^^Sarnia's not too bad, but like most blue collar cities, the kids want to leave and never look back. Downtown was much worse though, lots of things have probably been fixed up since your friend left.
The weather has been brutal in Southern Ontario this year, the record for snowfall was almost broken this February and temperatures have been below normal all winter. This day was about -1 Celsius. I've gotten used to it this year, I just wear gloves and a toque and I've kinda grown to enjoy the challenge of taking pictures in snowy conditions (when most of the photo is white it becomes difficult to get a good exposure).
Coming someday: new stuff from Rochester, NY; Hamilton; Toronto; Goderich, ON; Wheatley, ON; and Cobourg, ON.