“Blood Moon” over Sarnia

Journal reader Laura Austin shared this photo she took of the lunar eclipse shortly before sunrise this morning. The image, taken over Sarnia, shows the moon in the earth’s shadow shortly before the maximum eclipse. Total lunar eclipses occur two times  a year but can’t be seen everywhere on the planet at the same time…. Read more »

Sarnia-Lambton steps up wind turbine fight

Heather Wright Special to The Journal Lambton County has earmarked $60,000 to back a Charter challenge of the way Ontario approves industrial wind farms. In addition to the money, county staff are also applying for intervenor status in the case, which pits a handful of Huron County residents against three large industrial wind projects. Taxpayers… Read more »

Take the Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      Which denomination of currency is sometimes referred to as a “C Note”? 2.      Sarnia’s motto in Latin “Sarnia Semper” means what in English? 3.      “When I See an Elephant Fly”, a song from Disney’s animated film Dumbo, is sung by what type of birds? 4.      An integral part of Sarnia’s waterfront since 1970, what… Read more »

Name that arena: RBC rights expire next year

The RBC Centre will stay the RBC Centre for another year. But the naming rights to the city’s premier sports and entertainment venue will be up for grabs after city hall puts them on the auction block next spring. The Royal Bank of Canada has had a working partnership with the Sarnia Sting hockey club… Read more »

Hadfields and airport go way back

Eleanor Hadfield, in red, greets longtime friend Mazie Moon, at a celebration of the Hadfield family’s long association with the airport in Sarnia on Sunday, Oct. 5. Mazie Moon was married to Bill Moon who hired Chris Hadfield’s father, Roger, as the airport’s first flight instructor in 1958. Also pictured are, from left, Helene, wife of… Read more »

Cruisin’ by Sarnia

The cruise ship Hamburg turned a few heads when she passed by Sarnia Bay Marina Monday morning downbound for Kingston, Ont. This image of the 470-foot ship, which is touring the Great Lakes, was captured by Journal reader Jamie Pole. Submitted Photo

Gallery’s assistant curator selected for Fogo Island arts residency

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s Darryn Doull has the determination and talent to contribute to the legacy of art in Canada. Those are high words of praise from the adjudicators of a prestigious curatorial residency program announced this month. Doull, 26, has been chosen for the first Fogo Island Art Young Curator Residency, an international honour that… Read more »

Teaching kitchen opens

Registered dietician Shaylin Kemmerling test drives the new Nova Chemicals Teaching Kitchen at the Rapids Family Health Team on Pontiac Drive. The kitchen unveiled last week will help patients learn how to cook healthy meals and be used to demonstrate adaptive equipment for people with complex medical conditions so they can cope in their own… Read more »

Dog owners told to sit

Journal Staff It’s back to square one for dog owners seeking a leash-free park in Sarnia. City council nixed a one-year pilot project once destined for Clearwater Park last week, following a backlash from nine baseball leagues and others riled by the idea of mixing right fielders with rottweilers. The rejection left the Clearwater Dog… Read more »