

Tackling affordable housing a top priority, mayor says

Cathy Dobson One of Sarnia’s top priorities this year has to be its dire shortage of affordable housing, says Mayor Mike Bradley. Low-income residents wait years for subsidized units and rising rents are forcing people into the street, the mayor said at his annual ‘State of the City’ address last week. “Every community in Canada… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What “home” in space has been continuously occupied since the year 2000?   2 – In June, who was appointed as chief of Sarnia Fire and Rescue Services?   3 – Trumpeter, whooper, and black-necked are all varieties of what bird?   4 – The singer, Shakira, was born in what South American… Read more »