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Tom Cochrane, The Trews headline festival

Journal Staff      The main acts have been announced for the Sarnia International Powerboat Festival. Tom Cochrane and Red Rider will headline the Aug. 8 concert while The Trews will take the riverfront stage Aug. 7, organizers say. Cochrane, a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, boasts a string of hits including… Read more »

Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      It continues: What South American country last week issued a warrant for the arrest of Justin Bieber? 2.      The Lambton Public Health unit has warned parents of elementary school children that they will be notified of their children’s suspension on May 1st if what occurs? 3.      Jordan Spieth, the 21-year-old winner… Read more »

Day of Mourning

Workers killed, injured or sickened on the job will be remembered April 28 during the International Day of Mourning. The annual memorial service has been relocated this year from Centennial Park to the Firefighters’ Memorial Garden at the Clifford Hanson Fire Station, 240 East St. N., beginning at 6 p.m. Parking is available at the… Read more »

Dutch treat: Point vet making pilgrimage to Holland

Cathy Dobson Life moved on for John Mills after he served overseas in the Second World War and was honourably discharged in 1946. Seventy years ago, he came home to his wife Betty in Point Edward and got down to the business of making a living and enjoying peacetime. He never returned to Europe, nor spoke… Read more »

Volunteers Honoured

The Local Volunteer Co-ordinators Association and Sarnia Gives honoured some of the community’s outstanding volunteers with a recognition evening at the St Clair Corporate Centre last week. From left are, Betty Canie, volunteer co-ordinator at Vision Nursing Home, Rev. Don Callacott, a 36-year volunteer at the home, Larry Renaud, a 21-year volunteer at Pathways Health… Read more »

Film Festival: Sarnia native aims to encourage young filmmakers

Tara Jeffrey Ravi Srinivasan wants to inspire a new generation of filmmakers in Sarnia-Lambton. “It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while,” said the 29-year-old Sarnia native, who now works for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). “I had always wanted to get into film, but there wasn’t any place or anyone nurturing those… Read more »

ISO season finale

The International Symphony Orchestra concludes its season with “Tales and Legends” May 2 at the Imperial Theatre, 7:30 p.m. The program includes the Symphonic Suite and Scheherazade by Rimsky-Koraskov, von Suppe’s Poet and Peasant Overture, and Canadian composer Kevin Lau’s tone poem, River. Featured on the bill are London-area marimbist and percussionist Warren Elder and… Read more »

Turfed trustee fights for seat

Cathy Dobson For Michelle Parks, the devil is in the details. Sarnia’s city clerk says the newly re-elected Catholic school board trustee failed to declare her election expenses on time and has lost her seat. Parks says City Clerk Nancy Wright-Laking neglected to send her a registered letter to remind her to file 30 days… Read more »