Lawrence House roof delayed

Repairs to the leaky slate roof at the Lawrence House have been postpones to the spring. A new slate roof was installed in the 1980s on the downtown arts centre, which was built by lumber baron William Lawrence in 1892. But the wrong kind of nails were used and some of the stone shingles have… Read more »

Community helping evacuees of Kenwick Place fire

Journal Staff Many of the 200 people evacuated from Kenwick Place following an early morning fire Sunday are still trying to get their lives back on track. Until the building at 180 George St. is declared safe for occupancy again the evacuees are being put up at temporary accommodation. About 140 residents have been located… Read more »

Relax, Sarnia, those gunshots aren’t real

Actors making a movie in Sarnia will be using blank ammunition when it films scenes this week on private property at Confederation Street and Christina Street, Sarnia Police say. Residents shouldn’t be alarmed by what sound like gunshots during the overnight filming, which will began at 4 p.m. and continue till 6 a.m. on Wednesday,… Read more »

St. Clair Child and Youth heading initiative

St. Clair Child and Youth Services has been chosen as the lead agency locally for a provincial initiative to improve child mental health services. The agency is currently collecting feedback from local residents though surveys, phone interviews and focus groups. The goal of Moving on Mental Health is to identify the top three priorities and… Read more »

Input sought on new youth centre

Journal Staff It’s not easy for adolescents in Sarnia to find a judgment-free place to talk about daily stresses, relax and make new friends. At least that’s what Matt used to think. The 14-year-old is among a group of youth providing input for a collaboration by 19 local agencies and groups working to create a… Read more »

Hair today, gone tomorrow

What was a record-breakingly beautiful month of November for Sarnia has finally been replaced with the customary grey skies and whippy winds of fall. Here, Rachel Grondin, a worker at Norton’s Hairstyling, battles a stiff breeze with good humour while fetching a bite from a Front Street eatery. Glenn Ogilvie

The new Station Music Hall now open

Cathy Dobson The countdown was on last week as Stuart Manchee and a crew of friends and tradesmen worked furiously to complete renovations for the Nov. 20 grand reopening of The Station Music Hall. “I wanted to rebrand to make it my own,” said Manchee, 30. In June, he bought the former Rustic, also known… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Sharing the gift of science

Peter Smith Retirement is no excuse for sitting at home; that should be the motto of the 17 active members of Adopt a Scientist. Last year the organization, which puts retired scientists and engineers in school classrooms to demonstrate scientific principles, responded to 196 requests from 96 teachers working in 47 different Lambton-Kent schools. I’ve… Read more »

Substation gets a lift

Cory Sowinski, a painter with Four Star Painting of Sarnia, checks for missed spots while sprucing up the Henry Ross Substation on Front Street. The stucco exterior is being repaired and new siding installed. The renovation work is being done by Norlon Builders London Ltd. Glenn Ogilvie

Overnight parking back in force

Sarnia’s overnight parking restrictions have resumed. Cars, trucks and motorcycles must be off the road between 2 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. to allow for de-icing and snow removal. The restrictions remain in place until April 30, 2016. Vehicles left on the street overnight can be ticketed.