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Letters, week of Dec. 3

Bad driving, let me count the ways Sir: Infractions I’ve witnessed: Improper lane change resulting in a collision, powering through a yellow light, failing to stop for a red light, failing to stop for a stop sign, not signalling a lane change, a U-turn where U-turns are prohibited, cyclists using the sidewalk, driving the wrong… Read more »

Betting the farm: Animal care could trigger change at Children’s Animal Farm

George Mathewson City council could decide Monday whether to hand the operation of one of Sarnia’s most cherished community assets to the Sarnia & District Humane Society. The new partnership agreement would see Sarnia continue to own and maintain the Sarnia Children’s Animal Farm, but provide $157,000 annually for shelter staff to care for the… Read more »

What’s Happening, Week of Dec. 3

What’s happening events must be open to the public, 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 Wednesday, Dec. 2 Bridge Luncheon Annual bridge… Read more »

OPINION: Donald Trump a dangerous man

George Mathewson Recently I’ve stopped seeing Donald Trump as a comic sideshow and woken up to the fact that something fundamentally disturbing is happening in the Land of the Free. Trump, of course, is the bombastic billionaire who stood the U.S. political establishment on its head to emerge as the Republican frontrunner for president. With… Read more »

Trucked Up

Driving on Exmouth Street was a miserable experience last week after a transport truck carrying a high load slammed into the Indian Road overpass on Highway 402. Eastbound highway traffic was detoured into the city for three days. Until the overpass is fully restored the southbound lanes of Indian Road from Rosedale to Exmouth, are… Read more »

A fine day for kitesurfing

It was 2 C. with brisk north winds blowing but that didn’t discourage Pat Holman of Bright’s Grove from venturing out onto Lake Huron for a little kitesurfing on Saturday. Holman, who has taken more than 100 kitesurfing flights this year, says he likes Mike Weir Park because its gently sloping beach makes it a… Read more »

Companies fined for polluting

Journal Staff Two industrial releases to the environment that had significant impacts on Sarnia were resolved in court last week. Shell Canada released a pungent smelling gas called mercaptan on Jan. 11, 2013 that drifted over the neighbouring Aamjiwnaang First Nation. Dozens of people at the time, many of them children, reported feeling physical symptoms… Read more »

Busy First Friday kicks off downtown holiday season

Cathy Dobson  On First Friday the Coffee Culture will be filled with the music of Erika Sit and Sara Campbell, aka Erika and Sara. The duo have a new single out, “Roulette Wheel” which was recorded at 1092 Studios in Nashville and released on Spotify and iTunes Nov. 13. “It’s doing really well,” said Erika…. Read more »

Dust not hazardous

Dust that swept across the St. Clair River and over Sarnia following the implosion of the Marysville power plant did not contain asbestos, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change says. Spokesperson Kate Jordan said nothing hazardous was found in the samples taken from two homes following the Nov. 7 implosion. “It was… Read more »