Mayor slams province over road snow report

Special to The Journal Lambton County wants answers following a damning report from Ontario’s auditor general about winter road maintenance. Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk’s recent report revealed the province saved about $35 million by contracting out highway maintenance. But the roads took longer to clear – twice as long in some cases – and fatal… Read more »

Tag teamed

Sherman Brown, a worker for Gen-Car Installations of London, cleans graffiti from the Bell building on Michigan Avenue, which was recently tagged by vandals. It took two workers a couple of days to remove the paint using a variety of cleaning and removal methods. Glenn Ogilvie

Duc D’Orleans Seniors Cruise taking shape

Journal Staff A local tradition launched on goodwill and powered by volunteers is ready to set to sail again. The Seniors Cruise aboard the Duc D’Orleans II is an outing on the St. Clair River enjoyed each year by more than 1,000 people, complete with lunch, refreshments and music. The price of admission, as always,… Read more »

Special relationship renewed

Residents of Grace Home held an open house recently to help celebrate Community Living Sarnia-Lambton’s special partnership with Grace United Church. The organization leases the Lori Avenue home from the church for $1 a year and covers the utilities and upkeep.From left are, back row, James Bourgeois, Paul Cooper and Earle Kilner; middle row, Catherine… Read more »

College snags national awards

An entrepreneurial student group from Lambton College won two national titles at a national exposition in Toronto recently. The Enactus team claimed the TD Entrepreneurship Challenge award for an agricultural project benefiting two Zambian villages. It also won the Capital One Financial Education Challenge award for a financial aid program helping women reduce their personal… Read more »

Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

  1.      For one point, what are the three names of the recently born daughter of the Prince Andrew and Princess Kate?  For two points, put them in order. 2.      Sarnia’s Jamie Fraser excels at what sport? 3.      What former capital of Japan is an anagram for Japan’s present capital? 4.      What colour ribbons are… Read more »

VIA boss coming to town

The CEO of VIA Rail is coming to Sarnia to discuss rail operations and the Crown Corporation’s future in Sarnia. Yves Desjardins-Siciliano will appear at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club on June 17 at a luncheon organized by the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce. More than 20,000 passengers annually travel to and from Sarnia… Read more »

Rousing obstacles found on the Adrenaline Trail

Jack Poirier Picture yourself in a crazy contraption with an even zanier name, rolling along like a hamster in a wheel. It may be one of the strangest, yet most exciting experiences you’ll ever have. That is zorbing. And it is just one of 10 rousing obstacles to test your strength and fitness for the… Read more »

Indiefest: Battle of the bands features “over the top” talent

Cathy Dobson   Some of the best ideas are kick-started by really great conversation between friends. That’s how Sarnia’s Indiefest began, says co-founder Dave Burrows. “I was with Kevin Thorne and we got to talking about our love for music and how the independent world isn’t getting enough attention, especially locally,” Burrows said. They came… Read more »

Toonie Park

In an unusual arrangement, the City of Sarnia rents this piece of land from Enbridge Pipelines to create a small municipal park, at a rate of $1 a year. The contract was recently renewed for another five years. The park is located between Virgil and Wayne avenues and has swings, climbing bars and a slide…. Read more »