Kiwanis celebrates service to kids with dedication of park pavilion

Kiwanis Club president Mike Shimmin, left, and Mayor Mike Bradley happily dedicate a park pavilion adjacent to the Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre. ... As he...

Sarnia Joins Call To Make Opioid Crisis Provincial Emergency

Mayor Mike Bradley has added the voice of Sarnia-Lambton to the many calling on the Kathleen Wynne Liberal government to declare the opioid crisis a...

Man suing Sarnia Police for $1.25M

Named as the defendants are officers Jeffrey Gark, Greg Armstrong and John Doe, along with the Sarnia Police Services Board. Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley, who...

Letters: week of Aug. 24

We may not like Mike Duffy, but the writer should be reminded that he was found not guilty by a judge. In September, two criminal...

Sarnia General Hospital site discussed at AMO

If all goes well, Sarnia taxpayers might be footing a smaller bill for demolition costs at the former Sarnia General Hospital site. “We're hoping for...

OMB: Sifton building won't likely start until late summer or early fall, spokesperson says

“We built our homes when it was all single-family there,” said Jon McEachran, a former city councillor who has participant status for the hearing. “It's...

MacDougall, Hugh, (August 17, 2017)

Dear father of Anne (John) MacDougall, London, Eric (Bev) MacDougall, Sarnia and David (Laurie) MacDougall, London. Loving grandfather of Will (Laura), Holly (James) and Luke...

Soil dumped at the airport earning heaps of criticism

Coun. Ann Marie Gillis didn't mince words. “This is a gateway,” she said. “This is at our door and (when people enter Sarnia) it's the...

Letter: Reader questions councillor's motives

The Aug. 3 edition of The Observer provided headlines and about two-thirds of the front page to Sarnia City Coun. Anne Marie Gillis, who seemed...

Denver Based Company Purchases Sarnia's VIP Rail

VIP CEO Jon McEachran is excited to leverage Alpenglow's expertise. “It will help some of the industrial parks in chemical valley that are trying to...

Alpenglow sees growth opportunities in Chemical Valley

The Vidal Street Industrial Park was created when Ross McEachran and his son Jon McEachran purchased the former Fiberglas Canada site in Chemical Valley in...

City/County Councillor Hacked

A Sarnia city/county councillor is reporting what he calls a “serious breach to his online presence.” Andy Bruziewicz warned his peers at Lambton County Council...

Reopening of Centennial Park celebrated

Coun. Mike Kelch cuts a ribbon Saturday June 17, 2017 officially reopening Centennial Park in Sarnia, Ont. A celebration was held there as the majority...

Sarnia city council voted 5-2 in favour of docking Mike Bradley two weeks' pay

Mike Kelch. “I don't think anyone wants this on the agenda, but here it is.” Kelch voted against the pay suspension out of principle, saying...

City council to receive a report on fluoride in water

Council chambers at Sarnia city hall was bustling with talk about water fluoridation Monday, where a packed house listened as two doctors presented the pros...

Dave Boushy speaks out about extra costs for Centennial Park remediation

“Because it's taxpayer money,” said Sarnia City Coun. Dave Boushy. “And it's sucking money out of reserves, which is not a good policy.” Boushy was...

Sarnia beach certified again by international group

... from left, Brett Tryon, with the Blue Flag program, Shelley Erwin with the city's parks and recreation department, former city Coun. Terry Burrell and...

Prognosis remains poor for ailing hospital building

In February Sarnia issued a request for proposals for developers interested in the hospital property and nearby former health unit building. Potential investors have until...

Week of May 11

She needs to do her job, which is to take care of Sarnia. That had been done quite nicely by our Mayor Mike and Coun.

Sarnia city hall mourns death of acting manager | Sarnia Observer

Sarnia's acting city manager – a long-time engineer who took on a leadership role during a year of unprecedented turmoil at Sarnia city hall –...

Community celebrates the grand opening of 'The Hub'

More than 75 people of all ages came out to celebrate the grand opening of The Hub, a drop-in centre for youth aged 16-24 created...

County council to hold off on adjusting tax ratio

“This particular fund has been beneficial to all, and who knows if we won't have to utilize this fund at some point,” said Sarnia city/county...

Front St. Crosswalk Planned Near Centennial Park

A potential $40,000 sponsorship from Shell Canada could help pay for installation of a new pedestrian crossing on Front St. near Sarnia's Centennial Park. City...

Week of May 4

Dave Boushy's letter to The Journal last week is redundant and misleading to the public. To clarify, along with the creation of ... We are...

St. Patrick's students secure $4900 donation from County of Lambton

"It's Lambton County's project." Sarnia city/county Coun. Andy Bruziewicz congratulated the students for their initiative Wednesday, but he asked Walicki about the long-term plan for...

New stretcher-compatible LEO van will offer affordable transportation option, CEO says

Sarnia city/county Coun. Anne Marie Gillis said LEO has now grown well beyond its transportation program -- its most well-known service. "You're just expanding between...

