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Journal trivia quiz

1.   What village in Lambton County gets its name from the native word for corn? 2.    Born Eric Marlon Bishop, what actor starred in Ray, Django Unchained, and The Amazing Spider Man 2 using his more famous name? 3.    Corunna’s high jumping phenomenon Derek Drouin holds the National High Jump record with a jump… Read more »

Help for parents

Lambton Public Health is offering a free parenting program in Sarnia called “How to Talk so Your Kids Will Listen.” The five-week program begins Thursday, Sept. 25 with free child care provided. For more, call 519-383-8331, ext. 3568, or visit www.lambtonhealth.on.ca.    

Huge gift from city organization.

The Breast Cancer Society of Canada is giving $5 million to the London Health Sciences Foundation, the largest funding commitment ever from the Sarnia-based organization. The money will support research at the Pamela Greenaway-Kohlmeier Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit in London. We are grateful for this remarkable, ongoing support,” unit director Dr. Ann Chambers said…. Read more »

A fall walk with the grandkids

There are fewer days remaining for a pleasant short-sleeve stroll. Here, Tom Glaister checks out the floral gardens at Germain Park with his grandchildren Jake Collier, left, and Evan Glaister. Glenn Ogilvie

Cull Drain Bridge dodges full demolition

George Mathewson City councillors appeared to surprise even themselves last week by granting the condemned Cull Drain Bridge a second chance at life. In a unanimous vote, council agreed to spend $230,000 to demolish the bridge but save its steel trusses, which will be trucked to Mike Weir Park for possible future preservation. The derelict… Read more »

Luring food processors

A business case and marketing materials will be created in a bid to attract a food processing facility to the area. The project by the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership will pitch local advantages to food processors, including border location, available land and industrial ingredient manufacturers. With federal and provincial funding, the project aims to take advantage… Read more »

City council election off and running

Cathy Dobson The days leading up to the Oct. 27 municipal vote in Sarnia promise to be anything but lackluster. The four-way race for the mayor’s seat may seem a bit predictable, with Mike Bradley seeking another four-year term. But he is challenged by some opponents who may add value to the campaign, including local lawyer… Read more »

Bogus bins banned

Organizations can no longer set up collection boxes in Sarnia anywhere they wish. City hall has tightened the rule to require permission from property owners with a $250 fine for violations. Several charities complained after out-of-town operators dropped unauthorized collection bins that skimmed off valuable donations. The bylaw still requires provincial approval.

A show of Faith: 10-year-old arrives in Sarnia to tears and hugs

Journal Staff Students at King George VI showed their appreciation when cancer survivor Faith Abbey, 10, completed a two-day walk from London to their Sarnia school on Sept. 11. “Faith’s Footsteps” raised more than $15,000 for Childcan, an organization that helps families cope with childhood cancer. Faith, who was diagnosed with liver cancer before turning… Read more »