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Groundbreaking for Habitat’s “faith-build” home

People from various faith communities were preparing for a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, April 1 at Sarnia’s next Habitat for Humanity home. Fourteen teams from 21 local churches and faith organizations will take ownership for one building day of the project, which is Habitat’s 34th local home and first ever ‘Faith Build.’ When complete, a… Read more »

Top businesses honoured at glittery showcase

Journal Staff The business elite of Sarnia-Lambton donned their finery Friday night for the 26th annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards. An audience of more 450 packed the black tie event at Sarnia’s Imperial Theatre to watch the awards presentations. Eighty-six nominees were up for 15 awards in categories ranging from accessibility and diversity to business… Read more »

Ice rider feeling the heat

Journal Staff Military officials confirmed last week they are investigating a naval diver who sparked a massive search and rescue effort after being spotted riding ice floes in the St. Clair River. Curt Brown, a member of a London naval reserve unit, donned a black dry suit and flippers, entered the river and rode broken… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      How many standard time zones are there in the world? 2.      This is no April Fool’s Joke: Locally, what will be closing for resurfacing and undercoating for three months (scheduled April 1 to July 1)? 3.      Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon star as Oscar and Felix in what 2015 TV sitcom? 4…. Read more »

Rugby recruiters stress safety

Barry Wright The Sarnia Saints Rugby Club wants to increase its grassroots base by changing the perception their sport is risky and unsafe. “I’ve heard all of that,” said Saints women’s roster player Lauren Wilks, referring to those who contend rugby leads to injuries and concussions because players lack equipment. “Before they let you on… Read more »

Ex-seeding expectations

More than 30,000 native seeds are being planted this spring to help rehabilitate local green spaces through Return the Landscape. Here, habitat specialist Larry Cornelis, left, and co-ordinator Shawn McKnight inspect germinating milkweed seed in the front window of 100 Christina Street North, Sarnia’s soon-to-open social enterprise centre. Seeds of 100 native species are also… Read more »

Boys of summer

A cooler than normal spring might have thrown Sarnia a curve ball, but the chill didn’t prevent Colton Cooper, a Grade 3 student at Cathcart Boulevard school, from delivering strikes during this game of catch with his dad Mike. Glenn Ogilvie

OPINION: About those offensive letters

George Mathewson I had an interesting exchange with a reader last week about free speech and what newspapers should and should not publish. It was all triggered by a March 12 letter to the editor from one Keith Patrick, who argued that homosexuality “is not normal” and that a person’s sexual orientation is a matter… Read more »

Industry leader honoured

The director of a Sarnia-based organization has been recognized internationally for his work in promoting the bioeconomy. Murray McLaughlin was one of 125 leaders from organizations in 15 countries recognized by Biofuels Digest at a recent leadership conference in Washington. McLaughlin is executive director of Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, which last year received $7 million in… Read more »