Session to explore what teens really think about pot

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Troy Shantz An information session is planned to clear the air on what cannabis means to teens in Sarnia-Lambton. Anna McKiernan, a policy analyst with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, will discuss the health effects of marijuana use in adolescence at the May 4 event. She will cite a recent study on Canadian youth… Read more »

Urban design in Bright’s Grove


Design and building technology students from London’s Fanshawe College presented proposals for a 26-acre property south of Lakeshore Road at Waterworks during an urban design competition showcase last week. A good-sized crowd turned out to see four of the submissions at Bright’s Grove Public School. Here Jasmine Brinovcar, in black, explains the concept of the… Read more »

91-year-old painter preparing to stage one-woman show

Jesse Rabbitt, 91, is staging a one-woman art show at the R.W. Lawton Gallery, opening May 5.
Cathy Dobson

Cathy Dobson An impromptu tour of Jessie Rabbitt’s living room is like reading the story of an extraordinary life. Over seven decades she has studied art, taught art and continue to paint. At one time she worked in the luxury of her own Montreal studio. Other times she painted with whatever she could scavenge in… Read more »

Upstart Northern team competing with the big guys at eco-challenge

High school team members, from left, Afnan Shaikh, Rob Boccanfuso and Zac Grimme, make adjustments to Rover's 160cc engine, which is housed in the rear of the ultra-efficient vehicle.
Troy Shantz

Troy Shantz The world of transportation is changing and a group of industrious students from Northern Collegiate are at the forefront. Fourteen teens with a mishmash of skills have put together a light, futuristic and fuel-efficient vehicle they call Rover. This weekend, Rover will hit the track in Detroit at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas (SEMA),… Read more »

Planting the right mix of wildflowers can help bees


Troy Shantz A cereal company’s well-intentioned distribution of free flower seeds could actually be harmful to the local ecosystem, says native plant expert who is offering his own free alternative. The ‘Bring Back The Bees’ campaign by General Mills, makers of Honey Nut Cheerios, encourages people to fill out an online form and get a… Read more »

Rollicking tale says, ‘All for one. And one for all!’

The Three Musketeers, from left, Ryan Godwin, Ryan Oliver and Owen Layne, take the stage May 5-6.
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Journal Staff The Lambton Young Theatre Players will present a tale of sword fights, court intrigue and colourful characters with their adaptation of the The Three Musketeers. Twenty-one thespians aged nine to 18 from across Sarnia-Lambton are taking the stage, including Kate Bowen, Russell Bulgin, Ayla Coates, Caiden Currie, Hayley Drury, Ryan Godwin, Ally Goodacre,… Read more »

New title for Misek-Evans

Sarnia’s city manager is no long the city manager. The job title of Margaret Misek-Evans has been changed to chief administrative officer, or CAO, under a bylaw council approved recently with little comment. A staff report said the recommendation stemmed from a 2016 workplace investigation report into Mayor Mike Bradley’s treatment of senior staff. “It… Read more »

Mental health finds a voice at first ever Sarnia Sings

Doug Stewart of CD/DC and Sarnia Sings organizer Adam Dumond belt out a tune while preparing for the May 4 event at the Imperial Theatre. 
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Tara Jeffrey Adam Dumond’s ‘carpool-karaoke-style’ videos are making waves on Facebook — all for a good cause. The local real-estate agent has been posting the online clips of local singers belting out tunes in the passenger seat while Dumond cruises around town to tease a fundraising concert at the Imperial Theatre on May 4. The… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge


1 – What kind of fluid protects a baby before birth? 2 – Sandwiched between Maxwell Street and Elgin Street, what skateboard park is one of Canada’s oldest? 3 – How many red balls (worth one point) are used in a game of snooker? 4 – Sarnia’s Dave Nichols is the current president of what… Read more »