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Sarnia Journal Trivia Challenge

1. The word “lupine” refers to what animals? 2. Sally McGregor was recently recognized for her 66 years of volunteer service with what local organization? 3. In what country was Mel Gibson born?    Australia        New Zealand         USA        England 4. With times ranging from 3 hrs and 7 minutes to 3 hrs and 55 minutes, nine… Read more »

Strolling along

Lindsay Cooper, right,  of Able Body and Birth leads a group of new mothers through exercises at Canatara Park. The group perform a variety of exercises while strolling through the park with their newborns and babies. From left are; Jennifer Caceres, Lauren Oblak, Karla Woodcock, Kerri Bourne, Anita Barber. Glenn Ogilvie

Blimey! Young pirates get their Sea Legs

Cathy Dobson  The excitement is palpable in Nancy Key’s voice as she describes rehearsals just days before her new show begins touring local elementary schools. “It’s going to be so much fun,” says the writer and director of the latest production by the Lambton Young Theatre Players. “I’m so pleased with our rehearsals. It’s just… Read more »

Education director ‘watching anxiously’ as bargaining continues

Heather Wright Special to the Journal The head of the public school board hopes to avoid a teachers’ strike. But Lambton-Kent District School Board Director of Education, Jim Costello, says there is a possibility students in the area could be affected by a work stoppage yet this year. Teachers in the Durham region walked off… Read more »

Local officials go with the flow on cruise ship plan

Jack Poirier It’s going to require a lot more than lip service to bring Great Lakes cruise ships to port in Sarnia. That’s the opinion following a “positive” meeting between Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley and Tourism Sarnia Lambton’s Marlene Wood last week. “The publicity has been helpful, and we realize there is support to move… Read more »

STREET NAMES: Talfourd Street named for kindly pioneer

George Mathewson Froome Talfourd has a street, a hamlet and a creek that bears his name, but it was a cottage he built in what’s now downtown Sarnia that impressed one early city historian. Talfourd’s cottage was high on a hill overlooking Sarnia Bay, with a stone wall, a handsome gate and a little garden… Read more »

Saving the beach: Students working to protect shoreline

Cathy Dobson Rather than see their favourite local beach wash away, local students are getting their hands dirty and participating in a stewardship program this spring. “These are kids trying to make a difference,” says teacher Melissa Dent. She applied for program funding this year so that as many as 100 kids with the Lambton… Read more »

Fair offers seniors vital info

Bonnie Stevenson Seniors with questions about a wide range of lifestyle issues may want to check out the Lambton Seniors Association Information Fair on May 5-6. The fair helps adults of all ages equip themselves to more easily cope with the inevitable challenges that arise from the aging process, said spokesperson Mary Knowles. “They should… Read more »

New college club tackles injustice

Susan Roberts Special to The Journal It didn’t take long for an injustice to land on the doorstep of the newly formed Social Justice Club at Lambton College. Mature students at the Sarnia campus are upset that government funding used to secure summer jobs is available only to those aged 18 to 30, excluding a… Read more »