Turfed trustee gets job back

Journal Staff A court ruling has allowed trustee Michelle Parks to resume her seat on the Catholic school board. But it didn’t come easily. “Trying to resolve this matter has cost me thousands of dollars, hundreds of hours of research, phone calls and appointments,” she said after an Ontario court judge granted her appeal on… Read more »

Paul Wells honoured

A Sarnia author and political commentator has received the highest honour given to a non-citizen by the country of Poland. Paul Wells, political editor of Maclean’s Magazine, received the Gold Cross of the Order of Merit from Poland’s ambassador May 14 at the National War Museum in Ottawa. Wells was cited for his “lucidity and… Read more »

Bluewater Power posts big returns

Bluewater Power has turned over more than $2 million to Sarnia following a strong financial performance in 2014. The money includes a regular dividend of $1.19 million and an unexpected special dividend of $860,000, the utility said last week. The revenue comes from normal operations and a trio of business ventures Bluewater Power launched in… Read more »

Sarnia Journal Trivia Challenge

1. Venus de Milo, the ancient marble statue thought to represent the goddess Aphrodite, is missing what body parts? 2. What recent fundraiser at the Lambton Mall saw local men wearing red high-heeled shoes to draw attention to victims of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence? 3. In what sport do the participants use crampons? 4…. Read more »

Winging it: Photo series captures Air Cadets in fine form

Troy Shantz Special to The Journal What do Fred Penner, former Prime Minister Joe Clark and Commander Chris Hadfield have in common? Other than being icons of Canadian heritage and culture they were all Air Cadets. Spend some time with Sarnia’s Squadron 44 Royal Canadian Air Cadets and you can’t help but wonder – which… Read more »

Peace in the park

Laura Cresswell and Rob Haggan, of Sarnia found an ideal place to practice yoga under the blossoming trees at Centennial Park. They spent a recent, balmy afternoon taking pictures and exercising under the trees. Glenn Ogilvie

Mobile blood clinics set for August

 A series of mobile blood donor clinics will launch in Sarnia this August, according to Canadian Blood Services, following the closure of Sarnia’s permanent clinic, effective June 1. Monthly Wednesday clinics begin August 5 at the Dante Club, 1330 London Road, Sarnia, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monthly Friday clinics will begin August 14,… Read more »

Pet protection: Local vet warns of tick risks

Tara Jeffrey Louise Lamb never used to worry about ticks – certainly not when it came to the family dog. “When we first got her, I never really knew about ticks,” said Lamb, who frequents the Howard Watson Trail with her nine-year-old pooch. “But a couple of years ago, I found something had burrowed into… Read more »

Have your say: Redesigning Centennial Park

Cathy Dobson The discovery of contaminants in Centennial Park is creating an opportunity to redesign the greenspace and make it a centrepiece for the community, city officials say. “It isn’t every day that one group of citizens gets to leave a legacy for generations of other citizens,” says Beth Gignac, Sarnia’s director of parks and… Read more »