Say cheese

Stevi Sedgbeer, of Sarnia, took advantage of a warm day and clear skies to exercise her dog, Darla, at Centennial Park. During a break Stevi’s four-legged companion took a dip and then had her portrait taken. Glenn Ogilvie

Fish habitat

As Sarnia prepares for the next stage of remediation in Centennnial Park, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is conducting a acquatic survey of Sarnia Bay. Here, marine biologists Jessica Epp-Martindale, left, and Hannah Hancock, of Burlington, do a visual survey of fish habitat. Glenn Ogilvie

Elementary school upgrades planned

Two Catholic elementary schools in Sarnia are getting upgrades this summer. Parking lot improvements are planned at Holy Trinity, along with better drainage, landscaping and fencing at a cost of $286,000, the St. Clair Catholic District School Board said. And Gregory A. Hogan is undergoing a partial roof replacement, at a cost of $340,000. As… Read more »

Lambton recognized for domestic violence campaign

Lambton County has embraced a program to help its employees recognize and respond to domestic violence. The ‘Make it Our Business’ program helps workers spot the warning signs, be supportive and refer those in need for help. About 350 of the county’s 1,200 employees have either completed or were scheduled to complete the training, which… Read more »

Business award winners announced

Sarnia-Lambton’s outstanding businesses and entrepreneurs were recognized May 27 when the Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards gala at the Imperial Theatre. More than 450 people attended the ritzy evening of live music, comedy and celebration. Drum roll, please. The 2016 Outstanding Business Achievement Awards are: Employee Relations Award, John Duff Ltd. Young Entrepreneur Award, Cat… Read more »

Having a ball

Volunteer Sami Brook runs downfield with young lacrosse players Emily Coyle, Sophia Majeski and Ava Boles during a game of Janie Twohander Lacrosse in Canatara Park. The program launched by Brian Dewagner and wife June Partridge three years ago has grown to include 80 girls, who gather for training and games Thursday’s on Canatara’s big… Read more »

Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Ads for what chocolate bar often feature the line “You’re not you, when you’re hungry.”? 2 – Eighteen students from local high schools received $1,000 apiece at what agency’s Annual Celebration of Youth Awards? 3 – A hundred years ago, what trademark character for Planter’s Peanuts was created by a Virginia schoolboy who… Read more »

Come on, Kona

Tawny Cooper and her son Blayd James, 6, coax their nine-week-old puppy Kona during a walk on Front Street in downtown Sarnia. The pup is a rescue dog from the Caribbean island of St. Martin. Glenn Ogilvie

The story of Sarnia’s ‘lost church’

Ian Mason Sarnia’s ‘lost church” isn’t a traditional church with a roof and walls, and it isn’t really located in Sarnia. But the religious site at the former Lamrecton Camp just east of Bright’s Grove did serve a largely Sarnia congregation, and it does have an interesting history. Today, a red brick pulpit remains the… Read more »

Piece of city history rescued from the trash heap

Phil Egan Roz Green is a curious lady, and Sarnians can be grateful for that curiosity. The musician was strolling in her central Toronto neighbourhood recently when something caught her eye. Two large, wooden panels were laying curbside, presumably awaiting the trash collector. Green thought her boyfriend, who was in the course of decorating his… Read more »