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One run, two sisters

Theresa Carriere is once again lacing up her runners to make the 100-kilometre trek from Sarnia to London to raise money to fight breast cancer. The June 13 run will be the third OneRun for the London cancer survivor, who credits her Sarnia sister Maria Rocca for saving her life by urging her to get… Read more »

Bridge over troubled waters

It’s an old rusty bridge that goes nowhere. Yet on June 4, the gymnasium of Bright’s Grove Public School filled up with a standing-room only crowd of nearly 200 vocal residents eager to talk about the Cull Drain Bridge. The scenic bridge was built across the mouth of the Cull Drain in 1910 to link… Read more »

What’s Happening, Week of June 12

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.  Wednesday, June 11 Steak Bingo All are welcome to attend a ‘steak… Read more »

Parents sharpen pencils; identify savings for Coronation Park

When Melissa Hewitt heard Lambton County was considering closing Sarnia’s Coronation Park Day Nursery she decided to try and help save it. The nursery was short $1.3 million last year following provincial funding cuts. The county covered the loss with transitional funding, but this year’s deficit is projected at $1.1 million. Hewitt, who has two… Read more »

Cheers, to Artwalk

Chris Haig of Beau’s Brewery in Vankleek Hill, Ont. explains different brew flavours to Sarnia native Katie Kirkland and friends at the Sarnia Beer Show, part of Artwalk in downtown Sarnia on Saturday. The two-day event attracted good crowds, despite a cool and drizzly start to Sunday. Christina Street was lived with artists and crafts… Read more »

Pardon me boys, is that the Canatara Choo-Choo?

The new Canatara Choo-Choo and station is now officially open in Canatara Park. Built by the Seaway Kiwanis Club and friends, the riding train has a caboose that can accommodate wheelchairs, making it the only accessible train of its kind in Canada. The new station, near the Children’s Animal Farm, was built with help from… Read more »

Sarnia man duped by scammers

A Sarnia man in his 80s has been duped by the “injured son” phone scam. A man claiming to be the victim’s son called to report he’d been in a car accident in Montreal and asked for money to cover the fine and other expenses, Sarnia Police say. After sending money, the victim received a… Read more »

Call centre opened

The first 120 employees are trained and working at the new Atelka Contact Centre in Sarnia. The call centre in the Western Research Park on Modeland Road held its grand opening June 5, when officials showed off the newly renovated site. The centre began taking calls on behalf of major telecommunications client in early April…. Read more »