Sarnia Community Foundation grants

The Sarnia Community Foundation has announced grants to 35 local organizations totaling $131,796 so far this year. Groups getting more than $7,000 include Habitat for Humanity, Pathways, Sarnia Concert Association, St. Clair Child and Youth, YMCA, and the Town of Petrolia Fire Hall Fund, which received the largest grant of $21,527. Since 1983, the Foundation… Read more »

Veteran’s Park about to get a little more crowded

The old cannon in Canatara Park known as “Big Tom” has been approved for relocation to the park behind the Sarnia Library, possibly in time for Remembrance Day. And a light armoured vehicle, known as a LAV III, will be installed on a concrete pad in the park as a war memorial to Canadians lost… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal Trivia Challenge

1 – What is the main colour in China’s national flag? 2 – What local club takes its name from the first name of a famous medieval philosopher, scholar and poet? 3 – Walk a mile in his shoes? 7’1”, 325 lb. former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal wears what size shoe? (within two) 4 –… Read more »

A chance to join the bandwagon

Cathy Dobson Attention elementary school students who love music and dream about playing in a band: This may be your lucky day. More than 30 years after its formation, the Lakeroad Lions Band is opening the door to all Sarnia-Lambton students in Grades 4 to 8 who want to learn to play an instrument and perform… Read more »

Green Home: More efficient building techniques could cut energy bills in half

Susan Roberts Special to The Journal A new home built by a Sarnia man on 3100 Egremont Rd. is incorporating several energy-efficient features that are expected to dramatically slash his energy bills. Greg Ryan’s home uses an insulated form foundation and staggered-stud construction on the outside walls to sharply increase its R-value, or insulation rating…. Read more »

Q&A with the Sarnia-Lambton candidates

The Journal asked the four federal candidates seeking to represent Sarnia-Lambton to answer five questions. This week, we present their responses, in alphabetic order. Marilyn Gladu, Conservative  1 – Waterfront homes in Sarnia are being torn down and replaced with bigger ones while food bank lines grow. What could your party do to reduce the… Read more »

Remembering lost babies with pinwheels

Tara Jeffrey Families grieving the loss of an infant or pregnancy are invited to Germain Park next month to plant colours of hope and raise awareness for so many who suffer in silence. Pinwheels for PAIL — a new campaign from the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network — encourages communities to host planting ceremonies to… Read more »

ELECTION: Sarnia-Lambton debate dates

Following is a list of known debates involving Sarnia-Lambton candidates in the Oct. 19 federal election. * Oct. 1 – Dante Club, Upper Hall, 1330 London Rd., Hosted by the Social Services Network Sarnia-Lambton. Open, questions from the audience, 7 p.m. * Oct. 5 – Wyoming Lions Hall, 554 Main St. in Wyoming. Hosted by… Read more »

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Week of Oct. 1

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to Thursday, Oct. 1 Ladies’ Fall Expo Entertainment,… Read more »

BEAVERBROOK: Turner landscape worth tens of millions

Cathy Dobson Editor’s Note: The doors open Oct. 2 at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery on an exhibition billed as the most important art event in Sarnia’s history, the only Ontario stop for the internationally-acclaimed Masterworks of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. This is the third in a series of articles. As Lord Beaverbrook made plans… Read more »