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Frozen bay

Residential towers on Front Street are reflected from the glossy surface of a newly refrozen Sarnia Bay in this drone image recorded at Centennial Park last week. Drone photo, courtesy of David Cooke,

Lake Huron property owners not happy about erosion

Troy Shantz A Sarnia resident is at odds with the city over the cause of a failed seawall at his lakefront property, a potential hint of things to come if Lake Huron continues to rise. Sections of John McNeill’s seawall collapsed last fall, a problem he says is linked to shoreline repairs the city did… Read more »

Letters: week of Mar. 21

Offering a brief comment on a long complaint Sir: Regarding the March 14 story, “Code of conduct complaint cites mayor, councillors.” The key word for the complainant, Matt Mitro, is “ex-councillor.” ‘Nuff said! Steve Anderson Sarnia     Recognizing an exceptional couple and all they do for community Sir: Amid the recent elegance and eloquence of… Read more »

Even in winter, Sarnia is a great place to watch nature

Journal Staff It’s been a good winter for nature photographer Ronny D’Haene. Readers may remember an image he shared last month of a coyote and bald eagles scrapping over food on the St. Clair River ice. Or a shot he took of a confused row of pigeons, and another of water rolling like quicksilver from… Read more »

What’s happening: week of Mar. 21

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to   Thursday, March 21   Income Tax… Read more »

Hey, Graphic Designers

The Journal is looking to hire a graphic designer, part-time, two to three days a week. Contact Daryl Smith:                  

New downtown store providing outlet for local crafters

Cathy Dobson  Jess Haughton and Renee Corry say their approach to business is winning the trust of area craftspeople and proving a collective for handmade goods can be successful in Sarnia. Parallel Junction has been open two months, and even at this traditionally slow time of the retail year it’s working for them and their… Read more »

Severe PSW shortage on agenda at health care Town Hall

Troy Shantz The growing shortage of personal support workers and their difficult working conditions will be discussed at a Town Hall meeting Saturday, officials say. “The word is out. People are leaving the profession of PSW and they’re not enrolling in PSW courses at community colleges,” said Shirley Roebuck, chair of the Sarnia-Lambton Health Coalition…. Read more »

Next topic at Sarnia Speaks forum: dealing with trauma

Tara Jeffrey Everyone’s experience with trauma matters. That’s what Daniel Oudshoorn, moderator of the next Sarnia Speaks event, wants people who have experienced any type of trauma, to take home. “Just because someone else has a more shocking story, it doesn’t invalidate your own hurt,” said Oudshoorn, a London native who has spent more than… Read more »