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 »

Linemen help restore power to hurricane-ravaged state

Cathy Dobson As Florida residents return to their evacuated homes two linemen from Sarnia are there helping turn the lights back on after Hurricane Irma’s devastation. “Some have generators but most have no power,” said Mark Pearson. He and Mike Lepelaars left Sept. 13 in a Bluewater Power bucket truck bound for the Tampa area with… Read more »

Day of Caring

Jessie Rabbitt, 91, lends a helping hand as Suncor Energy volunteer Dave Stek prepares Rabbitt’s home for painting during last week’s Day of Caring. The largest one-day volunteer event in Sarnia-Lambton officially kicked off this year’s United Way Campaign and saw more than 200 people fan out to assist non-profit agencies and individuals with a… Read more »

Approvals granted for expansion of family medical centre

Journal Staff City council unanimously cleared the way last week for a major expansion of a London Road medical clinic. Doctors John O’Mahony and Sean Peterson plan to expand the existing medical clinic at 481 London Rd. by adding a two-storey addition and with 8,600 square feet of new space. They hope to address a… Read more »

UN declaration on Indigenous rights

Sarnia is forming a working group to plan and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The declaration was adopted by the UN in 2007 and emphasizes the right of indigenous peoples to live in dignity, maintain their institutions and cultures, and pursue self-determined development. The working group will be comprised… Read more »

Sarnia Spirit U13 soccer team had dominant outdoor season

Journal Staff The Sarnia Spirit U13 girls soccer club ended a terrific season with yet another tournament win. The Spirit emerged victorious from the Michigan Soccer Classic, claiming the title after a 1-0 win over Nationals St. Clair. Sarah Gardner scored the only goal needed. It was the sixth tournament the girls entered this year… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Caviar comes from which species of fish?    Cod      Salmon       Sturgeon   2 – Local mural artists, Tim and Karen Allen, recently painted what animal mascot on the wall of the Bright’s Grove Public School gymnasium?   3 – What country won the gold medal for men’s ice hockey at the 2010 Winter… Read more »