Young dancers joined production of Sleeping Beauty

A group of local dancers watch a rehearsal of Sleeping Beauty being staged by Canada‘s Ballet Jörgen at the Imperial Theatre. The young dancers were invite to participate in the one-night show on Oct. 7 as part of the world-touring company’s outreach and education program. From left are, Talia Mielke, from the Great Lakes Dance… Read more »

CO detector grace period is over

City firefighters have responded to more than 125 carbon monoxide alarms going off so far this year, Sarnia Fire Rescue says. Though in most cases the detector had malfunctioned or the CO was already dissipated, at 12 homes and apartments firefighters did find the deadly gas inside. The grace period for residents to install CO… Read more »

Heavy haul corridor

Sarnia is contributing to a business plan for a “heavy haul corridor” to assist local manufacturers in getting their products to market. The city has earmarked $30,000 and staff time for the project, which is being undertaken jointly with the Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership and the Sarnia Lambton Industrial Alliance. The Alliance represents about 40… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – How many months of the year have 31 days? 2 – In the “very large city” category, Sarnia recently beat both Chatham-Kent and the city of Zlin in the Czech Republic to win what 2015 International Challenge Competition? 3 – In different years, both Marlon Brando and George C Scott refused to accept… Read more »

Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner coming to Aamjiwnaang

A commissioner from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Marie Wilson, will be meeting elders and others at the Aamjiwnaang First Nation Community Centre on Oct. 20. The commission crossed the country to gather accounts of those affected by the legacy of Indian Residential Schools and released a report this summer containing 94 recommendations… Read more »

Anti-poverty rally held at City Hall today

Ryan Mitchell, a social service worker student at Lambton College, holds a sign up to passing motorists during an anti-poverty and hunger awareness rally at City Hall on Friday. About 100 people attended the rally hosted by the local Poverty Reduction Network, which also stressed the need for safe, affordable housing. To help make the… Read more »

Sarnia Accessibility Awards presented

Six businesses and individuals have been recognized with Sarnia Accessibility Award for their work at creating an inclusion community. They are: * Giant Tiger; large business award * Dr. Stacey Cornelius and staff; small business award * Crabby Joes Tap & Gill; leadership in community service * St. Clair Taekwondo; creating opportunity * Dr. Larry… Read more »

Students help new wetland take root at city solar farm

George Mathewson They say when it comes to habitat restoration, if you plant it they will come. And that’s proven true at the Enbridge Sarnia Solar Farm on Churchill Line, which earlier this year began a five-year project to return large portions of former agricultural lands to native ecosystems. For example, two ponds dug this… Read more »

Weaver unveils textiles 30 years in the making

Cathy Dobson Eight mannequins beautifully outfitted with traditional Latvian costumes fill half of Edite Mogensen’s sunny Sarnia living room. The weaving, the beading and the needlepoint represent half a lifetime of painstaking work by a woman honouring her heritage with each stitch. “See the patterns on this belt?” she asks, holding up a brightly-coloured sash. “They… Read more »

Support rolling in for Sammy

Cathy Dobson Have you ever met someone who would do anything for anyone, yet needs help herself? “That’s Jaime Kabat,” says Jen Smith. “She’s such a loving person. I just knew I needed to do something to help her.” Kabat’s little girl, Sammy, has a serious health issue and was scheduled for surgery in London this… Read more »