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The week of June 23

College should have done more to help house students Sir: I read with a great deal of personal interest the June 16th story, “International students eyed as key to Sarnia’s future” We moved to our condo (which sits along a major bus route to the college) five years ago this August, and by September we… Read more »

Lambton’s top doctor leaving to lead public health in Yukon

Tara Jeffrey Sometimes an opportunity comes along at just the right time. “And I think this might be one of those times,” says Dr. Sudit Ranade, Lambton’s Medical Officer of Health. Ranade is leaving at the end of this month to take a new job as Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. “I’ve always wanted… Read more »

Tecumseh Park getting video surveillance cameras

Journal Staff Enhanced security measures are coming to Tecumseh Park to help discourage theft and vandalism. City council approved $82,500 in capital funds recently for security upgrades that include new surveillance video cameras at the popular south-Sarnia facility. Work is currently underway at Tecumseh Park and Norma Cox Youth Centre with the addition of new… Read more »

The week of June 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 THURSDAY, JUNE 23 Sounds of… Read more »

OPINION: Even devastating ’53 tornado didn’t slow city’s growth

Phil Egan Journal reader Fran VerBeem recently sent along a copy of ‘Sarnia Reports’ from 1953. Fran’s father H.D. Cook was the city’s building inspector, and the document contains end-of-year summaries compiled by various departments at City Hall. It’s a valuable peek behind the curtain of time. In the booklet’s opening pages Mayor W.C. Nelson… Read more »

City family of six takes in four Ukrainians fleeing the war

Tara Jeffrey Maryna and Matthew Greer have a full house these days. The Sarnia couple, who have four children, have opened their doors to four Ukrainians fleeing to Canada to escape the Russian war. The newcomers include Maryna’s own mother, Valentyna Konoval, who was living in Kyiv when Russia invaded on Feb. 24. “I had… Read more »

At least 20 local candidates already declared for municipal elections

Cathy Dobson The municipal election isn’t until Oct. 24, but incumbents and political newbies are already filing nomination papers in Sarnia, St. Clair Township and Point Edward. That doesn’t surprise Steve Arnold, the veteran mayor of St. Clair, who has decided not to run again. Campaigning can’t begin until your nomination papers are filed, he… Read more »

Sarnia has generous lineup of free evening concerts this summer

Cathy Dobson Residents have been hearing the Sounds of Summer, literally, thanks to the largest free concert series in Sarnia’s history. The uptake was immediate when City Hall put out a call for local artists to perform, says Rachel Veilleux, Sarnia’s community services co-ordinator. “We had a lot of interest and the slots filled up… Read more »