Catholic school board director stepping down

Journal Staff The head of the local Catholic school board is retiring. Education director Deb Crawford will step down in September after 20 years with the St. Clair Catholic School Board. “My decision to retire was not taken lightly, but I think the time is right,” said Crawford. “I believe St. Clair Catholic is well… Read more »

Sarnia lands one new fishing derby, another gets away

Troy Shantz A new fishing derby is coming to Sarnia-Lambton and its sharpest lure is a smartphone app to keep participants safe, organizers say. Southwestern Ontario’s Blue Coast Walleye Challenge running June 4-13 will see anglers submit their catches via the app to avoid congregating at weigh stations and potentially spreading COVID-19. “The beginning of… Read more »

Happy trails to you, but pick up your garbage, please

Troy Shantz A former Sarnia councillor is urging residents to show the local trail system a little love. People throughout the pandemic have taken to local paths and nature trails in huge numbers, says Mike Kelch, who heads the 18-member Bluewater Trails committee. But with extra traffic have come unleashed dogs, discarded poop-and-scoop bags and… Read more »

Restaurant owner named a ‘hometown business hero’

Cathy Dobson A local restaurant owner has been lauded internationally for his commitment to supporting Sarnia-Lambton during COVID-19. Manjit Singh of Sitara Indian Cuisine is one of 3,000 small business owners in Canada and the U.S. named a Local Business Person of the Year by Alignable, North America’s largest online referral network for small business…. Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What is the first name of the main character in the Home Alone movie series? 2 – Northern Collegiate’s Jaelyn Cole was awarded an NCAA athletic scholarship at St. Francis University in what discipline? 3 – What does the “T” stand for in the boxing acronym TKO? 4 – If Sarnia follows Ontario’s… Read more »

Sarnia-Lambton granted Foreign Trade Zone status

Journal Staff A new designation from the federal government will help Sarnia-Lambton compete on the international stage, officials say. The Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) status granted on April 13 gives international businesses tariff and tax exemptions and deferrals when importing, exporting and producing goods locally, the Trudeau government announced. Stephen Thompson, CEO of the Sarnia-Lambton… Read more »

New showcase helps kids find Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Tara Jeffrey With a growing number of youth waiting to be matched with a mentor, staff at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sarnia-Lambton knew they had to get creative. “Since COVID, our referrals for support have grown substantially. Families are struggling financially and emotionally, and this is having a direct impact on our youth,” said staff member… Read more »

Sarnia teen pushing for better youth mental health services

Cathy Dobson A new crisis line for local children and youth is good news for mental health services in Sarnia-Lambton, says a teenager who has been repeatedly let down by the system. “A crisis line just for kids is a step in the right direction,” says 18-year-old Maddie Causley. “But what happens if you make… Read more »