BEAVERBROOK: Freud painting a marketing dream

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 second in a series of articles. The Masterworks exhibition will provide… Read more »

Dialogue has started locally on sponsoring fleeing Syrians

Jack Poirier Community support is building for a grassroots plan to sponsor and bring Syrian refugees to Sarnia-Lambton. Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley said he’s received a very positive response after calling on local leaders, the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, religious groups and the county to come together and address the humanitarian crisis in Syria. “This is… Read more »

Grain elevator upgrade

Workers move into position at a contruction project at the Cargill Limited grain elevators on Sarnia Harbour The $3-million upgrade will improve the receiving system for incoming grain and result in better dust control, the company says. Glenn Ogilvie

Hometown Hockey coming to Sarnia

Journal Staff It’s official – Sarnia will be part of Rogers Hometown Hockey this season. Host Ron McLean will be in our area on Saturday, Dec. 19 to tape segments for broadcast during the NHL game between Calgary and the Red Wings from Detroit the following night on Sportsnet. Each of the 24 stops this… Read more »

Fire department book in the works

The Sarnia Historical Society is gathering research for a book on the 175-year history of the Sarnia Fire Department. “Firefighting in Sarnia dates back to the 1840s, beginning with volunteer bucket brigades called out by the church bells of St. Andrew’s,” said Society member Ron RealeSmith. Anyone with information, photos or artifacts connected to the… Read more »

Donation of camp creating new lakefront park

Heather Wright Special to The Journal A piece of prime Lake Huron beachfront property in the Bright’s Grove area could soon be opened for public use. The board of directors of Lamrecton Camp has given the property to Plympton-Wyoming, on condition it remains in public hands. The grounds at 3110 Egremont Road include several acres of… Read more »

Following is a list of known debates involving Sarnia-Lambton candidates in the Oct. 19 federal election. * Sept. 22 – Sarnia Golf & Curling Club, 500 Errol Rd. W. Hosted by Chamber of Commerce and Seaway Kiwanis. Open, but this is a ticketed event. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. * Sept. 24 – Sarnia Library,… Read more »

Money to create workspaces for people with disabilities

Journal Staff The growing reputation of Sarnia-Lambton as a leader in accessibility is being recognized by a super-sized allocation from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. The community is getting $300,000 of $1.3 million earmarked provincewide by the Ontario Chamber to help employers create more workspaces for people with disabilities. Private sector and non-profit employers can… Read more »

Shots needed for school

Parents are reminded they must report their child’s immunization record to Lambton Public Health or risk a school suspension. All Ontario students, unless they are legally exempt, must be immunized or in the process of being immunized to attend school. And parents are directly responsible for reporting those shots to ensure their records are up… Read more »

Creative funding available

Organizations and individuals with an idea for a culture-related project are invited to apply for funding from Lambton’s Creative County Fund. The fund advanced $50,900 to 10 community projects this spring and is accepting applications now for its fall intake. The money supports events, activities and workshops that compliment or build on local heritage, arts,… Read more »