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Surf and turf

A handful of uprooted trees and a new sand beach mark the location of what was formerly private lakefront property, just east of Blackwell Beach. High winds and waves two weeks ago gouged out at least 10 metres (33 feet) of the shoreline there. The armour stone in the foreground was placed by the city… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Which variety of hard green-skinned apple is named after an Australian woman who died in 1870?   2 – This fall, the former Tepperman’s store at Lambton Mall will be opened as a training centre for what local group?   3 – In what year did several countries boycott the Summer Olympics because… Read more »

Should these mosaics be spared from the wrecking ball?

Troy Shantz A matching set of tile mosaics built into a Canatara park washroom slated for demolition this year should be salvaged and preserved, local artists say. The mosaics of a striding boy and girl denote the gender of entrances to the washrooms located just west of Lake Chipican in Canatara Park. The obscure building… Read more »

Letters: week of May 9

Still looking for the Good Samaritan who helped that day Sir: About a year ago, my elderly mother and I were out for a drive in our old family van. It seemed to be overheating, so I headed back towards our regular garage. I was headed east on Michigan Avenue when we reached the intersection… Read more »

What’s happening: week of May 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   Thursday, May 9   Spring Tea… Read more »

Eager beaver latest to check out benefits of urban living

Troy Shantz Officials are keeping a close eye on Lake Chipican’s newest resident. A beaver arrived a few weeks ago, and though the city has no immediate plans to relocate the giant rodent, staff is watching for tree damage in Sarnia’s most popular park, said Parks and Recreation director Rob Harwood. The newcomer adds to… Read more »