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Dollhouse changing hands to help build bigger ones

Troy Shantz The dollhouse Anne Lam built almost 30 years ago is so detailed that a miniature photo from her wedding hangs above the bed in the master bedroom. From the tiny wreathes to the hand-sewn curtails, each of the dollhouse’s seven rooms bear evidence of her creative nature. And like the home of Ann… Read more »

New program for tourism industry

A new safety program has been launched to help residents and travellers alike feel confident when visiting tourism businesses. “Safe Travels” is a program in which operators who follow standardized health and safety protocols can earn certification, allowing them to display a “Safe Travels” logo in their store windows. The goal is to build confidence… Read more »

OPINION: Here’s the best way to get rid of Halloween pumpkins

  Bob Boulton This year we celebrated Thanksgiving and Halloween as best we could, given the circumstances. As usual, it’s been a season of sugar overload, carbohydrates, and the full pumpkin experience. But now that it’s over I wonder how my feelings about something so ubiquitous, so cheerful and so orange could change so quickly…. Read more »

Funding approved for elementary school land

Ontario’s Education Ministry has approved $4.56 million for the St. Clair Catholic District School Board to buy eight acres of land for a new elementary school. The as-yet unnamed French Immersion school will be located on the southeast side of the Rapids Parkway, not far from St. Anne and St. Patrick’s High School. “We believe… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1. What London landmark did Queen Elizabeth open to tourists in 1993?   2. The province recently honoured what longtime member of Bluewater Anglers for his efforts with conservation?   3. FIFA is the international association of this sport?   4. Slow Down: The speed limit along Blackwell Side Road by Korny Corners has been… Read more »

One resident in hospital as Fiddick’s declares COVID-19 outbreak

Tara Jeffrey Officials at Fiddick’s Nursing Home in Petrolia say one resident has tested positive for COVID-19. “Our Retirement Home has has met the criteria for covid-19 outbreak,” spokesperson Mandy Judah confirmed to The Journal late Friday. “We had a resident transferred to hospital on Tuesday who later tested positive for Covid-19. “We are working… Read more »

Inmate at Sarnia Jail tests positive for COVID-19

Tara Jeffrey An inmate at the Sarnia Jail has tested positive for COVID-19, officials confirmed, Friday. “Since admission, the inmate has been in medical isolation and is receiving medical care as appropriate,” Ministry of the Solicitor General spokesperson Kristy Denette confirmed to The Journal, late Friday. “Protecting the health and safety of our staff and… Read more »

Ministry investigates Sarnia Police officer’s complaint, issues workplace orders

Troy Shantz Ontario’s Labour Ministry has issued Sarnia Police with three workplace orders in relation to a female officer’s allegations she was assaulted and harassed by a male officer. A ministry inspector visited police headquarters on Wednesday, Oct. 28 to investigate a complaint from Staff Sergeant Jaime McCabe-Wyville. She has said she was assaulted by… Read more »