News

Land purchased for Corunna school expansion

The St. Clair Catholic School Board has approved the purchase of a 4.55-acre lot next to St. Joseph’s School in Corunna. The land will be used to increase the size and configuration of the parking lot, and could be used to house portable classrooms, if needed. Cost of the land is $225,000, which will be… Read more »

BioAmber officers and board members resign

All of BioAmber’s directors and officers have resigned, the company has announced. The resignations were part of a court-supervised liquidation process for the Sarnia refinery, a process that has been extended to Sept. 18, according to a news release. Eleven bids have been received from potential buyers or liquidators interested in BioAmber’s Sarnia refinery, which… Read more »

Registration for Wolfpack basketball camp

Great Lakes Secondary is offering a youth development basketball camp for boys and girls in Grades 2 to 6. Teams will have a 20-minute practice followed by a 40-minute game each Wednesday, except Halloween, from Sept. 19 to Nov. 14. Any parents interested in coaching are welcome. Cost of the league is $40, cash only,… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – In literature, what is the name of Sherlock Holmes’ assistant? 2 – The Cox Youth Centre is located in what city park? 3 – What’s the only metal that’s not a solid at room temperature? 4 – What rare type of raccoon, appropriately named Whitey, has been spotted at various locations in Point… Read more »

Letters: week of Sept. 6

Missing information about eVoting Sir: On Aug. 15 I attended a candidate information session, presented by Intelivote from Nova Scotia. I learned voters will NOT be able to vote unless they have one of the following: * PC users will need Windows operating system 7 and up (which supports browsers (i.e. 11, Firefox 51 and… Read more »

Ponies and braids

Dave Armstrong ties a ponytail for daughter, Elsie, at Indigo Hair Works in Point Edward for the first annual “Ponies and Braids” event, on Aug. 22. Hair experts were on hand to teach dads how to style their daughters’ hair. Jake Romphf

BioDesign conference set for Sept. 12

Pam Wright The country’s first BioDesign Conference — highlighting opportunities within the biomass industry — may also help advance the development of a Canadian bio-economy strategy. “There’s a lot of interest from across the country,” says Sandy Marshall, executive director of Sarnia-based BioIndustrial Innovation Canada (BIC), of the event to held in Sarnia Sept. 12… Read more »

United Way launches campaign

Journal staff The United Way of Sarnia-Lambton has set its 2018 campaign goal at $2 million. “Our volunteer Board of Directors has set the 2018 goal based on the donations that were made last year,” said campaign chair Vicki Ducharme, noting the 2017 campaign that surpassed its $2 million target. “This fall we are looking… Read more »