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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 »

Shots needed for school

Parents are reminded they must report their child’s immunization record to Lambton Public Health or risk a school suspension. All Ontario students, unless they are legally exempt, must be immunized or in the process of being immunized to attend school. And parents are directly responsible for reporting those shots to ensure their records are up… Read more »

Creative funding available

Organizations and individuals with an idea for a culture-related project are invited to apply for funding from Lambton’s Creative County Fund. The fund advanced $50,900 to 10 community projects this spring and is accepting applications now for its fall intake. The money supports events, activities and workshops that compliment or build on local heritage, arts,… Read more »

New post for Bailey

Bob Bailey has a new job at Queen’s Park The MPP for Sarnia-Lambton was appointed critic for democratic reform and intergovernmental affairs with the Conservatives last week. Party Leader Patrick Brown also tagged Bailey to return as the opposition deputy whip when the Legislature resumed business Monday. Bailey said he sees the new role as… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What was the lawyer’s name in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird?’ 2 – One of Sarnia’s oldest streets was once called Trongate Street, named for a famous street in Glasgow? What is it called today? 3 – In the signature song from the musical  “The Music Man”, how many trombones led the big parade?… Read more »

Beaverbrook: The flamboyant man behind the art

Cathy Dobson Editor’s Note: In three weeks the doors will open 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 first in a series of articles explaining the significance… Read more »

Week of Sept. 10

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 info@thesarniajournal.ca Wednesday, Sept. 9 Bluewater Ski Club Hosts… Read more »

Bingo goes upscale with chandeliers, a baby grand

Cathy Dobson Bingo has never felt so swanky. In a bid to attract more players to Sarnia’s last remaining hall, Bingo Country Holdings Ltd. is doing a complete overhaul of its building and adding new attractions like eBingo and a piano lounge. Bingo Country, which is changing its name to Jackpot City, continues to operate… Read more »

Local arts therapy program subject of academic study

Journal Staff Does a free therapeutic arts program enrich the lives of local youth? That’s what a Lambton College research study will determine about Sarnia-Lambton Rebound’s ACT II. The theatre-based program uses an artistic approach to help youth reach their full potential in a fun environment. Principal investigator Michelle Shelswell said the research study will… Read more »

PHOTO ESSAY: Beach rocks once a cheap building material

George Mathewson Scattered around Sarnia are the remnants of a building craft that has all but disappeared – beach stone construction. Round and difficult to stack, beach stones are far from an ideal masonry material. But for Sarnia’s early masons they were easy to find, easy to move and free for the taking. Chimneys, home… Read more »