Point Edward budget approved

Point Edward residents will have to pay a little more after village council approved a 1.45% tax rate increase on March 29. It will now cost a village homeowner $671 for every $110,000 of property assessment, a $10 increase on the municipal portion of his or her tax bill. Councillors passed an operating budget of… Read more »

Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What were the first names of the pioneering aviators, the Wright brothers? 2 – As of April 1, the toll for a car to cross the Bluewater Bridge at Point Edward will be what? 3 – What was the nickname of Englishman, Michael Edwards, who came last in his event in the 1988… Read more »

Boxes help parents remember a lost infant

Pam Wright Beautiful wooden keepsakes designed for parents who lose a child at birth are at the heart of a thoughtful recycling project. Built from the solid oak shelves that showcased books at the Sarnia Public Library for more than 70 years, the golden ‘memory boxes’ are designed to hold the tokens of a precious… Read more »

Parked and neutral

Kevin Wilson pauses to contemplate the St. Clair River from Centennial Park after dropping his son off at the Sarnia Bluewater Wrestling Club. Wilson said it was great to be outdoors and enjoying the warmer weather again. Glenn Ogilvie

A giant bird bath

The big field at Canatara Park has been transformed into a temporary lake this week, thanks to two recent rains. Here, a trio of crows join the waterfowl on Tuesday, bathing in the water and drying out in the sun. Glenn Ogilvie

Group that attracts new doctors at risk of folding

Pam Wright A taskforce charged with attracting new family doctor to Sarnia-Lambton may have to fold unless additional funding can be found, officials say. Sarnia and Point Edward are the only municipalities in Lambton County still providing tax dollars to the Physician Recruitment Taskforce of Sarnia-Lambton. The other 10 no longer contribute, with St. Clair… Read more »

Week of March 31

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 Wednesday, March 30 Cooking for 1-2 Create… Read more »

Upgrades down on the farm

When the Children’s Animal Farm reopened for Easter in Canatara Park last weekend it boasted several improvements. The interior of the barn has been washed and painted and new lighting and signs installed. As for the hoofed and feathered residents, the goats have a new climbing area, the outdoor fowl new gravel and feeding stations… Read more »