Many of the jobs available this year will require a hardhat

Jordan Parker, owner of Grafted Group Corp.
Troy Shantz

Troy Shantz It’s been a great year for business, says Jordan Parker. The 29-year-old contractor is the owner of Grafted Group Corp., a Sarnia kitchen design and property management company he launched six years ago. “This is hands down — over the last years —the busiest winter I’ve ever seen,” he said. “It’s a good… Read more »

New equipment in Canatara Park a homegrown success story

Lila Fleming, 11, left, and Kaitlynn Prior, 10, both of Sarnia, test out the new and locally made ActiveFit exercise equipment in Canatara Park on March 16.
Troy Shantz

Cathy Dobson  Across the road from the Animal Farm and public washrooms in Canatara Park is an interesting array of exercise equipment you might find in a gym. But it’s outside and available for adults to use, rain or shine. No gym fees are required, and it’s unlike the children’s playground equipment normally found in… Read more »

Week of March 23

Whats Happening

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to Thursday, March 23 Lenten Organ Series Central… Read more »

Smoking, obesity varies depending on neighbourhood: study


Troy Shantz Where you live in Sarnia may have something to say about your risk for chronic diseases. That’s the implication of a new study that looked at the incidence of smoking and obesity at a neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood level in the Erie-St. Clair region. In many of the “micro regions” of Sarnia, Bright’s Grove and Corunna,… Read more »

Yoga with horns? You have goat to be kidding me

Instructor Neil Cannon gets an unexpected kiss from an Alpine goat named Marcel during a session of goat yoga at Degroot's Nurseries. 
Glenn Ogilvie

Journal Staff They came, they saw and yes, they goat out of hand. Nearly 100 yoga enthusiasts turned out for Sarnia’s introduction to goat yoga, and the trendy take on the exercise craze showed it wasn’t all baaaaaad. In fact, goat yoga was exactly as advertised. People got together for three successive yoga sessions at… Read more »

Local director bringing Black Donnellys saga to the screen

Jessica Hext of Sarnia's Crave Costmetics Studio prepares cast members for a scene from Black Donnellys, a new film by Aaron Huggett.
Submitted Photo

Cathy Dobson Aaron Huggett, local indie film director, writer and history buff, is hard at work bringing another piece of Canadiana to life. Last year, Huggett delivered a 23-minute movie about the colourful life and death of robber Red Ryan, shot down in a hail of bullets in Sarnia during the Dirty Thirties. Now Huggett… Read more »

Lochiel Kiwanis Centre needs repair

Sarnia issued an emergency purchase order for the Lochiel Kiwanis Centre after some brickwork bowing on the building’s southwest corner, creating a potential safety hazard. “There is a concern that with weather, with changing conditions, it needs to be dealt with sooner than later,” said Alan Shaw, Sarnia’s planning director. A temporary fix has been… Read more »

Community park clean-up day on April 22


Journal Staff The City of Sarnia parks and recreation department is inviting volunteers and clubs to participate in the 3rd annual Community Parks Clean-Up day on April 22 The event – which coincides with Earth week – is designed to mobilize individual citizens and community groups to clean up and revitalize local city parks, boulevards… Read more »