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Top businesses honoured at glittery showcase

Journal Staff The business elite of Sarnia-Lambton donned their finery Friday night for the 26th annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards. An audience of more 450 packed the black tie event at Sarnia’s Imperial Theatre to watch the awards presentations. Eighty-six nominees were up for 15 awards in categories ranging from accessibility and diversity to business… Read more »

Ice rider feeling the heat

Journal Staff Military officials confirmed last week they are investigating a naval diver who sparked a massive search and rescue effort after being spotted riding ice floes in the St. Clair River. Curt Brown, a member of a London naval reserve unit, donned a black dry suit and flippers, entered the river and rode broken… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      How many standard time zones are there in the world? 2.      This is no April Fool’s Joke: Locally, what will be closing for resurfacing and undercoating for three months (scheduled April 1 to July 1)? 3.      Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon star as Oscar and Felix in what 2015 TV sitcom? 4…. Read more »

Ex-seeding expectations

More than 30,000 native seeds are being planted this spring to help rehabilitate local green spaces through Return the Landscape. Here, habitat specialist Larry Cornelis, left, and co-ordinator Shawn McKnight inspect germinating milkweed seed in the front window of 100 Christina Street North, Sarnia’s soon-to-open social enterprise centre. Seeds of 100 native species are also… Read more »

Boys of summer

A cooler than normal spring might have thrown Sarnia a curve ball, but the chill didn’t prevent Colton Cooper, a Grade 3 student at Cathcart Boulevard school, from delivering strikes during this game of catch with his dad Mike. Glenn Ogilvie

Industry leader honoured

The director of a Sarnia-based organization has been recognized internationally for his work in promoting the bioeconomy. Murray McLaughlin was one of 125 leaders from organizations in 15 countries recognized by Biofuels Digest at a recent leadership conference in Washington. McLaughlin is executive director of Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, which last year received $7 million in… Read more »

Innovative program targets obese children

Cathy Dobson Health experts in Sarnia are seeing an alarming rise in the number of obese children and intend to fight the battle of the bulge with a unique strategy for families. An estimated 9,000 children and youth under the age of 19 are overweight or obese in Sarnia-Lambton, says Shaylin Kemmerling, a registered dietitian… Read more »

Artwalk: Festival of the arts picking up the pace

Cathy Dobson While most of us are just waking up to spring, Ashley Tanguay has been thinking summer for weeks now. She is co-ordinating the 13th annual Sarnia Artwalk, a festival of the arts taking place Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7. The event has grown up over the years to encompass food, dance,… Read more »