The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      What type of orange is so named because it has a small secondary fruit growing at one end that resembles a belly button? 2.      This month marks the 30th anniversary of what local festive celebration? 3.      On December 14, 1972 Eugene A. Cernan became the last astronaut to do what? 4.      Get ready for… Read more »

Irish Miracle is this Saturday

Many local resident can expect a knock on the door Saturday morning when the 31st annual Irish Miracle returns. More than 500 students, teachers and parents will sweep the streets of Sarnia and Point Edward collecting canned goods and nonperishable food items for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. The Dec. 6 food drive is… Read more »

Knotty behaviour: Residents report a rash of damaged trees

George Mathewson Sue-Elin Rawson first noticed it near St. Patrick’s High School – several newly-planted trees snapped in half. She then encountered more young trees broken off beside the water treatment plant, then on Christina Street, and near the Salvation Army on Confederation Street. “I started getting concerned when I saw how many had been… Read more »

A rock & roll Christmas concert

A strong lineup of local musicians is coming together on the Imperial Theatre stage for a special Christmas-themed concert. CD/DC, Erika and Sara, Denise Chaulk and Jim Chevalier are among the music stars participating in what organizers are calling Sarnia’s first Rock & Roll Christmas concert on Dec. 20. Media personalities Sarah Woodley, of 99.9… Read more »

Cull Drain bridge removed

The lakefront bridge spanning the mouth of Cull Drain was taken down last week, 104 years after it opened to traffic between Sarnia and Bright’s Grove. Here, Paul Marchand, left and Jeff Ross, of Ross Steel Fabricators and Contractors, help dismantle the sections, which were moved to Mike Weir Park for reassembly and possible future… Read more »

Conservative race is on to replace Davidson

A second contender has emerged to replace Pat Davidson as Sarnia-Lambton’s Conservative candidate in the next federal election. Terry Nyp is a financial controller with 20 years experience in various fields, including Chemical Valley journeyman, medical clinic manager, and owner of an accounting software consulting business. “My broad-based experience enables me to understand and relate… Read more »

Public defibrillators added

Two more local buildings have been equipped with public defibrillators. The Lambton Shared Services Centre at Bayside Centre and Lambton Public Health offices in Point Edward have each received one of the devices, which can deliver a life-saving shock within minutes of someone suffering cardiac arrest. Lambton provided the defibrillators thanks to a $15,000 fundraising… Read more »

Research Park is nearly full

The Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park is now nearly full after finalizing a lease with a bio medical research company. Western Phytoceutica Inc. develops natural health products from plants, such as American ginseng. The company has leased 1,000 square feet of laboratory space and another 500 square feet for research and development of a pilot plant… Read more »

Sarnia’s Fogarty settling in at Princeton

Barry Wright Ron Fogarty sees himself as a players’ coach. The 42-year-old Sarnia native was named head coach of the Princeton University Tigers in mid-June and is now settling in. “I’m definitely not a yeller,” he said with a chuckle in a phone interview with The Journal. “I take time to get to know my… Read more »

The secret wildlife of Canatara Park

Vanessa Hrvatin Before gassing up the car and driving to Point Pelee, there is somewhere closer to home that offers equally incredible wildlife: Canatara Park. “Some say Canatara Park is like the Pelee of the North,” says Sarnia’s Eric Marcum, active birder and president elect of Lambton Wildlife Incorporated. “Canatara is also much smaller than… Read more »