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 »

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 »