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MP hosts suicide prevention forum

Sarnia-Lambton is ahead of the pack when it comes to suicide prevention, says Denis Boileau who was recently hired as the region’s suicide prevention co-ordinator. There are still obvious gaps in service and a need for more funding but a lot of good work is already being done here, Boileau said June 25 at a… Read more »

Recognizing our amazing youth

The Celebration of Youth Awards is the YMCA’s way of recognizing outstanding members of the next generation. Winners, who earn a cash prize, are selected for their commitment to community, being good role models for and excelling at what they do. Over the summer The Journal is featuring the 15 Sarnia-area winners, each of whom… Read more »

Bikers band together to fight childhood cancer

It was 11 years ago Bob Thomas lost a daughter to cancer, but the passion that drove him to help other sick kids by launching a motorcycle event hasn’t waned. “Children are still dying. Children are still suffering from the treatment,” he said. “When they can finally close all the childhood cancer wards then I’ll… Read more »

Point Edward watermain postponed

Point Edward stands to save a little money on a major redevelopment of Venetian Boulevard because some watermain work has been deferred. A 10-inch main was planned to replace the existing six-inch water pipe between Exmouth Street and the Holiday Inn. But a massive 42-inch main belonging to the Lambton Area Water Supply System (LAWSS)… Read more »

What’s Happening, Week of June 26

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 where to obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca.  Wednesday, June 25 Hospital AGM Bluewater Health holding its annual general meeting… Read more »

Modeland plaza plan gets rough ride

If Sarnia council allows commercial plazas to be built on Modeland Road it must do so against the advice of city staff and some very vocal residents. About 80 people expressed virtually unanimous opposition at St. Anne’s school last week to two proposed commercial developments, saying shopping plazas on the arterial road would forever alter… Read more »

Deer tick advisory issued

Health officials are warning of a sudden increase in the type of ticks known to carry Lyme disease. Nearly 40% of all ticks submitted or collected by Lambton Public Health this spring are blacklegged ticks, also known as deer ticks. And for the first time a population has been confirmed in Pinery Provincial Park. Results… Read more »

Chipican a pond of a different colour

The water in Lake Chipican is an odd colour this year, and has been for nearly two months. People have variously described the Canatara Park pond as a “fluorescent khaki” colour or “around-the-gills green,” depending on the light and the day. The ineffable hue has people scratching their heads. “Everybody’s talking about it,” said local… Read more »