Front Page

Awaiting winter’s arrival

Susan and Mark Woodhouse, of Bright’s Grove, are bundled up for winter as they walk along Old Lakeshore Road with their dog guide, Fisher. The trio were undaunted by the stiff November winds, but were walking a little faster than their usual summer pace. Glenn Ogilvie

Scouts honour local war heroes

Scouts Aiden Simmons, Kelland Griffin and Christopher Dagg (back row) along with Beaver Scout Henry Ramon and Cub Scout Ben Crombeen, form an honour guard at a plaque unveiled Saturday in Heritage Park on Nov. 8. The plaque commemorates the Scouts project, Trees of Remembrance, that saw local Scouts plant 102 trees in Heritage Park… Read more »

The sad death of the Hamonic

John Rochon The passenger steamer the Hamonic was one of the famous “Three Sisters” of the Great Lakes, built for the Northern Navigation Co. by the Collingwood Shipbuilding Co. Elegantly appointed, she made her first regular cruise on June 23, 1909.  The seven-day loop left from Detroit to Sarnia, up Lake Huron to the St…. Read more »

Take the Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      A subject of a Gordon Lightfoot song, what ship sank in Lake Superior 39 years ago last week? 2.      What Lambton County town is named after a famous battle in the early 19th century Napoleonic Wars, a battle which occurred near a town of the same name in Spain? 3.      Who was Michael Jackson’s… Read more »

New lounge cozies up to comfort food

Cathy Dobson Tania Auger has always embraced change. In fact, she thrives on it. That’s why she and her staff spent four days in late October completely redecorating her restaurant at 549 Murphy Rd., converting it from a Mexican eatery to a cozy New York-style lounge called Chow Ciao. “It’s much warmer with a lot… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Sarnia-Lambton Gives, one text at a time

I remember one of my high school teachers saying to me, “No one has ever become poor by giving.” It was during one of those frequent discussions in religion class about the benefits of giving to others, helping the less fortunate; basically doing unto others … I’m sure you’ve heard a variation of the speech… Read more »

Sarnia hoops star headed to Vermont

Barry Wright One of Sarnia’s premier women athletes is heading to the University of Vermont on a Division 1 basketball scholarship. Lauren Handy, 17, will begin her academic and athletic career with the Catamounts next September, but will head east in late spring and take some summer courses prior to the rigors of the college… Read more »

OPINION: The incredible shrinking city

George Mathewson The wicked storm that spoiled Halloween for so many trick or treaters on Oct. 31 also did a number on Sarnia’s lakefront. Monstrous waves scrolled farther inland than normal, uprooted and hauled off trees and took away decking planks, lawn chairs and at least one kayak, residents report. A 40-foot section of seawall… Read more »

Sarnia woman survives 50 years with diabetes

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s Kathy Witheridge proudly opens a red velvet case holding her new medal, awarded to her for surviving with Type 1 diabetes for 50 years. On one side the medal reads “Triumph for Man & Medicine.” On the other, “For 50 courageous years with diabetes.” It’s unusual, to say the least. “I’m so… Read more »