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Much happened in the Sarnia area in 2021, and at least some of it was photographed by The Observer.

Here are some of the photos taken last year by journalist Paul Morden.

Isaias Velazquez and Fabiana Herrera stop for a selfie in the Tunnel of Light during the Celebration of Lights in Sarnia Centennial Park. Photo by Paul Morden /The observer
Photographer Doug Bisson arranges his work in one of the buildings at the Petrolia Discovery petroleum heritage site on his last day of self-guided tour of the season.
Photographer Doug Bisson arranges his work in one of the buildings at the Petrolia Discovery petroleum heritage site on his last day of self-guided tour of the season. Photo by Paul Morden /The observer
Demolition of the remaining buildings at the former Holmes smelter site at Point Edward continued through the fall.
Demolition of the remaining buildings at the former Holmes smelter site at Point Edward continued through the fall. Photo by Paul Morden /The observer
Bob Hailliday sits next to the Pollinator Garden before the start of his dedication service at St. John in the Wilderness Anglican Church in Bright's Grove.
Bob Hailliday sits next to the Pollinator Garden before the start of his dedication service at St. John in the Wilderness Anglican Church in Bright’s Grove. Photo by Paul Morden /The observer
Dancer Jaysea Cowan is featured in August during a performance of Theater Sarnia's Broadway Jukebox on an outdoor stage at the Imperial Theater on Christina Street.
Dancer Jaysea Cowan is featured in August during a performance of Theater Sarnia’s Broadway Jukebox on an outdoor stage at the Imperial Theater on Christina Street. Photo by Paul Morden /The observer
Left to right, Sarnia's Madison Chapple, Sarah Malik and Lucie Slakmon walk towards the sunflower field on the Douglas Line near Aberarder, which is home to Miracle Max's Minions, an annual fundraising project for charities against childhood cancer.
Left to right, Sarnia’s Madison Chapple, Sarah Malik and Lucie Slakmon walk towards the sunflower field on the Douglas Line near Aberarder, which is home to Miracle Max’s Minions, an annual fundraising project for charities against childhood cancer. Photo by Paul Morden /The observer
Michael Hurry, retired Big Brothers Big Sisters Sarnia-Lambton Executive Director, dyed his signature hair and beard white as part of a fundraiser for the organization.
Michael Hurry, retired Big Brothers Big Sisters Sarnia-Lambton Executive Director, dyed his signature hair and beard white as part of a fundraiser for the organization. Photo by Paul Morden /The observer
Kerry Leckie plays pickleball at Blackwell Park in Sarnia.
Kerry Leckie plays pickleball at Blackwell Park in Sarnia.
Roland and Mary Anne Peloza stand inside Cheeky Monkey, the record, CD and DVD store they ran in downtown Sarnia for 22 years before retiring in 2021.
Roland and Mary Anne Peloza stand inside Cheeky Monkey, the record, CD and DVD store they ran in downtown Sarnia for 22 years before retiring in 2021.
Lambton College graduate Ana Cordeiro celebrates during a graduation parade held at the Sarnia campus.  Nearly 700 of the college's more than 2,000 graduates of the 2021 class took part in the convocation held outside due to pandemic restrictions.
Lambton College graduate Ana Cordeiro celebrates during a graduation parade held at the Sarnia campus. Nearly 700 of the college’s more than 2,000 graduates of the 2021 class took part in the convocation held outside due to pandemic restrictions. Photo by Paul Morden /The observer
John Rogers of Lower Lakes Ship Repair was working at the Port of Sarnia to repair the Saginaw, a self-unloading bulk carrier.  It is one of many ships that have wintered in Sarnia for repairs and maintenance.
John Rogers of Lower Lakes Ship Repair was working at the Port of Sarnia to repair the Saginaw, a self-unloading bulk carrier. It is one of many ships that have wintered in Sarnia for repairs and maintenance. Photo by Paul Morden /The observer
Claudio Palleschi, emergency management coordinator for Point Edward, stands in the village arena where he led an effort to decorate it with artwork by local schoolchildren as it is used for a clinic. mass vaccination against COVID-19.
Claudio Palleschi, emergency management coordinator for Point Edward, stands in the village arena where he led an effort to decorate it with artwork by local schoolchildren as it is used for a clinic. mass vaccination against COVID-19. Photo by Paul Morden /The observer
A construction worker stretches out while directing traffic on the Michigan Line as work continues on Sifton's Magnolia Trails subdivision in Sarnia.
A construction worker stretches out while directing traffic on the Michigan Line as work continues on Sifton’s Magnolia Trails subdivision in Sarnia. Photo by Paul Morden /The observer
Cyclists walk past the Chemical Valley Victims Memorial in Sarnia's Centennial Park.  The day of mourning 2021 for those injured or killed on the job was a virtual event due to the pandemic lockdown.
Cyclists walk past the Chemical Valley Victims Memorial in Sarnia’s Centennial Park. The day of mourning 2021 for those injured or killed on the job was a virtual event due to the pandemic lockdown. Photo by Paul Morden /The observer
Peggy Jenkins, left, and Heaven Jenkins run the season prediction team, Sheldon and Harvey, at Heaven's Wildlife Rescue Center in Lambton County.  On Groundhog Day, the forecasting groundhog in the center takes on the stage name of Oil Springs Ollie.  Sheldon passed away in April, officially passing the torch to Harvey.
Peggy Jenkins, left, and Heaven Jenkins run the season prediction team, Sheldon and Harvey, at Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue Center in Lambton County. On Groundhog Day, the forecasting groundhog in the center takes on the stage name of Oil Springs Ollie. Sheldon passed away in April, officially passing the torch to Harvey. Photo by Paul Morden /The observer
A pony from the Seaway Kiwanis Children's Animal Farm in Sarnia's Canatara Park can't wait for attendant Lara Cole to open the door with a breakfast on a Sunday in January.
A pony from the Seaway Kiwanis Children’s Animal Farm in Sarnia’s Canatara Park can’t wait for attendant Lara Cole to open the door with a breakfast on a Sunday in January. Photo by Paul Morden /The observer