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Wake effect

A pair of anglers fishing near the mouth of the St. Clair River are dwarfed as the Roger Blough out of Duluth, Minnesota churns past them into Lake Huron. Glenn Ogilvie

Rolling along

Sometimes even leisure activities require a cell phone. Here, Derrick Cuthbert and Shelby Holmes make their way along the walkway at Centennial while waiting for Derrick’s daughter to finish school. Glenn Ogilvie

Overnight street parking ends

Overnight on-street parking has come to an end for another season. Vehicles found parked on a city street between 2 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. as of Nov. 1 will be ticketed, City Hall says. The restriction is enforced to allow snowplows to do their job in winter months. Overnight on-street parking will resume again on… Read more »

Sarnia Police issue warning about e-bikes

  Sarnia Police are reminding the owners and drivers of e-bikes that the maximum speed they are allowed to travel is 32 km/hr. Officer recently used radar to measure electric bikes speeds and found some travelling at rates of up to 60 km/hr. It is the responsibility of the driver to ensure an e-bike follows… Read more »

Tables turned on angry cyclist

Calling police out of spite proved costly for a 28-year-old city man. A Sarnia police officer responded to Confederation Street on Oct. 28 for a cyclist who had reportedly been struck by a car backing out a driveway. While on route the officer was flagged down by the cyclist, who was now driving a car… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – A teetotaler is a person who never drinks what? 2 – A group of local historians is urging Sarnians to purchase pins commemorating the 100th anniversary of what World War I battle? 3 – In aviation terminology, what does the acronym STOL mean? 4 – A plaque honouring fallen soldiers will officially be… Read more »

The story of Canatara Park contained in “lost” binders

Troy Shantz They’re plain and unassuming binders, but inside them is the most complete research ever compiled about Sarnia’s beloved Canatara Park And for the longest time, nobody knew where they were. The story began when researcher Tom St. Amand met Dean Hodgson while working on a project to trace the origin of Sarnia’s street… Read more »

Brothers met on the road to ‘A Bridge Too Far’

Phil Egan Editor’s note: This story is a sneak peek at what’s to come in ‘Sarnia at War,’ a special project The Journal is preparing for Remembrance Day. Captain Justin Mallon thought his brother Gerald was still fighting in Italy. So it was a surprise when he saw soldiers march past on a road in… Read more »

Where’s Waldo?

A dock worker is dwarfed while standing beside the CSL St-Laurent in Sarnia Habour. The 741-foot lake freighter was taking on a load of grain at the Cargill elevators before heading into the lower Great Lakes. Glenn Ogilvie

Province must help cities fight phragmites, report says

Troy Shantz Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner is calling on the provincial government to do more to help municipalities fight phragmites and other invasive species. “The government deserves high marks for passing a new law to combat invasive species,” Dianne Saxe said in her first annual report. “But will it work? Most of the hard front-line work… Read more »