Sorry, we’re on vacation

The Journal office and website are closed this week to give all our staff a well-deserved week off this summer. The office and online operations will resume on Aug. 3, with the next print edition coming out Aug. 12. See you then!

Despite painful crash, local champ eager to race again

Troy Shantz Sarnia’s Will Hornblower was forced to sit out the first stop of the Canadian Sport Bike series last month following a brutal crash at Grand Bend Motorplex. The defending Canadian champion is recovering from a fractured sternum and ribs, concussion, and stage-three shoulder separation after being thrown thrown from his 600cc motorcycle on… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – The astronomical symbol of what planet is a trident? 2 – Sarnia’s Julia Greenshields will be representing Canada in what sport at the Olympics in Tokyo? 3 – “Steeltown” is one of the nicknames of what Ontario city? 4 – Brenda Lorenz, Mary Jean O’Donnell, and Sharon Nethercott have designed a 21- kilometre… Read more »

City lowering speed limit on Old Lakeshore Road

Journal Staff Sarnia is reducing the speed limit on a stretch of Old Lakeshore Road in Bright’s Grove. The current 40 km/h will be lowered to 30 km/h from Waterworks Road to a point just east of Remo Drive to better protect walkers and cyclists. “This is a great idea to lower the speed limit…. Read more »

Cow Creek flowing again

Boat traffic is once again using Cow Creek after its sand-clogged mouth was cleared over three days earlier this month. Heavy equipment dug a channel two metres deep and eight metres wide and piled the clean sediment on shore, allowing the backed-up creek that winds through Bright’s Grove to flow freely again. The city is… Read more »

Car-free downtown walkabout on again this weekend

Journal Staff Pedestrian-friendly street closures are continuing in downtown Sarnia on weekends until Sept. 5. Christina Street is closed to vehicle traffic between George to Cromwell streets, starting Friday evening and continuing until 8 p.m. Sunday. Sarnia council approved the move at the request of the Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce. “We are responding to many… Read more »

Photo: Air traffic control

A radio-controlled truck operated by Aiden Breyer soars over a ramp at Canatara Beach. Breyer and friends Luke Vanderburgt and Josh Berger visit the beach regularly to drive RC trucks and hang out with others. The scale-model vehicles, which can cost hundreds of dollars, have become a pandemic hobby for the group. “Pretty expensive hobby,”… Read more »