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STREET NAMES: Talfourd Street named for kindly pioneer

George Mathewson Froome Talfourd has a street, a hamlet and a creek that bears his name, but it was a cottage he built in what’s now downtown Sarnia that impressed one early city historian. Talfourd’s cottage was high on a hill overlooking Sarnia Bay, with a stone wall, a handsome gate and a little garden… Read more »

Saving the beach: Students working to protect shoreline

Cathy Dobson Rather than see their favourite local beach wash away, local students are getting their hands dirty and participating in a stewardship program this spring. “These are kids trying to make a difference,” says teacher Melissa Dent. She applied for program funding this year so that as many as 100 kids with the Lambton… Read more »

Fair offers seniors vital info

Bonnie Stevenson Seniors with questions about a wide range of lifestyle issues may want to check out the Lambton Seniors Association Information Fair on May 5-6. The fair helps adults of all ages equip themselves to more easily cope with the inevitable challenges that arise from the aging process, said spokesperson Mary Knowles. “They should… Read more »

New college club tackles injustice

Susan Roberts Special to The Journal It didn’t take long for an injustice to land on the doorstep of the newly formed Social Justice Club at Lambton College. Mature students at the Sarnia campus are upset that government funding used to secure summer jobs is available only to those aged 18 to 30, excluding a… Read more »

New fundraising event for Sarnia

Journal Staff A new event in Sarnia premiers May 7 with the first annual Purses, Pies and Pinot. The fundraiser at Jack Doyle’s features an evening of wine, cheese and hors-d’oeuvres, along with silent auctions, live music and games of chance. The event is capped with a live auction featuring lots and lots of purses,… Read more »

Tom Cochrane, The Trews headline festival

Journal Staff      The main acts have been announced for the Sarnia International Powerboat Festival. Tom Cochrane and Red Rider will headline the Aug. 8 concert while The Trews will take the riverfront stage Aug. 7, organizers say. Cochrane, a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, boasts a string of hits including… Read more »

Prescription drug drop-off

The Sarnia Police Service will host a collection site for Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day on Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at its Christina Street headquarters. Anyone looking to dispose of outdated, unused and unwanted prescription drugs in a secure an environmentally-friendly manner, can do so anonymously, without having to leave their… Read more »

Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      It continues: What South American country last week issued a warrant for the arrest of Justin Bieber? 2.      The Lambton Public Health unit has warned parents of elementary school children that they will be notified of their children’s suspension on May 1st if what occurs? 3.      Jordan Spieth, the 21-year-old winner… Read more »

Day of Mourning

Workers killed, injured or sickened on the job will be remembered April 28 during the International Day of Mourning. The annual memorial service has been relocated this year from Centennial Park to the Firefighters’ Memorial Garden at the Clifford Hanson Fire Station, 240 East St. N., beginning at 6 p.m. Parking is available at the… Read more »