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Venerable vegan cafe aided by rise of meatless eats

Cathy Dobson Brynn Pearson is moving Greens Organic Cafe across the street to much bigger digs and bringing its loyal clientele with her. “There’s something really special about how it’s all developed,” says Pearson, who bought the business seven years ago. Until now, she’s dished up vegan specialties such as gluten-free tempeh wings, spiced walnut… Read more »

Trees of Distinction bike tour a free ticket to ride

Cathy Dobson If you know where to find them, some spectacular trees are scattered across Sarnia with plaques declaring them Trees of Distinction. You need to look closely, though, because the plaques were attached more than 20 years ago and tend to blend in well. Nature lovers agree they’re worth the search, and members of… Read more »

Sarnia Brigade returns to baseball action this weekend

Journal Staff The Sarnia Brigade are ready to return to the field. With a new name and logo, the former Sarnia Braves team will head north to take on Kincardine in a double-header July 11. The Brigade are the defending Ontario AAA champions and have added four new players to the roster. Joining the squad… Read more »

Hop to it: Sarnia-Lambton going from zero to 10 breweries in seven years

Troy Shantz In 2014 Sarnia-Lambton had zero craft breweries. With two more getting ready to open, the county will soon be home to 10 breweries, including six in the immediate Sarnia area. Thirsty travellers have noted our explosive growth in a trendy product, says Tourism Sarnia-Lambton. “Lambton County really is emerging as a drink-producer destination,”… Read more »

Week of July 8

“Unapologetically Canadian” lawn signs tone deaf at best Sir: In light of the recent hate crime resulting in the murder of a Muslim family in London, as well as the discovery of 215 Indigenous children’s bodies at a former residential school in Kamloops, the Canada Day lawn signs that went up around town – with… Read more »

Sarnia man charged with first-degree murder of hospital volunteer

Journal Staff Sarnia Police have arrested a suspect in the murder of Sue Elin Lumsden following a five-month investigation. Joshua Tomlinson, 35, of Sarnia, faces a first-degree murder charge and will appear in court on Sept. 13, city police said Wednesday. Tomlinson was already in custody after being charged with the murder of Allen Schairer,… Read more »

Vaccination standby list available for residents seeking quick shot

Journal Staff Sarnia-Lambton residents can now register for a daily vaccine standby list, Lambton Public Health said today. Due to an increase in vaccine supplies as well as appointment cancellations and no-shows, the health unit has launched a daily registration portal for anyone interested in a last minute shot. Those eligible to receive a first… Read more »

Week of July 8

What’s happening events must be open to the public or virtual, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to With pandemic cancellations common, we… Read more »

Bird of a feather

Journal Staff Visitors to Canatara Park often stop to admire this great egret, seen here coming in for a landing on Lake Chipican. But even veteran nature photographer Ronny D’Haene was surprised when this image popped up full-size on his home computer screen. “I’ve taken thousands of shots and maybe a dozen times I’ve verbally… Read more »