St. Clair River docks crushed by ice

Tara Jeffrey Patt McLaughlin Franc hasn’t seen the St. Clair River quite like this in years. “The last time I saw ice like this was probably in the 1960s,” said the Stag Island cottager, reacting to thick, heavy ice that’s wreaked havoc on shoreline docks in St. Clair Township. The U.S. resident has been sharing… Read more »

ISO stages spring concert

The International Symphony Orchestra will stage “To Paradise,” a concert at Bethel Church in Sarnia, on Saturday, March 28, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event, under the direction of conductor and music director Douglas A. Blanchi, will feature violinist Sander Kostallari. Selections will include Beethoven’s “Overture to Fidelio,” Vivaldi’s “Spring,” Cherubini’s “Requiem in C minor,”… Read more »

Food Fight: 18 teams in the hunt for top CANstruction award

Journal Staff Voting is continuing until Saturday for the The People’s Choice Award at this year’s CANstruction in Lambton Mall. Unlike other categories, the People’s Choice Award is determined through “votes” of cash donation placed at a voting station for each of the 18 structures on display. The winner will be announced on Saturday, March… Read more »

A lump of cold

The ice build-up along the shores of Lake Huron has drawn a lot of photographers this winter. Here, Joshua Purdy, of Point Edward, snaps images of the ice hills at Canatara Park last week. Glenn Ogilvie

Lambton students recognized

An innovative farming project that Lambton College students launched in Africa has been recognized for its environmental contributions. The One Seed Project has trained 700 farmers on an earth friendly no-till farming method and encouraged solar-powered water gathering in Zambia. The project, which has cut greenhouse gas emissions and improved the lives of 4,900 people,… Read more »

Dog Day Afternoon at DeGroot’s

Tails will be a-wagging when Sarnia & District Humane Society hosts it annual Dog Day Afternoon at DeGroot’s Nurseries on Saturday, March 21. Dozens of vendors will be on hand offering canine clothing, accessories and treats, together with dog groomers and a photo booth. It’s the third year for the event, which has attracted large… Read more »

‘Day of Action’ rally in Sarnia

More than 100 people gathered in Sarnia to protest the federal government’s proposed anti-terrorism legislation on Saturday, March 14. Bill C-51, which would give police broader powers to detain terror suspects and grant new powers to Canada’s spy agency, could be used to silence dissent and government critics, said protestors rallying in front of MP… Read more »

Brailliant: Blindness has given artist new insight

Cathy Dobson Adversity and a creative mind led Sarnia’s Susan Woodhouse to start producing ceramics and adorn them with braille. “It’s unique, and I like that,” says the minister at Shiloh-Inwood United Church, one of 22 featured artists at Gallery in the Grove’s latest exhibition. Woodhouse, a former elementary teacher, was ordained 10 years ago… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

  1.        Which city in northern Spain hosts the annual running of the bulls? 2.        Although we call it this today, what local body of water has been known variously as “Little Lake”, “Seward’s Pond” and “Lake of Roots”? 3.        Holy irony!  In the 1996 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, 315 entries were… Read more »