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Weird cars: Sarnia couple share passion for unusual wheels

George Mathewson Sarnia’s Kenn and Donna Poore have been drawing a lot of startled looks lately. The self-described “gearheads” are the active owners of three wild and wonderful cars that are as much fun to operate as they are weird. Take, for example, their 1958 Vespa. Built in France by an Italian scooter company, the… Read more »

Riverfront “boardwalk” now complete

Journal Staff It came in about 20% over budget but Sarnia’s new boardwalk is now complete. The Front Street walkway has been a fixture above historic Ferry Dock Hill for generations, but the timber structure hadn’t been replaced since 1991 and was warped and rotting. So last year city hall authorized $885,000 to take the… Read more »

Leo the paraplegic dog might walk again

Cathy Dobson There’s hope that a little dog found partially paralyzed on the far-off shores of Thailand may walk again thanks to the expertise of a Sarnia veterinarian. Leo, a two-year-old shepherd mix, has been getting around with the help of a doggie wheelchair since being fostered by Jamie Marilyn Smith. As Journal readers learned… Read more »

Then & Now: The downtown Zellers store

THEN: Walter P. Zeller launched his Canadian retailing empire in 1931 during the Great Depression, and one of his first 15 stores was in downtown Sarnia. This photo shows the storefront at 182 Front St. North in 1950, three years before its roofline adornments were obliterated by a tornado. The same block was also home… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Elders deserve our respect, not abuse

Michael Eshkibok Some people aren’t sure what constitutes elder abuse. Elder abuse is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, that occurs in a relationship where there is an expectation of trust, and which causes harm or distress to an older person. Elder abuse can come in different forms and can be… Read more »

Festival’s ‘poker run on water’ to aid art students

Journal Staff Area boaters will shuffle the deck for a good cause next month when a new event involving playing cards comes to Sarnia. Making Waves for Joanne is a poker run on water and a sidebar to the International Power Boat Festival. Participants in up to 75 boats will visit checkpoints and draw a… Read more »

What’s Happening, week of July 9

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca Thursday July 9 Cooking With Leafy Greens… Read more »

Afghan War monument proposed

Sarnia is being asked to provide space for a war memorial, in part to honour the lives of two Lambton County residents lost in Canada’s Afghanistan Mission. The 1st Hussars Association is recommending a light armoured vehicle, known as a LAV III, be erected in Centennial, Germain or Victoria parks as part of a national… Read more »

Blimey! An even bigger Captain Kidd Days

Tara Jeffrey Reptiles, rock climbing, paddle boats, a drive-in movie and Ontario’s largest inflatable are set to take over the Corunna Athletic Park for the 30th annual Captain Kidd Days. “We’re really focused on the kids,” said Geoff Dale, co-chair of a committee dedicated to making the small-town event a bit bigger each year. “That’s… Read more »