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Point Edward park plans draw mixed reviews

Cathy Dobson Point Edward council intends to take advantage of a rare Ontario Trillium Foundation grant for major reconstruction of a Monk Street park, but some residents are unhappy. They are complaining that they didn’t get enough input into the plan and that several park features will disrupt their quiet street that overlooks the Sarnia… Read more »

Photographer takes to Lake Chipican like a duck to water

Journal Staff Lake Chipican has been a revelation to Sarnia nature photographer Ronny D’Haene. “Until last year I didn’t know about (the wildlife) around it,” he said. “I didn’t think there would be much there because of all the people around.” His opinion was changed by a massive, dinosaur-like snapping turtle he encountered on a… Read more »

Stan by me

Flat Stanley got a sightseeing tour of Point Edward last week, courtesy of Lloyd and Connie Churchill. Stanley arrived in the mail from the couple’s young niece, Aliyah Hanson, of Winnipeg, as part of a class project to learn about different people and places. The tour included stops and photo-ops at the Children’s Animal Farm,… Read more »

What’s Happening: Week of May 23

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, May 23 Biking The Lambton… Read more »

New JNAAG exhibit explores diversity in Canadian photography

Cathy Dobson For the next four months, every single wall at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery is covered in photos from a new exhibition that studies Canadian photography throughout the latter part of the 20th Century. Some of the pieces are stunningly large, like the photo of photographer Jin-me Yoon taken at Lake Louise… Read more »

Letters: Week of May 23

City should provide cloth bags Sir: I am not an environmental activist nor am I an environmental fanatic. I am merely another person who believes in changing the environment for the better. I believe city council should provide, for free, three to five cloth bags to each household. Residents could then start carrying these bags… Read more »

Nothing competitive about new Dog Eat Dog décor store

Cathy Dobson Chrissy McRoberts spends mornings in her basement workshop building primitive furniture from discarded wood. At noon, she brushes off the sawdust and heads upstairs to open her new multi-artisan showroom at 161 Mitton St. S. Dog Eat Dog Home Furnishings and Décor held its grand opening on May 1. McRoberts says it’s her dream… Read more »