Street Names: Everest Court named for a long, hard climb

George Mathewson Sarnia’s Everest Court was officially named after Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. But there’s more to the story. The street’s name is also a subtle dig at city hall. In the 1960s, developer Ivan Mater was having a heck of a time getting Sarnia’s planning department to approve a subdivision he proposed… Read more »

Week of Sept. 17

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general 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, Sept. 16 Figure Skating Registration held… Read more »

BEAVERBROOK: Freud painting a marketing dream

Cathy Dobson Editor’s Note: The doors open Oct. 2 at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery on an exhibition billed as the most important art event in Sarnia’s history, the only Ontario stop for the internationally-acclaimed Masterworks of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. This is the second in a series of articles. The Masterworks exhibition will provide… Read more »

Dialogue has started locally on sponsoring fleeing Syrians

Jack Poirier Community support is building for a grassroots plan to sponsor and bring Syrian refugees to Sarnia-Lambton. Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley said he’s received a very positive response after calling on local leaders, the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, religious groups and the county to come together and address the humanitarian crisis in Syria. “This is… Read more »

Grain elevator upgrade

Workers move into position at a contruction project at the Cargill Limited grain elevators on Sarnia Harbour The $3-million upgrade will improve the receiving system for incoming grain and result in better dust control, the company says. Glenn Ogilvie

Hometown Hockey coming to Sarnia

Journal Staff It’s official – Sarnia will be part of Rogers Hometown Hockey this season. Host Ron McLean will be in our area on Saturday, Dec. 19 to tape segments for broadcast during the NHL game between Calgary and the Red Wings from Detroit the following night on Sportsnet. Each of the 24 stops this… Read more »

Fire department book in the works

The Sarnia Historical Society is gathering research for a book on the 175-year history of the Sarnia Fire Department. “Firefighting in Sarnia dates back to the 1840s, beginning with volunteer bucket brigades called out by the church bells of St. Andrew’s,” said Society member Ron RealeSmith. Anyone with information, photos or artifacts connected to the… Read more »

Donation of camp creating new lakefront park

Heather Wright Special to The Journal A piece of prime Lake Huron beachfront property in the Bright’s Grove area could soon be opened for public use. The board of directors of Lamrecton Camp has given the property to Plympton-Wyoming, on condition it remains in public hands. The grounds at 3110 Egremont Road include several acres of… Read more »

Following is a list of known debates involving Sarnia-Lambton candidates in the Oct. 19 federal election. * Sept. 22 – Sarnia Golf & Curling Club, 500 Errol Rd. W. Hosted by Chamber of Commerce and Seaway Kiwanis. Open, but this is a ticketed event. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. * Sept. 24 – Sarnia Library,… Read more »

Money to create workspaces for people with disabilities

Journal Staff The growing reputation of Sarnia-Lambton as a leader in accessibility is being recognized by a super-sized allocation from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. The community is getting $300,000 of $1.3 million earmarked provincewide by the Ontario Chamber to help employers create more workspaces for people with disabilities. Private sector and non-profit employers can… Read more »