Grant could soon improve Sarnia-to-London bus service

Phil Egan Sarnia will share a $1.45-million grant with London and Strathroy-Caradoc to improve transportation between the three communities. The cities were among 40 in Ontario receiving funds through the Transportation Ministry’s Community Transportation Grant Program. With the money secured, the next likely step is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFPs) to interested parties, said… Read more »

Incumbent Bob Bailey says Conservatives ready to govern

Cathy Dobson Bob Bailey says he wishes sometimes he was 25 years younger and in the workforce so he could ride the wave of economic prosperity he predicts is coming. “I see so much potential for this area,” says the incumbent MPP, who took a leave of absence from his job at NOVA when first… Read more »

Gone, but not forgotten

The Kinsmen Centre’s fate needed years of political debate to resolve, but it took just hours for workers from Murray Mills Excavating and Trucking to level the former community centre and elementary school at 656 Lakeshore Rd. Council voted last July to sell the public lands to allow a five-home subdivision on Lakeshore, but that… Read more »


Northern Collegiate’s Lauren Perkins creates a big splash while stumbling in the water pit of the 1500-metre steeplechase at the Lambton Kent high school track and field championships in Chatham last week. The spill didn’t deter Perkins, however, who finished first and also won the senior girls’ 800-metre race. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Political instincts run deep for NDP candidate Kathy Alexander

Tara Jeffrey Kathy Alexander didn’t know what to expect when she called her 88-year-old grandmother to tell her she was entering politics. “Nana, it’s Kathy… I want you to know I’m putting my name in to be the NDP candidate for Sarnia-Lambton,” Alexander recounted, seeking the approval of one of the most important women in… Read more »

New studio located at the intersection of Yoga and Pilates

Cathy Dobson Florida is where Sarnia’s Tricia Slipacoff discovered she loves Pilates and how in tune with her body they make her feel. Coincidentally, 12 years later, Florida is where she and yogi Julie Kohlmeier discovered a studio while on vacation that offers both disciplines. That became the model for their new Northern Star Yoga… Read more »

City Hall next to be equipped with surveillance cameras

Cathy Dobson Signs will go up on the main floor of City Hall by the end of this year alerting visitors and employees that surveillance cameras are monitoring them. Video cameras at City Hall, on city buses and in the offices of Sarnia Transit is the next step in making municipal facilities a safer place… Read more »

The power behind the throne

It will cost almost $30,000 to provide toilet paper and paper towels at municipal washrooms this year. Council has awarded a contract to Windsor-based Merchants Paper to supply paper products and dispensers for the next three years at a cost of $88,370. City-owned facilities serviced include the Strangway Centre, fire halls, arenas, park washrooms, Public… Read more »

Final phase of subdivision approved

City council has approved a plan to build 16 single detached homes on Sandpiper Drive, near the end of The Rapids Parkway. The housing project began in 2012, and Beaches of Bright’s Grove Inc. is now ready to complete the third and final phase of the subdivision. Nine of the 16 lots back onto the… Read more »