Local control of the Blue Water Bridge shifting to Ottawa

Cathy Dobson After 50 years of operating with a local board of directors, the decision-making at Blue Water Bridge Canada is about to move to Ottawa. The changes are mandated by the federal government and expected to kick in Feb. 1. But it’s still not known if a local representative will be appointed to the… Read more »

What’s Happening, week of Jan. 15

What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public 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, Jan. 14 Diabetes Bingo Play… Read more »


Reader Peter Norris sent this photo of a coyote trotting on the ice of the St. Clair River directly in front of downtown Sarnia today. The animal was headed south, toward the Chemical Valley, with Port Huron in the background. The shot was taken Tuesday morning from the offices of George Murray Shipley and Bell…. Read more »

On frozen pond

Larry Dinyer brought his snowblower to Lake Chipican on Tuesday, to the delight of local skaters. Dinyer cleared snow from several existing skating pads and also created a new one. “I have two grandsons who like to play hockey,” said the retired owner of Dinyer Bus Lines, adding he also likes to lace up the blades…. Read more »

Lucky cat survives coyote attack

George Mathewson Set the cat has now recovered but for one dark night in December he embodied his namesake, the Egyptian god of chaos and violence. The big male feline was in the backyard of his Lanark Crescent home when he was badly mauled, the victim of an apparent coyote attack. Owner Dennis Grant said… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

  1.         Time Magazine’s 2014 Person of the Year went, not to an individual, but to health care workers who are still fighting the outbreak of what disease? 2.         To commemorate Sarnia’s 100th anniversary, who recently donated a gazebo to Centennial Park for residents to use? 3.         Ernst Stavro Blofeld, a character rumoured to be… Read more »

New tenant for city business park

Union Gas is buying five acres of land in Sarnia’s 402 Business Park for $290,000. The utility plans to build a warehouse and offices to act as a base of operations. The business park south of Highway 402 near Airport Road currently has two tenants. Union Gas plans to build just north of the office… Read more »

City engineering firms to merge

Two Sarnia city firms responsible for designing much of Sarnia-Lambton’s public infrastructure are merging. MIG Engineering and BKL Engineering, which each trace their origin to the 1950s, are joining to create a new company called MIG Engineering (2011) Ltd. The two staffs have been working on projects together for some time and felt they could… Read more »

3D printer demonstration at Sarnia Library

Want to see a 3D printer in action? The Sarnia Library is offering free demonstrations of the breakthrough technology each Saturday from Jan. 17 to Feb. 28. The Lambton library system hopes to acquire the printers in the near future to encourage exploration and creativity, said public services manager Susie Beynon. “This is a great… Read more »