Corn infected with toxic mould reaches “catastrophic” level

Troy Shantz This fall has brought a perfect storm to Lambton County’s corn farmers. The cool, wet weather since August has sparked an outbreak of vomitoxin that’s made some corn harvests here and across Southern Ontario unfit for consumption. In high concentrations vomitoxin, which is produced by mould, is harmful to humans and livestock, said… Read more »

Sarnia boy didn’t advance on CBC competition

Journal staff Liam Henderson wasn’t named Canada’s Smartest Person Junior, but his sportsmanship earned respect from viewers and competitors alike. The sixth grader from Errol Road School was eliminated in the first episode of the CBC series last week, but showed generosity of spirit when a fellow contestant was overcome by the pressure. Henderson and… Read more »

More seating for Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport

City Hall is spending $17,000 for additional passenger seating Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport. This month, Air Canada replaced its 18-seat Beechcraft aircraft with larger 37-passenger Dash-8 aircraft for flights in and out of Sarnia. The airport’s passenger holding area was designed to accommodate 22 people. In addition to the extra seats, the renovations include the… Read more »

Public consultations on retail pot shops

City Hall is consulting the public to determine whether cannabis retailers will be allowed to set-up shop in Sarnia. Residents can voice their opinion online at until Nov. 28. The feedback will be used to inform council prior to the Jan. 28 decision deadline for Ontario municipalities. Currently, cannabis can be purchased legally only… Read more »

Results for local cross country runners

Journal staff A Sarnia runner won a silver medal at the Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championships. Andrew Davies was second in the U20 six-kilometre race at King City on Nov. 11. Sarnian Shawn Master was 6th in the Open Men’s 10K, and Sebastien Frenette 12th in the Midget Boys U16 race. Results of other local… Read more »

Lambton Lions’ basketball coach achieves 100th win

The coach of the Lambton College men’s varsity basketball team has recorded his 100th win. James Grant reached the milestone when he led the Lions to a 104-42 victory over the visiting Sault College Cougars on Nov. 10. “Being able to celebrate something like that in our brand new facility, in front of our fans,… Read more »

Top shooter

Laneigh Shirley, left, scored 15 points to lead Northern Collegiate to a 54-32 victory over St. Patrick’s and help the Vikings claim the LKSSAA senior girl’s basketball championship on Nov. 10 at Lambton College. Shirley went to line after being fouled on the play. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Raw and honest moments make Instant Family a holiday hit

Vicky Sparks Can I tell you a secret? I don’t love Mark Walhberg. I’m sure he’s a great guy (his bizarre 2:30 a.m. wake up time notwithstanding) but as an actor, I don’t really understand his appeal. I find him generically handsome and someone who replaces actual character traits with fast-talking and looking perpetually surprised…. Read more »