Rebound Act II: Finding diamonds in the rough

Journal Staff Monique D’Arcy never expected to be a showstopper. In fact, there was a time in her life when the spotlight seemed distant, shrouded in the darkness of depression and despair. But she beams while describing what turned things around – Sarnia-Lambton Rebound and its theatre program, Act II. “I’ve gained a lot of… Read more »

Baby in speeding vehicle

A Sarnia man has been charged with multiple offences after being stopped for speeding on Modeland Road with a six-month-old child in the back seat The vehicle was clocked doing 118 km per hour in an 80 km zone on Sept. 4, Sarnia Police said. The 39-year-old behind the wheel was a disqualified driver who… Read more »

Heart doctor passes

A Sarnia cardiologist with an international reputation for excellence died last week while travelling in Spain. Dr. Bal Sahay, 73, had practiced in Sarnia since 1989 before retiring in 2012 from a distinguished career that took him around the world. The International Association of Cardiologists recognized Sahay, who was licensed to practice in five countries,… Read more »

Greekfest: Time to get your Greek on

Journal Staff Sarnia’s Greekfest attracts crowds for a lot of reasons – the food, the music, the ouzo. But something else keeps them coming back to the tents erected in the St. Demetrios Church parking lot each year, says co-ordinator Ann Stirling. “You get a warm feeling there because the people themselves are very welcoming…. Read more »

Fantasy in stone: Man’s beach creation is one-of-a-kind

George Mathewson Roger Laflamme has been dragging rocks from Lake Huron and adding them around his beachfront home on Devonshire Road for the past seven years. Stone by stone he’s created an amazing outdoor structure that’s as original in design as it is whimsical in execution. Laflamme started with a front porch and it took… Read more »

Tinkering done to ease congestion around busy commercial zone

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s most clogged commercial zone does not require a new vehicle entrance, although a few strategically-placed signs could improve traffic flow, says a study commissioned by SmartCentres. “The Quinn Drive area east of Barclay has the worst congestion in the city,” said Mike Berkvens, a development manager with the city’s engineering department. By… Read more »

Brewery rising to meet city’s untapped thirst

Cathy Dobson Just four months after its launch The Refined Fool Brewing Co is doubling in size, evidence that Sarnians have a thirst for local brewed craft beer. “We’re on batch 52 since opening in May, so that means we’ve made 20,000 litres of beer so far,” said Matt Barnes, one of 10 friends who… Read more »

Ebola screening underway at Lambton College

George Mathewson Lambton College has implemented screening protocols as the Sarnia campus welcomes about 55 students from Nigeria, a West African country struggling to contain an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. The international students are being screened on arrival for signs of fever, and are checked twice more during the 21-day incubation period of… Read more »

Fries under the bridge

Fries under the bridge Yet another cool summer day didn’t discourage these two long-time friends from enjoying French fries under the Blue Water Bridge. Courtney Thachuk, left and Rachel Hambrey, talked and reminisced while watching the changing scenery along the St. Clair River in Point Edward. Glenn Ogilvie

OPINION: Chronicles of Sarnia, Part 2

George Mathewson The city we call home is the only one on the planet called Sarnia, but people and places with the same name continue to pop up in far-flung corners of the globe. Back in March we ran a story called, ‘Chronicles of Sarnia: the lion, the lodge and the landscaper,’ which identified 10… Read more »