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Fans pack Sarnia’s ‘Rocking the Runway’ drive-in concerts

Troy Shantz Playing to a packed parking lot was no problem for Rodney James and the Riot. “The only thing that was missing was the whistling and the cheering and the clapping … other than that I almost preferred it over a normal concert,” said Rodney James Medwid, the Sarnia band’s lead singer, after playing… Read more »

Three overdose deaths in past four days, Sarnia police say

Troy Shantz At least eight people in Sarnia have suffered a drug overdose since Friday and three of them are dead, city police said today. “This is an ongoing problem; it’s not like it’s unusual to have overdoses,” said Const. John Sottosanti. “But to have so many since Friday, that’s peculiar. And these are (only)… Read more »

Manufacturer reopening plant with 90 new jobs

Troy Shantz Sarnia received a much-needed dose of good news last week when a U.S.-based manufacturer announced it was moving into the former UBE plant with 90 new jobs. CIMC Refrigerated Trailer Co. Ltd. said it will invest $5 million in the industrial site near Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport and assemble 2,000 refrigerated transport trailers… Read more »

Virus infections higher in city than county

Lambton Public Health is now reporting COVID-19 cases on a geographic basis. The case map launched last week breaks the county in five regions of roughly equal population: three urban areas in the immediate Sarnia area and two rural areas covering the rest of Lambton County. The data to date indicates cases are significantly higher… Read more »

Animal Farm deal renewed

Journal Staff Sarnia has renewed its agreement for the Sarnia & District Humane Society to manage the Children’s Animal Farm. Under the new deal, the city will pay the Humane Society $155,200 annually to run the Canatara Park operation, an increase of $10,000. In exchange, the Humane Society will relieve the city of winter maintenance,… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1. Run! How far can a skunk spray accurately? a) 5-9 feet b) 10-15 feet   c) 16-22 feet   2. Why was the flag at City Hall flying at half-mast recently?   3. In what country did the martial art Taekwondo originate?   4. Sarnians Erica Procunier and Elizabeth Hannan were involved in what capacity… Read more »

Free WiFi up and running at two city arenas

Free public wireless Internet access is now available at two of Sarnia’s arenas. WiFi was scheduled to come online at Sarnia Arena last week, and a system at the Progressive Auto Sales Arenas has been operational for some time. Internet access will be available at Clearwater Arena in a few weeks, City Hall said. Meanwhile,… Read more »