Ukrainian Orthodox church sold; could remain a church

Cathy Dobson   It took just days for Sarnia’s Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church to find a buyer apparently interested in maintaining the elaborate building as a place of worship. “It sold right away,” said John Blysniuk, a Holy Trinity trustee and church member the past 35 years. “It was a pleasant surprise, for sure.”… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal weekly trivia challenge

1 – ABBA was a pop music group from what country? 2 – Since June, Bright’s Grove resident Allan Calvert has been the CEO of what local organization? 3 – Dawn Wells, a cast member of what still popular 1960s TV show, passed away recently? 4 – Sarnia’s Dave Finley recently completed from scratch an… Read more »

Family’s bequest thanks Alzheimer Society for its kindness

Troy Shantz The care and compassion Georgie Cossitt received from the Alzheimer’s Society of Sarnia-Lambton had a huge impact on her last days, her son says. During twice weekly respite care visits, Cossitt and personal support worker Sue Jones would go for walks, make arts and crafts, and they would cook together — a hobby… Read more »

Plan to move library into Clearwater Arena taking shape

Troy Shantz Sarnia could save $60,000 a year by moving the Mallroad Library to Clearwater Arena, city staff says. A floor plan and budget to retrofit the upper level of the Wellington Road arena is in the works, and community consultations are now underway. In the meantime, Sarnia has extended the library’s lease in the… Read more »

New COVID restrictions good, but vaccines would be better: Sarnia Mayor

Journal Staff Sarnia’s Mayor applauds Ontario’s stay-at-home-order, but says a vaccine is the only way back to normalcy. Premier Doug Ford declared a 28-day state of emergency for the province today and on Thursday a stay-at-home order begins.  This means outdoor groups can’t exceed five people, and additional restrictions are in effect for non-essential retail… Read more »

United Way shortfall will cause pain for community agencies

Troy Shantz Despite coming up short on its 2020 campaign, the United Way is still mighty impressed by the generosity of a struggling community, its executive director says. The United Way of Sarnia-Lambton raised 92% of its $1.9 million target, leaving a shortfall of about $174,000 that will soon be felt by some member agencies…. Read more »

NOVA Chemicals’ return-to-work program testing 2,000 this week

Tara Jeffrey Some 2,000 COVID-19 tests were being conducted this week as part of a return-to-work screening program at Nova Chemicals. Company spokesperson Julia Iacovella said the lab-analyzed PCR testing was being administered over a four-day period, by registered nurses, and “captured Nova employees, contractors and tradespeople that are working on our growth projects.” Workers… Read more »