Rockin’ the boat

It was not a good hair day for media types participating in a June 23 promotional event for the International Powerboat Festival. From left, Heather Manners of K106 FM Radio, Sam McFadden of TVCogeco and Sarah Woodley of The Fox 99.9 FM react as their 36-foot powerboat flies over the St. Clair River at speeds… Read more »

Pathologist joins hospital staff

A new pathologist is joining the medical staff at Bluewater Health. Dr. Shahid Malik has been a pathologist at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital since 2003 and was Chief of Laboratory Medicine at Cape Breton’s district health authority. He became a doctor in Pakistan and received his pathology training in New York. Malik will be… Read more »

Following are the award winner’s from Sarnia’s Canada Day parade

ENTRIES: Best Overall theme: Rotary Club Youth Entry: Great Lakes Dance Academy Service/Volunteer: Sarnia-Lambton Rebound Non-commercial: Sarnia International Powerboat Festival Industrial/Commercial: Fraser Valley Landscaping FLOATS: Most entertaining: The Studio Most colourful: Sarnia Pride Alliance Special mention: The Dog House Doggy Daycare

Camp Saredaca to be ready for summer

The city has rushed to replace a mouldy ceiling at Camp Saredaca just in time for the summer camping season. City council approved $24,000 for the work last week, which was the final piece in a six-month painting, reshingling and general cleanup of the camp on Blackwell Road. The city’s summer day camp programs and… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – To the nearest hundred, what is the seating capacity of the Imperial Theatre? 2 – What actor represented Scotland in the 1952 Mr. Universe contest? 3 – Sarnia teen Jayla Giorgi has been selected to perform with the Cirque du Soleil in the opening ceremonies of what event in Toronto on July 10th?… Read more »

New club owner plans to bring in big name acts

Jack Poirier A Torontonian turned Sarnian has ambitious plans to turn an historic nightclub into a major concert hall. Stuart Manchee, 30, purchased Rustic on June 1 with plans to convert the former Campbell Street Station into a destination spot for live music lovers. “I am doing a full rebrand. I really want to focus… Read more »

Goodwill open

A roof leak at Goodwill Industry’s London Road Donation Centre has resulted in donation services being shifted to the agency’s other locations, at 1307 Michigan Ave. and 1121 Wellington St. However, the Goodwill Retail Store and the Goodwill Career Centre, both located at 1249 London Rd., remain open while the roof if repaired. Donations at… Read more »


Maryanne Partington provided this birds-eye view of the annual Canada Day fireworks on Sarnia Bay from the roof of the Kenwick Building last night. Submitted Photo

Pooch pals: Therapy dogs bringing joy to dementia patients

Tara Jeffrey When Judy Doan put out a volunteer call for a new Alzheimer Society project, it was the four-legged kind she had in mind. “My staff suggested that a lot of our clients living at home could benefit from visits from dogs,” said the executive director of the Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton, who is… Read more »