Green Home: More efficient building techniques could cut energy bills in half

Susan Roberts Special to The Journal A new home built by a Sarnia man on 3100 Egremont Rd. is incorporating several energy-efficient features that are expected to dramatically slash his energy bills. Greg Ryan’s home uses an insulated form foundation and staggered-stud construction on the outside walls to sharply increase its R-value, or insulation rating…. Read more »

Q&A with the Sarnia-Lambton candidates

The Journal asked the four federal candidates seeking to represent Sarnia-Lambton to answer five questions. This week, we present their responses, in alphabetic order. Marilyn Gladu, Conservative  1 – Waterfront homes in Sarnia are being torn down and replaced with bigger ones while food bank lines grow. What could your party do to reduce the… Read more »

Remembering lost babies with pinwheels

Tara Jeffrey Families grieving the loss of an infant or pregnancy are invited to Germain Park next month to plant colours of hope and raise awareness for so many who suffer in silence. Pinwheels for PAIL — a new campaign from the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network — encourages communities to host planting ceremonies to… Read more »

ELECTION: Sarnia-Lambton debate dates

Following is a list of known debates involving Sarnia-Lambton candidates in the Oct. 19 federal election. * Oct. 1 – Dante Club, Upper Hall, 1330 London Rd., Hosted by the Social Services Network Sarnia-Lambton. Open, questions from the audience, 7 p.m. * Oct. 5 – Wyoming Lions Hall, 554 Main St. in Wyoming. Hosted by… Read more »

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Week of Oct. 1

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, Oct. 1 Ladies’ Fall Expo Entertainment,… Read more »

BEAVERBROOK: Turner landscape worth tens of millions

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 third in a series of articles. As Lord Beaverbrook made plans… Read more »

Local world champion on the move

Barry Wright Point Edward’s loss is Oakville’s gain. Ian Van Reenen began a full-time job this week as a professional firefighter with the Oakville Fire Department, leaving a volunteer position with the village. But the 22-year-old didn’t depart without first padding his resume by winning another Canadian men’s crown at the National Scott Firefit Championships… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Whose autobiography was entitled “The Long Walk to Freedom?” 2 -With a possible start date of this fall, federal grant money will be used to widen and finish what trail? 3 – In the fairy tale, what did Jack exchange to obtain five magic beans? 4 – The recent “Day of Caring” signalled… Read more »

Activism for busy women with no time

Tara Jeffrey What can 100 women do when they come together for a good cause? Joanne Hines wants to find out. The local woman has launched the area’s first “100 Women Who Care” chapter, based on a growing trend in community activism catering to like-minded women who want to give back but may not necessarily… Read more »