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Wandering chef finds home in Sarnia

Sunny Chen has known hard work all his life. He grew up in Fuzhou, a seaside city of seven million people in southern China. Every day after school, he went home to help his father out at the family restaurant on the main floor where they lived. When it came time to choose a trade,… Read more »

More UFOs reported over Sarnia

They just won’t go away. After The Journal reported a spike in UFO sightings over Sarnia in April, residents have continued to report seeing unidentified flying objects over the city. One report comes from a Bright’s Grove resident who said she sighted a “diamond-shaped object” with a “glowing circular light” in the middle. The incident… Read more »

Sarnia, Above it All

Sarnia’s Canatara Beach, seen on the right, was awarded “Blue Flag” status last week, meaning it meets the coveted international standard for water quality, management and safety. Only two dozen other Canadian beaches have earned the tourist-friendly designation. In the foreground is Lake Chipican, with Canatara Park and, at the top, the twin spans of… Read more »

World’s best wakeskaters in town for tour event

At least 50 of the world’s best wakeskaters will be competing on Sarnia’s waterfront this weekend, vying to become the 2014 international champion. “These guys are the best of the best,” says host Tim Nixon, co-owner of Sarnia Boarder Pass. “They do tricks that defy nature, really cool spins and flips with the board.” Nixon… Read more »

What’s Happening, Week of July 3

What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event.  Please include ticket prices, if any, and where to obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca.  Saturday, July 5 Building Climb Run Up For Rebound sees participants climb… Read more »

News in brief

New initiatives get United Way funding Two locally-based programs have earned venture grants from the United Way of Sarnia-Lambton. Lambton Public Health is getting $25,000 to buy fresh fruits and vegetables for student nutrition programs in Sarnia-Lambton schools. And a Community Living program that hires college and university students for the summer to job coach… Read more »

Happy Canada Day, Sarnia

Ever wonder what Sarnia’s Canada Day fireworks looks like before they go off? Workers from Garden City Display Fireworks were busy setting up the charges Tuesday on The Point Lands, near Sarnia Bay Marina. Above, Gerry Veerman loads one of  tubes.  Troy Shantz, Special to The Journal

Green companies taking root

Sarnia has taken two more small steps in moving from an oil-based economy to a more sustainable one. First up was BioAmber, which has secured a $20 million loan to build the world’s largest bio-based succinic acid production facility. The soon-to-open plant at Lanxess will convert corn into succinic acid, a chemical used in many… Read more »

MP hosts suicide prevention forum

Sarnia-Lambton is ahead of the pack when it comes to suicide prevention, says Denis Boileau who was recently hired as the region’s suicide prevention co-ordinator. There are still obvious gaps in service and a need for more funding but a lot of good work is already being done here, Boileau said June 25 at a… Read more »