New recovery program for addicted dads

Tara Jeffrey A program designed to help fathers recovering from substance misuse and addiction is set to launch in Sarnia early next year. The 12-week session of “Fathers in Recovery” will target Sarnia men with substance and addiction issues who are parenting a child or children aged six or younger — with a focus on… Read more »

What’s Happening: Week of Nov. 19

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to Wednesday, Nov. 18    Meal Planning “Cooking… Read more »

One last wheeze: Implosion dust under scrutiny

George Mathewson Dust that swept across the St. Clair River and over Sarnia following the implosion of the Marysville power plant is being tested for the presence of asbestos. The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change had an officer on the Canadian shore to watch when U.S. demolition experts brought down the former coal-fired… Read more »

A one-stop shop for totally organic food

Cathy Dobson  Melissa Maness’ original plan for her new organic food business was to sell strictly online. “But I got so much feedback from customers, family and friends that they wanted in-store shopping, that I decided to have a store too,” she said. “And the big surprise to me is the number of people who… Read more »

COLUMN: “You should have screamed,” isn’t justice

Tara Jeffrey Several years ago, I covered an event at which local women were working to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault. After the story ran, an email arrived (from a Sarnia businessman who shall remain nameless) accusing me, and the other women, of “spreading lies and propaganda” calling us “man-hating, lesbian fascists.”… Read more »

Lambton Lions player named Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week Brandon Padget of the Lambton Lions mens basketball team, left, was named OCAA Male Athlete of the Week after scoring 54 points in back-to-back victories over the Cambrian Shield. The fourth-year guard from Detroit leads the Lions and the league in scoring, averaging just over 25 points per game. The Lions… Read more »

Event to help abused women and children

Tara Jeffrey When Tracy MacDonald set out to host a charity sale to help local women living with abuse — she didn’t expect it to grow this quickly. “I got a few vendors together, then just kept adding more,” said the Sarnia woman, who is organizing the inaugural “Women Helping Women” vendor charity event next… Read more »

Chim Chim Cher-ee: Mary Poppins opens Friday

Glenn Ogilvie Everyone’s favourite nanny returns to the stage Friday when Theatre Sarnia opens a run of the family classic Mary Poppins at the Imperial Theatre. Here, Mary, played by Tara Norman, rehearses a scene with Bert, played by Adam Hobbs. Show dates are Nov. 20, 21 & 25-28, at 7:30 p.m., and a Sunday… Read more »

Hometown Hockey spotlight to shine on Sarnia

Cathy Dobson Sarnia was a “must” when selections were being made for this season’s Hometown Hockey Tour, says Sebastian Gatica, senior manager of communications with Sportsnet. “You guys have history and so many great hockey stories to be told,” Gatica said. Sarnia will be featured on the national telecast on Sunday, Dec. 20 during the… Read more »

New page for city libraries

Journal Staff Sarnia and Lambton County are undertaking a needs review of the city’s three libraries and splitting the cost. The $30,000 study will look at user statistics, services offered and the layout of floor space needed in a modern community library. Sarnia’s downtown library already needs $3.5 million worth of repairs and upgrades over… Read more »