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Style-minded student finalist in national contest

Troy Shantz As a teen growing up Jordan Morin always liked to dress in something unique and different. “I remember in Grade 10 and 11, every day I tried to wear a different outfit and style different pieces of clothing together, so I always wore something new,” said the Sarnia native. “It’s really cool how… Read more »

Health-care survey underway

Lambton Public Health is working with community partners to identify gaps in health-care services provided to LGBTQ2IA individuals. Resident who identify as LGBTQ2IA are asked to share their experiences by completing an online survey. It takes about five minutes and is voluntary and confidential. “The more responses we receive the better we can understand the… Read more »

Couple in their 80s hope Sally Ann kettles boil over

Cathy Dobson Eighty-year-old Margo Brett has a special motivation for donning her Salvation Army uniform and taking up a post beside Christmas Kettles this time of year. “I was a child in Holland during the Second World War when we didn’t have enough to eat,” she says.  “I know firsthand what it’s like to go… Read more »

That time of year

Jen Easter had already raked and bagged the leaves on her Mackenzie Street yard twice and there were many more yet to come. In fact, Easter said last week she was thinking of hiring a couple of neighbourhood kids to complete the job. Glenn Ogilvie

Bradleygate in the Twittersphere

The crisis at City Hall has caught the attention of former Sarnia residents on social media. News outlets from the Globe and Mail to CBC News have covered the ongoing saga surrounding Bradley, who has been sanctioned by city council following two investigations that found he harassed senior managers at City Hall. A few noteworthy… Read more »

Lambton College emerging as a leader in applied research

Troy Shantz Lambton College has received recognition as one of the top research colleges in Canada. The Sarnia-based institution was ranked first in Ontario and third in the nation by Research Infosource Inc., which compiles an annual list of Canada’s top 50 research colleges. Lambton had a 32.7% increase in internal and external research revenue… Read more »

New limits on shipping containers

Sarnia is restricting the use of shipping containers to industrial areas of the city The large steel boxes traditionally used to ship goods on boats and trucks will be allowed in residential and commercial area, but only for moving needs and construction-related activity. Their use will be limited to a maximum 60 days a year… Read more »

Charities receive ‘Float Down’ money

  Money that a Marysville, Michigan man raised to compensate Sarnia for rescuing U.S. citizens washed ashore in the botched Port Huron ‘Float Down’ has now been distributed. The city donated the $5,246 (Canadian) collected by Joe Wiedenbeck (net GoFundMe administrative fees) to a pair of charities: the local branch of the Canadian Red Cross… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What is the largest of the New England states, covering over 50,000 square kilometers? 2 – The score for the short film Mariner, part of last week’s SWIFF, was written by what accomplished Sarnia born musician? 3 – What Canadian-born actor played the role of Lt. Frank Drebin in the Naked Gun movies? 4… Read more »

Residents to get monthly bills for water, hydro

Sarnia residents will receive hydro and water bills once a month starting in January. The switch from bi-monthly billing was ordered by the Ontario Energy Board to ensure uniform and consistent billing across the province. Sarnia contracted out its water billing to Bluewater Power in 2011. Since then, the utility has converted to “Smart” meters,… Read more »