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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 »

Take the Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      Which denomination of currency is sometimes referred to as a “C Note”? 2.      Sarnia’s motto in Latin “Sarnia Semper” means what in English? 3.      “When I See an Elephant Fly”, a song from Disney’s animated film Dumbo, is sung by what type of birds? 4.      An integral part of Sarnia’s waterfront since 1970, what… Read more »

St. Clair junior girls basketball tournament

Madi Sawatzky, right, of the Northern Collegiate junior girls basketball team, attempts a shot while being guarded by two Wallaceburg Tartans during the St. Clair Junior Girls Basketball Tournament on Oct. 3-4.   Eight teams participated in the event, played at St. Clair Secondary in Sarnia. Northern went 3-0 in the tournament, defeating Wallaceburg 56-26 in… Read more »