Lambton College’s inaugural gala a success

The Lambton College Foundation raised $67,500 at the inaugural President’s Gala in May. The money is supporting the construction of two new buildings taking shape at the Sarnia campus, a health and research centre and an athletics and fitness complex. A capacity crowd of 280 attended the May 7 gala held to celebration the college’s… Read more »

Water supply system earns top marks from ministry

The city’s water distribution system has earned perfect marks for a third year in a row. Ontario’s environment ministry conducted an unannounced inspection in May and granted perfect scores for water quality monitoring, training and technical things like logbooks, for a total grade of 100%. Sarnia’s distribution system consists of nearly 500 kilometres of watermains… Read more »

Wins streak ends for Sarnia Braves

The streak has ended for the Sarnia Braves baseball team. The Braves suffered their first loss of the season on July 19, falling 12-6 to the Exeter Express. Sarnia continued to lead the Southwestern Senior Baseball League with a 16-1 record, and are 27-1 overall on the season.    

Hospital adopts new approach for newborns, families

Bluewater Health has overhauled its approach to delivering babies by opening eight private birthing rooms. The move made earlier this summer allows expectant mothers to stay in the same room, together with their birth partner, throughout the entire labour, birth and baby’s recovery. One of the renovated rooms is slightly larger to accommodate extended First Nation… Read more »

Council to revisit Sarnia Transit reduction

A decision to reduce service this summer on a Sarnia Transit route will be reconsidered by city council on July 31. Earlier this month, the Route 9 bus schedule changed from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes for July and August only. Route #9 starts at the downtown terminal and covers Exmouth Street, London… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge


1 – Which acid gives lemons and limes their sharp taste? 2 – Subtitled “The History of Sarnia’s Bravest,” Phil Egan’s latest book is the history of what local group? 3 – In what Ontario city did The Tragically Hip form their band? 4 – Fantastic!  Great Lakes Secondary grad Joy Shah recently won a… Read more »

Mobile Market is back and providing fresh produce each week


Journal Staff The ‘Mobile Market’ is back on the road, bringing fresh produce directly to people struggling to make ends meet. The market arrives with local vegetables and useful health information, free of charge, at 14 locations in Sarnia-Lambton each week. Last year it delivers more than 6,200 pounds of fresh produce weekly. The Inn… Read more »

Bluewater BorderFest acts score country music nominations

Bluewater BorderFest

Journal Staff The timing was perfect for Sarnia’s newest music festival. Artists performing at Bluewater Borderfest on July 28-29 scored a total of 14 nominations at last week’s Canadian Country Music Awards. Leading the way was Saturday headliner Brett Kissel, who earned nods for male artist, video, single, interactive artist and songwriter of the year…. Read more »

New flower shop carries on a 50-year business tradition

Paulina Dillon at the new Paulina’s Flower Shoppe on Murphy Road.
Cathy Dobson

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s Paulina Dillon is all about new trends and fresh approaches, but she also honours tradition. Her front counter at the new Paulina’s Flower Shoppe is a good example. It displays funky new cards and jewelry and a few unique arrangements, alongside an info board explaining her shop was home to Buchner’s Flowers… Read more »