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Letters: week of Aug. 22

Election will hinge on abortion, climate narrative Sir: I expect this upcoming federal election is going to be very interesting where two big issues will take centre stage at candidate debates throughout Canada, including our riding of Sarnia-Lambton. The two issues, is suspect, will be abortion and global warming/carbon tax. Viewing what’s happening in the… Read more »

What’s happening: week of Aug 22

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   Thursday, Aug. 22   Entertainment Series… Read more »

Site Plans: New fuel plant slated to rise in the valley

Troy Shantz A B.C. firm has selected Sarnia’s chemical valley as the site of a planned $1.5 billion USD ($1.9 billion CDN) fuel plant, according to the company’s president. “Some time ago, we selected Sarnia as the best place for us to look at building our first plant,” Michael Ainsworth of Ainsworth Energy Co. LTD…. Read more »

Cheers, to the Big Squeeze

Congratulations to Tara Jeffrey, daughter Hallie, and the whole Sarnia Journal team for raising $372.65 at our “Big Squeeze” lemonade stand today in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters. A special nod to Marc Roberts for the nifty stand, and to all who stopped outside the office to chat and sample a glass. We look… Read more »

City man winning solo battle against invasive phragmites

Troy Shantz You can find Sarnia’s very own ‘Phrag Fighter’ each week at the Point Lands, hoe in hand. For the past two years Hal Regnier has made it his one-man mission to protect one beautiful piece of city parkland from phragmites, a choking reed so aggressive it’s regarded as Canada’s worst invasive species. And… Read more »

Sensational Sunday Sounds show builds on all that jazz

Cathy Dobson If you’re a fan of jazz or big band you may have heard from Paddy Roach recently. Roach is The Sarnia Community Foundation’s (SCF) special events chairman. Each year at this time he personally calls about 400 known music lovers and sells tickets the old-fashioned way. “We find it works very well to… Read more »

Teen converts U.S. fastball experience into scholarship

Troy Shantz It’s a new position and a new chapter for Kennedy Dietz. The 17-year-old Sarnia fastball prospect is headed to Shawnee State University in 2020 after verbally committing to play at the Ohio school. Her play on the field earned the Northern Collegiate student an 85% scholarship. “Everything is coming full circle… all these… Read more »

Kind Décor store offers furnishings with a Dutch touch

Cathy Dobson In the early days when she operated Kind Décor out of her home, Janet Hofstra frequently noticed customers admiring how she furnished and decorated her own house. At the time, she was refinishing furniture and selling it online. “When people came for pick up, most said they liked my furniture and the things… Read more »

Float Downers escorted home

An Ontario Provincial Police marine unit ferries a convoy of Port Huron Float Down participants back to Michigan after winds blew them off course to Sarnia’s shore on Aug. 19. Despite warnings from officials, thousands of Americans and Canadians took to the St. Clair River for the unsanctioned annual event. No injuries were reported, but… Read more »