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The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Who is the singing snowman in the animated film “Frozen”? 2 – A special service was held earlier this month in Point Edward to celebrate the centenary of what? 3 – The theme song to “Big Bang Theory” was composed by what Canadian group? 4 – This summer, a nine-hole disc golf course… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Joint effort bringing Ukrainians to Sarnia – with love

Marilyn Gladu The first of the Ukraine immigrants fleeing their country due to the war have begun to arrive in our community. There are many organizations involved in helping out, and the information and situation is changing almost daily. Hopefully this article will contain some information for the many generous individuals in Sarnia-Lambton who are… Read more »

Inaugural ‘Inspire’ to showcase unique women’s voices

Journal staff A new retreat-style fundraiser hosted by the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre aims to showcase diverse voices, says executive director Chantel Butterfield. “The goal is to be inspired — plain and simple,” Butterfield said of the inaugural “Inspire 2022,” happening May 28 at the Fox & Hound Canine Retreat arena in Bright’s Grove. “It… Read more »

Block Party expanding to a two-day concert in Centennial

Cathy Dobson The Trews and Walk Off The Earth will share the stage with an eclectic group of accomplished Sarnia musicians for the 5th annual Block Party in Centennial Park. Outdoor concerts are proving highly successful fundraisers for mental health and addictions at Bluewater Health, so the Block Party is expanding to two days, says… Read more »

The week of April 28

Doug Ford’s PC government has failed true conservative voters Sir: I have been extremely disappointed with the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party governing this province and can no longer support it for numerous reasons: 1) Doug Ford and the PCs were against the carbon tax, then caved, and allowed a carbon tax to be implemented. 2)… Read more »

First PrideFest coming to Centennial Park this summer

Tara Jeffrey Crystal Fach says people will be ready to celebrate at Sarnia’s inaugural PrideFest this summer. “Sometimes with any marginalized group in our community, we are always focused on the oppression that particular demographic faces,” said the co-founder of Diversity Ed – Safer Spaces Canada, which is hosting the event. “This is more lighthearted,… Read more »

The week of April 28

What’s happening events must be open to the public or virtual, 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, APRIL 28  St. Joseph’s… Read more »

First part of Rapids Parkway extension to begin this year

Tara Jeffrey Part of the long-planned extension of Sarnia’s Rapids Parkway is about to begin. Council has awarded a $2.2-milion construction contract to Inwood-based McNally Excavating Ltd. to extended the arterial road from it current end at Sandpiper Drive to a spot just north of Highway 402. The second phase includes the Ontario Transportation Ministry… Read more »