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The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What colour does the cloth of a billiard table traditionally have? 2 – The Mike Weir Foundation will be hosting a Par 3 Challenge at Huron Oaks next week with the benefits going to what cause? 3 – True or False:  A convex shape curves outwards. 4 – Sarnia native Tim Winegard has… Read more »

Rutherglen Close car show like a block party with wheels

Troy Shantz A quiet north-end neighbourhood of Sarnia will echo with the rumble of hot rods in a few weeks and there won’t be a single noise complaint. The “Invade The Close” Car Show returns for its 11th year on Sept. 21 with 300 classic and custom cars and motorcycles expected to converge on Rutherglen… Read more »

ELECTION: PPC’s Brian Everaert would get tough on drugs and crime

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series profiling the five known Sarnia-Lambton candidates in the Oct. 21 federal election. Each attended a get-to-know-you meeting at the Sarnia-Lambton Golden K Kiwanis Club, and they appear in alphabetical order. Cathy Dobson Brian Everaert is introducing himself to voters as a man who says exactly how… Read more »

The dumping of exotic pets in Sarnia cruel and illegal

Cathy Dobson When a Good Samaritan found a large red-eared slider in Canatara Park this summer he did the right thing. Recognizing the turtle was non-native, he took it to the local Humane Society. Red-eared sliders were once commonly sold in pet stores and remain among the world’s 100 most invasive species. Dozens have been… Read more »

Mayor irked by uneven awarding of Ontario cannabis stores

Cathy Dobson Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley is fuming over the Ontario lottery system that has shut out all local applicants hoping to sell cannabis in a legal, private-sector store. For the second time this year, no Sarnia-Lambton applicants were among the winners picked by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s lottery software program. “It… Read more »

Self-taught guitarist happy to share music with others

Cathy Dobson When times are troubled, Sarnia’s Julie Coulombe turns to music. It’s helped her through rough periods of loss and continues to bring comfort as she grieves her mom’s recent death. “There’s no doubt that music is life changing, the way it connects us with others and enriches lives,” says the 46-year-old self-employed foot… Read more »

1 – In what blockbuster movie does a character state, “We’re going to need a bigger boat.” 2 – Sarnia’s annual Terry Fox run is at Canatara Park on Sunday, Sept. 15. In 1980, how many kilometers did Terry Fox average daily in his Marathon of Hope? 25.7 kms      31.7 kms     37.7 kms… Read more »

Amid business pushback, vote coming on downtown BIA

Cathy Dobson An effort to establish a new Business Improvement Area (BIA) for downtown Sarnia is running into opposition. Downtown property owner Pat Coutu is a proponent who says forming a BIA would be a simple way to take marketing “to the next level.” The whole community would benefit if downtown’s profile was raised, he… Read more »