Grower of exotic houseplants reaping what she sows

Cathy Dobson A beloved hobby has grown into a new business for one Sarnia woman – literally. Like many of us, Nicole Warner, 33, found time on her hands during the pandemic lockdowns and looked for a creative outlet. “I’ve always loved house plants, especially exotic ones that I import from overseas,” she said. “I’ve… Read more »

Vaccinations or testing required for thousands of local workers

Cathy Dobson Vaccinations or regular testing will now be mandatory for thousands of local employees and volunteers after Ontario announced last week it would require COVID-19 policies for high-risk settings. That includes colleges, hospitals, schools, retirement homes, women’s shelters and group homes. Bluewater Health and Lambton College have already released details about their new protocols…. Read more »

Wait times, access to doctors top local health concerns

Journal Staff Sarnia-Lambton residents say reducing wait times and making it easier to get a doctor’s appointment are their top health-care priorities, according to an interim public survey. The survey by the Ontario Medical Association asked residents what, outside of the COVID-19 pandemic, was their top priority for improving local health care. Almost one third… Read more »

United Way sets lower target, cites new reality 

Journal Staff The United Way of Sarnia-Lambton has lowered its fundraising goal for a second straight year. The agency that supports dozens of other local agencies and programs will officially launch its 2021 campaign on Sept. 7 with a year-end target of $1.75 million. “COVID-19 has left lasting change in our community, and it can’t… Read more »

Drone photo of Sarnia Harbour

Journal Staff This drone image recorded by Ian Sanderson offers a different perspective, one that shows why Sarnia is a key Canadian transportation hub. From left, The Andrew S. Brandt Marina is popular with local and transient Great Lakes pleasure boaters. Massive lake and ocean-going freighters use Sarnia Harbour to ship goods to and from… Read more »

Kim Mitchell inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Journal Staff Kim Mitchell has been inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Sarnia-born rock star was honoured for a catalogue of songs penned over five decades with the band Max Webster and as a JUNO-winning artist known for hits such as “Patio Lanterns” and “Go for Soda.” Mitchell, 69, a St. Clair… Read more »

Foundry site cleanup resumes – again

Troy Shantz About 10,000 tonnes of rubble from two derelict buildings on the former Holmes Foundry site will be ground up and used to help level the 16-acre property, Point Edward’s CAO says. The long-delay cleanup of the property was back on again this week and the gutted buildings should be down by the end… Read more »