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Made in Sarnia: New worker training program to be used nationwide

Marco Vigliotti Training courses for hazardous workplace materials created by a Sarnia-based company will soon be used by businesses nationwide. LEHDER Environmental Services devised the web-based program to educate worker about the Global Harmonized System, a new government mandated classification scheme for dangerous or controlled workplace products. The new system replaces the long-standing Workplace Hazardous… Read more »

Over the moon: United Way hits record target ahead of schedule

Cathy Dobson Never before in the history of Sarnia-Lambton’s United Way has so much money been raised in one campaign. The 2014 campaign has exceeded its $1,920,000 goal by $30,000, and jumped 1.5% ahead of last year’s results. Not only is the goal met and exceeded it’s weeks earlier than usual, said executive director Dave… Read more »

Rayjon shifts gears: humanitarian agency focuses more on training local leaders

Tara Jeffrey Rayjon is changing the way it looks at Haiti. “We’re giving them tools – not just handouts,” said Dr. Glen Maddison, medical advisor of the grassroots not-for-profit aimed at enhancing life for Haitians in poverty. The local doctor said it wasn’t until recently that he experienced a shift in perspective regarding Rayjon’s role… Read more »

New body care shop getting in its lycks

Cathy Dobson Owners of the new Lyck body care shop are banking that their all-natural product lines and a little sassy marketing will spell success. Lyck Natural Bodycare Inc. opened downtown at 190 Christina St. North in late November, just in time to hold a grand opening celebration on First Friday. The store is the… Read more »

Innovative Giving Tuesday campaign draws on collective spirit

Journal Staff Giving Tuesday Sarnia-Lambton describes itself as a movement. And it appears to be spreading, if a popular YouTube video of a flash mob at Lambton Mall is any indication. GivingTuesday began last year in Canada as a way to give and volunteer on the “opening day of the giving season” after Black Friday… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.    The town of Bedrock is the setting for what highly successful TV cartoon series?   2.    In April 2004, Huron View Park was renamed what? 3.    Which Christmas movie classic contains the quotation, “Remember no man is a failure who has friends”?   4.    Starting last week and continuing until the end of December,… Read more »

Santa’s helpers at Winter Wonderland

Elves Telessa Salmikivi and Madeline McGregor were among the helpers at family-friendly Winter Wonderland featuring wagon rides, reindeer, children’s choirs held Nov. 30 at DeGroot’s Nursery. Glenn Ogilvie

City man wins national award

Marco Vigliotti A Sarnia man has received national recognition for his decades of volunteer work. The Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada granted Jack Smith a national award of distinction for his efforts improving the Sarnia-Lambton chapter and the way it delivers health care. “Obviously, it’s a great experience, for something you love doing anyway,”… Read more »

Finding doctors for an aging community

  Marco Vigliotti The Sarnia area needs to attract three to four new doctors each year just to replace the family physicians nearing retirement. So says Carly Nienhuis, coordinator of the Physician Recruitment Taskforce of Sarnia Lambton. The taskforce is actively seeking successors for two family doctors about to retire. “Family physicians operate their own businesses… Read more »

120-member cast takes stage in ‘Finding Christmas’

Cathy Dobson   She’s the writer, music arranger, director and the creator of one of the biggest Christmas shows of the season in Sarnia. Yet Carrie Beauchamp downplays her role and credits her cast and crew for producing an amateur show that rivals professionals. “These are people who are dedicated and wonderful to work with,”… Read more »