City firefighters get new contract

Sarnia’s 125 firefighters have a new contract containing a 9% pay increase over three years. The deal, retroactive to Jan. 1 of this year, also sees some adjustments to benefits. Cost to taxpayers is an additional $351,000 annually by the end of the contract. The settlement also involves a three-year trial period for a 24-hour… Read more »

Clean Harbors reverses decision

A U.S.-based hazardous waste company has reversed its decision to truck contaminated soil originally from New York’s infamous Love Canal to its disposal site near Corunna. Clean Harbors said it would instead send the waste to one of its U.S. landfills, an official told St. Clair Township last week. The decision came shortly after Sarnia… Read more »

Lost face restored to downtown mural

The lost face of Sir Joseph Hobson has been restored to this mural in downtown Sarnia depicting construction of the first St. Clair Railway tunnel. On hand for the restoration were members of the Sarnia Heritage Committee, artist and sign maker David Beatty, and Bluewater Power, which provided a hoist so the new panel could… Read more »

Free parenting sessions

  Lambton Public Health is offering free parenting sessions starting in January. The sessions are an informal source of information to help parents, grandparents and caregivers use positive discipline and communication with children, said public health nurse Miranda Clubb. Day and evening programs are available with free childcare for kids up to age six. Space… Read more »

Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      What bone is also called the tibia? 2.      A landmark honouring the men who died in the Battle of Britain, Sarnia’s refurbished F-86 Sabre Golden Hawk airplane was returned to its pedestal at what site? 3.      What 19th century prime minister of Great Britain has a popular tea named after him? 4.      One hundred… Read more »

CORRECTION: Wrong dates on SCITS theatre production

The SCITS student production of Seussical Jr. took place last weekend, not the dates published earlier. The Journal apologizes for the error and any confusion it may cause.  

Amazing native mussel survives by going fishing with a lure

George Mathewson The St. Clair River at Sarnia is home to a rare shellfish that has a life cycle right out of a sci-fi movie. The wavy-rayed lampmussel looks like a palm-sized clam that lives in the sand and gravel at the bottom of the river. To survive, the mussel’s larvae must somehow find and… Read more »