Students at Great Lakes high school get crash course in safety

Jake Romphf High school students entering prom season were given a graphic reminder about poor decision-making last week. Sarnia Police dropped a smashed car outside Great Lakes Secondary, and inside students heard the first-hand accounts of two speakers maimed and nearly killed by mixing alcohol and carelessness. Chatham native Andrew Crawford said he was 19… Read more »

Grant could soon improve Sarnia-to-London bus service

Phil Egan Sarnia will share a $1.45-million grant with London and Strathroy-Caradoc to improve transportation between the three communities. The cities were among 40 in Ontario receiving funds through the Transportation Ministry’s Community Transportation Grant Program. With the money secured, the next likely step is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFPs) to interested parties, said… Read more »


Northern Collegiate’s Lauren Perkins creates a big splash while stumbling in the water pit of the 1500-metre steeplechase at the Lambton Kent high school track and field championships in Chatham last week. The spill didn’t deter Perkins, however, who finished first and also won the senior girls’ 800-metre race. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

OPINION: Egad! An old Irish rebel finds himself warming to Royal Family

Phil Egan Meghan Mountbatten-Windsor, formerly known as Meghan Markle, is now, officially, the most fascinating member of the British Royal Family. At least in my humble opinion. She married Prince Harry on Saturday adorned in a dress reputed to have cost a king’s ransom. Her prince, I feel confident, would have justifiably thought her equally… Read more »

Ball hockey tournament advancing cause of mental health

Jake Romphf The Stephanie Shaw Memorial ball hockey tournament is returning this summer to raise money for and promote mental health initiatives. Stephanie Shaw was a Northern Collegiate student and talented multi-sport athlete who took her own life in 2016. She was also a prominent voice who used her own struggles to increase mental health… Read more »

Residents turn over 51 rifles and handguns during amnesty

Cathy Dobson Fifty-one guns were turned in during a month-long amnesty in Sarnia, a large haul compared to the 69 collected in London, a city five times as large. Sarnia’s amnesty in April coincided with others offered by the OPP and some municipal police services. It required residents to identify themselves and police would retrieve… Read more »

Protective dune grass bouncing back from Canatara Beach fire

Pam Wright An accidental fire that torched a large swath of dune grass at Canatara Beach could have been much worse, says a local environmentalist. Kim Gledhill, who has spearheaded numerous plantings of the indigenous grass in the park, said a south wind prevented the blaze from spreading and burning too hot. “It’s very lucky… Read more »