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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 »

Clara Hughes visit to Sarnia

Six-time Canadian Olympic medalist Clara Hughes visited Sarnia Tuesday after biking 175 kilometres from Windsor, part of Clara’s Big Ride to help eliminate the stigma of mental health issues. Here she waves to greeters at Lambton College, where about 200 people turned out to give her a warm welcome. Photo by Spencer Drake

Mom and son busted for drug trafficking

A Sarnia mother and her son have been charged with drug trafficking. City police entered a home in the 200 block of Durand Street Tuesday night and arrested a 47-year-old woman and her son, 19, who lives at the same address. Drugs worth more than $5,000 on the street were seized, including hydro-morphone tablets, codeine… Read more »

A new twist on local networking

Four professionals want to reinvent networking in Sarnia. Registered social service worker Christy Primmer, Magic realtor Chad Kaplin, financial consultant Tiffany Branton and independent broker Mike Duerden, have launched “Las Friday,” a social event held on the last Friday of every month. “It’s an evening to meet other people and support local business,” said Kaplin…. Read more »

Painting takes his brushes and easel outdoors

Not even a hurricane can keep J. Allison Robichaud from practising his art. A Canadian landscape painter now living in Sarnia, Robichaud is known for his “plein aire” or open air technique, which means working outdoors with his paints and easel. In November of 2012 as Superstorm Sandy pummeled the city, Robichaud was determined to… Read more »

UPDATED: Spring brings return of the swans

March is here, which means warmer weather, clearer skies, and a chance of swans!  As we watch this winter’s accumulation of snow melt, an epic journey is taking place right over our heads. Thousands of tundra swans are travelling through southern Ontario on a 6,500 km flight from Chesapeake Bay to nest in the Canadian… Read more »

Shivering wildlife invade city homes

Four-legged creatures seeking central heating and a free meal are invading Sarnia homes in droves this winter. Squirrels, raccoons and skunks are among the most prevalent break-in artists, but feral cats, chipmunks and even opossums are appearing frequently on the wrong side of the door. The coldest winter in 30 years and months of continuous… Read more »