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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 »

Canatara Bandshell concert series listing

Sarnia’s Summer Waterfront Concert Series continues with a diverse line-up live of entertainment in Canatara Park – and it’s all free of charge. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. in the Bandshell near the lake July 7 – The Sun Harmonic July 8 – Cornerstone July 9 – Blackmore Percussion Group July 10 – The Siteks… Read more »

Two injured in explosion

Two men were injured July 2 when a boiler exploded at the Shell Canada refinery in Corunna. The Ontario Labour Ministry said the men were engaged in maintenance work in the steam plant at the time. One man sustained serious burns and was taken to London hospital. A contractor was treated at hospital and released… Read more »

Dinner in White comes to Sarnia

An elegant picnic on white linen with a bottle of wine and live jazz appeals so much to four Sarnia women they are inviting the community. Kelly-Lynn Musico, Tracy Jutras, Marinka Modderman and Wendy Ghorbril hope Dinner in White Bluewater will generate enough revenue to be a self-sustaining special event in Sarnia for years to… Read more »