City’s proposed graffiti policy isn’t a complete wash

Journal Staff City Hall wants to hear what residents have to say about graffiti. A draft graffiti policy is available for review and public comments until March 15. The proposed policy seeks to minimize graffiti on both public and private property through engagement, reporting and prompt removal. But it also recognizes certain public spaces could… Read more »

New bike shop owner eager to get back in the saddle

Cathy Dobson In the grip of winter, most of us aren’t thinking about the upcoming bicycling season, but Sarnia’s Andrew Colborne is thinking of little else. He is getting ready to open a new bicycle shop at 137 Michigan Ave. in Point Edward by mid-March. The timing is ideal, he says. Pandemic-weary Sarnians have bought bicycles… Read more »

Endangered snakes getting free ride to Canatara Park

Journal Staff A population of endangered snakes in Point Edward will be relocated this year to Canatara Park. The Butler’s garter snakes will be captured by wildlife technicians at 1600 Venetian Blvd. and moved to enhanced habitat at the Sarnia park’s south end. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Sarnia city council have each approved… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What is the world’s smallest ocean? 2 – ServiceOntario is now located at what building complex on North Christina Street? 3 – Jeff Bezos recently announced his resignation as CEO of what company? 4 – What Sarnian, with skating partner Kirsten Moore-Towers, won gold at this year’s Skate Canada Challenge? 5 – If… Read more »

Workforce severely hit but hope on the horizon: studies

Cathy Dobson   Three-quarters of Sarnia’s employers downsized their workforce over the past year, but some have begun rehiring, according to two studies to be released next month. New research indicates some local jobs are likely gone forever, but new ones will be created through the permanent changes businesses make after the pandemic. Post-pandemic jobs… Read more »

Vaccine plan: More doses arriving locally, but most won’t get a shot for months

Journal Staff Sarnia-Lambton is getting another 8,200 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, but most residents won’t get a shot for at least several months. A first shipment of 3,500 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived in Sarnia on Monday and is being given to high-priority health-care staff, Lambton Public Health says. An additional 3,500 Pfizer doses… Read more »