Week of September 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, Sept. 21 Coffee Break Local Alzheimer… Read more »

Kidney Walk ambassador is a four-time transplant recipient

Troy Shantz Mandie Cross is closing in on a record she hopes she never breaks. When the 34-year-old Sarnia woman received a kidney transplant two years ago, it was the fourth time. The world record for kidney transplants is seven, according to Guinness. Cross has spent most of her life either on dialysis, waiting for… Read more »

Youth volunteer expo on this weekend

Young people seeking volunteer hours can explore various opportunities all under one roof this month. Lambton Mall is hosting a Youth Volunteer Expo on Saturday Sept. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. One Tomato, St. Clair Child and Youth and Rebound will be among 30 organizations onsite with opportunities available. “When students volunteer they… Read more »

Transit levy maintained

Journal Staff Sarnia has opted to leave things as they are and not begin taxing rural residents and farmers more for a bus service they can’t access. In a city survey, nearly two-thirds of the 400 respondents objected to the proposed change. Resident Debbie Krukowski cited the community feedback in urging council to maintain the… Read more »

Tree bylaw encountering public pushback

Troy Shantz Miguel Plante says a proposed bylaw in Sarnia shouldn’t deny him the right to remove a tree in his yard. “My tree is perfectly healthy but I know its roots wrap around my house. I’d like to see protection from that,” Plante told city officials at Clearwater Arena last week. “We’ve had six… Read more »

Bluewater Anglers fall fishing derby this weekend

The Bluewater Anglers “Fall Big Fish Derby’ returns Saturday for anglers of all ages. The boat and shore event offers cash prizes for the top five heaviest fish in three categories: salmon, rainbow trout and brown trout. Must be registered by 5:30 p.m. Friday. The derby runs from 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 23 with the… Read more »

City to better enforce parking restrictions in Canatara Park

Journal Staff Parks and recreation staff will enforce the rules more diligently to prevent people from driving car on the grass at Canatara Park, their manager says. The issue arose after a resident of Sandy Lane sent the city photos showing up to 19 vehicles parked around a picnic pavilion on Sept. 10. The park… Read more »

Sarnia Modern Women Show goes for quality over quantity

Cathy Dobson Leanne Fera and Julie Jenkins are out to prove that the single most important goal for a trade show exhibitor is not to sell product but to build relationships. “For me, that’s what business is about,” says Jenkins, owner of Exit Realty in Sarnia and co-organizer of the Sarnia Modern Women’s Show. Jenkins… Read more »

City kicks in more money for Centennial Park

George Mathewson Saying they have little choice but to finish the job, city councillors approved another $250,000 for the Centennial Park remediation project last week. The money will be taken from reserves to pay for fencing, security, vandalism and other things not covered by the city’s contract with Golder Associates and Bre-X Construction, the administrator… Read more »

Airport dirt cleared for takeoff

Journal Staff Work has resumed on the river sediment “eyesore” at Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport. Sediment removed from Sarnia Harbour as part of a $2.9-million dredging project and dumped at the airport was found to be slightly contaminated last winter. But the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has found no threat to surface or… Read more »