Sarnia’s airport to undergo economic impact study

City Hall has asked the MBA program at Wilfrid Laurier University to conduct an economic impact study of Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport. The research will be done by students under the supervision of professors, and be similar to studies the university has completed for Waterloo Regional and Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Transport Canada provided a… Read more »

Symphony orchestra staging Christmas Show

The International Symphony Orchestra’s traditional holiday show returns on Dec. 1 Mezzo soprano Erin Fisher will join Christmas Moods and Magic at Temple Baptist Church, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The show will feature selections from Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Ballet Suite No. 1, and excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. Fisher was named Canadian… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What actor starred in the films Marathon Man, Tootsie, and Rain Man?   2 – Mitch Albom, in Sarnia recently to support Organization for Literacy Lambton, is the author of the best selling memoir of all time.  What is it?   3 – Brazil was once a colony of what European nation?   4… Read more »

From abusive relationship to provincial champ in two years

Troy Shantz Two years ago, Elysia Cornish was a mother of three whose self-esteem was extremely low after leaving an abusive relationship. Today the 31-year-old Sarnia woman is a provincial champion in judo. “I’d never even thought of doing martial arts but I knew I needed something to empower myself,” said Cornish, who trains at… Read more »

Miracle on 34th Street a play with music, but not a musical

Cathy Dobson Theatre Sarnia’s upcoming production of Miracle on 34th Street is a feel-good holiday classic that audiences love to see, says director Jane Janes. It’s also one that performers love to do, which is one reason why the version opening Friday night incorporates a big cast and 25-member a cappella ensemble, she said. “A… Read more »

What we can do to improve the health of local watershed

Cathy Dobson The St. Clair Region watershed underwent a checkup this year and the results were not good. “I’m not going to sugar coat it. I’m going to say it like it is,” Erin Carroll, manager of biology with the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority, told a recent Green Drinks roundtable. The watershed for Sarnia,… Read more »

Let there be lights

The Celebration of Lights returns to Centennial Park on Saturday, with Santa flipping the switch at 6:15 p.m. followed by fireworks at 6:45 p.m. Taylor Soulliere, in the white coat, was one of 42 students from Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School who helped set up the displays last week. The opening ceremonies begin at 4 p.m…. Read more »

Letters: week of Nov. 22

Seniors knew what they were doing Sir:  Mr. Peter Clarke (Nov. 1 letter) apparently believes that well-paid union members and seniors equally well paid from the public purse were totally responsible for Sarnia’s election results. If so, then a hearty “well done” to them. Hard-working union members keep the gas and electricity running to our… Read more »

Software company taking root downtown

Troy Shantz About half of the fifth floor of the St. Clair Corporate Centre in downtown Sarnia has been leased to a software company with plans of further expansion. U.S-based Clear Care Inc. arrived in Sarnia last year when it purchased HomeTrak, a homegrown software company and competitor located on Exmouth Street. The combined company… Read more »