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Memorial baseball bench approved for Stan Slack Field

Journal Staff Sarnia council waived the rules last week to permit the installation of a bench in memory of a longtime contributor to local baseball. The exemption will allow a memorial bench to be placed in Errol Russell Park (Stan Slack Field) to commemorate Marnie Slack’s own contributions and support of baseball in Sarnia. The… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – The Florence Nightingale Medal is presented to members of which profession? 2 – As of June 1, Derek Davis assumed what position in Sarnia? 3 – Condensation is the conversion of a vapour or gas to which state of matter? 4 – Corunna native Rob Thomson was recently named the manager of what… Read more »

International college students eyed as key to Sarnia’s future

Tara Jeffrey Sarnia’s population is not getting any younger — or larger — and that’s a big problem, says Judith Morris. “We’re not growing at the rate the rest of the province… not even close,” said the interim CEO of the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership and chair of the newly formed President’s Immigration Taskforce. “The issue… Read more »

New-look weekend walkabouts return to downtown Sarnia

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s tradition of weekend walkabouts is getting a reboot, with a trio of events planned for the downtown this summer. Council voted 8-1 last week to allow Christina Street to be closed to vehicle traffic one weekend each month to allow family-friendly activities and live entertainment organized by downtown business owners and the… Read more »

The week of June 16

Bright’s Grove development area long overdo Sir: I am baffled by the reluctance of City Hall staff, their consultant, and some councillors to allow development of a parcel of land in Bright’s Grove and expand Sarnia’s urban boundary. Yes, I understand the concept of urban sprawl, but to me this move is actually the opposite…. Read more »

The week of June 16

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, JUNE 16 Golf Tournament… Read more »

New and bigger Humane Society approved on parkland

Cathy Dobson It’s paws-itively good news for Sarnia’s strays. City council’s unanimous support for a new animal shelter clears the way for a larger facility with services not possible at the current one, says Donna Pyette, manager of the Sarnia & District Humane Society. The shelter at the corner of Exmouth Street and Harbour Road… Read more »