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 »

Snack pack program back in service

Journal Staff The Inn of the Good Shepherd’s snack packs are back. Each pack provides 21 nutritious snacks for one child for one week and includes crackers, yogurt, cheese strings, cereal and other healthy items. Last year the ‘After the Bell’ snack packs reached 3,200 children. They are available now at any of the 14… Read more »