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One final show for respected city art teacher

Cathy Dobson She was a teacher, mentor, friend and wife, but no matter what the late Sue Galos did, she was an artist unafraid to try something new. Galos excelled in all kinds of mediums and all sorts of painting styles. She used vibrant colour and rich tones, sometimes combining them with texture in both… Read more »

Horses killed in collision

A collision between a gravel truck and some escaped horses on May 16 ended badly for the driver and animals. The tractor-trailer was westbound on Churchill Line near Telfer Road around 4:20 a.m. when it struck three of four horses that had escaped from a farm. The truck veered off the road, crashed through fences… Read more »

Lambton County supports Alberta fire victims

Special to The Journal Lambton County councillors have donated $100,000 to help Albertans devastated by wildfires. Anne Marie Gillis, a Sarnia representative on county council, first raised the issue on May 4, saying there should be some way to help the regional municipality of Wood Buffalo, which has a population similar to Lambton’s 126,000 residents…. Read more »

Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – The beautiful and challenging 16-kilometre Fundy Trail is located in which province? 2 – Mitton Street, Charlotte Street, and Essex Street were all named after members of what early Sarnia family? 3 – This year’s winner of the Kentucky Derby was named after which current Detroit Red Wing player? 4 – We had the… Read more »

Fixer on the roof

Carpenters, from left, Colin Shand, Jarrett Bell and Jamie Smeets of Steeplejack Services erect scaffolding at Sarnia’s iconic Lawrence House, which is undergoing numerous repairs. Built by a lumber merchant in 1892, the downtown arts centre is getting new cedar shakes on the second-floor turret and new paint on its porches and window frames. Three… Read more »

‘Women of Excellence’ award winners recognized                

Pam Wright Five women have received ‘Women of Excellence’ awards from the Sarnia Community Foundation. “These are women who support one another, who work on common goals, who help other people achieve their dreams and who share their gifts willingly,” said executive director Jane Anema. The 2016 winners are: Katherine Scimmi: Scimmi is an owner… Read more »

Progressive Arena?

Sarnia council has tentatively approved a proposal from Progressive Auto Sale and authorized staff to negotiate an agreement giving the city company naming rights of the SSEC. Progressive offered to pay the city $42,500 a year for 10 year, compared to an offer of $40,000 annually from the only other bidder, the Labourer’s International Union… Read more »

Group of 20-somethings launch downtown marketing firm

Cathy Dobson The creative director behind Sarnia’s newest marketing firm says he doesn’t like doing things the conventional way and that’s what will make the venture successful. “We are the only agency this young in Sarnia,” says Liwordson Vijayabalan. At age 20, he opened the doors to Tomorrow Media and Creative Marketing in early May…. Read more »

Week of May 19

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, May 18 Alice in Wonderland On… Read more »

Sarnia cracking down on nature trail abusers

George Mathewson Sarnia is cracking down on property owners who encroach on the Howard Watson Nature Trail. After years of reminders and warnings city hall is ready to initiate legal action against residents who treat the nature trail like an extension of their own back yards. The move follows a recent inspection that revealed numerous… Read more »