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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 »

Legionnaires are smokin’ hot

Dan McCaffery Special to The Journal The Sarnia Legionnaires are chasing history. Coach Dan Rose’s Western Jr. ‘B’ hockey club is creeping up on the franchise record for fastest start to a season. But the Legion crew, which has won nine in a row since the start of the current campaign, still has a long… Read more »

What’s next for Centennial Park

George Mathewson  Reclaiming the north end of Centennial Park for public use will not come cheap, but it will come sooner. In one of its final acts, the outgoing city council voted last week to pay a premium and get the ball rolling on the remediation of the park’s contaminated ground. The low bid of… Read more »