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New high school athletic track could be ready this spring

Tara Jeffrey The long-delayed athletic track at Great Lakes Secondary School could be ready this spring — if the weather cooperates. “Right now, we’re pushing for an early June completion date,” said Brian McKay, business superintendent for the Lambton Kent District School Board. “So, if any track and field events are in June, the hope… Read more »

Earth Week cleanup

Imperial Oil employees Gabriel Stavros and Harsh Shah took part in an Earth Week cleanup at Sarnia’s Rainbow Park last week. The company has formally ‘adopted’ the Christina Street park, with regular walk-throughs and cleanups to help keep it clean and safe, said Imperial spokesperson Kristina Zimmer. Tara Jeffrey

TV fishing show to highlight local waters

Journal Staff A television crew is coming to cast about around Sarnia and showcase the community as a fishing hot spot. Fish TV, a national angling and destination show that airs on 10 networks will be in town May 2 to 6 to shoot and produce two 30-minute episodes. Hosted by Ron James, Leo Stakos… Read more »

Residents ask for street surveillance cameras, foot patrols to protect neighbourhood

Cathy Dobson  A former city councillor who no longer feels safe in her own neighbourhood is calling on Sarnia to install street-view surveillance cameras and provide more police patrols near the downtown core. Bev MacDougall says the area bordered by Christina, George, Russell and Durand streets is beleaguered by criminal activity around the clock. “Our… Read more »

Photo: Spring in the woods

A carpet of flowering wildflowers adds a touch of spring colour to a woodlot near Churchill Line in Sarnia. Ronny D’Haene Photo

Provincial basketball finalists

The U10 Huron Lakers basketball team won silver medals at the 2022 OBA Ontario Cup, falling just a single point short in the final against Kitchener-Waterloo. From left are, front row: Rylee Willemsen, Ariana Avellino, Cecilia Karas, Scotia Carruthers, Layla Moran and Jett Jamieson. Back row: Brent Jamieson, Aubrie Fines, Meghan Roberts, Francesca Mancusi, Izzy… Read more »

Point Edward budget features 2.3% tax increase

Journal Staff Point Edward council has approved a 2022 budget that contains a 2.38% tax rate increase. Village residents will pay $1,001 in municipal property taxes on each $150,000 worth of home assessment this year, an increase of $23 annually. The operating budget totals $4.7 million while just over $2 million is targetted for capital… Read more »