Tackling affordable housing a top priority, mayor says

Cathy Dobson One of Sarnia’s top priorities this year has to be its dire shortage of affordable housing, says Mayor Mike Bradley. Low-income residents wait years for subsidized units and rising rents are forcing people into the street, the mayor said at his annual ‘State of the City’ address last week. “Every community in Canada… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What “home” in space has been continuously occupied since the year 2000?   2 – In June, who was appointed as chief of Sarnia Fire and Rescue Services?   3 – Trumpeter, whooper, and black-necked are all varieties of what bird?   4 – The singer, Shakira, was born in what South American… Read more »

Breakthrough on lease to unlock stalled Bayside redevelopment plan

Cathy Dobson Better late than never. A long-term agreement for Lambton County’s Shared Services centre to operate out of a renovated Bayside Centre should be ready for signing next month, officials say. Lambton County councillors will review the 20-year lease for approval in February, says Stephane Thiffeault, the county’s general manager of corporate services. Though… Read more »

High lead levels in 2% of homes

Troy Shantz and George Mathewson About 40 of 2,000 Sarnia homes and businesses tested in the first year of a three-year program had lead in their tap water above the Ontario drinking water standard. And that result is surprisingly good news, says the city’s public works superintendent. “We’re finding 2%, which is very low and… Read more »

Building on momentum the goal of second Women’s March

Tara Jeffrey Organizers of Sarnia-Lambton’s second Women’s March are hoping last year’s massive turnout is a sign of good things to come. “It was pretty much the worst weather it could have been last year,” said Lila Palychuk, a member of Women’s March Canada’s local chapter. Despite heavy snow falling and a cold alert, more… Read more »

Jeffrey hoists Spengler Cup

Dustin Jeffrey celebrates Team Canada’s Spengler Cup victory in Davos, Switzerland on Dec. 31 with three-year-old son Nash. The Sarnia native, who grew up in Courtright and played with the Lambton Jr. Sting and Mooretown Flags, scored twice in the 4-0 final win over HC Ocelari Trinec. Jeffrey, 31, had three goals and four assists… Read more »

Mayor honours Sarnians who made a difference in 2019

Journal Staff They worked with the challenged, the hungry and the hurting, and they excelled in a studio, stage or sports field. But one thing connects the 20 groups and individuals named by Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley to his 2019 Honour List – they are living proof that people can make a difference. The list… Read more »