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An eye on photography

A photography show featuring 40 fine art prints at Memorable Moments at 148 Front St. North is just one more reason to venture downtown this weekend for Artwalk and the June First Friday. The exhibition was shot in Cuba over three years by Sarnia photographers Paul Sorensen, a fine art printer, left, and Scott Clarke…. Read more »

Former officer honoured

A retired Sarnia Police constable has been recognized by the Ontario Women in Law Enforcement for outstanding community service work. Heather Emmons retired in February following a 28-year career with city police. One of only two women officers when she started, Emmons was active with many groups devoted to such causes as violence against women,… Read more »

Bittersweet ending for city Catholic school

The final graduating class from St. Patrick’s on East Street pose for a photo on the school’s familiar foyer stairs. Glenn Ogilvie Daniel Cicchelli started to feel it at Homecoming. “That was the first day people were wearing the green and the blue. It was the first time you could see we were coming together… Read more »

Lots of drugs turned in

Residents turned over 35 pounds of medications, including two pounds of highly addictive Oxycodone and similar opiates, during the second annual prescription drug drop off day, Sarnia Police say. The volume of drugs collected and the number of people using the “drive-thru “collection at police headquarters were both up. The program keeps prescription drugs off… Read more »

70 years of marriage, times two

Jean and Jack Watson, left, both 90, and Jim and Helen Watson, 90 and 88 respectively Jim and Jack are 90-year-old twins who live together in Sarnia. But the Watson brothers are only half of this remarkable story. Jim and Jack got married to a pair of sisters, Helen and Jean Harkness, in a double… Read more »

Five Sarnians died 50 years ago in Canada’s worst air disaster

When a Trans Canada airliner crashed in a muddy field just over 50 years ago – claiming the lives of five prominent Sarnians – it was the worst air disaster in Canadian history. All 118 people on board, including 111 passengers and seven crew, perished when the plane bound for Toronto apparently caught fire and… Read more »

Artwalk ups its game

Sarnia’s downtown is gearing up for the biggest Artwalk ever the weekend of June 7 and 8. So many vendors have registered that the “overflow” will being accommodated in Bayside Centre, says co-ordinator Ashley Tanguay. “We’ve already got about 200 vendors, the most we’ve had, and more are registering on a daily basis,” she said…. Read more »

Styles of two chefs blend at Dockside

Brian Vickery approaches cooking with 18 years of experience as a Red Seal chef and the influence of his world travels. Andrew McNaughton approaches cooking with the enthusiasm of a man who just wrote his Red Seal exam two years ago, having learned the most up-to-date techniques in the culinary arts. Together they are a… Read more »

What’s Happening, Week of May 29

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 where to obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca.  Thursday, May 29 Candidate Meeting The four candidates for provincial office in… Read more »