Seasons Retirement Communities CEO answers questions from Sarnia City Council

Andy Bruziewicz. “We're not real estate speculators, we run retirement communities,” he said. “We're in for the long haul here.” Councillors congratulated Smyth and Seasons...

Sarnia mayor says new Bayside Centre owner could be revealed soon

The Bayside Centre in downtown Sarnia, shown here on Tuesday April 25, 2017, is said to have new owners. Details of the new ownership, and...

Sarnia-Lambton Not Among Minimum Income Test Sites

Although disappointed that Sarnia was not successful, Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley is happy to see the province take action. “The reality is that the current...

Concerns raised over how loss of allowance will impact interest in serving on municipal councils

But not all county councillors were concerned Wednesday about the elimination of the allowance. Sarnia city/county Coun. Dave Boushy said he didn't see the need...

Council considers the stats, leaves sidewalk cycling ban in place

Twenty-one cyclists were injured and two killed: Denis Ross in 2011 and Gerald Plain in 2012. Coun. Mike Kelch said his eyes were opened earlier...

Completion Of Centennial Park Remediation Delayed Again

Veteran Sarnia councillor Dave Boushy says he remains very concerned about further delays and the escalating cost. “5-million, 8-million, 9-million, 11-million, I mean that's taxpayers'...

Humble advocate's idea spreading across Ontario

Jeff Plain was named to Mayor Mike Bradley's Honour List for 2016. Plain, who works with Community Legal Assistance Sarnia, developed a 'Let's Walk Together'...

County's acceptance of funding 'awkward'

On Dec. 7, Lambton County Coun. Bev MacDougall accepted a donation of $50,000/year for four years, on behalf of the county, for Lambton's Creative County...

Mayor Bradley creating a presence on social media

Sarnia's mayor has entered the world of social media, launching his own website, Twitter account and Facebook page. “I want it to be interesting and...

Uber ride-hailing service continues to attract new drivers

Seven years after Canadian entrepreneur Garrett Camp co-founded the mega-successful on-demand car service Uber, Sarnia's Jeremy Swoboda is wheeling it out locally. “This is the...

David McPhail remembered as community volunteer and leader

“He will be sorely missed,” said Bev MacDougall, a Sarnia city councillor who got to know McPhail when he was a school principal. “He was...

Former Sarnia General Hospital site for sale — again

Later, council voted down a recommendation from staff to negotiate a six-month extension on the purchase agreement. When that failed, Coun. Mike Kelch moved to...

Mayor's Honour List Released

Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley is recognizing 19 citizens and four groups from this community and the surrounding area in his 2016 Honour List. The Mayor's...

Looking back on March and April in Sarnia-Lambton

Dave Boushy. “He would have built half a dozen towers by now. Why is the delay? Why are you so slow?” A new mid-summer cycling...

LAWSS Executive Announced

Sarnia Councillor Andy Bruziewicz will serve as chair of the Lambton Area Water Supply System's Joint Board of Management in 2017. Point Edward Mayor Bev...

Looking towards 2017

Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu stands with the leader of the official opposition, Rona Ambrose, both of whom won awards at the recent Maclean's Parliamentarian of...

OPINION: Targeting free speech won't solve City Hall's problems

The sad spectacle that is Sarnia's municipal government may have hit bottom last week when council approved a measure that will muzzle political discourse in...

MacDougall admits she 'screwed up' with her comments following the Nov. 14 council meeting

Veteran Sarnia Coun. Bev MacDougall has issued a formal public apology for her “harsh words” that have landed her in hot water. MacDougall – who...

Burrows' online community channel making an impact

The final speaker of the day was resident Margaret Bird who called for, among other things, council's recent sanctions against Mayor Mike Bradley to be...

Sarnia woman claims city councillors were disrespectful

Bird said the complaint concerns those comments, as well as actions by MacDougall, and councillors Andy Bruziewicz and Cindy Scholten, while she was speaking to...

But long-time politician won't be silenced by code of conduct complaints

Veteran Sarnia Coun. Dave Boushy has been rapped on the knuckles by the city's integrity commissioner for releasing confidential information to the media. City integrity...

NEWS ANALYSIS: Mayor and councillors need to work together to rebuild trust, says city councillor

City manager Marg Misek-Evans is pictured here with Coun. Anne Marie Gillis who comforted her following Monday's city council meeting. Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley was...

SARNIA CITY HALL: Coun. Anne Marie Gillis could be city's first deputy mayor based on election results

Sarnia city council has set the wheels in motion to put an interim deputy mayor in place – an effort billed by some politicians as...

Coun. Anne Marie Gillis serving as vice chair of infrastructure committee working with federal government

A veteran Sarnia politician is helping shape the guidelines for the distribution of a $48-billion pot of federal infrastructure funding earmarked for Canadian municipalities. City/county...