Have your say: Redesigning Centennial Park

Cathy Dobson The discovery of contaminants in Centennial Park is creating an opportunity to redesign the greenspace and make it a centrepiece for the community, city officials say. “It isn’t every day that one group of citizens gets to leave a legacy for generations of other citizens,” says Beth Gignac, Sarnia’s director of parks and… Read more »

Firefighting brawn to be showcased in the Point

Cathy Dobson Local firefighters will compete on their home turf this summer in one of Canada’s most intense physical contests. They’ll vie with other firefighters from across the continent in the Scott FireFit Championships, a test of brute strength and endurance. Spectators will be able to watch local firefighters climbing, hammering, spraying and dragging hose… Read more »

Volunteers needed to help victims of sexual violence

Tara Jeffrey Survivors of sexual abuse will often wake in the night — triggered by a nightmare or flashback — panicked, terrified and alone. “They’re unable to ground themselves,” said Trish Vanoosterom, public educator and counsellor with the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre (SASC) Sarnia-Lambton. “They just need to have a sounding board to help them,… Read more »

Former Pacers move up to Junior “A”

A trio of ex-Point Edward Pacers have taken the next step in their respective lacrosse careers and will play in the Ontario Lacrosse Association Junior “A” loop this season. Goaltender Brayden Bell and Cory Burr have both signed with Toronto Beaches, while Blain Adams is a member of the Kitchener-Waterloo Braves. In fact, Adams scored… Read more »

Young storytellers celebrate Mothers Day

Journal staff Mireille Miron remembers well the day she read her own story in the newspaper. “It was an assignment in university – we had to write an article and try to get it published,” said the French Immersion teacher at Sarnia’s Errol Road Public School. “I remember feeling so proud of myself.” So she… Read more »

From the SCITS Revue to the Silver Screen

Jack Poirier Corunna’s Jeff Stout has found a way to bridge the 6,000 km gap to Portugal, thanks to an upcoming feature film that may be that European country’s big summer blockbuster. The 38-year-old Hill Street School and Sarnia Collegiate graduate serves as Associate Producer of the soon-to-be-released A Date with Miss Fortune. Although the… Read more »

Celebrating Liberation Day

Cathy Dobson There are some things you never forget. Sarnia’s Edith Vandenberg shares her memories of being imprisoned during the Second World War because she wants this generation to appreciate their freedom. Even after 72 years, Edith says she gets goosebumps when she thinks of the day the Canadians arrived in her village to liberate… Read more »

Student photo show wows the judges

Journal Staff The images seen here were some of the entries in a competition involving 34 students in the Digital Photography program at Lambton College. Picking the winners wasn’t an easy task for the judges. “It was an inspirational display of photographs,” said judge Glenn Ogilvie, an award-winning photojournalist and staff member at The Journal…. Read more »