OPINION: Horticultural Society marks 100 years of beautification

On the first day of July, 1875, Sarnia celebrated a milestone accomplishment. A splendid new waterworks had been constructed, and with it came unexpected results. The fire brigade, naturally, had a powerful new weapon to fight fires. Street sprinklers began to control road dust, more drinking troughs for horses appeared, and outhouses were torn down… Read more »

Letters: week of Mar. 5

Pipeline protest from local Indigenous community confusing   Sir: I’m confused. Aren’t Sarnia’s native people being hypocritical when they protest against pipelines? Sarnia’s Chemical Valley has so many pipelines, and the band is involved with them through contracts. Since Sarnia hasn’t had a pipeline spill, shouldn’t we be commending our companies, and maybe let the… Read more »

OPINION: Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to City Hall

Bryan Trothen Sarnia councillors are now into their second year of decision-making, and one item they accepted without comment recently was their own attendance report. Two members of council attended all 39 regular and special meetings in 2019, and none missed more than three. In terms of attendance, all nine have been exemplary. But attendance… Read more »

Letters: week of Feb. 27

The Journal commended for focusing on local community Sir: I read with interest and community pride the brief staff article of Feb. 20 about the five Ontario Community Newspaper Award nominations received by The Sarnia Journal. You and your team are to be congratulated for this recognition, and I’m sure I am not alone in… Read more »

OPINION: Intricate ‘Queen Street Quilt’ a relic of long-lost church

One thin dime. That’s what the ladies of Queen Street Methodist Church charged local residents to have their names embroidered on the queen-sized quilt in 1897. The stunning result emerged recently from a cedar chest at the home of Sarnia’s Pat Clarke, who is turning over to the Sarnia Historical Society. “It’s time to share… Read more »

Letters: week of Feb. 13

Journal columnist the complete package Sir: Phil Egan’s articles and columns are always interesting to read. He was well represented in the Jan. 30 edition. His ‘Wax Man’ report was fascinating, and his column on Heather Reisman was spectacularly excellent. Engaging, warm, funny, all wrapped up together and tied with a bow.   Bob Boulton… Read more »