Young scientists study oceans, find alkynes of trouble

Annabelle Rayson, left, and Lanna Iacobelli, both 11-year-old students at St. Anne elementary, are seen here with their winning project at last year's Lambton County Science fair.
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Troy Shantz Annabelle Rayson has figured out what’s happening to the world’s oceans. She and her Grade 5 partner Lanna Iacobelli added controlled amounts of carbon dioxide to a water supply and monitored how the conditions changed. “As the carbon goes up so does the PH, so the water gets more acidic,” said Rayson, who… Read more »

OPINION: Sarnia slowly emerging from its poor reputation

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George Mathewson Sarnia has an image problem, as many of its residents are painfully aware. But like the cities of Hamilton (steel) and Sudbury (nickel smelting) Sarnia is slowly shedding its negative image thanks to a dramatically cleaner environment, economic diversification and changes in attitude. And others are taking note. Take the travel story published… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge


1 – What Roman Emperor allegedly “fiddled while Rome burned”? 2 – What is the only Great Lake that doesn’t share its name with a Sarnia street? 3 – What is the male part of a plant’s reproductive system? 4 – What was the only city in Ontario mentioned in a recent online article “Six… Read more »

Classic cocktails featured at new downtown lounge

Mixx Lounge owners, from left, Brian Vickery, Tammy Vickery and Mike Peddigrew. Missing is Scott Dargie. 
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Cathy Dobson The seeds were sown for the new Mixx Lounge on Front Street during a “foodie” trip to Cleveland when a group of Sarnians found themselves sipping on classic cocktails and enjoying some soft, acoustic jazz music. Sarnians need a place where the bartenders know what a Slippery Pete and a Harvey Wallbanger is,… Read more »

Vision Buddies building bridges between young and old

Vision Buddies. from left, Brittany Baril, 10-month-old Arlynn Clarke, four-month-old Lucas Baril, and Vision Nursing Home resident Mary Ross.
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Troy Shantz A new program at a city nursing home is like visiting the grandparents. Vision Buddies is playgroup for moms and tots at Vision Nursing Home that includes story time, songs and other activities — all done under the adorning eyes of home residents. The response has been overwhelming, said program creator Bevin Perdu…. Read more »

Clashing fundraisers open old divisions at Great Lakes

Two major events at the same time are causing friction at Great Lakes.

Cathy Dobson The ongoing effort to harmoniously bring two student bodies together under one roof at Great Lakes Secondary School has hit a sour note. The variety show known as The Revue and staged by the former SCITS high school for the past 95 years is sharing the school facilities with a new basketball fundraiser…. Read more »

Inspirational Pathways show back by popular demand

Addison Lee-Riedy rehearses a number for a Pathways Health Centre for Children variety show called Diamonds in the Sky, which takes the stage at the Imperial Theatre on March 10. Twenty-two of the centre's clients, ages six to 18, are preparing to perform during the inspirational evening of music and dance. 
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Cathy Dobson   If you’ve got it, why not flaunt it? Children and youth at Pathways Health Centre are preparing a second elaborate variety show at The Imperial Theatre after a huge success last year. “The parents said, ‘Please, let’s do it again,’” explains Holly Wenning. She and daughter Amy Mayea co-wrote the script and… Read more »


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This image from the 1960s shows the former St. Clair Marina, in the foreground, which was located near the foot of Exmouth Street. Last year, Steves and Rozema severed portions of the 32-acre parcel of unserviced forested land at centre and sold them to Bridgeview Marina, which is visible in behind. Bridgeview itself was created… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal Trivia Challenge


1 – In what island country did reggae music originate in the late 1960s? 2 – Lambton County’s EMS Department (Emergency Medical Services) is encouraging all residents to learn what life-saving skill? 3 – What is the top colour in a rainbow? 4 – What Sarnian was a former dragon on the TV show Dragons’… Read more »