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Dream Home thinks big

The Dream Home Lottery is offering a larger prizeboard to mark its 20th year. In addition to the home itself, 66 other prizes are available including a trip for two, a diamond, cash prizes and $500 vouchers. The home is currently under construction at 41 Kamal Dr., backing onto Michigan Road near Modeland Road. The… Read more »

Successful R.O.C.K. Ride

A total of $37,600 was raised for Childhood Cancer Canada during the 11th annual R.O.C.K. Ride. Some 111 motorcycles took part in the event, which began and ended in Sarnia on July 5. The event is held in memory of Samantha Thomas, who died of cancer shortly before her third birthday in 2004. Ride for… Read more »

Clarification

In a July 10 story, Bill Abercrombie was identified as the property owner who, in 2006, intended to build a sporting goods store on a portion of the former CN right-of-way at Wellington Street. The development did not go ahead, and Abercrombie says he sold the property about four years ago. A subsequent owner dumped… Read more »

Florida décor fits club to a tee

Julie Wyville credits a night of carousing in Florida last Christmas for the spectacular redesign of the clubhouse restaurant at her family’s golf course. “This all sprung from that trip south,” she says, looking around the new Muddy Waters Liar’s Lounge at Greystone Golf Course. For years the clubhouse had more of a licensed snack… Read more »

Business fire on Davis Street

Sarnia firefighters battle a blaze at the rear of a business on Davis Street, between Mitton and Mackenzie on Friday, July 11. Fire and police officials arrived shortly after 7 p.m. Roads in the area were closed off and the cause of the blaze had yet to be determined. Troy Shantz, Special to The Journal

Veteran chef shares his knowledge

A good cook doesn’t keep secrets, says Tony James, one of Sarnia’s most experienced and respected chefs. “I think every chef has a duty to pass on their knowledge,” he said. “It’s important that young chefs are taught to do things the right way, the traditional way, and then they can put their own spin… Read more »

Local Jobless rate falling

The unemployment rate in Sarnia-Lambton declined to 8.5% in May, according to the Sarnia-Lambton Workforce Development Board. That’s continued a downward trend in the jobless rate, which stood at 9% last year, and 10.1% in 2012. The Ontario unemployment rate in May was 7.6%.

The Mack is back on Saturday

Get out the lawn chairs, grab the binoculars and pour on the sunscreen! One of the biggest local traditions of summer is here. For those who grew up in Point Edward and Sarnia, the annual Mackinac yacht race is a part of the community’s fabric. For those who witness it for the first time, it’s… Read more »

Sarnia’s ‘lost’ beach on legal quicksand

Peter Fisher, of Passingham Drive, points to a deck built on a public right-of-way near Bright’s Grove.  Glenn Ogilvie The question of who can use Sarnia’s “private” beaches has long been a legally murky one. But it’s arisen again now that city hall is looking to reaffirm public ownership of an unmaintained right-of-way near Bright’s… Read more »

Young sailors make waves at Sailfest Sarnia

The Sarnia Yacht Club offered sailor’s a perfect trifecta last weekend –wind, warm people and wonderful water. “Most people in this province have no idea about how beautiful Lake Huron is,” said Joanne Abbott, chair of Sailfest Sarnia’s organizing committee. “It can look just like the Caribbean in July, and feel like the Caribbean. People… Read more »