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 »

High cost of art gallery operations quizzed

Special to The Journal Two jobs at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery will remain vacant while politicians review the cost of running the facility. The gallery was advertising to replace a graphic artist and marketing representative. When Dawn-Euphemia Mayor Al Broad saw the calls for resumes, he thought it was the perfect opportunity… Read more »

Sarnia in vanguard of creating accessible communities

George Mathewson Sarnia has become a provincial leader in the push to create a society accessible to people with disabilities, a fact it will showcase at the 2nd annual Accessibility Summit next week. “We have developed a culture and a reputation,” said Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley. “We’ve got a different mindset than most of the… Read more »

It happened in Sarnia – bigwigs acting badly

Randy Evans Special to The Journal In the year 1891 a major controversy erupted among some of Sarnia’s leading movers and shakers over a bylaw proposed by the town’s Fire and Water Committee. Committee member and town councillor William Weelands had vocally supported the bylaw, which proposed a 10-year contract with the Bell Telephone Co…. Read more »