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City boxer faces bigger fighters, wins silver in Sweden

Troy Shantz A Sarnian has earned a silver medal at the world’s largest women’s boxing event. Kaitlyn Clark won two of three bouts at the Golden Girl Tournament held in Boras, Sweden on Feb. 1-2. “It was a great experience and I have some takeaways from it that my coaches and I are going to… Read more »

OPINION: Intricate ‘Queen Street Quilt’ a relic of long-lost church

One thin dime. That’s what the ladies of Queen Street Methodist Church charged local residents to have their names embroidered on the queen-sized quilt in 1897. The stunning result emerged recently from a cedar chest at the home of Sarnia’s Pat Clarke, who is turning over to the Sarnia Historical Society. “It’s time to share… Read more »

Sarnia studying feasibility of affordable ‘tiny homes’

Troy Shantz A citizen group that wants to bring ‘tiny homes’ to Sarnia is one step closer to increasing the city’s affordable housing options. City council directed staff to prepare a feasibility report following a Feb. 10 presentation by SMALL, or Sarnia Making Affordable Living in Lambton. “We’re starting this to give people a step… Read more »

Council goes back to the drawing board on Airbnb rules

Cathy Dobson A homeowner whose complaint helped trigger Sarnia’s effort to regulate short-term rental housing is relieved the city is going back to the drawing board. “We’re glad it’s deferred,” said Carol Chudy. “This gives us another chance for input.” Chudy and her husband are alarmed by the number of single residential houses used as boarding… Read more »

Four new school safety zones to target speeders

Journal Staff Sarnia will create “community safety zones” at four elementary schools as a potential first step for installing photo radar. City council’s move will artificially reduce the vehicle speed limits within 150 metres of the school property lines at P.E. McGibbon, Errol Road, Rosedale and St. Michael’s schools. In a recent report, city staff… Read more »

Historic piano key to cinematic ISO event

  Anthony Wing isn’t one to make things easy for himself. When he performs the 2nd and 3rd movement of Mozart’s 21st piano concerto at The Imperial Theatre this weekend, he won’t be playing an ordinary piano. Instead, he’s challenged himself to perform on a replica of the 1780s Viennese grand piano that Mozart used to debut the… Read more »

Ottawa investing another $15 million in biotech industry

Troy Shantz Sarnia-based Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is getting $15 million in federal funds to expand, a move Ottawa says will create 600 green jobs in Ontario. “The future of biotech is actually in Sarnia,” federal Economic Development Minister Mélanie Joly told business and political leaders at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park last week. “(Sarnia-Lambton)… Read more »