Multi-talented Sarnian sets sights on acting career

Growing up, Nicole Buscema intended to be a doctor. For the smart, talented teen it seemed a logical career choice. By the time she was named valedictorian at St. Christopher Secondary School she was already an accomplished singer, global activist, community volunteer and Kung Fu black belt. But these days, at age 26, Buscema earns… Read more »

YMCA awards recognize our amazing youth

The Journal and the YMCA want to introduce you to some pretty amazing teens. The Y is presenting it annual Celebration of Youth awards to outstanding area youth at P.E. McGibbon Public School on May 22. “The awards celebrate youth who demonstrate the Y values, of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and inclusiveness,” said Gerry Gillis, communication… Read more »

ELECTION: PC Bob Bailey has background in industry

Editor’s note: This the first in a series of Sarnia-Lambton candidate profiles in the run-up to the June 12 provincial election.   Bob Bailey is running a little bit behind as he canvases door-to-door in Point Edward, but only because he stopped to talk to some contractors at the Bridge Tavern. “I went in to… Read more »

Venetian Boulevard project continues

The second phase of the Venetian Boulevard reconstruction project is underway. The section of road from the entrance to the Point Edward Casino to the Holiday Inn will be restricted to local traffic only. Access to Bridgeview Marina, Purdy’s Fisheries and the casino will be from the north via Alexandra Avenue. The project includes new… Read more »

Sarnia man biking across Canada

A retired Sarnia high school teacher is preparing for an epic bicycle journey across Canada. Stan Martin is one of four men biking from Vancouver to Kitchener, Ont. to raise funds for three charities – Canadian Cancer Society, Kids Alive and One4Another. Martin lost his wife Peggy and two sisters to cancer, and following a… Read more »

Woman leaves $1million to Sarnia charities

It took a ceremony at city hall to accomplish what Louise Strangway wouldn’t allow while still alive – public recognition of her kindness. Recipients from five local organization rose one by one to accept cheques of about $200,000 each on May 16, their share of a remarkable $1-million bequest from the attention-shy woman. Strangway died… Read more »

3 new commercial buildings near Lambton Mall

Construction of three new commercial buildings worth more than $1 million on Lambton Mall Road is a major boost to the local economy. A new $580,000 Tim Horton’s restaurant is taking shape at the corner of Lambton Mall Road and Quinn Drive, says Alan Shaw, Sarnia’s chief building official. On the same property, a former… Read more »

Dermatology patients high and dry

Sarnia’s last dermatologist is no longer visiting the city, leaving thousands of patients to scramble for treatment. Dr. A. K. Gupta had been travelling from London weekly to assist the former patients of Dr. Aurea Jose, who retired in 2011 with 5,000 people on her roster. But Gupta stopped seeing patients in Sarnia on April… Read more »