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Local officials go with the flow on cruise ship plan

Jack Poirier It’s going to require a lot more than lip service to bring Great Lakes cruise ships to port in Sarnia. That’s the opinion following a “positive” meeting between Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley and Tourism Sarnia Lambton’s Marlene Wood last week. “The publicity has been helpful, and we realize there is support to move… Read more »

STREET NAMES: Talfourd Street named for kindly pioneer

George Mathewson Froome Talfourd has a street, a hamlet and a creek that bears his name, but it was a cottage he built in what’s now downtown Sarnia that impressed one early city historian. Talfourd’s cottage was high on a hill overlooking Sarnia Bay, with a stone wall, a handsome gate and a little garden… Read more »

Letters, week of April 30

Senate is a waste of money Sir: Canadian taxpayers who fork out $100 million a year for the Senate are finding out about this bunch of political hacks. After 150 years since the Senate’s creation, they still don’t have a fixed system of rules, laws and regulations. In 150 years these adults have been incapable… Read more »

What’s Happening: Week of April 30

What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public 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  Wednesday, April 29 Ensemble Made In… Read more »

Saving the beach: Students working to protect shoreline

Cathy Dobson Rather than see their favourite local beach wash away, local students are getting their hands dirty and participating in a stewardship program this spring. “These are kids trying to make a difference,” says teacher Melissa Dent. She applied for program funding this year so that as many as 100 kids with the Lambton… Read more »

Fair offers seniors vital info

Bonnie Stevenson Seniors with questions about a wide range of lifestyle issues may want to check out the Lambton Seniors Association Information Fair on May 5-6. The fair helps adults of all ages equip themselves to more easily cope with the inevitable challenges that arise from the aging process, said spokesperson Mary Knowles. “They should… Read more »

Planning ahead: Local groups react to Germain closure

Barry Wright The primary user groups at Sarnia’s Germain Park Arena are saddened, but understanding of city council’s recent unanimous decision to close the aging facility. “We’re disappointed we’re losing the arena, but it’s not going to have any negative effects on our program,” said Ron Rivait, spokesperson for the Sarnia Ice Hawks, a provincially… Read more »

Couple’s cleaning biz is ‘one-stop-shop’

Cathy Dobson Heather Fields looks at her booking schedule and can’t believe how full the calendar is already. Weeks after starting Assista Property Services with her husband Jeff, Fields says she is booking up fast. Early spring was a good time to start a cleaning and maintenance business in Sarnia, says Jeff. The couple knows… Read more »

New college club tackles injustice

Susan Roberts Special to The Journal It didn’t take long for an injustice to land on the doorstep of the newly formed Social Justice Club at Lambton College. Mature students at the Sarnia campus are upset that government funding used to secure summer jobs is available only to those aged 18 to 30, excluding a… Read more »