Lambton College unveils shiny new tech Centre of Excellence

Troy Shantz How do you officially open something called the Centre of Excellence in Energy and Bio-Industrial Technologies? With a robot, of course. With Lambton College brass looking on, a robotic arm sliced and plated a piece of cake at a renovated robotics lab, part of a new $14.2-million facility for academics, industrial training and… Read more »

Eco-friendly retail store aims to keep Great Lakes clean

Cathy Dobson Sisters Melissa Matthews and Lisa Ladouceur say their eco-friendly store isn’t just a business, it’s a way of life. They opened Great Lakes Refill Co. in early September at the Downtown Market, 140 Christina Street N. It’s a one-stop shop to minimize single-use items in the home such as straws, plastic cutlery and… Read more »

Candidate calls Labour Council endorsement “bizarre” 

Troy Shantz The Sarnia and District Labour Council has endorsed 11 candidates for this year’s municipal election, but one of them isn’t happy about it. Business owner Nathan Colquhoun took exception to the fact the Labour Council is also backing Mayor Mike Bradley. “It’s a bizarre world out there when the very folks who promote… Read more »

The clock striking midnight on Sarnia’s Cinderella Story

Cathy Dobson  An innovative volunteer group that has provided more than 600 local girls with a free grad or prom dresses will fold unless a new organizer steps up. Debbie Anderson founded The Cinderella Story in 2009 and says it’s time for her to move on to other causes. Other board members left when Anderson resigned…. Read more »

Football returns

The high school football season kicked off on Sept. 26 with Great Lakes travelling to Chatham for a tilt against Ursuline College. Northern and Chatham-Kent were scheduled to face off in Chatham at 1 p.m., while St. Patrick’s hosts Wallaceburg at 4 p.m. Homecoming is set for Oct. 4 at Great Lakes Secondary, where the… Read more »

Day of caring

A small army spread out across Sarnia-Lambton for the 25th annual Day of Caring on Sept. 11, which officially kicked of the United Way’s 2018 campaign. More than 240 volunteers visited 48 different job sites to assist non-profit agencies and help seniors in need of extra help stay in their homes. Here, Jeff McDonald, of… Read more »

Heads you win

Tristan Paul-Aguilar, left, and Maitriy Patel, right, of the Lambton Lions men’s soccer team compete for the ball against David Fimiak of Niagara College during the Lions’ home opener on Sept. 16. A 4-2 loss to Niagara dropped Lambton to 0-3 on the OCAA season. Bruce Smith Special to The Journal

Another season over

Jim Foley, left, and Bob McQueen, right, won the season-ending Robb Funeral Home tournament at the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club for a third straight year recently. Presenting the trophy here is tournament convenor Rebecca McQueen. Submitted Photo

Anti-poverty rally planned for steps of City Hall

Sarnia’s annual ‘Stand Up Against Poverty Rally’ returns to the steps of City Hall on Friday, Oct. 5. The rally features stories told by people who have experienced poverty and offers resources in the community to help those struggling. Living in poverty can reduce a person’s health, limit school and job opportunities and affect mental… Read more »