Fentanyl patch exchange will save lives, family says

Cathy Dobson A new Fentanyl patch exchange program in Sarnia-Lambton won’t bring her son back, but Laurie Hicks is confident it will save other lives. Ryan Hicks, 25, died in March from a Fentanyl addiction he’d fought hard to overcome. In fact, he’d just finished months of rehab and was about to move into a sober… Read more »

New tutoring service opens with 14 teachers

Cathy Dobson Sahar Nasr, owner of a new business called Math Plus Tutors, apologizes as our interview starts because a workman is installing a fire alarm for the deaf that comes equipped with a strobe light. It’s a small interruption as Nasr makes improvements to her offices on the ground floor at 805 Christina St…. Read more »

Young dancers joined production of Sleeping Beauty

A group of local dancers watch a rehearsal of Sleeping Beauty being staged by Canada‘s Ballet Jörgen at the Imperial Theatre. The young dancers were invite to participate in the one-night show on Oct. 7 as part of the world-touring company’s outreach and education program. From left are, Talia Mielke, from the Great Lakes Dance… Read more »

CO detector grace period is over

City firefighters have responded to more than 125 carbon monoxide alarms going off so far this year, Sarnia Fire Rescue says. Though in most cases the detector had malfunctioned or the CO was already dissipated, at 12 homes and apartments firefighters did find the deadly gas inside. The grace period for residents to install CO… Read more »

Heavy haul corridor

Sarnia is contributing to a business plan for a “heavy haul corridor” to assist local manufacturers in getting their products to market. The city has earmarked $30,000 and staff time for the project, which is being undertaken jointly with the Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership and the Sarnia Lambton Industrial Alliance. The Alliance represents about 40… Read more »

Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner coming to Aamjiwnaang

A commissioner from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Marie Wilson, will be meeting elders and others at the Aamjiwnaang First Nation Community Centre on Oct. 20. The commission crossed the country to gather accounts of those affected by the legacy of Indian Residential Schools and released a report this summer containing 94 recommendations… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – How many months of the year have 31 days? 2 – In the “very large city” category, Sarnia recently beat both Chatham-Kent and the city of Zlin in the Czech Republic to win what 2015 International Challenge Competition? 3 – In different years, both Marlon Brando and George C Scott refused to accept… Read more »

Anti-poverty rally held at City Hall today

Ryan Mitchell, a social service worker student at Lambton College, holds a sign up to passing motorists during an anti-poverty and hunger awareness rally at City Hall on Friday. About 100 people attended the rally hosted by the local Poverty Reduction Network, which also stressed the need for safe, affordable housing. To help make the… Read more »

Sarnia Accessibility Awards presented

Six businesses and individuals have been recognized with Sarnia Accessibility Award for their work at creating an inclusion community. They are: * Giant Tiger; large business award * Dr. Stacey Cornelius and staff; small business award * Crabby Joes Tap & Gill; leadership in community service * St. Clair Taekwondo; creating opportunity * Dr. Larry… Read more »

Students help new wetland take root at city solar farm

George Mathewson They say when it comes to habitat restoration, if you plant it they will come. And that’s proven true at the Enbridge Sarnia Solar Farm on Churchill Line, which earlier this year began a five-year project to return large portions of former agricultural lands to native ecosystems. For example, two ponds dug this… Read more »