COLUMN: 10 true things about Sarnia

George Mathewson Below are 10 true things I’ve discovered about Sarnia. Or, then again, I might be pulling your leg. Answer True or False to each. Score seven or more out of 10 and give yourself a high five. 1 – The longest day of the year arrives on June 20, the summer solstice, when Sarnians… Read more »

From the SCITS Revue to the Silver Screen

Jack Poirier Corunna’s Jeff Stout has found a way to bridge the 6,000 km gap to Portugal, thanks to an upcoming feature film that may be that European country’s big summer blockbuster. The 38-year-old Hill Street School and Sarnia Collegiate graduate serves as Associate Producer of the soon-to-be-released A Date with Miss Fortune. Although the… Read more »

Trail group celebrates ‘connecting communities’

Journal Staff A new gazebo and interpretive centre overlooking the St. Clair River will celebrate its grand opening on May 14. The structure, named “Nwebin Wiigwaamens” is located at Sarnia’s southern boundary near Aamjiwnaang First Nation. “The River Road Trail is the latest installment of our ‘Connecting Communities’ project aimed at connecting Bluewater Trails’ system… Read more »

What’s Happening, week of May 7

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, May 6 Go Digital The Lambton… Read more »

Research park milestone

The research park in Sarnia has achieved financial independence from Lambton County. Founded in 2003, the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park went through some lean years but is now at 97% of capacity. The Modeland Road site has four pilot plants in operation and is home to research underway in petrochemicals, drugs, energy and the bio-industrial… Read more »

Celtic Evening offers colourful Irish dancing

Cathy Dobson  Irish dancing has gone mainstream in recent years since big touring shows like Riverdance began attracting millions of people from every ethnic background. But the traditions of the Irish reel, the toe-tapping tunes and the fancy footwork have always been a part of Mairin Ring’s life. Ring, who moved to Canada from Ireland… Read more »

Celebrating Liberation Day

Cathy Dobson There are some things you never forget. Sarnia’s Edith Vandenberg shares her memories of being imprisoned during the Second World War because she wants this generation to appreciate their freedom. Even after 72 years, Edith says she gets goosebumps when she thinks of the day the Canadians arrived in her village to liberate… Read more »

Streetscape: South Vidal, then & now

The streetscape of Vidal Street South has changed considerably in the 100 years since the photo at top was taken in the summer of 1915. The streetcar is headed south on the Pere Marquette Line of the Sarnia Street Railway, which ended at a riverfront train depot in what’s now Imperial Oil. And though many… Read more »

Mooretown Flags name new head coach

Doug Slipacoff is the new head coach of the Mooretown Flags of the Great Lakes Junior “C” Hockey League. He replaces Blake Morrison, who took over early in the season after the Flags faltered to a 2-6-1 start under coach Gino Vitella. Slipacoff won a Weir Cup championship with the Petrolia Jets in 2003 and… Read more »