What’s Happening, week of Sept. 11

What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event.  Please include ticket prices, if any, and where to obtain more information. Email notices to  Wednesday, Sept. 10 Noise Annoys Dominique Potvin of Western University will discuss… Read more »

Books published by Sarnia authors in 2014

It has been a banner year for Sarnia authors, from sports to history, and children’s books to poetry. To help match local readers with local writers The Journal has prepared a compendium of 2014 titles. Here, in no particular order, is Part One: Cribbin Six: Moments of Heart & Mayhem Tom Cribbin Cribbin’s previous five… Read more »

Beekeepers suing pesticide makers

Journal Staff A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Ontario beekeepers who say their hives have been killed or damaged by neonicotinoid pesticides. The suit filed by London-based Siskinds LLP seeks more than $400 million in damages from Bayer and Syngenta, which develops and markets the pesticides. “They’ve back us into a… Read more »

Coronation Park to close its doors

Heather Wright Special to The Journal The doors of Sarnia’s Coronation Park Day Nursery will close by Nov. 28, and 50 children will need to find a new place to stay. With enrollment declining from the introduction of full-day kindergarten, Ontario has cut day-care funding. That’s led to a $1.3-million dollar deficit at Coronation, which… Read more »

Rebound Act II: Finding diamonds in the rough

Journal Staff Monique D’Arcy never expected to be a showstopper. In fact, there was a time in her life when the spotlight seemed distant, shrouded in the darkness of depression and despair. But she beams while describing what turned things around – Sarnia-Lambton Rebound and its theatre program, Act II. “I’ve gained a lot of… Read more »

Baby in speeding vehicle

A Sarnia man has been charged with multiple offences after being stopped for speeding on Modeland Road with a six-month-old child in the back seat The vehicle was clocked doing 118 km per hour in an 80 km zone on Sept. 4, Sarnia Police said. The 39-year-old behind the wheel was a disqualified driver who… Read more »

Heart doctor passes

A Sarnia cardiologist with an international reputation for excellence died last week while travelling in Spain. Dr. Bal Sahay, 73, had practiced in Sarnia since 1989 before retiring in 2012 from a distinguished career that took him around the world. The International Association of Cardiologists recognized Sahay, who was licensed to practice in five countries,… Read more »

Greekfest: Time to get your Greek on

Journal Staff Sarnia’s Greekfest attracts crowds for a lot of reasons – the food, the music, the ouzo. But something else keeps them coming back to the tents erected in the St. Demetrios Church parking lot each year, says co-ordinator Ann Stirling. “You get a warm feeling there because the people themselves are very welcoming…. Read more »

Fantasy in stone: Man’s beach creation is one-of-a-kind

George Mathewson Roger Laflamme has been dragging rocks from Lake Huron and adding them around his beachfront home on Devonshire Road for the past seven years. Stone by stone he’s created an amazing outdoor structure that’s as original in design as it is whimsical in execution. Laflamme started with a front porch and it took… Read more »