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One Tomato grows again

Cathy Dobson Thanks to the success of a simple idea called the One Tomato Project, people across Sarnia-Lambton are enjoying hundreds of pounds of fresh vegetables this summer. Some are helping themselves to communal gardens on their way home from work. Others are out of work and happy to have free access to corn, beans,… Read more »

Hitting the big stage

Tara Jeffrey Sarah Caraher always dreamed of performing in a major Canadian theatre production. She just didn’t expect it to happen so quickly. “This is huge,” said the 22-year-old Sarnia woman, who just landed the lead role in the world premiere of Theatre Calgary’s The Little Prince. “To be finding work this soon, right out of… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Sheltered workshop fulfills a need

Nathan Colquhoun The debate surrounding Wawanosh Enterprises and the honorarium its clients receive of just pennies an hour needs to be reframed. We have to do better than buy into the capitalist inevitability that everything has only a monetary value. When we start to believe that lie we become unable to see any other value… Read more »

Funky car show a street party with wheels

George Mathewson Picture a neighbourhood block party with a fleet of classic cars and you get the idea behind a unique event in Sarnia called the Rutherglen Close Car Show. Rutherglen Close is a residential street between Lakeshore and Cathcart Boulevard in the shape of a long oval, with a grassy island in the middle…. Read more »

Drouin strikes gold in Beijing

Barry Wright Corunna’s favourite son now has a new title: world champion. Derek Drouin captured the gold medal at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing on Sunday. The 25-­year­-old took the top prize in a jump off with competitors from China and the defending world champion from the Ukraine. All three jumpers successfully cleared 2.33 metres and when… Read more »

Local bowler scores scholarship

Barry Wright Kyra Lester will begin her freshman year at London’s University of Western Ontario with a few more dollars for her education thanks to the Canadian Tenpin Bowling Association. Lester won both a national and local scholarship for an essay about the benefits of the sport. The two awards total $1,500. Bowling has allowed… Read more »

The Journal Trivia Challenge

1 – What are the four colours found in the Google logo? 2 – Built in 1990 as a memorial to their father, what all-season fountain on the riverfront has a unique design of stainless steel tubes standing in a rushing river? 3 – The late Saskatchewan-born “Rowdy” Roddy Piper achieved fame in what sport?… Read more »

Guest Column: Keeping the lighthouse fires burning

Monica Royal Three years ago my husband and I stayed at the Big Bay Point Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast in Michigan, on Lake Superior. The 1896 structure is the only operational lit B & B lighthouse in North America, and reputed to be haunted. The romance and lore of it stirred my curiosity, and I… Read more »

Letters, week of Aug. 27

West Nile risk overblown? Sir: On a recent newscast we were advised that mosquitoes found near Forest tested positive for the West Nile virus. The commentary went on to say that less than one percent of humans who contact the virus get sick. Furthermore, only two times has the virus have been detected in Lambton County this… Read more »