Even in winter, Sarnia is a great place to watch nature

Journal Staff It’s been a good winter for nature photographer Ronny D’Haene. Readers may remember an image he shared last month of a coyote and bald eagles scrapping over food on the St. Clair River ice. Or a shot he took of a confused row of pigeons, and another of water rolling like quicksilver from… Read more »

What’s happening: week of Mar. 21

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to   Thursday, March 21   Income Tax… Read more »

Hey, Graphic Designers

The Journal is looking to hire a graphic designer, part-time, two to three days a week. Contact Daryl Smith:                  

New downtown store providing outlet for local crafters

Cathy Dobson  Jess Haughton and Renee Corry say their approach to business is winning the trust of area craftspeople and proving a collective for handmade goods can be successful in Sarnia. Parallel Junction has been open two months, and even at this traditionally slow time of the retail year it’s working for them and their… Read more »

Severe PSW shortage on agenda at health care Town Hall

Troy Shantz The growing shortage of personal support workers and their difficult working conditions will be discussed at a Town Hall meeting Saturday, officials say. “The word is out. People are leaving the profession of PSW and they’re not enrolling in PSW courses at community colleges,” said Shirley Roebuck, chair of the Sarnia-Lambton Health Coalition…. Read more »

Next topic at Sarnia Speaks forum: dealing with trauma

Tara Jeffrey Everyone’s experience with trauma matters. That’s what Daniel Oudshoorn, moderator of the next Sarnia Speaks event, wants people who have experienced any type of trauma, to take home. “Just because someone else has a more shocking story, it doesn’t invalidate your own hurt,” said Oudshoorn, a London native who has spent more than… Read more »

City homeless shelters are still full and emergency funding has run out

Troy Shantz Emergency funding that helped house the homeless at motels this winter has run out, forcing Sarnia’s two at-capacity homeless shelters to turn people away once again. After the situation became dire last fall, the Erie-St. Clair Local Health Integration Network gave $45,000 in emergency cash to help shelter 100 individuals on 881 nights… Read more »

First up for the former hospital lands – 11 new homes

Troy Shantz New home construction could begin as soon as this summer on the former Sarnia General Hospital site, developers say. The plan, which includes 11 residential lots facing Essex Street and two large commercial blocks, was approved by city council earlier this month. The last of the hospital buildings fell in November and crews… Read more »

Off to provincials

The Mooretown Lady Flags Atom “C” team will represent Sarnia-Lambton at the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association Provincial Championships in the GTA, following a 4-2 victory over the Lambton Attack on March 10 in Alvinston. From left are, back row: Head coach Kevin Slater and assistant coach Mike Smith; third row: Lennon Smith, Sydney Nisbet, Ella… Read more »

St. Pat’s wrestlers excel at all-Ontario championship

St Patrick’s High School placed 4th in the women’s division at the all-Ontario high school wrestling championships in Ottawa earlier this month. St. Pat’s also placed 15th in the boys division and 5th overall in the combined team scores. Top finishers from city schools included: Howard Moffatt, 1st, 89 kg, for St Pat’s Brianna Fraser,… Read more »