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Sarnia filmmaker Sami Khan nominated for an Academy Award

Cathy Dobson Sarnia native Sami Khan can’t quite believe he’ll share the red carpet in a few weeks with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and other Hollywood stars at this year’s Academy Awards. Khan will attend the glittery affair in Los Angeles with Bruce Franks Jr., the subject of the film Khan co-directed with U.S…. Read more »

Out of my way

Lambton Lion Journee Joseph is a portrait of determination as he drives to the net against a Redeemer University College defending in OCAA basketball action. Lambton lost 87-77, and after a promising start have dropped four in a row to stand 5-8 on the season. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Buyer found for historic Central United Church

Central United Church has been sold. Kenn Poore, a broker with Cushman & Wakefield, declined to identify the buyer or the terms, but said: “The congregation is happy with the purchaser and the purchaser’s intended use.” The deal doesn’t close until November, giving church members time to celebrate the 188th anniversary of the congregation. The… Read more »

CD released of ‘magic’ Lawrence House recording session

No one knew they were making an album. Musicians Missy Burgess, Dwayne Cloes, Dave Doyle and Wulf Von Waldow casually got together to play one show at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts in October 2018. All seasoned artists in their own right, they packed the Turret Room, a small space with perfect acoustics… Read more »

Buyer found for historic Central United Church

Central United Church has been sold. Kenn Poore, a broker with Cushman & Wakefield, declined to identify the buyer or the terms, but said: “The congregation is happy with the purchaser and the purchaser’s intended use.” The deal doesn’t close until November, giving church members time to celebrate the 188th anniversary of the congregation. The… Read more »

Scam calls impact business at county courthouse

So many people were fooled by a recent telephone scam it tied up phone lines at the Lambton County Court House. Sarnia Police took the unusual step last week of urging residents not to dial the callback number of 519-333-2950 if contacted by someone threatening arrest for unpaid taxes or other reasons. “Unfortunately, these criminals… Read more »

Northern basketball team has undefeated season going

Northern Collegiate’s junior boys basketball team is still undefeated this season. The Vikings downed Chatham-Kent 68-52 last week to sit comfortably in first in the Tier 1 division with just one regular season game remaining. Northern is 9-0 and has 36 points. Chatham-Kent and Great Lakes Secondary are tied for second at 7-2, with 28… Read more »

$7.3-million expansion planned at Lambton College

Journal Staff Lambton College is growing again. The $7.3-million expansion includes a new reception area and campus shop at the college’s west entrance. Also planned are two more labs, a classroom, student space, and barrier-free washrooms, confirmed communications director Cindy Buchanan. The work is to begin this spring. Accessibility on the footbridge linking the campus… Read more »

Point Edward raises rates on water, sewers

Point Edward is raising its water and sewer rates 2.39% this year and increasing contributions to environmental reserves. The moves will see the average home water bill increase an additional $1.55 to about $72 per month. Point Edward will still have some of the lowest water and sewer rates among Lambton County municipalities, which range… Read more »