County budget approved

Lambton County has approved a $188-million budget that includes a 2.52 levy increase. Councillors placed $5 million in reserves last week and approved grant requests for a suicide prevention drop-in centre, a digital X-ray suite in Newbury and the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership. The Partnership is getting $155,000 for a new website, a study into a… Read more »

Human trafficking event in Sarnia

Jack Poirier Samantha Nieuwland was a typical eight-year-old ‑ carefree and innocently naïve. But her worldview changed when Scott Forbes of International Justice Mission (IJM) spoke to her church about the issue of human trafficking. As part of a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world, Forbes described work being… Read more »

Radio-Canada airing French cultural celebration in Sarnia

The Francophone community centre on The Rapids Parkway George Mathewson Sarnia’s Francophone community will mark French Week with a community breakfast on March 25, and Radio-Canada is coming to cover it. The CBC French-language affiliate and its Windsor-based morning host Charles Lévesque will broadcast live from the Jolliet Francophone Cultural Centre on The Rapids Parkway,… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

   1.         What is the hardest substance in the human body?  2.         Sponsored by the Sarnia-Lakeshore Optimist Club, a recent event at the library challenged local students to display their skill in what subject? 3.         What substance is processed in a ginnery? 4.         Which street in Sarnia used to be called… Read more »

City holding a park cleanup day

Sarnia has a community cleanup planned to get city parks ready for the warm days ahead. Community groups and service clubs are invited to assemble a crew, pick a park, trail or boulevard they’d like to clean, and register it with Parks and Recreation. Individuals can also join city staff as they spruce up Canatara… Read more »

Special vest could help Sarnia teen breathe

Tara Jeffrey Heather Perry just wants her 14-year-old son to breathe a little easier. “I’ve noticed how he’s coughing more; building up more mucus in his lungs,” she said of her son Adon, who has cystic fibrosis (CF) “So we do the chest percussions — clapping on the back and front of his lungs —… Read more »

What’s Happening, week of March 19

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 Wednesday, March 18 March Break Music… Read more »

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 »