No strings attached: David Moore’s kite helps connect with the struggling and isolated

Cathy Dobson Sometimes it’s one person’s small gesture that can make a life-changing difference. Just ask Sarnia’s David Moore. He was a Grade 9 student at Central Collegiate back in the 1960s when arts teacher Bill Norfolk urged him to enroll in the school’s vocational arts program, rather than pursue the sciences. Moore spent the… Read more »

Jazz and Blues in the Village: keen volunteers keep festival humming

Tara Jeffrey When Donna Stewart put the call out for volunteers at the inaugural Jazz & Blues in the Village event more than a decade ago, it was an unlikely group of twenty-somethings who really pulled through. “My daughters were just out of high school, and they starting calling their friends,” said Stewart, chair of… Read more »

A slower speed on Sandy Lane

The speed limit on Sandy Lane is being reduced to curtail lead-footed drivers. The limit is dropping to 40 km per hour from 50 km/h, making it consistence with Alfred Street on the other side of the Point Edward boundary. Residents had expressed alarm about the speed at which drivers leave Canatara Park and barrel… Read more »

Guru cuts through the resume clutter

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s Catharine Brown says the local job market has never been tougher, and top-notch job search skills have never been more important. That’s where she comes in. As a career counsellor with more than 20 years experience, Brown has just launched a new business called Career Guru that specializes in career development, interview… Read more »

WHAT’S HAPPENING What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event.  Please include ticket prices, if any, and where to obtain more information. Email notices to Wednesday, Sept. 17 Show Premier Book Ends is an eight-part… Read more »

Journal trivia quiz

1.   What village in Lambton County gets its name from the native word for corn? 2.    Born Eric Marlon Bishop, what actor starred in Ray, Django Unchained, and The Amazing Spider Man 2 using his more famous name? 3.    Corunna’s high jumping phenomenon Derek Drouin holds the National High Jump record with a jump… Read more »

Help for parents

Lambton Public Health is offering a free parenting program in Sarnia called “How to Talk so Your Kids Will Listen.” The five-week program begins Thursday, Sept. 25 with free child care provided. For more, call 519-383-8331, ext. 3568, or visit    

Huge gift from city organization.

The Breast Cancer Society of Canada is giving $5 million to the London Health Sciences Foundation, the largest funding commitment ever from the Sarnia-based organization. The money will support research at the Pamela Greenaway-Kohlmeier Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit in London. We are grateful for this remarkable, ongoing support,” unit director Dr. Ann Chambers said…. Read more »

A fall walk with the grandkids

There are fewer days remaining for a pleasant short-sleeve stroll. Here, Tom Glaister checks out the floral gardens at Germain Park with his grandchildren Jake Collier, left, and Evan Glaister. Glenn Ogilvie