Ministry waiting on Imperial tower-collapse explanation

Journal Staff The province has given Imperial Oil until the end of June to explain what caused a 15-story tower collapse at the Sarnia refinery last month. The company says no one was injured and no uncontrolled release of pollutants was reported after the processing tower, which was being prepared for maintenance, collapsed at 8:15… Read more »

Photographer takes to Lake Chipican like a duck to water

Journal Staff Lake Chipican has been a revelation to Sarnia nature photographer Ronny D’Haene. “Until last year I didn’t know about (the wildlife) around it,” he said. “I didn’t think there would be much there because of all the people around.” His opinion was changed by a massive, dinosaur-like snapping turtle he encountered on a… Read more »

New JNAAG exhibit explores diversity in Canadian photography

Cathy Dobson For the next four months, every single wall at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery is covered in photos from a new exhibition that studies Canadian photography throughout the latter part of the 20th Century. Some of the pieces are stunningly large, like the photo of photographer Jin-me Yoon taken at Lake Louise… Read more »

LKSSAA Track & Field results

Sarnia’s high school athletes sprinted and jumped their way to the podium in dozens of events at the LKSSAA track and field championships, held May 14 – 15 at Chatham Kent Community Athletic Complex. Below are top three results only:     Midget Women 100 metre dash : 1 – Ekaeso Okutinyang, Northern Collegiate Men… Read more »

Medal winners congratulated

Nine members of the Point Edward Skating Club won medals in competitive figure skating during the 2018-19 season. From left are: Natasha Hutson, Megan Ingles, Evelyn Chambers, Troy Zimmer, Makayla Hachey, Paige Harris, Asia Dang-Hill, Peyton Bishop and Abbi Rumford. Submitted Photo

High schoolers go commando at military co-op placement

Troy Shantz Anyone who think today’s youth are lazy and undisciplined hasn’t seen this year’s intake at a high school co-op placement run by the Canadian Forces Army Reserve. Nine students were thrust headfirst into basic training at the semester-long program, which takes place daily at the 1st Hussars Sarnia Troop headquarters. In fact, a… Read more »

Miss Helen leaves legacy, growing daycare in good hands

Cathy Dobson   It’s not easy to walk away from a venture that’s been your life’s work, especially when it feels like an extended family. But Helen Mouland has decided it’s time to retire as she celebrates a 74th birthday and significant expansion at Miss Helen’s, the daycare she’s directed for 32 years. In the local… Read more »