Scouts honour local war heroes

Scouts Aiden Simmons, Kelland Griffin and Christopher Dagg (back row) along with Beaver Scout Henry Ramon and Cub Scout Ben Crombeen, form an honour guard at a plaque unveiled Saturday in Heritage Park on Nov. 8. The plaque commemorates the Scouts project, Trees of Remembrance, that saw local Scouts plant 102 trees in Heritage Park… Read more »

The sad death of the Hamonic

John Rochon The passenger steamer the Hamonic was one of the famous “Three Sisters” of the Great Lakes, built for the Northern Navigation Co. by the Collingwood Shipbuilding Co. Elegantly appointed, she made her first regular cruise on June 23, 1909.  The seven-day loop left from Detroit to Sarnia, up Lake Huron to the St…. Read more »

Take the Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      A subject of a Gordon Lightfoot song, what ship sank in Lake Superior 39 years ago last week? 2.      What Lambton County town is named after a famous battle in the early 19th century Napoleonic Wars, a battle which occurred near a town of the same name in Spain? 3.      Who was Michael Jackson’s… Read more »

New lounge cozies up to comfort food

Cathy Dobson Tania Auger has always embraced change. In fact, she thrives on it. That’s why she and her staff spent four days in late October completely redecorating her restaurant at 549 Murphy Rd., converting it from a Mexican eatery to a cozy New York-style lounge called Chow Ciao. “It’s much warmer with a lot… Read more »

What’s Happening

WHAT’S HAPPENING 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. 19 Financial Literacy… Read more »

Sarnia woman survives 50 years with diabetes

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s Kathy Witheridge proudly opens a red velvet case holding her new medal, awarded to her for surviving with Type 1 diabetes for 50 years. On one side the medal reads “Triumph for Man & Medicine.” On the other, “For 50 courageous years with diabetes.” It’s unusual, to say the least. “I’m so… Read more »

Attitude trumps education: employers

Marco Vigliotti Employers value hard work, integrity and attitude more so than any other traits – including work history – when hiring new staff, according to a new study. The 2014 survey by Express Employment Professionals of Canadian franchises suggests personal demeanor is more important to employers than education or specific skills when selecting the… Read more »

Theatre Sarnia staging the family holiday classic

Marco Vigliotti Theatre Sarnia’s production of the yuletide staple “A Christmas Carol” is set to begin at the Imperial Theatre Friday, with producers promising a show to brighten the spirits of the most miserly theatregoer. The company’s interpretation of Charles Dickens’ classic fable boasts family-friendly credentials, with a real-life mother-daughter-father-son team taking the stage as… Read more »

Hand-bombing students make deposit at the food bank

Journal Staff SCITS students took to the streets last week to help ease hunger in Sarnia. More than 500 teens formed a human chain to transport 2,400 pounds of donated food from the front steps of the school to the Inn of the Good Shepherd. “It’s a very generous and supportive thing that they did… Read more »