City’s live music scene has found a home at Theatre 42

Troy Shantz You don’t need to look beyond the city limits of Sarnia to find great original music. So says Harold Collins, a Sarnia musician who’s packed the halls of Theatre 42 with dozens of bands over the past year for a homegrown concert series, Sarnia Indie Nights. “These bands are really good. The bands… Read more »

Letters: week of Nov. 14

Excluding hymn disrespectful to soldiers, past and present   Sir: My wife and I recently returned from a trip to Europe that included a visit to a Canadian War cemetery located near Holten, The Netherlands. The beauty of the cemetery, in terms of how well it was maintained, reflected the respect and thankfulness the Dutch… Read more »

OPINION: Tom Slater’s legacy: 26 names added to city Cenotaph

Five years ago, retired high school teacher Tom Slater joined the ranks of Sarnia’s pre-eminent historians, joining Charlotte Vidal Nisbet, Norman Gurd, George Smith and others whose work has enriched our knowledge of the community’s past. He did so with the “completion” of his brilliant War Remembrance Project. Three years in the researching and writing,… Read more »

Council hits pause button on proposed condo tower

Journal Staff Sarnia has rejected a rezoning application from a local businessman who plans to build a 19-storey condominium tower overlooking Centennial Park, saying the outsized proposal needs more public consultation. Council made the decision after hearing from five residents who said the 100-condo building is simply too big and too tall for the property… Read more »

What’s happening: week of Nov. 14

What’s happening events must be open to the public, 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   Thursday, Nov. 14   Fruit Cake… Read more »

The untapped power of hiring people with disabilities

Troy Shantz More Sarnia businesses are showing there’s room for any worker who wants to be part of the team. Sean Smiley, who has a learning disability, has become an important part of operations at Lowe’s Home Improvement in Sarnia. The 32-year-old was hired last year through a Community Living program called Job Path, which… Read more »

Women can terminate a pregnancy in Sarnia but the process is far from easy

Tara Jeffrey When it comes to accessing abortion services, women in Sarnia-Lambton have little to no information about where to turn. So says Mallory Daley, a trained abortion doula who wants to remove the barriers women face when choosing to terminate a pregnancy. “The lack of information available publicly is a real concern,” said Daley. “There’s… Read more »