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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 »

Amazing native mussel survives by going fishing with a lure

George Mathewson The St. Clair River at Sarnia is home to a rare shellfish that has a life cycle right out of a sci-fi movie. The wavy-rayed lampmussel looks like a palm-sized clam that lives in the sand and gravel at the bottom of the river. To survive, the mussel’s larvae must somehow find and… Read more »

SCITS students took the stage in Suessical Jr.

Months of preparation and rehearsals came together when SCITS presents Seussical Jr. last weekend. Based on the works of Dr. Seuss, the storyline wove together some of the whimsical author’s most beloved characters and tales culled from at least 15 books. The musical featured a large student cast and even larger production team of about… Read more »

Dermatologist among 5 new doctors joining Bluewater Health

Marco Vigliotti Bluewater Health has added five new doctors including a dermatologist, something Sarnia-Lambton has gone without since last spring. Dr. M. Foroozan has begun seeing patients at Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital in Petrolia, once again providing local residents with skin care. “I chose Sarnia to practice because I recognize the local need for a… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: When Christmas shopping was an adventure

Nadine Wark “Do you have your money for shopping?” I questioned my younger sister, Adrienne. Yes, she had her money, and I had mine.  The ‘country girls’ were going to the big city for Christmas shopping. The year was 1959; I was twelve years old and my sister, eight.  The village of Corunna was not… Read more »