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COLUMN: Odds of survival not great

 “I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.” – Woody Allen   In case you didn’t know this already, the U.S. National Safety Council has determined that the average human has a 1 in 1 chance of dying of some cause in his or her lifetime…. Read more »

On cakes, meat pies and winners

  BAKE ME A CAKE EXPANSION Local cupcake queen Amy Bourgon has moved her Bake me a Cake operation to Mitton Village so her customers can have a small café to enjoy a sweet treat.  There’s even a cupcake-themed play area for the kids. “We’ve got seating for seven, better parking and a lot more… Read more »

When the Grove got its groove on

A group of 150 community volunteers have worked to improve Kenwick-on-the-Lake in Bright’s Grove with a new gazebo and play equipment. The next phase, which came before city council this week, includes a basketball area, tennis court repairs and more benches on Lakeshore Road. But before it was a park, Kenwick-on-the-Lake was an open-air pavilion… Read more »

Centennial Park fix won’t come cheap

The job of reopening Centennial Park could begin this summer under a proposed restoration plan that comes with an eye-popping $8.5 million to $12.6 million price tag. Concept plans presented to city council this week would see ground contaminated with lead and asbestos in areas of the waterfront park removed or covered over with “geotextile”… Read more »

Love in the age of aquarium

The keeping and breeding of exotic fish is the raison d’etre of the Sarnia Aquarium Society, a group still going strong after more than 40 years. “Our members keep some fish that no longer even exist in the wild,” says president VanderAa. “We’re not big, but we’re very active.” Fish breeding, as it turns out,… Read more »

Little cat stirs big following

A little cat from Sarnia has galvanized people around the world to speak out against animal cruelty. Almost three months after the cat named Joe was found bloodied on Lakeshore Road, an online petition demanding stiffer penalties for people who hurt animals has more than 25,000 signatures.  The supporters live as far away as the… Read more »

Shipping season has resumed

The 2014 Great Lakes shipping season has resumed after a late start. Here, the Canadian Coast Guard ship Samuel Risley heads south past Port Huron on the St. Clair River to assist with ice breaking duties. Glenn Ogilvie, The Journal

Outstanding business achievement awards handed out

Following are the winners of the 2014 Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce OBAs. The awards gala was held at the Imperial Theatre March 28. Congratulations to all the nominees and this year’s winners. Employee Relations: Bluewater Power Young Entrepreneur: SHINE Professional Dental Hygiene, Corynn Lumley Marketing and Promotions: Ask Guy Event Graphics Citizen of the Year:… Read more »

City firefighter honoured for charity work

A Sarnia firefighter has been honoured for his “amazing” work with Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Chris Ireland was presented with the Extra Mile Award in Toronto recently, given annually to a firefighter or fire department that goes the extra mile. “He’s done an amazing job,” said Kerri Stocks, a spokesperson in the London office. “He’s become… Read more »

City basketball league champs crowned

The Assante Capital Management team has been crowned this year’s champs in the Sarnia Men’s Basketball League. In the final, Assante downed Fuel Factory 71-51, with Andy Wedemire the top scorer (25 points). Nathan Dixon led Fuel Factory with 20. In the consolation final Lekoz Tap & Grill defeated Jack Doyle’s 61 – 57. The… Read more »