Winners of street repair lottery chosen. “Why not my road?” residents ask

Tara Jeffrey It’s not easy deciding which of Sarnia’s streets should get re-paved, says the city’s construction manager. “It’s very, very difficult to come up with 10 roads when there are 100 roads that warrant it,” Rob Williams said of the ‘Road Rehabilitation’ winners — namely, the list of streets approved for repair this year…. Read more »

City waffles on reclaiming Lakeshore right-of-way after hearing from landowners

Cathy Dobson Despite the urging of staff, city council pulled back on reclaiming the Old Lakeshore Road right-of-way in Bright’s Grove last week. Instead, councillors voted unanimously to spend tens of thousands of dollars on preliminary design work for shoreline protection and a multi-use path on the 750-metre stretch between the Cull Drain and Mike… Read more »

Healthcare dominates first Sarnia-Lambton candidate debate

Cathy Dobson Incumbent Bob Bailey found himself on the defensive during the first meeting of Sarnia-Lambton candidates vying for office in the June 2 provincial election. It was a new position for Bailey, who has been Sarnia-Lambton’s Conservative MPP for 15 years but has never campaigned before as a member of the governing party. Health… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia quiz

1 – In the world of sports, jackknife, swallow, swan, and pike are types of what? 2 – An eight-lane running track and a sport field covered with artificial turf are almost completed at what local high school? 3 – A Dorgi is a dog breed that comes from breeding which two dogs? 4 –… Read more »

Future of the Five Corners gas station remains uncertain

Cathy Dobson The development of a key property at the intersection of Mitton and Wellington streets has stalled, leaving City Hall to contend with property complaints. Orders to cut the grass and clear the lot of garbage have been issued 15 to 20 times over the past two years, said Adam MacDonald, Sarnia’s chief building… Read more »

More host homes needed for arriving Ukrainian families

Cathy Dobson Deb and Peter Osmond know very little about the Ukrainian family arriving this week to live at their Corunna home. They are expecting Igor Marhalevich, his pregnant wife Olya and their 10-year-old son, also named Igor, says Deb Osmond. They left Ukraine shortly after the Russians invaded in February and have been waiting… Read more »

Out of service: Residents of seven-storey apartment building upset by grounded elevator

Tara Jeffrey Residents of a Sarnia apartment complex that houses many seniors say they feel trapped by the building’s only elevator being offline for up to two months. Skyline Living notified tenants at the Governor House East last fall that the elevator in the seven-storey building needed replacement. The work has now begun. A notice… Read more »

Two simultaneous student shows off to a great art

Cathy Dobson If you look closely enough, the pandemic’s impact can be seen in the art of today’s students, says Trevor Jamieson. The Northern Collegiate teacher is one of 13 from Sarnia-Lambton high schools volunteering to select and install works for two student shows running simultaneously at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts and… Read more »