Five young scientists advance to national fair

Sarnia’s close affinity with science and research was on full display at The Lambton County Science Fair, held April 10-11. About 90 judges helped assess the 83 project entered at Lambton College, the highest number the fair has seen in recent years. When it was over, five students and four projects had advanced to the… Read more »

Bound for Africa

About 40 volunteers helped load two large shipping containers destined for South Africa with school furniture donated by the St. Clair Catholic District School Board. The Rotary Clubs of Bluewaterland and After Hours Club pitched in on April 11 to move the furnishing and supplies as part of Rotary International’s Global Literacy Project. Submitted Photo

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  

Key official leaving city hall

An official who helped Sarnia slash its massive debt is leaving city hall. Finance director Brian McKay has accepted a job at the Lambton Kent District School Board, starting June 1. Under McKay’s direction, the city developed a “fiscal fitness” program that has seen the city’s accumulated fall to about $24 million from a high… Read more »

New emergency service for the deaf

Sarnia-Lambton residents with hearing or speech impairments now have an alternative way to communicate during an emergency. Texting 9-1-1 allows registered cell phone users to alert emergency officials and receive a response via text message. Participants must register for the T9-1-1 service on the website of their cell phone provider. The program is provided by… Read more »

Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      The trial of what suspended senator began last week in Ottawa? 2.      If you work in the public sector and are on the “Sunshine List,” what does that mean? 3.      What Canadian singer recently revealed that her battle with Lyme Disease kept her bedridden for five months? 4.      Starting on April 15th, the Sarnia… Read more »

Past champs returning to Sarnia Salmon Derby

Jack Poirier There are few things in life Camlachie’s Bill Gray has been doing longer than fishing. As a youngster he used to saunter down with a few buddies to a creek in Bonnie Doon to search for rock bass. “Once you land that first big one, you’re hooked,” he says. The 56-year-old is the… Read more »

Rewired rock band still a Power House

Cathy Dobson Hot off a win at the Rock for Dimes Battle of the Bands, the boys in Power House are determined to capitalize on the band’s comeback. “Winning it was pretty awesome,” says lead singer Will Hughes. “Yah, we didn’t expect it,” agrees Chris Fraser, absently strumming his eight-string guitar. Hughes and Fraser are… Read more »

New $5-million hotel coming to Point Edward

Cathy Dobson A $5-million building permit is expected to be issued any day now but preliminary work has already started at the future site of a six-storey Hampton Inn in Point Edward. Workers have moved trailers and equipment onto the 1.8-acre property on Venetian Boulevard, between the Best Western Guildwood Inn and the Holiday Inn…. Read more »