Another cleantech firm setting up in bio-industrial park

Cathy Dobson  Score one more for Sarnia’s burgeoning bio-industrial sector. Imtex Membranes Corp. has announced it will break ground this summer on an $8-million to $10-million demonstration plant in the Arlanxeo bio-industrial park on Vidal Street. “We’re excited about the investment,” says Stephen Thompson, CEO at the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP). “Imtex is a great fit… Read more »

Dramatic comeback

Journee Joseph gets a joyous bear hug from Coach James Grant after the Lambton Lions pulled off a dramatic come-from-behind victory at the Sarnia campus on Feb. 1. Keith Laryea scored the go-ahead basket with 23 second left and the Lions went on to defeat the Redeemer Royals 103-100. As of Saturday, the Lions were… Read more »

Restaurant owner confident in future of Mitton Village

Cathy Dobson A fresh coat of paint brightens the south wall of 125 Mitton St. South. Inside, the kitchen has been completely overhauled and cosmetic changes to the 75-seat dining room offer a comfortable, clean restaurant in the heart of Mitton Village. The Village – buffeted by news of businesses leaving – continues to be… Read more »

PHOTOS: Inaugural basketball tournament a rebounding success

Journal Staff The competition was intense and the joy palpable when Special Olympics Sarnia hosted its inaugural basketball tournament at St. Patrick’s High School. Two Sarnia Heat teams squared off against squads from London, Tillsonburg, Woodstock and LaSalle last month with more than 100 athletes in attendance. “Overall, it was just an absolutely amazing day,”… Read more »

Citizen group alarmed by growth of illegal housing

Cathy Dobson Carol and Greg Chudy say they want growth and prosperity for Sarnia, but not at any cost. So they’re asking City Hall to take action now before the shortage of affordable housing grows and more illegal rooming houses take root. “We are concerned people will purchase houses for the sole purpose of renting… Read more »


A deckhand is lowered to the ground as the ice-encrusted Algoma Niagara ties up at Sarnia Harbour on the morning of Jan. 31. The Great Lakes freighter arrived in port to a bone-chilling temperature of -24 C, the coldest recorded so far in 2019. The wind chill was -36 C at the time. Glenn Ogilvie