Category Archives: Point Edward

Couple Gives Up On Fresh Air Due To Full Parking At Bridge

Parking lot under Bluewater Bridge in Point Edward

After being stuck inside at work and home for several days, a local couple decided it was time for some fresh air. What they did not expect to find was a full parking lot under the Bluewater Bridge.

“It was pretty disappointing,” said Josie Brown.

“We really just wanted some sunshine but everyone in Sarnia had the same idea.”

Brett, Josie’s husband, said “It’s like everyone thinks the only place they can go enjoy the outdoors is at a paved parking lot near the river.”

“I don’t know when we’re going to have another chance to go outside like that, it’d be nice if someone left room for our truck once in awhile at our special spot near the river.”

Rather than wait for several other couples to leave, the couple immediately returned home and watched shows about nature on Netflix.

Public Washrooms Still Too Convenient, Will Remain Closed

City of Sarnia and Point Edward staff have coordinated efforts to ensure that public washrooms  in local parks and public spaces will remain closed for several more weeks. A joint project was initiated last year to study park and washroom usage patterns, which officials say will help them in budgeting maintenance for the next couple of years.

While citizens continue to bolt from parking lot to parking lot, wiggling locked washroom door handles and blanketing public spaces with curse words, personal anxiety and urine driblets, staffers  are betting on their data.

“The last thing we want to do is open the restrooms for public use when people are actually using these public spaces,” explained Roger Locke of the Sarnia Parks and Recreation Department.

“We’re looking to open them all right at that sweet spot when people give up checking to see if they are open or not, which will hopefully be a couple days before we can close them for the cold months again.”

Point Edward Man Already Out Of Alcohol

Walt-Jenson-point-edward-man-already-low-on-alcohol

The long weekend has just begun and ended for one local man.

After completing his daily shift at Imperial Oil, Walt Jenson drove back to his Point Edward home where he began imbibing a bottle of Old Vienna (“OV”) from a case he had purchased to enjoy this weekend. At around 6:30 PM, Jenson finished the last bottle in the case.

“I guess that’s the end of that,” Jenson told The Sarnia Post. “I guess I’ll sleep it off and make some dinner for the kids.”

The extended weekend preceding Victoria Day is a time treasured by many Canadians as a time to take a load off and enjoy the company of friends, family, food and drink.