Front Page

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Poseidon and Neptune were the Greek and Roman gods of what domain?   2 – Proposed new bike lanes would be on a section of what city road?   3 – In terms of electricity, the C in AC/DC stands for what?   4 – Sarnia’s Hana Omar-Craig has been recognized as one… Read more »

Positive time in foster care prompts woman to pen story

Troy Shantz Sherry Grandmaison says she learned early that being a foster child set her apart. “I remember one day everything was fine, I was going to school… and then the next day I had no friends and the teachers treated me differently. The kids were told by their parents not to talk to me.”… Read more »

And another thing!

Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley reacts as Liam Henderson makes a point during a reception for the 2018 Mayor’s Honour List recipients on Feb. 5. The Errol Road School student, one of 23 individuals and organizations recognized, was describing his appearance last year on CBC-TV’s Canada’s Smartest Person Junior. As a national audience looked on, Liam… Read more »

An old Sarnia ritual

Like crop circles in a wheat field, these unusal shapes appeared on Lake Chipican on Feb. 1, courtesy of shovellers clearing skating patches after a snowfall. Drone photo, courtesy of David Cooke,

Journal nominated for three Ontario newspaper awards

Journal Staff Your independent hometown Sarnia Journal has been nominated for three Ontario newspaper awards — including best weekly newspaper in the province. The Journal is a finalist in its circulation class for the General Excellence Award, the highest honour bestowed by the Ontario Community Newspaper Association. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in a community… Read more »

Letters: week of Feb. 14

Caught in the squeeze of city’s rapidly rising housing market Sir: Regarding the Feb. 7 article by Cathy Dobson, “Citizens alarmed by rise of illegal housing.” I would like to add that there must be more and more families like us being displaced because landlords are selling properties to take advantage of the high prices… Read more »

What’s happening: week of Feb. 14

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to   Saturday, Feb. 16   Hike The… Read more »

Wild Kingdom

Nature was on full display when a coyote and three bald eagles squared off over a carcass frozen in the ice of the St. Clair River at Corunna on Feb. 2. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” said local nature photographer Ronny D’Haene, who was standing on the shore near the Shell Canada refinery when… Read more »

Compassion lies at heart of local harm reduction program

Troy Shantz When a person walks into the harm reduction department at Lambton Public Health looking for clean needles, Jen Gibbs doesn’t see a ‘drug addict.’ “They’re just people. They’re not scary; they’re not here to hurt us. They’re just people who are struggling with a health issue,” said the veteran registered nurse. “If they… Read more »