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Lambton College recognized for research and PSW program

Journal Staff Colleges And Institutes Canada has once again recognized Lambton College for its research excellence. Lambton won the Gold Applied Research and Innovation Excellence Award after taking on more than 200 projects in the 2020-21 fiscal year and hiring 260 research students and 82 research graduates. The college also won a Bronze Award in… Read more »

The week of May 5

What’s happening events must be open to the public or virtual, of general 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 info@thesarniajournal.ca. THURSDAY, MAY 5 Health Programs… Read more »

Two Sarnia police officers receive medals for bravery

Tara Jeffrey Greg Babcock and Adam Williamson know things could have gone much differently on Nov. 20, 2020. That’s when the Sarnia police officers were called to a domestic disturbance and arrived to a violent and volatile scene involving a small child being threatened by a man with a weapon. The officers forced entry and… Read more »

Woman seeking action on loud modified cars and trucks

Tara Jeffrey Reva Steenbergen isn’t ready to give up her fight to silence the thundering vehicle exhausts that roar through Sarnia’s streets. “It’s not just a matter of loud vehicles,” said the Sarnia woman, who has spent years pushing for stricter enforcement on the illegal and deafening exhaust systems of modified cars and trucks. Excessive… Read more »

Park beside Sarnia Arena to be revitalized

Journal Staff A second round of funding has been approved for the revitalization of Sarnia’s Avondale Park. City Hall is receiving up to $148,800 for new walkways, new bench seating, children’s play area and lighting in the park, which located at Brock and Davis streets beside the Sarnia Arena. Design work underway, in partnership with… Read more »

As musician Mike Stevens puts it, if Sarnia’s air doesn’t get you the French fries will

Cathy Dobson It’s finally here, Sarnia. The music video featuring Mike Stevens’ affectionate ode to his hometown is already being widely shared on social media. And on May 20, Stevens’ 13th album entitled ‘Breathe In the World, Breathe Out Music,’ will be released on Stony Plain Records. ‘Livin’ In Sarnia’ is the album’s third track… Read more »

 Camlachie school expansion approved

Journal Staff Errol Village School in Camlachie will be expanded as part of Ontario’s effort to renew existing schools. A $3.8-million addition will add 46 student spaces and 49 licensed childcare spaces, creating two new classrooms and a three-room childcare addition, Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey said last week. The school’s projected population next year is… Read more »

Join a spring reforestation project this weekend

Journal Staff Residents are invited to take park in a ‘Spring Reforestation Project’ hosted by Climate Action Sarnia-Lambton. The event takes place May 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Wiltshire Park in Sarnia and involves planting trees and shrubs and laying mulch. The goal is to add multiple types of vegetation to transform… Read more »

COLUMN: Sarnia ready to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee

Phil Egan The 25-year-old Princess of Wales was visiting Kenya on February 6, 1952 when the news arrived about her father, the wartime monarch George VI. Word spread quickly across the United Kingdom and its colonies and dominions: The King is dead. God Save the Queen! Seventy years have passed since Queen Elizabeth acceded to… Read more »

The Journal scores big at Ontario newspaper awards

Journal Staff The Sarnia Journal had one gold, three silver and a bronze at this year’s Ontario Community Newspaper Awards. The five overall awards tied the most received in a single year by your hometown newspaper. The Journal finished first in the category of Best Special Section for Sarnia Remembers: A special tribute to our… Read more »