Infertility lonely plight for couples

Tara Jeffrey In the beginning, Julie and Marcel Blais thought that parenthood would just happen naturally. “You think you’re going to get married, have kids, get the white picket fence, etc.,” said Julie Blais. “You don’t ever think it’s going to be years of struggle.” She’s talking about the roller coaster journey the Sarnia couple… Read more »

Centre helped candidate find job

Marco Vigliotti Editor’s note: This concludes a series on the Goodwill Career Centre After completing a business degree program at Lambton College, Kyle Kavanaugh contemplated his next move while beginning the post-school job hunt. Encouraged by his mother, the owner of Sarnia’s Ole Country Diner, Kavanaugh turned to the Goodwill Career Centre in a bid to… Read more »

ReRun’s restaurant is ready to roll

Cathy Dobson ReRun’s featuring Hari’s Famous Spring Rolls was open less than 24 hours and the lineup was almost out the door. “People are coming in for spring rolls and leaving with poutine and burgers as well,” said owner Hari Srinivasan, smiling from ear to ear. He could barely find time for a quick interview… Read more »

Suncor shutdown complete

The planned maintenance work at Suncor Energy Sarnia refinery is now complete. About 1,000 employees and contractors were involved in the in the shutdown, which began Sept. 8 and was scheduled to last eight weeks.    

An Event Apart exhibition and show

The An Event Apart art exhibition and sale is coming, with three days of original art and gifts. The extravaganza kicks off Friday, Nov. 14 with an opening gala at Degroot’s Nurseries from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets, $50, include entry for the festivities on Saturday and Sunday, which run from 10:00 a.m. to… Read more »

Bidding Coronation Park adieu

Residents can say a final goodbye to Coronation Park Day Nursery before it locks its doors Nov. 28. An open house on Thursday, Nov. 20 will give staff and families past and present a chance to swap stories about the 42-year-old facility on Oak Avenue, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Lambton County voted to… Read more »

Cull Drain Bridge stripped down

An eroding breakwall and high water has added to the difficulties of the Cull Drain Bridge project. The roadbed and deck have been removed and a crane is expected to lift the bridge frame off its supports in coming days. City council voted in September to spend $230,000 to demolish the unsafe span but save… Read more »

Take the Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

  1.         In 1995, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to three men for their studies on the depletion of what layer of the atmosphere? 2.        Cox Gardens, named after local philanthropist Norma Cox and featuring such items as a gazebo, a stage, walkways, and a reflective pool, is being developed in… Read more »

First World War claimed many of Sarnia’s best

Randy Evans One hundred years ago Canada’s initial World War One recruiting drive was in earnest. All volunteers, Sarnia’s earliest enlistees were routed into military groupings based in centers other than their hometown. But this changed in late 1915 with the formation of the 70th Battalion and later the 149th Battalion – “Lambton’s Own. “… Read more »