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Vet’s parking gets green light

Journal Staff The City of Sarnia is quickly rolling out newly-approved parking spaces for veterans only. It’s hoped that by Remembrance Day, designated parking spaces will be marked with signage at Sarnia Arena, Bayshore parking lot across from the Legion, the Progressive Auto Sales Arena and Jackson Pool parking lot next to Germaine Park and… Read more »

Pandemic no deterrent for new downtown deli

Brian Vickery says he’s going back to his roots by opening up a new deli and grocery in downtown Sarnia. The local businessman has co-owned a number of successful restaurants over the years, including Dockside at Sarnia Bay Marina and Los Puntos in Point Edward. He’s no longer involved in either operation, having struck out… Read more »

SLEP one of best in Canada 

Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP) recently earned a nod from an international magazine. Site Selection Magazine named SLEP one of Canada’s top 20 economic development groups in the magazine’s Canada’s best location awards. The awards consider excellence in regional partnerships, proactive and innovative programming, and quality data, web tools and resources. SLEP joins the ranks of… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What popular newspaper number game is based on three by three grids within a nine by nine grid?   2 – The Village of Point Edward Council recently voted that masks are mandatory in indoor public places for anyone what age and older?   3 – Math: How many prime numbers are there between 1 and… Read more »

US-Canada border to remain closed

The Blue Water Bridge border crossing will remain closed to non-essential travel for another month, officials said Friday. The decision by U.S. and Canadian officials to close the border until at least Oct. 21 comes as both countries continue to fight the spread of COVID-19. The border closure, which was scheduled to expire on Aug…. Read more »

Late-blooming octogenarian golfer scores hole-in-one

Troy Shantz Only a decade after taking up the sport, 87-year-old Elizabeth Lawton did what most golfers can only dream of – scored a hole in one. “They were saying, ‘It’s in, it’s in! I didn’t believe it,” recalled the Sarnia woman, who notched the ace Aug. 19 on the ninth hole of the Camlachie… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Seniors battle loneliness during pandemic

Shawna Kolkman Lately, everyone has been talking about the degree of seriousness of COVID-19, how inconvenient it is to wear a mask, and the number of deaths in our community. But few are talking about the very real health detriments caused by ‘social distancing,’ a problem that’s increasingly impacting those most frequently affected by this… Read more »

Monument unveiling honours Sarnia’s fallen hero

Tom Slater and Tom St. Amand This is a follow-up to the Parsons and Muiden Monument articles in The Journal’s August 27th issue. With a few hundred Dutch citizens from Muiden looking on, organizers and dignitaries officially unveiled the Muiden Halifax Monument on Saturday, September 5th. This hour-long ceremony was the culmination of nearly three… Read more »

Pumpkin Fest ready to roll at Korny Korners

People flying in and out of Sarnia Airport have been struck by this message cut into a cornfield at Korny Korner’s Farm on Blackwell Sideroad, saluting the area’s frontline workers. The farm market operated by the Thurston family is open, along with the Farm Adventure, Corn Maze and food trailer. Pumpkin Fest weekends begin this… Read more »

Mystery solved. Military gravestones replaced        

Troy Shantz A pile of discarded headstones belonging to Canadian war veterans was the last thing Marita Otten expected to see on her morning walk through Lakeview Cemetery recently. “Curiosity just brought me to look at it closer,” said Otten, who spotted the stones in a junk heap during her regular walk through the Colborne… Read more »