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Year in Review: Deafblind woman finding new joy in life and art

Editor’s Note: This week we’re running our favourite people features of 2021, a reminder that even in difficult years good things happen. This one first appeared June 24. Cathy Dobson Every morning, Talice Connelly organizes her day. In a row of empty baskets she places specific items to indicate what she plans to do. A sweatband… Read more »

City bans street parking on Lakeshore Road

Journal Staff Vehicle parking is no longer allowed anyone on Lakeshore Road between Murphy and Telfer roads. The stretch of Lakeshore from Modeland to Telfer was reconstructed over the past two years to include wider paved shoulders to encourage walking and cycling. Council made the move after City Hall received complaints of vehicles parking on… Read more »

Mayor’s stately Victorian home getting a second look

Tara Jeffrey Bill Heartwell is hoping a calendar dedicated to his childhood home will strike a chord with history-loving Sarnians. “There’s been a lot of interest,” the Toronto-based architect said of the 2022 calendar, “Recollections of the Gurd Mansion,” dedicated to a long-gone home that was once the largest in Sarnia. “My grandfather bought the… Read more »

City to continue providing free menstrual products in washrooms

Journal Staff Sarnia will continue to provide free menstrual products in public washrooms on a permanent basis. City council has endorsed the idea following a trial period at arenas and park. Twenty-two dispensers were installed at nine facilities in January of 2020, and the pilot was extended a year because pandemic closures didn’t result in… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Of all of Santa’s reindeer, which one comes last in the alphabet? 2 – Theatre Sarnia’s holiday-themed production of what show was a big hit at the Imperial Theatre? 3 – In a thrilling game, what team won the recent 108th Grey Cup? 4 – Corunna’s Helen Smith and her family recently pitched… Read more »