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Point Edward orders foundry landowners to clean it up

Cathy Dobson   Point Edward council is pushing hard for the owners of the former Holmes Foundry property to demolish its derelict buildings and clean up the weeds. But the owners have no money, says one of the directors of Point Edward Gateway Inc. That’s the company formed in September 2017 after a prolonged court battle… Read more »

Mother Nature toys with corn farmers for a second time

Troy Shantz Much of the corn that was planted in Sarnia-Lambton after a devastatingly wet spring is still on the field, waiting for a break in the weather. The corn harvest is weeks behind schedule and once again it’s wet conditions hobbling farmers, says Don McCabe, the recently retired regional director of the Ontario Federation… Read more »

Bringing golf course indoors a whole different ball game

Paul and Angela Dumont, owners of the new Sticks & Stones Indoor Golf, have brought their favourite game out of the elements. Golfing beginners and pros alike can tee up at four state-of-the-art simulators, standing on a sensor pad in front of floor-to-ceiling high-definition screens at 49 Finch Dr. Players can choose from more than… Read more »

Hospital bracing for 300 sick people a day over holidays

Journal Staff It happens each December — the hospital’s emergency department swells up with twice as many people as usual just as flu spreads and doctors are reducing opening hours. Over the holidays, more than 300 patients a day will visit the emergency departments (ED) in Sarnia and Petrolia, Bluewater Health says. As it prepares… Read more »

Downtown site unveiled for youth mental health centre

Troy Shantz A new mental health centre for youth will be located in Sarnia’s downtown and should open by September if all goes well, officials say. Renovations are underway for Access Open Minds Sarnia-Lambton to occupy the former CIBC building at 190 Front St., which is owned by Lambton County. Officials say the centre will… Read more »

Local coach and player honoured by Rugby Ontario

A Sarnia player and coach has been inducted into Rugby Ontario’s Hall of Fame. William “Billy” O’Mahony has been involved in Sarnia Saints rugby club for 42 years and was instrumental in introducing the sport to Sarnia-Lambton high schools. He developed six programs for boys and girls, and was a driving force in negotiating with… Read more »

Demolition planned for Ferry Dock Hill building

Journal Staff The St. Clair River’s high water has claimed a victim in the Ferry Dock Hill building. Sarnia approved $300,000 in last week’s budget to demolish the city-owned building at 2 Ferry Dock Hill. An engineering report last December found water-related problems with the structure and concluded, “the overall design and condition of the… Read more »

Best ever Cops for Cans food drive

Sarnia Police collected almost 12,000 pounds of food at this year’s Cops for Cans event, the most successful ever. Cans and boxes of non-perishable goods given to officers and volunteers at the Great Canadian Superstore and Walmart on Nov. 23 are destined for the Inn of the Good Shepherd to assist people in need. This… Read more »

New Ontario dental program for seniors taking applications

Low-income residents of Sarnia-Lambton can now apply for free, routine dental care under Ontario’s senior dental care program. To qualify, you must be an Ontario residents age 65 or older, have an annual net incomes of less than $19,300 for a single person and $32,300 for a couple, and no access to private or government… Read more »

Extra padding

Sarnia Sting captain Ryan McGregor helps teammates gather stuffed animals during the 22nd annual Teddy Bear Toss, which happened Dec. 6. As per tradition, fans hurled plush toys onto the ice surface at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena  after the first Sting goal, which was scored by Sean Josling and assisted by McGregor. The toys… Read more »