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Business fire on Davis Street

Sarnia firefighters battle a blaze at the rear of a business on Davis Street, between Mitton and Mackenzie on Friday, July 11. Fire and police officials arrived shortly after 7 p.m. Roads in the area were closed off and the cause of the blaze had yet to be determined. Troy Shantz, Special to The Journal

Veteran chef shares his knowledge

A good cook doesn’t keep secrets, says Tony James, one of Sarnia’s most experienced and respected chefs. “I think every chef has a duty to pass on their knowledge,” he said. “It’s important that young chefs are taught to do things the right way, the traditional way, and then they can put their own spin… Read more »

Local Jobless rate falling

The unemployment rate in Sarnia-Lambton declined to 8.5% in May, according to the Sarnia-Lambton Workforce Development Board. That’s continued a downward trend in the jobless rate, which stood at 9% last year, and 10.1% in 2012. The Ontario unemployment rate in May was 7.6%.

The Mack is back on Saturday

Get out the lawn chairs, grab the binoculars and pour on the sunscreen! One of the biggest local traditions of summer is here. For those who grew up in Point Edward and Sarnia, the annual Mackinac yacht race is a part of the community’s fabric. For those who witness it for the first time, it’s… Read more »

Sarnia’s ‘lost’ beach on legal quicksand

Peter Fisher, of Passingham Drive, points to a deck built on a public right-of-way near Bright’s Grove.  Glenn Ogilvie The question of who can use Sarnia’s “private” beaches has long been a legally murky one. But it’s arisen again now that city hall is looking to reaffirm public ownership of an unmaintained right-of-way near Bright’s… Read more »

Young sailors make waves at Sailfest Sarnia

The Sarnia Yacht Club offered sailor’s a perfect trifecta last weekend –wind, warm people and wonderful water. “Most people in this province have no idea about how beautiful Lake Huron is,” said Joanne Abbott, chair of Sailfest Sarnia’s organizing committee. “It can look just like the Caribbean in July, and feel like the Caribbean. People… Read more »

10 things to know about BioAmber

BioAmber is a biotechnology company building a global-scale manufacturing facility in Sarnia. The plant will create 60 jobs, but officials are hoping it will do much more. They see BioAmber as the vanguard in Sarnia’s transformation from an oil-based manufacturing economy to one built on “green” plant-based chemistry. Here are some facts:  1 – BioAmber… Read more »

Recognizing our amazing youth

The Celebration of Youth Awards is the YMCA’s way of recognizing outstanding members of the next generation. Winners, who earn a cash prize, are selected for their commitment to community, being good role models for and excelling at what they do. Over the summer The Journal is featuring 14 Sarnia-area winners, each of whom exhibits… Read more »

Pitch perfect: El Salvadoran team visits Sarnia

It wasn’t exactly the World Cup, but a team of boys aged 12 to 14 from El Salvador added a touch of international flare to local soccer recently. Here, Christian Menjivar of the visitors takes possession of the ball during a July 3 match at Norm Perry Park, with Sarnia FC player Dean Palimaka (in… Read more »