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The week of June 23

College should have done more to help house students Sir: I read with a great deal of personal interest the June 16th story, “International students...

OPINION: Even devastating ’53 tornado didn’t slow city’s growth

Phil Egan Journal reader Fran VerBeem recently sent along a copy of ‘Sarnia Reports’ from 1953. Fran’s father H.D. Cook was the city’s building inspector, and...

GUEST COLUMN: Support the new “war effort,” support Save Ukraine

Stephen Bright My first time seeing charity in action was the winter of 1957, while having a hot chocolate and Danish pastry with my mother...

The week of June 16

Bright’s Grove development area long overdo Sir: I am baffled by the reluctance of City Hall staff, their consultant, and some councillors to allow development...

OPINION: Postage stamp dealers the world’s most trusting people

Phil Egan When I was nine or ten and living near Christina and Devine streets I would often trade comic books with a pal named...

COLUMN: Mail Tale: A look at the early postal history of Sarnia

Phil Egan Saturday home mail delivery ended in 1969, but moving the mail has been a priority since the earliest days of old Port Sarnia. Having...

The week of June 9

Is Canada supporting the Russian war by default? Sir: The Minister of Defence said recently Canada is sending 20,000 rounds of artillery to Ukraine. That is...

GUEST COLUMN: Here today, gone tomorrow – like Uncle Will’s store

Bob Boulton What I remember most about my Uncle Will was a visit as a young boy to the apartment above his store. This wasn’t long...

Firefighters save beloved stained glass window – twice

Phil Egan Older Sarnians will recall a time when city churches rarely locked their doors. It was that general sense of security that, on Aug. 11,...

GUEST COLUMN: Ode to the East Street Track – gone but not forgotten

James R. Wallen I grew up on the north side of George Street a few doors down from East Street. Our house backed onto the...