Bluewater Power buys solar energy company

George Mathewson Bluewater Power has expanded again with the purchase of a solar energy company, Unconquered Sun. The Tecumseh-based firm is an installer of solar projects on home and business rooftops, with about 15 contract sales and installation staff. It also has a manufacturing centre that until a year ago produced photovoltaic panels, solar-powered streetlights,… Read more »

FIRST FRIDAY: Seriously, Mike Blackmore is one creative guy

Cathy Dobson   Sarnia’s Mike Blackmore is as eclectic as they come. He’s a songwriter, a singer, an artist, photographer and woodworker.  His latest photography show is inspired by everything from an ice storm last December to a Mud People Festival he hosted in Bright’s Grove one hot summer day. And the CD he plans… Read more »

Dancer to perform at Pan Am Games

George Mathewson A Sarnia teen has been selected to perform with Cirque du Soleil during the opening ceremonies of the Toronto Pan Am games this summer. Jayla Giorgi, 14, was one of 115 young people picked by the famed circus troupe following a daylong audition involving nearly 600 children in Toronto last month. The production… Read more »

Frozen pipes causing major headaches

Journal Staff Sarnia homeowners and work crews are dealing with the aftermath of an unprecedented number of frozen pipes that burst in attics, basements and roadways during February’s unrelenting blast of Arctic cold. Plumbers and emergency repair companies report a huge backlog of calls as they contend with ruptured water services in Sarnia-area homes. It… Read more »

Martial arts studio kicks it up a notch

Coaches Jason McIntyre, left, and Mark Warburton, are both 5th degree black belts coaching at Sarnia Olympic Taekwondo Martial Arts Academy. Glenn Ogilvie Cathy Dobson Six weeks after opening a new taekwondo school at Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Mark Warburton already has 50 students. Six days a week, and some Sundays, he and fellow coach… Read more »

Free courses available online through library

Library cardholders can now access hundreds of free instructor-led courses online. The free “Gale Courses” cover everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, business and management, and sales and marketing. Courses run six weeks, with two new lessons released weekly. To see the catalogue or enrol, look under “eLibrary” at  … Read more »

Sunday gun hunting debate

The public can offer its opinion on Wednesday, March 18 at 5 p.m. about a proposal to allow Sunday gun hunting in Sarnia. The meeting at city hall is to gather comments prior to council voting on the issue. The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters has asked the city to allow hunting on Sunday,… Read more »

Compass at the RBC Centre a move in right direction: Mayor

Jack Poirier Special to The Journal Sarnians can expect better food, customer service and a major overhaul of the concession areas at the RBC Centre later this year. And that includes an entirely new menu, said Saira Husain, a spokesperson with Compass Group Canada. “Our executive chef will work closely with the onsite team to… Read more »