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 »

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 Anyone looking to dispose of outdated, unused and unwanted prescription drugs in a secure an environmentally-friendly manner, can do so anonymously, without having to leave their… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Dutch treat: Point vet making pilgrimage to Holland

Cathy Dobson Life moved on for John Mills after he served overseas in the Second World War and was honourably discharged in 1946. Seventy years ago, he came home to his wife Betty in Point Edward and got down to the business of making a living and enjoying peacetime. He never returned to Europe, nor spoke… Read more »

Volunteers Honoured

The Local Volunteer Co-ordinators Association and Sarnia Gives honoured some of the community’s outstanding volunteers with a recognition evening at the St Clair Corporate Centre last week. From left are, Betty Canie, volunteer co-ordinator at Vision Nursing Home, Rev. Don Callacott, a 36-year volunteer at the home, Larry Renaud, a 21-year volunteer at Pathways Health… Read more »

Film Festival: Sarnia native aims to encourage young filmmakers

Tara Jeffrey Ravi Srinivasan wants to inspire a new generation of filmmakers in Sarnia-Lambton. “It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while,” said the 29-year-old Sarnia native, who now works for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). “I had always wanted to get into film, but there wasn’t any place or anyone nurturing those… Read more »