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The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Last month, Sanna Marin, 34, became the world’s youngest head of state when she was sworn in as prime minister of what country?   2 – Drive carefully:  What city street was the site of the most vehicle collisions in 2019?   3 – In what province would you find Canada’s Magnetic Hill?… Read more »

Long-time vendor at Farmers’ Market hangs up his apron

Troy Shantz It’s the end of an era at the Sarnia Farmers’ Market. After a 25-year run, Frank Kap said goodbye last month to Kappie’s Korner, the booth at the Ontario Street market known for its produce, honey and flowers. Dozens of long-time customers stopped by to wish him well. “A lot of tears, a… Read more »

Point Edward reaches deal on foundry land cleanup

Journal Staff Point Edward and the owners of the former Holmes Foundry lands have reached an agreement to clean up the property, the village said today. The deal with Point Edward Gateway Inc. includes the removal of all vegetation and the demolition of two cement-block buildings that remain from the foundry Chrysler owned until 1988…. Read more »

Sarnia about to decide fate of historic Canatara cabin

Troy Shantz For the log cabin in Canatara Park it’s not over till it’s over, says preservation advocate Paul Beaudet. City Hall and the project-funding Seaway Kiwanis Club plan to demolish the 160-year-old structure cabin and replace it with a replica. A final vote is expected Jan. 20. But an alternative plan to restore one… Read more »

New collective aims to get more women active in politics

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s Helen Cole is troubled that relatively few women are elected to municipal councils. So she’s doing something about it. Cole is the founder of The Jean Collective, a new group that aims to educate women about the political process and how to get elected in Sarnia-Lambton. “Research shows women bring a different… Read more »

Letters: week of Jan. 16

People, not God, cause human misery Sir: In his Dec. 19 letter, Paul Pinel stated Hitler was a Christian and implied Stalin was also. While it is true both these men had some religious upbringing, it ends there. Stalin’s father was a very cruel alcoholic, according to Wikipedia. His mother was a deeply religious woman… Read more »

Experts upbeat about local employment opportunities this year

George Mathewson The local economy will generate strong employment numbers this year as companies compete for available workers, local job experts say. “Based on what we are hearing from local employers, we are very optimistic about what 2020 has in store for Sarnia-Lambton,” said Bruce Hein, franchise owner of the Sarnia Express Employment Professionals. “Locally,… Read more »

What’s happening: week of Jan. 16

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, Jan. 16   College Night… Read more »

Former Sting played role in Canada’s world junior gold

Troy Shantz As Canada was pulling off its dramatic come-from-behind gold medal victory at the World Junior Hockey Championships, a former Sarnia Sting was working feverishly behind the scenes. As Canada’s pre-scout coach, Alan Letang studied the opposing teams and prepared video clips on demand for coaches Mark and Dale Hunter, of Oil Springs. “Hockey… Read more »