Retiring agency champion leaving big shoes to fill

Cathy Dobson The Kidney Foundation of Canada has long regarded the Sarnia-Lambton chapter as a Centre of Excellence. That’s due in large part to the work of Elaine Hayter, who is retiring June 10 after 31 years as senior development manager. “Elaine is a dynamo and will be difficult to replace,” says Tony Tirone, executive… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What was the colour of the brick road in the movie “The Wizard of Oz”? 2 – On D-Day, June 6, 1944, 14,000 Canadians, Sarnians among them, landed on what beach? 3 – How many sides are on a standard home plate in baseball? 4 – What former St. Patrick’s High School student… Read more »

No fire boat leaves Stag & Fawn island residents worried

Tara Jeffrey Cottage owners on Stag and Fawn islands are concerned after learning St. Clair Township firefighters have no approved boats to cross the St. Clair River in an emergency. Residents are worried because of a new interpretation of an existing Transport Canada law that prohibits firefighters from reaching the islands on boats that aren’t… Read more »

Student vids draw rave from pop band Walk Off The Earth

Tara Jeffrey Students at two elementary schools have formed their own ‘gang of rhythm’ to catch the attention of a popular Canadian band. “We were talking about concerts in music class, and I said to the kids, ‘Do you know who’s coming to Sarnia? Walk Off The Earth!” said Vanessa Mina, an early childhood educator… Read more »

Council narrowly green-lights plan to expand Bright Grove library

Tara Jeffrey A long-awaited and hotly contested expansion of the Bright’s Grove Library is one step closer to reality after council agreed to add it to Sarnia’s 10-year capital plan. “We’re thrilled,” said Kirsten Kilner Holmes, who co-chairs the group spearheading the proposed ‘community hub’ at 2618 Hamilton Rd., home to Gallery in the Grove… Read more »

Theatre Sarnia stages upbeat farce, Something Rotten!

Cathy Dobson Brent Wilkinson says when he saw the Broadway production of Something Rotten! he laughed until he cried. “Aside from the humour it’s so smart and outrageous,” said Wilkinson who has a lead role in Theatre Sarnia’s upcoming version. “It’s pure fiction but it’s based on real events.” Something Rotten! ran on Broadway for… Read more »

Major new apartment complex proposed near Lambton Mall

Cathy Dobson Four new apartment buildings are proposed for the former Famous Players property at 1450 London Rd. Southside Group purchased the six acres immediately east of Lambton Mall in 2021, after the shuttered movie theatre and Norm’s Pub and Grill were demolished. The development company wants to begin construction on the six-storey buildings –… Read more »

A quick look at the candidates running in Sarnia-Lambton

Journal Staff Here are the candidates seeking to represent Sarnia-Lambton at Queen’s Park in the June 2 provincial election: BOB BAILEY – CONSERVATIVE Bailey, 71, is heading into his fifth consecutive election race in Sarnia-Lambton — he’s been representing the riding since 2007. The Incumbent MPP was born and raised in Petrolia, worked at NOVA… Read more »