Gladu appointed to shadow cabinet

Marilyn Gladu has been given a portfolio in the shadow cabinet of Conservative Party Leader Rona Ambrose. The new MP for Sarnia-Lambton, who is a chemical engineer, will be the new science critic with the Official Opposition. “I look forward to my new role and being an effective member of such a dynamic team,” Gladu… Read more »

Chamber CEO search

The Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce expects to have a new president and CEO in place before the end of the year. Resumes for the job have been received from applicants in Sarnia-Lambton and across Ontario, Chairman Rob Taylor said. The position has been vacant since September when former president Rory Ring left the organization abruptly… Read more »

Sarnia-Lambton gets senior games

Barry Wright Hundreds of competitors age 55 and over from Tobermory to Windsor will converge here for the Ontario Senior Games Association (OSGA) Southwest Regional Summer Games in 2017. Sports such as golf, two-pitch, five and ten-pin bowling, lawn bowling, bocce ball, billiards and darts, as well as popular card games like euchre and cribbage… Read more »

All Aboard

Sarnia Cities Bus Service was launched around 1931 with four buses, not long after the Sarnia Street Railway went out of business. In this undated image a group prepares for a road trip to the Dionne quintuplets home near North Bay, Ont. The first to survive their infancy, the quints, born in 1934, drew worldwide… Read more »

Sarnia Journal Trivia Challenge

1 – In the early 1890s, what nickname for Chicago was coined, allegedly in reference to its bombastic and boastful politicians? 2 – What group meets monthly at the Limbo Lounge for a social gathering and an informal discussion of environmental issues? 3 – What’s in a name?  According to author J. K. Rowling, what… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Tails from the Dog Park

Lesleigh Turner I just moved back to Sarnia after a hiatus of about 30 years. Oh, I would visit once in a while, my mom still lives here as did my sister and my beautiful niece O, but I never dreamed that it was in the cards for me to return permanently. Life is what… Read more »

Even inland it’s still Art at the Lake

Cathy Dobson   The tradition continues this weekend as 60 artists come together to present the annual Sarnia Artists’ Workshop show. It’s been 51 years since the inaugural show in Centennial Park, which was known as Art at the Bay. It later moved to the Riding Club and was called Art at the Lake.  This is… Read more »

Lambton College expansion gets fast-tracked

Heather Wright Special to The Journal Lambton College students will be getting a new sports centre sooner than expected. The college has embarked on a $45-million fundraising campaign to build both a Health and Research Centre and an Athletics and Fitness Complex. The original plan was to build the project in phases, but college President… Read more »

Switching on the lights

Journal Staff It’s time to banish the dark, Sarnia. The Celebration of Lights returns Friday night with a free, family-friendly opening ceremonies in Centennial Park, near the foot of London Road. Things get underway at 6:30 p.m. with a live nativity scene, music by the Sarnia Evangelical Fellowship, food and horse-drawn trolley rides. Santa himself… Read more »

MP’s office set to open Nov. 30

Journal Staff Newly-minted MP Marilyn Gladu has been sworn in and her Sarnia constituency office will open for business on Nov. 30. The place shouldn’t be hard to find. Gladu decided to keep digs of her predecessor Pat Davidson at 1000 Finch Drive, at the corner of Finch and Wellington. The location is centrally located,… Read more »