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New business delivers organic produce to your door

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s Laura Manzano says she never pictured herself a business owner. Yet seven months after establishing her Organics Live grocery delivery franchise, she has already achieved her one-year sales goal. “I didn’t have an entrepreneurial mindset,” said the supply teacher, who is a married mother of two preschoolers. But when Manzano decided she… Read more »

‘Mystery Tour’ a new event for city

A new event called the Local Mystery Tour is set to kick off in support of local charities. The Mystery Tour will see teams collect and decipher clues as they weave their way through the community in search of the final destination, the Prize Room. The tour takes place over several weeks, with the first… Read more »

Speed limit to drop on Christina Street

Cathy Dobson It’s not a done deal yet, but city council has paved the way for a speed limit reduction on Christina Street near Canatara Park. Neighbours say vehicles race the strip between Cathcart Boulevard and Highway 402 at breakneck speeds, sometimes reaching 100 km/h. Part of that stretch of Christina is under Lambton County’s… Read more »

Week of May 26

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 info@thesarniajournal.ca Wednesday, May 25 Quit Smoking Workshop Rapids… Read more »

Surveillance cameras being considered for Canatara Park

Pam Wright Public surveillance cameras are being considered as a way for Sarnia to curb vandalism in Canatara Park, says the city’s deputy police chief. Cameras could be installed to overlook “high problem areas,” said Bob Farlow, who stressed surveillance is only one potential tool under discussion. “People love Canatara and they want to keep… Read more »

Prime waterfront land sits empty

Cathy Dobson It seem the only interest in a prime piece of downtown waterfront these days is coming from provocative graffiti artists and the odd gaggle of geese. The waterlogged acreage across from St. Andrew’s Church has been enclosed in chain link fence for at least a decade, after the old Sarnia Gazette building on… Read more »

Home worth protecting, review board says

Journal Staff A tribunal says Sarnia should continue to protect a Brock Street home dating to 1867 under the Ontario Heritage Act. Sarnia designated the two-storey home at 166 South Brock a heritage property 30 years ago at the request of its owner. But last September, council overturned the designation at the request of the… Read more »

City teacher wins national Prime Minister’s Award

Cathy Dobson  Kerry Miller, a kindergarten teacher at Errol Road Public School, has won a certificate of achievement for outstanding teaching practices from the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Miller has taught for 17 years, primarily at Errol Road, and began teaching senior and junior kindergarten five years ago. A parent with three children… Read more »

The secret of Tab’s sauce revealed?

Susan Roberts A Sarnia man believes he has solved the decades-old mystery of Tab’s secret sauce. The tradesman, who goes by the nickname of Michman, but wishes to remain anonymous, has developed a detailed concoction he believes replicates exactly the condiment made famous in Sarnia by the legendary Tab’s drive-in. It actually involves two separate… Read more »

Coffee houses inspired by iconic Banff hotel

Year of Local Laura Greaves This is the 15th in a series of submitted stories produced by the Year of Local, a collaborative project highlighting businesses and not-for-profit organizations in Sarnia. When he first established Coffee Lodge, Leo Stathakis was inspired by trips he had made to small coffee houses in Seattle, Vancouver and Michigan…. Read more »