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Letters: week of Jan. 9

Atheists are in denial Sir: I am responding to the Dec. 19 letter from Paul Pinel, “This atheist is curious about but not afraid of the hereafter. “ The atheist dost protest too much, methinks. The first atheist I heard speak was Charles Templeton. He used to preach with Billy Graham until, as he tells… Read more »

Upshot

The Northern Collegiate’s senior boys basketball team was riding a 5-1 record when play resumed this week. The Vikings defeated the St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish 69-56 in the final game of 2019 for both teams; the 15th annual Rebounds for Rebound fundraiser for Sarnia-Lambton Rebound. Here, Northern’s Chandler Haagsma is fouled by Gavin Bebingh of… Read more »

What’s happening: week of Jan. 9

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 info@thesarniajournal.ca   Thursday, Jan. 9   Depression &… Read more »

Point Edward inks four-year contract for OPP service

Cathy Dobson The Village of Point Edward has renewed its OPP contract and is considering adding extra officers on busy weekends. The four-year contract that started Jan. 1 contains an increase of about 1% for the same level of service the OPP currently provides. “One officer and cruiser for every shift, and keeping an office… Read more »

High lead levels in 2% of homes

Troy Shantz and George Mathewson About 40 of 2,000 Sarnia homes and businesses tested in the first year of a three-year program had lead in their tap water above the Ontario drinking water standard. And that result is surprisingly good news, says the city’s public works superintendent. “We’re finding 2%, which is very low and… Read more »

Snowless winter impacts Sarnia’s Christmas bird count

Troy Shantz They say a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. That was certainly the case for one group during Lambton Wildlife’s second annual Christmas Bird Count. After nearly an hour of searching in Canatara Park their scorecard read: 1 squirrel. O birds. Club member Brandon Edwards said snow-covered ground this… Read more »

It was close, but United Way campaign did achieve goal

Troy Shantz It came down to the final few hours but the United Way managed to reach its fundraising target in 2019. And that’s good news for local social programs and services. “This is the latest we’ve ever reached goal at. It literally took until New Year’s Eve,” said executive director Dave Brown. The final… Read more »