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City eyes major investment to save Bright’s Grove shore

Troy Shantz & George Mathewson Sarnia needs to spend $2 million a year for the next 10 years to save the Lake Huron shoreline or face “catastrophic” property losses, the city’s engineering director warns. “Our needs currently outweigh our ability to repair,” David Jackson noted in a sobering report to council last week, which identifies… Read more »

Section of shoreline impacted by murky legal status

Troy Shantz & George Mathewson If Sarnia spends millions protecting its Lake Huron shoreline, will that include a disputed stretch claimed as private property by Bright’s Grove landowners? Known as the “lost beach,” the half-mile of prime waterfront between Perch Creek and Mike Weir Park contains a 66-foot right-of-way that once followed Old Lakeshore Road,… Read more »

Up and Away

Lambton Lion Tyrelle Miller is knocked off balance while attempting a shot against the Sault College Cougars in OCAA basketball action on Oct. 27. The Lions went on to defeat the Cougars 77-58 and improve to 3-1 on the season. The Lady Lions are also off to a great start going undefeated in their first… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Which colour is associated with the blood of aristocrats? 2 – What organization is interested in purchasing the vacant SCITS building? 3 – In which royal palace would you find the Hall of Mirrors? 4 – A rare white squirrel was seen and photographed earlier this month in what city park? 5 –… Read more »

City high schools set the pace at cross country regionals

Journal Staff Sarnia high schools will send six team teams to the all-Ontario cross country championships after posting strong results at the Southwest regional finals on Oct. 23. Northern Collegiate is sending four teams to provincials — novice boys and senior boys, and novice girls and senior girls — after each finished in the top… Read more »

Nature photographer shares some favourite fall photos

George Mathewson Not everyone will belly-crawl through a busy public park to photograph the tongue of a snake just inches from the camera lens. But not everyone is nature photographer Ronny D’Haene. The Sarnia man spends much of his free time in Canatara shooting its furred and feathered inhabitants, especially those that live in and… Read more »

Week of October 31

Wonderful people on both sides got me through bridge calamity Sir: On Oct. 21, I had an appointment in the U.S. and was returning via the Blue Water Bridge to Sarnia. I live 45 minutes from Sarnia, and my Chevy van had acted up when I started to drive, so while in the U.S. I… Read more »