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Research Park is nearly full

The Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park is now nearly full after finalizing a lease with a bio medical research company. Western Phytoceutica Inc. develops natural health products from plants, such as American ginseng. The company has leased 1,000 square feet of laboratory space and another 500 square feet for research and development of a pilot plant… Read more »

Sarnia’s Fogarty settling in at Princeton

Barry Wright Ron Fogarty sees himself as a players’ coach. The 42-year-old Sarnia native was named head coach of the Princeton University Tigers in mid-June and is now settling in. “I’m definitely not a yeller,” he said with a chuckle in a phone interview with The Journal. “I take time to get to know my… Read more »

The secret wildlife of Canatara Park

Vanessa Hrvatin Before gassing up the car and driving to Point Pelee, there is somewhere closer to home that offers equally incredible wildlife: Canatara Park. “Some say Canatara Park is like the Pelee of the North,” says Sarnia’s Eric Marcum, active birder and president elect of Lambton Wildlife Incorporated. “Canatara is also much smaller than… Read more »

Take the Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      The lyrics to “Silent Night” were originally written in what language? 2.      Last week, the Sarnia Sting honoured what player who, in 211 games with the Sting, scored 165 goals and tallied 311 points, both franchise scoring records? 3.      Covering over 1,500,000 square kilometers, what province is Canada’s largest? 4.      Sarnia residents who have… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: The exciting day I met my Grandpa

Umar Iqbal It was June 1 when my dad announced we were going to Pakistan. I was really excited! When the day finally arrived, everyone was running around. When we were 10 minutes away from leaving, I asked, ‘’Mom, when are we leaving?” I was excited to see all my family relatives, but most of… Read more »

Blitz targeting high school smokers

Marco Vigliotti A new educational blitz is targeting local high school students and the elevated number of young smokers in Sarnia-Lambton. Alternate Choices provides increased support and help with quitting, while aiming to discourage early initiation and smoking on school property. “Kids are taught about the health effects of smoking and other drugs at a… Read more »

New pierogi business taking off

Cathy Dobson Local chef Mike Genovy has built a commercial kitchen in the basement of his home and custom-equipped it to produce handmade pierogies. Investing about $8,000 and a lot of sweat equity in a basement kitchen that meets all public health standards isn’t something many people do. But Genovy, 33, is confident it will… Read more »

Pushy salesman tries to enter homes

Cathy Dobson Residents in Point Edward and Sarnia’s north-end are on alert for a suspicious man going door-to-door under false pretenses. Sarnia Police has had one formal complaint about a man on Edgewater Court Nov. 8 who said he was a sales representative for an Ontario energy company. “He was very pushy,” said Const. Giovanni… Read more »

Elves keep Secret Santa Shoppe humming

Journal Staff Like its North Pole head office, the Secret Santa Shoppe in Sarnia would grind to a halt if not for an army of busy elves. The 8th annual event at Pathways Health Centre for Children gives kids a chance to do their Christmas shopping away from prying eyes. No parents are allowed in… Read more »