Over the moon: United Way hits record target ahead of schedule

Cathy Dobson Never before in the history of Sarnia-Lambton’s United Way has so much money been raised in one campaign. The 2014 campaign has exceeded its $1,920,000 goal by $30,000, and jumped 1.5% ahead of last year’s results. Not only is the goal met and exceeded it’s weeks earlier than usual, said executive director Dave… Read more »

Rayjon shifts gears: humanitarian agency focuses more on training local leaders

Tara Jeffrey Rayjon is changing the way it looks at Haiti. “We’re giving them tools – not just handouts,” said Dr. Glen Maddison, medical advisor of the grassroots not-for-profit aimed at enhancing life for Haitians in poverty. The local doctor said it wasn’t until recently that he experienced a shift in perspective regarding Rayjon’s role… Read more »

New body care shop getting in its lycks

Cathy Dobson Owners of the new Lyck body care shop are banking that their all-natural product lines and a little sassy marketing will spell success. Lyck Natural Bodycare Inc. opened downtown at 190 Christina St. North in late November, just in time to hold a grand opening celebration on First Friday. The store is the… Read more »

Innovative Giving Tuesday campaign draws on collective spirit

Journal Staff Giving Tuesday Sarnia-Lambton describes itself as a movement. And it appears to be spreading, if a popular YouTube video of a flash mob at Lambton Mall is any indication. GivingTuesday began last year in Canada as a way to give and volunteer on the “opening day of the giving season” after Black Friday… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.    The town of Bedrock is the setting for what highly successful TV cartoon series?   2.    In April 2004, Huron View Park was renamed what? 3.    Which Christmas movie classic contains the quotation, “Remember no man is a failure who has friends”?   4.    Starting last week and continuing until the end of December,… Read more »

Santa’s helpers at Winter Wonderland

Elves Telessa Salmikivi and Madeline McGregor were among the helpers at family-friendly Winter Wonderland featuring wagon rides, reindeer, children’s choirs held Nov. 30 at DeGroot’s Nursery. Glenn Ogilvie

City man wins national award

Marco Vigliotti A Sarnia man has received national recognition for his decades of volunteer work. The Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada granted Jack Smith a national award of distinction for his efforts improving the Sarnia-Lambton chapter and the way it delivers health care. “Obviously, it’s a great experience, for something you love doing anyway,”… Read more »

Ice tree carved for Santa parade

A team of volunteers had a busy morning carving this “ice tree” for the Santa Claus parade through downtown Sarnia on Saturday night. The tree is meant to raise awareness about the Sarnia-Lambton Children’s Aid Society holiday gift program, which is aiming to assist 455 children and their families this year. Snowfest, Damar Security and… Read more »

Hospice receives donation

St. Joseph’s Hospice has been awarded a $45,000 donation from a local charity group that provides financial support to those pursuing studies in healthcare related fields. The contribution from the Carruthers Foundation, announced during a Dec. 4 event at St. Joseph’s Christina Street office, will be used to improve training for staff at the hospice,… Read more »

Third Conservative contender enters the race

A third contender has stepped forward to challenge for the Sarnia-Lambton Conservative nomination in the next federal election. Marilyn Gladu is a professional engineer and business director at WorleyParsons who’s been active in the party’s provincial and federal associations the past seven years. She is a former chair of the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineers… Read more »