Lambton mosaic project it mark Canada’s 150th

A large mosaic is being planned to help Lambton County celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. The project is a map that will display artistic and literary contributions from people on what they love best about Lambton’s 11 municipalities and three First Nations. Submission can be photos, video clips, art, lyrics, etc. A live launch… Read more »

Lilacs in bloom

Bright’s Grove artist Emma Crossland is a study of concentration as she sketches the Lake Huron landscape while surrounded by huge lilac bushes at Mike Weir Park. “I enjoy being here,” she said, as the fragrance of lilacs scented the air. Glenn Ogilvie

TOPS convention coming to town

Local hotels are expecting a busy weekend. About 1,100 delegates are converging on Sarnia for the Ontario convention of the weight loss support group TOPS. The three-day event at the RBC Centre starts June 4 and includes live music, a fashion parade, speakers and the crowning of the new “King and Queen” of weight loss…. Read more »

Bells toll for missing, dead aboriginal women

Cathy Dobson Area residents are hearing a lot of church bells these days as a trio of Anglican churches honour dead and missing aboriginal women. “We wanted to find a way to remember these women,” said Rev. Kristen Oliver of St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Point Edward. “We feel there should be an inquiry to… Read more »

New band sports sassy name

Cathy Dobson Their band name belies the soothing melodies and intricate three-part harmonies that are the hallmark of The BITCHes. “It stands for Beautiful, Intelligent, Talented, Creative and Harmonious,” says Megan Hadley, who plays keyboard and sings. Together, with her wife Diane Hadley  – on guitar, mandolin, trumpet, ukulele, and myriad other instruments – and… Read more »

City nixes developer’s Modeland Road proposal

Journal Staff Sarnia ended years of wrangling and rejected a bid by Sifton Properties last week to develop a large block of homes and commercial space on Modeland Road. The London-based developer wanted to build 64 homes, a commercial plaza and a four-storey retirement at the northwest corner of Modeland and Michigan. But residents and… Read more »

Cancer survivor back for another run

Theresa Carriere’s is about to make her fourth 100-kilometre run from Sarnia to London to raise money for breast cancer research. The London breast cancer survivor has raised $580,000 through her ONERUN event, which this year starts at the Sarnia Police Station on June 12. Individuals and businesses can “own” a kilometre of the route… Read more »

MADD money

The 4th annual Strides for Change Walk/Run raised $9,100 for Mothers Against Drunk Driving and was the most successful to date in Sarnia. The May 24 event in Canatara Park is more than a fundraising event, said committee chairperson Erin Pollard. “It’s an opportunity for the community to come together and speak out against impaired… Read more »

Reel experts

Anglers have had success lately catching trout from boats and the shore near the mouth of Lake Huron. Here, a pair of fisherman do their thing while the downbound bulk carrier Philip R. Clarke, laden with a load of stone, enters the St. Clair River. Glenn Ogilvie

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Harry Shearer, the voice of Mr. Burns and Ned Flanders, announced last week he is leaving what animated show after 26 years? 2 – At the Aamjiwnaang First Nation was the recent grand opening of “Nwebin Wigwaamens,” a gazebo and interpretive centre overlooking what? 3 – First played by Today show weatherman Willard… Read more »