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Sorry, we’re on vacation

The Journal office and website are closed this week to give all our staff a well-deserved week off this summer. The office and online operations will resume on Aug. 3, with the next print edition coming out Aug. 12. See you then!

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – The astronomical symbol of what planet is a trident? 2 – Sarnia’s Julia Greenshields will be representing Canada in what sport at the Olympics in Tokyo? 3 – “Steeltown” is one of the nicknames of what Ontario city? 4 – Brenda Lorenz, Mary Jean O’Donnell, and Sharon Nethercott have designed a 21- kilometre… Read more »

Cow Creek flowing again

Boat traffic is once again using Cow Creek after its sand-clogged mouth was cleared over three days earlier this month. Heavy equipment dug a channel two metres deep and eight metres wide and piled the clean sediment on shore, allowing the backed-up creek that winds through Bright’s Grove to flow freely again. The city is… Read more »

Need for addiction treatment locally far outstrips capacity

Tara Jeffrey Demand for addiction treatment is soaring locally as officials cling to hope Ontario will come through on a long awaited, full-fledged rehabilitation facility. “It’s extremely high demand,” said Paula Reaume-Zimmer, Integrated Vice President for mental health and addictions at Bluewater Health and CMHA Lambton-Kent. “On a daily basis we are turning away more… Read more »

Q&A: Veteran applying army logistics to vaccine rollout

Troy Shantz Les Jones was a member of the Canadian military before embarking on a 30-year career with Sarnia Police. These days he is president of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 62, and an advisor to Sarnia’s emergency management team during the pandemic. As such, he is helping coordinate hundreds of volunteers and overseeing logistics… Read more »

Victim’s plea prompts council to review safety of intersections

Cathy Dobson A local woman’s emotional plea for traffic lights at two collision-prone Cathcart Boulevard intersections has prompted a new study. Janette Riddell was seriously injured in a two-car crash at Cathcart and Indian Road nine months ago. “It is your duty to protect the safety of your constituents,” Riddell told city council on July… Read more »

No shortage of ideas for city’s growing biking network

Cathy Dobson  Sarnia needs to create two east-west commuter routes for cyclists on Wellington and London roads, an avid cyclist says. The current plan to use Maria Street is a great option for leisure cyclists, but not for people needing to get to work, Robert Dickieson told city council last week. “We need to connect… Read more »

City helping property owners with lead pipe replacement

Journal Staff Sarnia is offering a helping hand to homeowners with lead water lines on their property. After finding fewer than 200 properties with lead service lines buried underground– about 2% of the number expected by consultants – council has agreed to replace those on the homeowner’s side of the property line at no cost…. Read more »