Blimey! Young pirates get their Sea Legs

Cathy Dobson  The excitement is palpable in Nancy Key’s voice as she describes rehearsals just days before her new show begins touring local elementary schools. “It’s going to be so much fun,” says the writer and director of the latest production by the Lambton Young Theatre Players. “I’m so pleased with our rehearsals. It’s just… Read more »

Education director ‘watching anxiously’ as bargaining continues

Heather Wright Special to the Journal The head of the public school board hopes to avoid a teachers’ strike. But Lambton-Kent District School Board Director of Education, Jim Costello, says there is a possibility students in the area could be affected by a work stoppage yet this year. Teachers in the Durham region walked off… Read more »

Local officials go with the flow on cruise ship plan

Jack Poirier It’s going to require a lot more than lip service to bring Great Lakes cruise ships to port in Sarnia. That’s the opinion following a “positive” meeting between Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley and Tourism Sarnia Lambton’s Marlene Wood last week. “The publicity has been helpful, and we realize there is support to move… Read more »

STREET NAMES: Talfourd Street named for kindly pioneer

George Mathewson Froome Talfourd has a street, a hamlet and a creek that bears his name, but it was a cottage he built in what’s now downtown Sarnia that impressed one early city historian. Talfourd’s cottage was high on a hill overlooking Sarnia Bay, with a stone wall, a handsome gate and a little garden… Read more »

Saving the beach: Students working to protect shoreline

Cathy Dobson Rather than see their favourite local beach wash away, local students are getting their hands dirty and participating in a stewardship program this spring. “These are kids trying to make a difference,” says teacher Melissa Dent. She applied for program funding this year so that as many as 100 kids with the Lambton… Read more »

Fair offers seniors vital info

Bonnie Stevenson Seniors with questions about a wide range of lifestyle issues may want to check out the Lambton Seniors Association Information Fair on May 5-6. The fair helps adults of all ages equip themselves to more easily cope with the inevitable challenges that arise from the aging process, said spokesperson Mary Knowles. “They should… Read more »

New college club tackles injustice

Susan Roberts Special to The Journal It didn’t take long for an injustice to land on the doorstep of the newly formed Social Justice Club at Lambton College. Mature students at the Sarnia campus are upset that government funding used to secure summer jobs is available only to those aged 18 to 30, excluding a… Read more »

New fundraising event for Sarnia

Journal Staff A new event in Sarnia premiers May 7 with the first annual Purses, Pies and Pinot. The fundraiser at Jack Doyle’s features an evening of wine, cheese and hors-d’oeuvres, along with silent auctions, live music and games of chance. The event is capped with a live auction featuring lots and lots of purses,… Read more »

Prescription drug drop-off

The Sarnia Police Service will host a collection site for Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day on Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at its Christina Street headquarters. Anyone looking to dispose of outdated, unused and unwanted prescription drugs in a secure an environmentally-friendly manner, can do so anonymously, without having to leave their… Read more »