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 »

St. Clair crowned football champs

The St. Clair Colts won the Lambton-Kent secondary school senior eight-man football championship this season by beating the Wallaceburg Tartans 38-28 in the final on Nov. 7. From left are, back row: Coaches Chris Dundee, Brian Coleman and Brett Waring, Daryl Brooks, Ben Williams, Josh Kita, Holden Mathany, Sam Cokes, Brayden Bell, Travis Conrad, Josiah… Read more »

Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What is the name for the French dish of thin pancakes filled with sweet or spicy fillings? 2 – As of last week and until the end of April, why can’t owners of motorcycles and automobiles park their vehicles on city streets between 2:00 and 5:30 a.m.? 3 – Graphology is the study… Read more »

Best Buy not worried about U.S. competition

Cathy Dobson There was a time when Sarnians looking for the closest Best Buy to buy electronics headed across the border. Now the tables are turned. With a new Best Buy here, U.S. licence plates frequently fill the parking lot at the Exmouth Street store, says general manager Russell Clark. “To be honest, we don’t… Read more »