Coffee Culture sweetens the deal for franchise owner

Cathy Dobson The Lochiel Street Coffee Culture Café & Eatery is the first in the franchise to hit $1 million in sales, says owner Eric Parsons. He’s reluctant to blow his own horn but agrees it will help explain why he’s opened a second Coffee Culture franchise in Sarnia. Parsons says he bought the downtown… Read more »

Fraser pulls through for Team Canada

Tara Jeffrey Jamie Fraser just happened to check his phone when the email came in. “It was Jim Nill,” said the Sarnia native, who had just wrapped up his season with the Austrian Hockey League’s Vienna Capitals, and was getting ready to head home last week. Nill, Canada’s GM for the 2015 IIHF World Championship,… Read more »

Student photo show wows the judges

Journal Staff The images seen here were some of the entries in a competition involving 34 students in the Digital Photography program at Lambton College. Picking the winners wasn’t an easy task for the judges. “It was an inspirational display of photographs,” said judge Glenn Ogilvie, an award-winning photojournalist and staff member at The Journal…. Read more »

Sarnia Journal Trivia Challenge

1. The word “lupine” refers to what animals? 2. Sally McGregor was recently recognized for her 66 years of volunteer service with what local organization? 3. In what country was Mel Gibson born?    Australia        New Zealand         USA        England 4. With times ranging from 3 hrs and 7 minutes to 3 hrs and 55 minutes, nine… Read more »

Strolling along

Lindsay Cooper, right,  of Able Body and Birth leads a group of new mothers through exercises at Canatara Park. The group perform a variety of exercises while strolling through the park with their newborns and babies. From left are; Jennifer Caceres, Lauren Oblak, Karla Woodcock, Kerri Bourne, Anita Barber. Glenn Ogilvie

Blimey! Young pirates get their Sea Legs

Cathy Dobson  The excitement is palpable in Nancy Key’s voice as she describes rehearsals just days before her new show begins touring local elementary schools. “It’s going to be so much fun,” says the writer and director of the latest production by the Lambton Young Theatre Players. “I’m so pleased with our rehearsals. It’s just… Read more »

Education director ‘watching anxiously’ as bargaining continues

Heather Wright Special to the Journal The head of the public school board hopes to avoid a teachers’ strike. But Lambton-Kent District School Board Director of Education, Jim Costello, says there is a possibility students in the area could be affected by a work stoppage yet this year. Teachers in the Durham region walked off… Read more »

STREET NAMES: Talfourd Street named for kindly pioneer

George Mathewson Froome Talfourd has a street, a hamlet and a creek that bears his name, but it was a cottage he built in what’s now downtown Sarnia that impressed one early city historian. Talfourd’s cottage was high on a hill overlooking Sarnia Bay, with a stone wall, a handsome gate and a little garden… Read more »

Local officials go with the flow on cruise ship plan

Jack Poirier It’s going to require a lot more than lip service to bring Great Lakes cruise ships to port in Sarnia. That’s the opinion following a “positive” meeting between Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley and Tourism Sarnia Lambton’s Marlene Wood last week. “The publicity has been helpful, and we realize there is support to move… Read more »