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Accessible taxi

An accessible taxi service in now available in Sarnia. United Taxi’s accessible cab is on the road operating between the hours of 6 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. It operates like a regular taxi, not a shuttle service, and can be seen on the street taking regular fares, city hall said.    

Storage space needed for NeighbourLink

A volunteer group that provides with good used beds to families in need needs a little help itself right now. NeighbourLink Sarnia-Lambton has used space at Christ Lutheran Church at no cost to house donated beds and bedding, but the church recently partnered with Lambton Christian School and the space is needed for classrooms. As… Read more »

City planners back SCITS

Journal Staff Residents fighting to save SCITS from closure have found an ally in city hall planners. A city report released last week states that if the Lambton Kent District School Board must axe a high school, St. Clair (SCSS) is a better choice. “On balance, the SCSS site offers great opportunities for redevelopment, and… Read more »

Strategic Plan feedback sought

  City Hall wants your feedback. Sarnia is currently working on a new Strategic Plan, a document that will outline the direction and priorities for city council for years to come. Residents can visit www.sarnia.ca to review the draft plan, complete an online survey, or e-mail strategicplan@sarnia.ca with input. Hard copies of the survey are… Read more »

Toll rising on Blue Water Bridge

It will cost more to use the Blue Water Bridge starting April 1. Crossing in a car from Point Edward to Port Huron will cost $4 in Canadian funds, a 50-cent increase. If you pay in U.S. funds the toll will remain unchanged at $3.50, the Federal Bridge Corporation said last week. A decline in… Read more »

Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – For 59 years – and until 2012 – Bazooka Joe Gum came wrapped in a tiny what? 2 – Opened officially last month, the Sarnia-Lambton Aktion Club is designed to allow what group of people to give back to their community by assisting at local events? 3 – The name of which North… Read more »

Developer’s downtown plans hit a snag

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s hopes and dreams of a major downtown redevelopment triggered by the recent purchase of the Bayside Mall have hit a snag. The scheduled closing dates on five properties on Christina and Lochiel streets have been delayed and the transactions are on hold. But developer Gordon Laschinger said delays are not unusual with… Read more »

Boys’ Home boys reveal inner life in art

Tara Jeffrey Young men at the Huron House Boys’ Home are showing off their artistic flare thanks to a new project brought forward by a Lambton College student. Katie Horvath, who has been placed at the Bright’s Grove facility as part of the social service worker program, wanted to experiment with art – as a… Read more »

New shipping season about to begin

With the Great Lakes navigation season set to resume March 21 with the reopening of the Welland Canal, workers are finishing up repairs to ships berthed at Sarnia Harbour for winter maintenance. Here, welder Adrian Espinola and fitter Bob Warnick of Algoma Central work on a massive rudder that steers the Canadian bulk carrier Algoma… Read more »

Oversized load corridor could hold key to high-paying jobs

George Mathewson Some 2,000-to-3,000 high-paying industrial jobs could be created if an oversize load corridor gets built in Sarnia-Lambton, a local official says. This area is home to a cluster of metal fabricating and manufacturing firms that make pressure vessels, heat exchangers and large industrial “modules.” But getting those oversize products to Sarnia Harbour and… Read more »