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City comedian part of coast-to-coast road tour

Cathy Dobson   How is Sarnia’s Andrew Barr contributing to the cross-country comedy tour he’s on with two buddies? “I’m the one most willing to sleep on the floor at the hotel and that’s pretty important when all we get is one room for the night,” he jokes. “I’m also super-duper funny.” Barr, 22, climbed… Read more »

‘Discoveries that Matter:’ New brand to promote community

Cathy Dobson Rarely does a community choose a marketing logo and tagline that doesn’t contain its name but, then again, Sarnia-Lambton’s new branding choice is unique in a lot of ways, says the CEO of the Toronto marketing firm that conceived it. “Normally, you’d have a geographic reference and usually a single entity about the… Read more »

Health campus plans unveiled

Marco Vigliotti Transforming the former Sarnia General Hospital into a campus for healthcare-related businesses should spur further revitalization in the area, says the five-member investor group behind the project. But neighbours wants assurances the proposed redevelopment doesn’t cause parking and congestion problems, and they worry the site will host Bluewater Health’s new 24/7 residential withdrawal… Read more »

Mary Brown brings her chicken to town

Cathy Dobson The first Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken & Taters franchise this side of London has opened. The restaurant at 1149 Confederation St. is owned by Doug and Corinne Loucks, who say it’s the 110th Mary Brown’s location and the only one in this region. Doug Loucks, a former general manager of the Holiday Inn… Read more »

Reports recommends library upgrades

Sarnia will use $32,000 in federal assistance to make the first floor washrooms accessible at the Sarnia Library. Steps to the washroom currently make the library difficult to use for anyone with a disability. The washrooms were just one of many shortcomings identified in a recent architectural report on the condition of the 55-year-old library…. Read more »

Bluewater International Ski Club wants to get to snow you

Barry Wright The winter solstice arrives this weekend and for many that means time for fun in the snow. But what if your preference for outdoor exhilaration is Skiing? Sarnia isn’t exactly hilly. That’s where the Bluewater International Ski Club comes in. It hosts two trips each season to more traditional ski locations. They’re travelling… Read more »

Lost face restored to downtown mural

The lost face of Sir Joseph Hobson has been restored to this mural in downtown Sarnia depicting construction of the first St. Clair Railway tunnel. On hand for the restoration were members of the Sarnia Heritage Committee, artist and sign maker David Beatty, and Bluewater Power, which provided a hoist so the new panel could… Read more »

Point Edward hockey is in a league apart

Barry Wright Despite having one of the smallest catchment areas in southwestern Ontario, teams from the Point Edward Minor Hockey Association are having another banner season in the Lambton-Middlesex Local League. At press time, the six clubs from Tyke to Midget (ages seven to 17) had amassed an overall record of 47-13-6. Winning seasons have… Read more »

Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      What bone is also called the tibia? 2.      A landmark honouring the men who died in the Battle of Britain, Sarnia’s refurbished F-86 Sabre Golden Hawk airplane was returned to its pedestal at what site? 3.      What 19th century prime minister of Great Britain has a popular tea named after him? 4.      One hundred… Read more »