Lambton College powwow

River White, 13, of Oneida Nation of the Thames, uses smoke from a smudge stick prior to the grand entry at the 23rd annual Mini Powwow at Lambton College. Sponsored by the Aboriginal Students’ Council, the April 2 event featured dancers in full regalia, native arts and crafts, traditional drumming and singing, information booths, intertribal… Read more »

Parenting classes

A free parenting class called How to Talk so Kids will Listen will beheld in Sarnia on April 29, and May 6, 13, and 20. Free childcare is provided but space is limited. For more, call 519-383-8331, ext. 3568, or visit  

What not to bring to court

Knives. Syringes. Full cans of beer. Security officers confiscated hundreds of items from people trying to pass through the metal detector at the Lambton County Courthouse over the past year, Sarnia Police say. Other items seized for safety reasons include screwdrivers, box cutters, cap guns, handgun-shaped lighters, scissors and pieces of a lawn mower blade…. Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      What did the NHL introduce in 2005-2006 to break ties in regular season games? 2.      The road signs inside Canatara Park post a maximum speed of how many kilometers an hour? 3.      How many figures are depicted in Da Vinci’s painting “The Last Supper”? 4.      What Point Edward Church, which… Read more »

What’s Happening, week of April 2

 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, April 1 Home Seller’s Info… Read more »

Getting your goat

A ray of sunlight catches a quartet of baby goats at the Children’s Animal Farm in Canatara Park. Visitors have been enjoying a menagerie of newborn livestock in recent weeks. The two kids at left are pygmy goats and those on the right are angora. Glenn Ogilvie

Groundbreaking for new Habitat home

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday, April 1 for the next Habitat for Humanity home in Sarnia at 140 Euphemia St. North. Fourteen teams from 22 local churches and faith organizations are taking ownership of one building day for the project, which is Habitat’s first ever ‘Faith Build.” Seen here is the future recipient of… Read more »

Science Fair: Teen builds nuclear fusion reactor in his basement

George Mathewson In the basement of a suburban Camlachie home, Caleb Winder is recreating the internal workings of the sun. With a little deuterium, a vacuum chamber and 35,000 volts of electricity, the 15-year-old has built a nuclear fusion reactor that he’s entering in the Lambton County Science Fair. Winder culled the reactor’s parts from… Read more »

Cinderella Story: Prom and grad dresses ready for distribution

Journal Staff  The halls at 109 Durand St. will soon be filled with happy teenage girls choosing their special prom or graduation dresses for free. It’s the sixth annual Prom Dress Boutique, a two-day event hosted by the Cinderella Story of Sarnia-Lambton. This year the volunteers with the Cinderella Story have collected more than 900… Read more »