Gallery’s assistant curator selected for Fogo Island arts residency

Sarnia's Darryn Doull has won a curator residency this summer at the Fogo Island arts community in Newfoundland.
Glenn Ogilvie

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s Darryn Doull has the determination and talent to contribute to the legacy of art in Canada. Those are high words of praise from the adjudicators of a prestigious curatorial residency program announced this month. Doull, 26, has been chosen for the first Fogo Island Art Young Curator Residency, an international honour that… Read more »

Two Sting players on Team Canada

Jordan Kyrou of the Sarnia Sting will join teammate Jakob Chychrun on Team Canada at the World Under 17 Hockey Challenge coming to Sarnia-Lambton Oct. 31 to Nov. 8.
Photo by Metcalfe Photography

Barry Wright When Hockey Canada announced its roster last week for the three Canadian teams to compete at the upcoming World Under 17 Hockey Challenge in Sarnia-Lambton, it was all but a certainty that Jakob Chychrun’s name would be called during the proceedings at the RBC Centre. After all, the son of the former NHLer… Read more »

A ‘respectable’ year for angling


Barry Wright The weather made it a challenging summer for local anglers in an otherwise decent year for fishing. “I think the extremely cold winter and the cooler spring changed the cycle,” said Jake Van Rooyen, a director with Bluewater Anglers. “The late summer water temperature is usually between 70 and 74 degrees, (21-24 C)… Read more »

Organic chocolatier ready to test retail market

Lauren Jamieson, of Chocolate Therapy, with some of her handmade goodies.
Cathy Dobson

Cathy Dobson For Lauren Jamieson, the sweet smell of chocolate melting on the stove isn’t just a treat. It’s therapy. Jamieson, 31, has developed eight different kinds of chocolates, all made with organic and fair trade ingredients and all to suit vegan and gluten-free diets. “People say they feel energized after eating them and have… Read more »

Former “waterboy” living the dream, cracks team lineup

Defenceman Sam McCormack, who as a kid helped look after the team's equipment, now plays for the Sarnia Legionnaires.
Anne Tigwell Photo

Dan McCaffery Special to The Journal As little Sam McCormack skated around the Brock Street Barn waving a Sarnia Legionnaires flag during pre-game festivities, he dreamed of one day suiting up with the local hockey club. The year was 2009 and the 12-year-old Rosedale Public School student was something of a fixture at the rink…. Read more »

Life and death debate coming to Sarnia


Cathy Dobson Sarnians have a rare chance to weigh in on Canada’s doctor-assisted suicide debate, just as a pivotal Supreme Court hearing on the issue gets started. The contentious hearing begins Oct. 15 in Ottawa, one day before a forum is held at the Sarnia Library Theatre featuring representatives from each side. “It’s very timely… Read more »

Hadfields and city airport have long shared history

Roger Hadfield says Sarnia's airport was instrumental in the development of his high-flying family, including sons Chris, left, and David, right. They are seen here during a day of family flying in Gatineau, Quebec, on Canada Day, 2010.
Photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt, originally for Vintage Wings of Canada

Interpretive signs will be unveiled Sunday to illustrate the Hadfield family’s long history with Sarnia Airport. Members of the family, including Col. Chris Hadfield, are expected to attend the Oct. 5 event at Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport’s passenger terminal, beginning 3 p.m. The father of the famed astronaut, Roger Hadfield, was the first person to… Read more »

Pilot boat captain saved the crew of sinking steamer

Olive Campbell stands at the 'bow' of what was once the Sidney E. Smith steam ship, now a dock on Sarnia's harbourfront.
Glenn Ogilvie

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s Ollie Campbell is grateful the city is publicly recognizing her late husband for the dozens of lives he saved many years ago. A colourful storyboard describing the heroics of Capt. Robert Campbell on the night of June 5, 1972, when the Sidney E. Smith steamer went down in the St. Clair River,… Read more »

Amazing ‘Silo House’ goes against the grain

The "Silo Home" of Patti and Doug Grant in Bright's Grove is sometimes mistaken for a lighthouse.
Glenn Ogilvie

George Mathewson One of Sarnia’s funkiest homes is also one of its oldest structures. The “Silo House” in Bright’s Grove is four floors of handcrafted originality packed into a converted grain silo built in 1842 for the community’s first farm. “When people first see it they love it because it’s so strange,” said Patti Grant,… Read more »