Vehicle access maintained at Bright’s Grove Plaza

Sarnia has rejected a request from some residents to close off Kaymar Crescent at the Bright’s Grove Plaza to stop it being used as a cut-through route. Despite being a small side street, Kaymar sees an average of 760 vehicles a day and nearly half of them use it as a cut-through to Lakeshore Road,… Read more »

High school football takes a hit, juniors scrubbed

Football fans will see a lot less of the high school variety this fall. All junior high school football teams in the Lambton-Kent district have disbanded, and two of the senior squads won’t be competing. Northern Collegiate dropped its junior team, as has Chatham-Kent, which left only St. Patrick’s and Ursuline College. Because three teams… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Which vegetable is named after the capital of Belgium?   2 – The annual Terry Fox Run will be held at 9 a.m. on Sept. 16 at Canatara Park.  In his 1980 Marathon of Hope, in how many provinces did Terry run before being forced to stop?   3 – What name is… Read more »

New tourism prez says more can be done to lure visitors

Troy Shantz The new president of the board at Tourism Sarnia Lambton says eco-friendly travel and “authentic experiences” are part of her vision for the agency. “Among Millennials… you can’t do anything that’s not environmental because they won’t buy it, they won’t do it,” said Mary Jean O’Donnell. “There’s no reason at all why that… Read more »

Alix Foundation accepting applications for local projects

The Judith & Norman Alix Foundation is currently accepting funding applications for local capital projects. Deadline for applications is Oct. 1 and successful applications will be announced later that month. Eligibility criteria can be found at The Foundation has advanced about $5 million for numerous community projects; include withdrawal management services at Bluewater Health,… Read more »

In new book, Dr. Brian Goldman journeys back to kindness

Troy Shantz While working in the stressful turmoil of Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital emergency department, Dr. Brian Goldman was confronted by a troubling question: have I lost my ability to offer patients kindness? “I’d discovered just how easy it is to be unkind in the moment,” recalled the physician and host of the CBC Radio… Read more »

Message from home

Some 8,000 Sarnia postcards have been printed and are available at Haines Printing on Talfourd Street for residents to pick up and write messages to Canada’s troops overseas. It’s the second year for the project, organized by Melissa Chong, centre, and the 1st Hussars Association members Ron Prior, left, and Barry Hogan. Cards should be… Read more »

Brock Street home designated a heritage property

The city’s Heritage Committee will unveil a plaque on Sept. 15 recognizing 191 Brock Street S. as a Designated Heritage Site. Built in 1883, the yellow brick Victorian Revival home maintains much of its original character and design materials, including decorative wooden gable ends and brackets, City Hall says. The designation at 1 p.m. will… Read more »