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New subdivision park swings into action

Playground equipment is on its way for an empty park in a new city subdivision. Residents of Blackwell Glen managed to raise almost $21,000 from businesses, a barbecue and door-to-door donations, which will be matched by city hall. They will work with city staff in choosing accessible structures for the new playground, which could open… Read more »

A beautiful day at the beach

Ray and Rosie Richards of Sarnia relax under an open sky at Canatara Park beach following a hard day working around the house. Rosie said the beach is the perfect place to enjoy a fine fall day. Glenn Ogilvie

A race on in Point Edward

Cathy Dobson With many Point Edward lawns sporting two and three election signs the village municipal race appears to be heating up. Two new candidates with strong community profiles are challenging three incumbents. When villagers go to the polls Oct. 27 they’ll vote to fill four council seats. Longtime council member John Romlewski has decided… Read more »

New doctor comes to town

The pull of home proved too strong for Blake Pearson. The family physician had job opportunities in other Ontario communities and beyond Canada as well, but has chosen to hang his shingle at the Rapids Family Health Team, said Carly Nienhuis, of the Physician Recruitment Taskforce of Sarnia Lambton. Dr. Pearson, originally from Corunna, is… Read more »

Zzas pizzeria pizza offers pizzaz

Cathy Dobson Are you hip enough to know about Zzas? If you’re not, you are about to be. Zzas is the name of a new downtown pizza bistro opened this week by Silvia Cavaco and her business partner Neil McCahill. “I’ve had a lot of people ask me what the name means,” says Cavaco.  “It’s… Read more »

Pinehurst built by area’s first sheriff

John Rochon In the fall of 1957 it was announced that the home of one of Sarnia’s leading families for 100 years, Pinehurst, would be razed to make way for a modern Insurance office.  The office building wasn’t built on the site, but years later it would become the site of Harvey’s Restaurant on Christina… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Ugly signs show lack of civic pride

Olivia Seibutis It’s funny how quickly I condemn Michigan’s I-69 highway for its barrage of billboards littered every hundred meters, making the construction and cracked roads seem only that much worse, because it was recently brought to my attention that Sarnia may not be so different. Thanks to repairs in more recent years, our roads… Read more »

“Blood Moon” over Sarnia

Journal reader Laura Austin shared this photo she took of the lunar eclipse shortly before sunrise this morning. The image, taken over Sarnia, shows the moon in the earth’s shadow shortly before the maximum eclipse. Total lunar eclipses occur two times  a year but can’t be seen everywhere on the planet at the same time…. Read more »

Sarnia-Lambton steps up wind turbine fight

Heather Wright Special to The Journal Lambton County has earmarked $60,000 to back a Charter challenge of the way Ontario approves industrial wind farms. In addition to the money, county staff are also applying for intervenor status in the case, which pits a handful of Huron County residents against three large industrial wind projects. Taxpayers… Read more »