Drunk driving charges unchanged

Impaired driving charges have flat-lined at a stubbornly high level, MADD Sarnia-Lambton reports. Sarnia police charged 51 people last year compared to 52 in 2013, and Lambton OPP laid 101 charges, unchanged from the previous year. The biggest offenders in Sarnia are men aged 26 to 35, although a growing number of women are also… Read more »

Winter a SAD time for some

Susan Roberts Special to The Journal There are things Sarnia residents can do to help get through the winter blues, local health advocates say. Our lack of exposure to the sun during winter months is a main cause of the February blahs and its more serious cousin, Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, said pharmacist Richard… Read more »

Saucy Pig aims to smoke the competition

Cathy Dobson Gary Maybery says his competitors better look out because another wood smoker is in town now and the ribs are fall-off-the-bone delicious. The veteran cook, who worked 15 years in steakhouses and other food operations, admits he was surprised when a new barbecue smokehouse opened in Sarnia just days before his Saucy Pig… Read more »

Justice Film Festival continues to grow

Cathy Dobson Seven years ago, a small group of Sarnians wanted local residents to think more about social justice issues, like how children are treated or poverty creates inequities. So they aligned themselves with the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival in Calgary and went to work to bring some thought-provoking films here. “We tried a… Read more »

Miss Teenage Sarnia

Alysha Bellyk, 15, is moving on to the Miss Teenage Canada competition at the end of August. She was selected Miss Teenage Sarnia at the provincial Miss Teenage Ontario last month in Toronto, becoming one of 20 young women selected for the national competition. Alysha said her platform is to increase awareness about animal cruelty… Read more »

Marathon man: Former chain-smoker on brink of joining world’s running elite

Cathy Dobson It’s all or nothing with Dick Felton. Of course, the 30 half-marathons he’s run are arguably the exception. But then again, he’s countered that with 19 full marathons in the past decade. “I’m a Type A personality,” says the 69-year-old retired owner of several industrial-based businesses in Sarnia. That helps to explain Felton’s… Read more »

STREET NAMES: Livingston was named for village grocer

George Mathewson In the shadow of the Blue Water Bridge lies Point Edward’s Waterfront Park, a place famed for its French Fries and freighters. The park fronts onto Livingston Street, and is probably the most photographed place in Sarnia-Lambton. But the greenspace enjoyed by residents today was once the terminus of the Grand Trunk Railway,… Read more »


A large section of ash tree trunk hurtles to the ground in Canatara Park’s Tarzanland. City hall has been removing large numbers of dead and dangerous trees this winter that were killed by the invasive emerald ash borer. Glenn Ogilvie

What’s Happening, week of Feb. 19

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, Feb. 18 Federal Retirees Meeting… Read more »