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The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What date in May has become commonly known as National Star Wars Day? 2 – Congratulations and Good Luck. Annabelle Rayson, Safia Deol, Krish Modi, Kiran Prasad and Arushi Rawai will be competing at what national fair, held virtually from May 16-20? 3 – Volvo Cars was founded in 1927 in what country?… Read more »

Sarnia painter making impact at international galleries

Tara Jeffrey Bennett Slater said he never thought much about his art — it just came naturally. “From my earliest memories of colouring books, I never questioned why I liked it,” said the Sarnia native and globally recognized artist, now living in Toronto. “My dad was a teacher and we always had a lot of… Read more »

Indigenous housing project to feature communal spaces

Tara Jeffrey A new housing complex planned for Sarnia will serve as a much-needed community hub for Indigenous families, its lead architect says. “We’re not just building housing here — it’s also about building community,” said Matthew Hickey of Two Row Architect, a Six Nations firm spearheading the project funded by Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services…. Read more »

Woman seeking action on loud modified cars and trucks

Tara Jeffrey Reva Steenbergen isn’t ready to give up her fight to silence the thundering vehicle exhausts that roar through Sarnia’s streets. “It’s not just a matter of loud vehicles,” said the Sarnia woman, who has spent years pushing for stricter enforcement on the illegal and deafening exhaust systems of modified cars and trucks. Excessive… Read more »

As musician Mike Stevens puts it, if Sarnia’s air doesn’t get you the French fries will

Cathy Dobson It’s finally here, Sarnia. The music video featuring Mike Stevens’ affectionate ode to his hometown is already being widely shared on social media. And on May 20, Stevens’ 13th album entitled ‘Breathe In the World, Breathe Out Music,’ will be released on Stony Plain Records. ‘Livin’ In Sarnia’ is the album’s third track… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Joint effort bringing Ukrainians to Sarnia – with love

Marilyn Gladu The first of the Ukraine immigrants fleeing their country due to the war have begun to arrive in our community. There are many organizations involved in helping out, and the information and situation is changing almost daily. Hopefully this article will contain some information for the many generous individuals in Sarnia-Lambton who are… Read more »

Block Party expanding to a two-day concert in Centennial

Cathy Dobson The Trews and Walk Off The Earth will share the stage with an eclectic group of accomplished Sarnia musicians for the 5th annual Block Party in Centennial Park. Outdoor concerts are proving highly successful fundraisers for mental health and addictions at Bluewater Health, so the Block Party is expanding to two days, says… Read more »