Plenty of wow at Aamjiwnaang Powwow

Addyson White, 7, receives help from her mom Shannon White while preparing for a traditional dance at the Aamjiwnaang First Nation’s Powwow on Saturday, June 21. The 53rd annual event also featured native foods, crafts and music at the remodelled Powwow Grounds and facilities in Bear Park. Troy Shantz, Special to The Journal

Young green thumb

While other 10-year-olds are playing video games Sarnia’s Cole Beselaere is growing tomatoes. The St. Thomas Aquinas student has developed a hobby business growing vegetables, flowers and even trees from seed, and spends his spare time in the garden pulling weeds. One day recently he made $140. Cathy Dobson

Young Sarnians build Habitat home

An unlikely partnership between a group of Sarnia teens and an immigrant family from the Congo culminated Thursday in an emotional celebration on the front lawn of the Esengi family’s new home on Maple Avenue. “This is the first home we’ve owned in Canada and, when I die, it means I have something to leave… Read more »

Car show keeps on truckin’

Canatara Park will merge with Memory Lane on Sunday, June 22 when Sarnia Street Machines host the 24th annual Cruise in The Park Classic Car Show. More than 450 gleaming classic vehicles will be on display including roadsters, coupes, hot rods and muscle cars. “It’s a very colourful events with everything there you could imagine,”… Read more »

West Nile virus bird surveillance

In an effort to monitor West Nile virus the public is encouraged to report all dead birds to Lambton Public Health. In some cases, adult crows and blue jays dead for less than 24 hours may be considered for testing. Using gloves, double-bag the bird in plastic and report it. Those not considered for testing… Read more »

Point Edward eyes its own ‘First Friday’

POINT EDWARD – Local restaurateur Okan Zeytinglu wants to develop a major cultural and entertainment event once a month in the village’s commercial area, much like First Fridays in downtown Sarnia. “We could have Third Saturday, or something like that, to draw a ton of people down here and help all the local businesses,” he… Read more »

Sarnia’s battle with addiction gets $1M boost

Deborah Hook, left, project manager, withdrawal management services at Bluewater Health, shares a lighter moment with Judith Alix following the announcement of a $1 million donation to the hospital foundation from the Judith and Norman Alix Foundation. Cathy Dobson What Norm Alix and his family witnessed at Bluewater Health’s ER convinced the late Sarnia philanthropist… Read more »

Standoff ends peacefully

Officers with Sarnia Police’s Emergency Response Team surround an apartment in the 100 block of Brock Street Tuesday, where a man being sought by police barricaded himself inside a second floor unit. The standoff lasted more than 10 hours, with the area closed off for several hours while negotiations took place. The man, 32, surrendered… Read more »

What’s Happening, Week of June 19

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 Wednesday, June 18 Rural Business A rural business trade show will be… Read more »

Two ways to enjoy free swimming this summer

There are two ways for local residents to enjoy free swimming this summer. Noelle’s Gift is offering free swimming every Wednesday between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Jackson Pool and the Cox Youth Centre in Tecumseh Park, from July 2 to Aug. 20. Capacity restrictions apply. And five Sarnia-area libraries and the Bookmobile are… Read more »