New pierogi business taking off

Cathy Dobson Local chef Mike Genovy has built a commercial kitchen in the basement of his home and custom-equipped it to produce handmade pierogies. Investing about $8,000 and a lot of sweat equity in a basement kitchen that meets all public health standards isn’t something many people do. But Genovy, 33, is confident it will… Read more »

Pushy salesman tries to enter homes

Cathy Dobson Residents in Point Edward and Sarnia’s north-end are on alert for a suspicious man going door-to-door under false pretenses. Sarnia Police has had one formal complaint about a man on Edgewater Court Nov. 8 who said he was a sales representative for an Ontario energy company. “He was very pushy,” said Const. Giovanni… Read more »

Elves keep Secret Santa Shoppe humming

Journal Staff Like its North Pole head office, the Secret Santa Shoppe in Sarnia would grind to a halt if not for an army of busy elves. The 8th annual event at Pathways Health Centre for Children gives kids a chance to do their Christmas shopping away from prying eyes. No parents are allowed in… Read more »

WHAT’S HAPPENING, week if Nov. 27

What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event.  Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to  Wednesday, Nov. 26 Bridge Luncheon Dunlop… Read more »

Damaging winds buffet city

Technicians from Bluewater Power repair a damaged traffic light at the intersection of London Road and Brock Street on Monday, Nov. 24. Stiff winds kept crews busy throughout the day as gusts of up to 90 kilometres per hour rocked the region. In central Lambton, Hydro One reported about 3,400 customers lost power in parts… Read more »

Preventing suicide: Family determined to open Sarnia drop-in centre

Journal Staff A Sarnia family is working to open a 24-hour drop-in centre for adults and youth in crisis. The Deker Bauer Foundation for Suicide Prevention has asked Sarnia council for $23,000 to cover start-up costs. The new foundation has a board of directors and applied for Ontario Trillium Foundation funding, said Teresa Ingles, whose… Read more »

OPINION: Three engineering feats that shaped Sarnia

George Mathewson Rome wasn’t built in a day. Sarnia took about 200 years. Here are three engineering feats that shaped the city we call home today. Cull Drain In 1855 an engineer named James Cull pitched the idea of digging a canal to drain a vast marshland that stretched from today’s Modeland Road to Bright’s… Read more »

STREET NAMES: Proctor named for master craftsman

George Mathewson Proctor Street was named for George Alfred Proctor: carpenter, preacher, mayor of Sarnia. His skills as a contractor and builder can still be seen today in beautiful buildings he left across Ontario. The born the son of pioneer settlers in Moore Township in 1842, Proctor attended school in Corunna and moved to Sarnia… Read more »