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Theatre Sarnia stages upbeat farce, Something Rotten!

Cathy Dobson Brent Wilkinson says when he saw the Broadway production of Something Rotten! he laughed until he cried. “Aside from the humour it’s so smart and outrageous,” said Wilkinson who has a lead role in Theatre Sarnia’s upcoming version. “It’s pure fiction but it’s based on real events.” Something Rotten! ran on Broadway for… Read more »

Sarnia to host Ontario men’s senior golf championship

Journal Staff The Sarnia Golf & Curling Club will host the Ontario Men’s Senior Championship this summer, Running from July 25 to 27, the 54-hole competition is open to Ontario’s best male amateur golfers aged 55 and over, who have earned their spot through qualifying tournaments or an exemption. The event also recognizes 60+ and… Read more »

The week of May 19

Add roaring motorcycles, powerboats to noise polluter list Sir: Reva Steenbergen must be commended for her stand on the excessive noise from modified vehicle exhausts (Woman seeks action on loud modified cars, truck, May 5). Add to the list of excessively loud noise created by the exhaust of internal combustion engines those of motorcycles and… Read more »

Improvements underway at Tecumseh Park and splash pad

Journal Staff Improvements are underway at Sarnia’s Tecumseh Park and the Norma Cox Youth Centre with the addition of new playground equipment, a new skate park and upgrades to the splash pad. Park N Play Design Canada is onsite at the popular south-end park removing old equipment and making way for an accessible playground, thanks… Read more »

Major new apartment complex proposed near Lambton Mall

Cathy Dobson Four new apartment buildings are proposed for the former Famous Players property at 1450 London Rd. Southside Group purchased the six acres immediately east of Lambton Mall in 2021, after the shuttered movie theatre and Norm’s Pub and Grill were demolished. The development company wants to begin construction on the six-storey buildings –… Read more »

The week of May 19

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, MAY 19 Art Exhibition… Read more »

Coyotes sighted during daytime hours

Journal Staff Seen a coyote lately? You’re not alone and there’s no need to panic, city police say. A coyote has been seen during daytime hours walking through residential neighbourhoods east of Canatara Park. Daytime sightings have also occurred in other parts of Sarnia and Point Edward recently. Though coyotes are normally more active at… Read more »

A quick look at the candidates running in Sarnia-Lambton

Journal Staff Here are the candidates seeking to represent Sarnia-Lambton at Queen’s Park in the June 2 provincial election: BOB BAILEY – CONSERVATIVE Bailey, 71, is heading into his fifth consecutive election race in Sarnia-Lambton — he’s been representing the riding since 2007. The Incumbent MPP was born and raised in Petrolia, worked at NOVA… Read more »

Going with the grow for 50 years

Doug Janson started at Praill’s after completing a horticulture program at Alexander Mackenzie High School and began working in its aluminum-frame greenhouse, the first in Southwestern Ontario. That was 50 years ago this month. The self-described “greenhouse handyman” does everything from tending flowers to deliveries to building maintenance. “I’m a jack of all trades and… Read more »

Winners of street repair lottery chosen. “Why not my road?” residents ask

Tara Jeffrey It’s not easy deciding which of Sarnia’s streets should get re-paved, says the city’s construction manager. “It’s very, very difficult to come up with 10 roads when there are 100 roads that warrant it,” Rob Williams said of the ‘Road Rehabilitation’ winners — namely, the list of streets approved for repair this year…. Read more »