Corunna fiddler wins Canadian crown

Cathy Dobson Corunna’s Greg Henry is arguably the best fiddler in Canada but he couldn’t be more modest about it. “I guess I’ve been playing pretty well this summer,” he says of his recent win at the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship in Moncton, New Brunswick. Henry’s parents introduced their son to the fiddle when… Read more »

Kinsmen Community Centre in jeopardy

  Journal Staff The future of the Sarnia Kinsmen Community Centre is in serious doubt after mould was discovered in its ceiling. Bookings have been halted for the facility at 656 Lakeshore Rd. until city hall can obtain more air test results and a building inspection is completed. The roof has apparently been leaking for… Read more »

New business offers great escape

Cathy Dobson Looking for an escape? A new Sarnia business literally has the answer. Sarnia Escape opened this month and is already turning away business on weekend nights. The gluten-free café on the corner of Devine and Indian Road, not only offers board games for the entire family, but has also introduced escape room entertainment to the… Read more »

The pleasure of roadside attractions

They are scattered here and there across our city, little curiosities tucked in corners and out of the way places. Presented here is a collection of oddities The Journal found interesting in their own right. Some are quirky, others clever or fun. But all of them have one thing in common; the power to make… Read more »

Terry’s Team Member represents hope, bravery

Cathy Dobson  Four necklaces of bravery beads and a few photos are nearly all that Adara Haskins has to remember the cancer that struck when she was just a toddler. “I don’t really remember it at all,” says the 12-year-old student at Sir John Moore School in Corunna. And that’s a good thing. The memories… Read more »

One Tomato grows again

Cathy Dobson Thanks to the success of a simple idea called the One Tomato Project, people across Sarnia-Lambton are enjoying hundreds of pounds of fresh vegetables this summer. Some are helping themselves to communal gardens on their way home from work. Others are out of work and happy to have free access to corn, beans,… Read more »

Funky car show a street party with wheels

George Mathewson Picture a neighbourhood block party with a fleet of classic cars and you get the idea behind a unique event in Sarnia called the Rutherglen Close Car Show. Rutherglen Close is a residential street between Lakeshore and Cathcart Boulevard in the shape of a long oval, with a grassy island in the middle…. Read more »

Local bowler scores scholarship

Barry Wright Kyra Lester will begin her freshman year at London’s University of Western Ontario with a few more dollars for her education thanks to the Canadian Tenpin Bowling Association. Lester won both a national and local scholarship for an essay about the benefits of the sport. The two awards total $1,500. Bowling has allowed… Read more »