Red Ribbon raises green for MADD

Voluntary Toll Day raised $12,560 for the local chapter of MADD Canada. Sarnia Police, Lambton OPP and 35 Lambton College students assisted in the one-day drive by fanning out across the community to collect for the Red Ribbon project. The money, up slightly from last year, is used to help decrease the number of impaired… Read more »

Health study funding

The federal government has been asked for $1.76 million over five years to push ahead with a community health study. A local board was formed in 2008 to bring about a comprehensive health study to determine what impact environmental pollution has had on the local population. The Sarnia-Lambton Environmental Association has offered $1.4 million toward… Read more »

The secret life of Canatara Park

Vanessa Hrvatin Before gassing up the car and driving to Point Pelee, there is somewhere closer to home that offers equally incredible wildlife: Canatara Park. “Some say Canatara Park is like the Pelee of the North,” says Sarnia’s Eric Marcum, active birder and president elect of Lambton Wildlife Incorporated. “Canatara is also much smaller than… Read more »

Awaiting winter’s arrival

Susan and Mark Woodhouse, of Bright’s Grove, are bundled up for winter as they walk along Old Lakeshore Road with their dog guide, Fisher. The trio were undaunted by the stiff November winds, but were walking a little faster than their usual summer pace. Glenn Ogilvie

Scouts honour local war heroes

Scouts Aiden Simmons, Kelland Griffin and Christopher Dagg (back row) along with Beaver Scout Henry Ramon and Cub Scout Ben Crombeen, form an honour guard at a plaque unveiled Saturday in Heritage Park on Nov. 8. The plaque commemorates the Scouts project, Trees of Remembrance, that saw local Scouts plant 102 trees in Heritage Park… Read more »

The sad death of the Hamonic

John Rochon The passenger steamer the Hamonic was one of the famous “Three Sisters” of the Great Lakes, built for the Northern Navigation Co. by the Collingwood Shipbuilding Co. Elegantly appointed, she made her first regular cruise on June 23, 1909.  The seven-day loop left from Detroit to Sarnia, up Lake Huron to the St…. Read more »

Take the Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      A subject of a Gordon Lightfoot song, what ship sank in Lake Superior 39 years ago last week? 2.      What Lambton County town is named after a famous battle in the early 19th century Napoleonic Wars, a battle which occurred near a town of the same name in Spain? 3.      Who was Michael Jackson’s… Read more »

New lounge cozies up to comfort food

Cathy Dobson Tania Auger has always embraced change. In fact, she thrives on it. That’s why she and her staff spent four days in late October completely redecorating her restaurant at 549 Murphy Rd., converting it from a Mexican eatery to a cozy New York-style lounge called Chow Ciao. “It’s much warmer with a lot… Read more »

What’s Happening

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 a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to Wednesday, Nov. 19 Financial Literacy… Read more »