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New helipad could begin airlifting patients this fall

Tara Jeffrey Construction of a new $912,000 helipad was expected to begin at Bluewater Health this week. The former St. Patrick’s High School athletic track area on East Street is fenced off while crews lift and remove the oval track. The property — which Bluewater Health purchased from the St. Clair Catholic District School Board… Read more »

Sports Hall of Fame banquet returns

Journal Staff The Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame’s annual induction dinner is returning this fall after a two-year absence. It was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 by the COVID-19 pandemic after 37 consecutive years. The banquet will be held Oct. 15 at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club, said Hall of Fame president Pete Coenjarts…. Read more »

Bloom with a view

This photo provides an aerial view of Japanese cherry trees blossoming in Sarnia’s Bayshore Park on Thursday. The trees were a gift to Sarnia and received between 2002 and 2006 as part of the Sakura project, which saw more than 3,000 cherry trees planted in Ontario communities as a symbol of goodwill and friendship between… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What date in May has become commonly known as National Star Wars Day? 2 – Congratulations and Good Luck. Annabelle Rayson, Safia Deol, Krish Modi, Kiran Prasad and Arushi Rawai will be competing at what national fair, held virtually from May 16-20? 3 – Volvo Cars was founded in 1927 in what country?… Read more »

Who’s that knocking at my door?

A male grey screech owl peers out from its hole as a squirrel tucks into a nut on the same tree, located on a private yard in Sarnia. Their conflict is an old one. The owl has tried to raise a family there in the past, only to have harassing squirrels frighten off the female,… Read more »

Team Photo: Provincial Bronze

The Mooretown Lady Flags U-11 “C” team won bronze at the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association Provincial Championships held April 8-10 in the GTA. Pictured from left are, back row: Assistant coaches Steve Vandenheuvel, Mike Gardner, head coach Bryan Jeffrey, manager Marilyn Maoirat, and assistant coach Craig Stewart. Middle row: Irelynn Shaw, Hannah Stewart, Harper Vandenheuvel,… Read more »

Walleye fishing challenge back for a second year

Journal Staff The Blue Coast Walleye Challenge is returning to Sarnia-Lambton for a second year, running June 3 to 12 in the St. Clair River and Lake Huron. The second annual event, hosted by the Bluewater Anglers and Angler’s Atlas, uses a mobile app for the fish weigh-in. Participants download the MyCatch app, take a… Read more »

Sarnia painter making impact at international galleries

Tara Jeffrey Bennett Slater said he never thought much about his art — it just came naturally. “From my earliest memories of colouring books, I never questioned why I liked it,” said the Sarnia native and globally recognized artist, now living in Toronto. “My dad was a teacher and we always had a lot of… Read more »