Big Wreck washes ashore

Cathy Dobson Big Wreck’s Brian Doherty says being on the road suits him just fine, but he’s looking forward to coming home. Doherty, from Camlachie, and his bandmates will play the Rustic in Sarnia on Thursday Oct. 23 before heading south of the border for the rest of their tour. Big Wreck released its fourth… Read more »

New business dressing up downtown

Cathy Dobson The stars seem to be lining up for Cat Cabajar. First, she met her new business partners Nicole and Steven Brown at a Sarnia Pop Culture Show and found they have much in common. They not only share a strong creative streak, but each wants to turn those skills into a lucrative business…. Read more »

Musical comedy kicks of new Theatre Sarnia season

Marco Vigliotti Theatre Sarnia is set to kick off its 88th season with what producers are calling a “larger than life” musical comedy based on the true story of a savvy, high-flying teenage conman. Catch Me If You Can, adapted from the 2002 film of the same name, will open its run at the Imperial… Read more »

Lambton College Ebola screening complete

Marco Vigliotti All 38 incoming Lambton College students from Nigeria have successfully passed precautionary Ebola screenings introduced by the school in response to the deadly outbreak of the virus in Western Africa, the college has confirmed. Cindy Buchanan, the college’s senior marketing director, said all students from the African nation cleared the 21-day incubation period without… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal Trivia Challenge

1.         Which legendary jazz musician was known as “Satchmo”? 2.         Since Sarnia was incorporated as a city in 1914, how many different men have served as Sarnia’s mayor in the last century? a)  19                      b) 25                     c) 31 3.         Hungry? If so, you could have challenged Matt Stonie who recently won the World Poutine Championship… Read more »

What’s Happening, week of Oct. 16

What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public 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 Wednesday, Oct. 15 Horticulture Jessica Robertson… Read more »

When special needs teens grow up

Tara Jeffrey For parents of teens living with special needs, the transition to adulthood can be an overwhelming and challenging time. “Those years are really stressful,” said author and keynote speaker Amy Baskin, who will lead an upcoming workshop for area parents called “What’s Next?” “The reality is, unless families are really planning ahead, they… Read more »

Want to be a torchbearer?

The torch relay for the 2015 Pan Am Games will stop in Sarnia next spring as part of the lead-up to the major multi-sport event in Toronto next summer. Local residents aged 13 and older are invited to enter to be a torchbearer at The application process closes Dec. 1. In addition, Sarnia-Lambton will… Read more »

Treatment of Aamjiwnaang ‘shameful,’ watchdog says

Marco Vigliotti Government inaction is jeopardizing the health and safety of residents of Sarnia’s First Nation reserve, Ontario’s environmental watchdog says. Gord Miller scolds the Environment Ministry in his annual report for failing to respond properly to complaints from Aamjiwnaang First Nation residents about headaches, nausea, coughing and skin irritation following contaminant leaks in 2013…. Read more »