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What’s Happening, week of Feb. 26

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 a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca. Wednesday, Feb. 25 Sinfonia Toronto One… Read more »

Snowshod: St. Clair students try out classic Canadian sport

Journal Staff Normally, Sarnia doesn’t get enough snow for snowshoers to do their thing. But then, this isn’t a normal winter. Students at St. Clair Secondary are the latest to give the classic Canadian sport a whirl, thanks to 10 pair or snowshoes the school purchased recently. Last year, a group of St. Clair teachers… Read more »

Lambton College enters ‘amazing’ world of 3D printing

George Mathewson In a shiny new laboratory at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park officials are showing off their latest plaything – a practice golf ball. Actually, it’s three separate balls that rattle around inside each other – a novelty item that symbolizes how quickly Lambton College has evolved into a centre of research and applied… Read more »

Hike for Hunger

Sarnia members of Scouts march along Devine Street from Tecumseh Park to the Inn of the Good Shepherd during the 9th annual Hike for Hunger on Saturday, Feb. 21 About 125 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers were joined by leaders, parents and dignitaries while carrying backpacks to the Inn filled with some of the 3,700… Read more »

Gladu wins Conservative nomination

Journal Staff Local Conservatives have chosen their flag bearer for this year’s federal election. Former riding association president Marilyn Gladu defeated two challengers to win the party nomination Saturday. “I’m committed to creating jobs in our community and addressing the concerns of our aging demographic,” she said Monday, citing VIA rail cuts and shift of… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

  1.      The cause of what colour fever was discovered in 1900? 2.      Sarnians may find it more convenient to travel internationally with the opening of what service locally next week? 3.      In what film does Tom Hanks play a senior associate in a law firm who sues his former employers for wrongful dismissal because… Read more »

World Day of Prayer

A local World Day of Prayer service will be held at the following Sarnia-area churches in on Friday, March 6. Zone 1  – Laurel-Lee St. Matthews Church, 837 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. Zone 2, 4, & 5 – Central Baptist Church, 391 London Rd., 2 p.m. Guest speaker Miranda Lau, former Chaplain at Bluewater Health…. Read more »

Who are these people?

When Annette Zylstra’s mother bought a framed print of a seascape at the Bible for Missions Thrift Shop in Sarnia a decade she had no idea it contained a mystery. Years later, she discovered this photo hiding behind the print of what appears to be a comfortable family gathered in a photographer’s studio. The Zylstras… Read more »

Point Edward art shop changes hands

Cathy Dobson The new owner of Ah! Some Art says she isn’t going to tinker with a successful formula that has kept the funky gift shop in Point Edward thriving the past 20 years. “It’s worked this way for a long time, so I’m going to keep it much the same,” said Liz Koetsier, who… Read more »