Waterfront restaurant looking to open craft brewery

Cathy Dobson A local restaurant plans to mark its 25th year in business by adding a brewery with its own brand of craft beer. A rezoning application to allow an on-site craft brewery at Stoke’s Bay Grill & Bar will go before city council April 16. Customers are consistently requesting craft beer, said Chris Pavli, who… Read more »

Letters: week of March 22

City Hall, please put the focus on cyclists and pedestrians Sir: Do we need bike lanes? Cars have dramatically reshaped our cities in their rise to dominance, but the effects of that transition are seldom talked about. They have dispersed populations, altered the form of cities by expanding the space between buildings, and diminished the… Read more »

Hotel could be start of Point Edward building boom

Cathy Dobson Judging by the number of potential developers beating a path to Point Edward’s municipal office lately, there could be a substantial investment in the village soon. What’s all-but-certain is that Hamilton-based Vrancor Group will break ground in months on a $20-million Holiday Inn Express & Suites on Venetian Boulevard. It will be sandwiched… Read more »

The hive’s a-buzzing

Nathan Knight reacts with joy to a goal scored during the Sarnia Sting’s final regular season home victory last week over Kitchener. Sarnia fans are pumped about this year’s team, which finished third in the OHL’s Western Conference with a 46-17-4-1 record. On Friday, the Sting open the first round of the playoffs against the… Read more »

Upstart city high school headed to California eco-challenge

Journal Staff A team of Sarnia high school students and their energy efficient vehicle are headed to California for an international competition. Northern Collegiate is the only Canadian high school participating at the Shell Eco-marathon in Sonoma, California, where it will compete against universities and colleges from North and South America. The Shell Eco-marathon requires… Read more »

What’s Happening: week of Mar. 22

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 22   Lenten Organ… Read more »

$20B high-speed rail project could leave Sarnia in the dust

Pam Wright A high-speed train between Toronto to Windsor sounds good, but Sarnia residents won’t benefit unless existing transportation links to London are improved, a local rail advocate says. “We’re not well connected, said Mabel Higgins, co-chair of RAIL, or Rail Advocacy In Lambton. “It’s a great idea, but we can’t wait because we’re not… Read more »