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The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What actor, who played Lou Grant in two TV series and was the voice of Carl in the movie “Up,” died recently at age 91? 2 – Sarnia native Matt Shaw was part of a four-person team that recently skated inline from Windsor to Ottawa for what cause? 3 –  Canadian teenager Leylah… Read more »

Week of September 23

Tarzanland is no place for an asphalt jungle Sir: It would seem we seldom see a nice, quiet wooded trail that cannot be improved by pavement. Case in point is the proposal to asphalt a path through our cherished “Tarzanland” in Canatara Park. Many streets in our community COULD use a large dose of that… Read more »

Sarnia ponders new indoor recreational facility

Journal Staff Building a new indoor recreational facility in Sarnia should be a high priority for council. So say 94% of the more than 800 residents who responded to a recent feasibility study survey. High priorities identified include an indoor field for soccer, football and baseball, an indoor walking track, and meeting rooms and activity… Read more »

Week of September 23

What’s happening events must be open to the public or virtual, 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 With pandemic cancellations common, we… Read more »

Traffic lights approved for Cathcart Boulevard

Journal Staff City council has approved traffic lights for two notorious intersections. Cathcart Boulevard at Indian Road and Cathcart at Murphy Road have seen numerous collisions, including one that killed ten-year-old Jillian Keck in 2013, and another in 2020 that left Sarnia resident Janette Riddell with a brain injury. Despite two elementary schools in the… Read more »

Sarnia to help pick up storm debris next week

Journal Staff Sarnia is adding a brush and yard waste collection day in response to last night’s storm. The pickup runs from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 on the regular collection day of residents, and there is no limit on the volume of brush collected, provided it is properly contained, City Hall said today. Yard… Read more »