City mom guides us through parenting jungle

How much is enough television?  Do timeouts really work?  And what do you do when your teen announces he’s getting a tattoo? These are only a few challenges of parenthood and there’s no easy answers, admits Sarnia author Liz Parsons. Her first book – a very personal examination of her parenting successes and failures –… Read more »

Teacher’s legacy lives on

A group that provides fruit and vegetables to more than 6,000 local students has received a $10,000 boost from Noelle’s Gift. The gift will reduce the funding gap at 37 student nutrition programs run by volunteers at local schools, said Leslie Palimaka, a co-ordinator with Lambton Public Health. The average healthy snack costs $1 while… Read more »

Big acts announced for summer concerts

The Tea Party and Chantal Kreviazuk will headline the Stokes Bay concert series this summer. This is the second year for the event, which takes place on the lawn outside Stokes near Sarnia Bay. “We hope these shows give Sarnians a chance to finally get out in some warm weather to enjoy some great music… Read more »

Science Fair a big hit

Nadine Kooy, 10, left, of Sarnia Christian School, and Abby Vrolyk, 10, of Confederation Central School, baked up some fun and claimed exhibition silver and a cash prize with their “Bread Science” entry at the Lambton County Science Fair held at Lambton College. A total of 83 participants entered 65 projects ranging from the health… Read more »

Splendor in the glass

When the congregation of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church gathers for Easter services some members will be bathed in light from stained glass as old as the nation. The cornerstone of Sarnia’s oldest church was laid on the very day of Canada’s Confederation, and a few of its windows date to that period. In fact, according… Read more »

Carpenter crafting company out of wood

Sarnia’s Jordan Parker says he’s opened his new woodwork and cabinetry business just as one of the region’s strongest construction seasons arrives. “This could be one of the busiest seasons in years,” he said. “I don’t think people wanted to spend during our extra-long winter, and now they do. “We’re putting in 50-hour weeks here.”… Read more »

More good news for Nova

The expansion of Nova Chemicals in Sarnia has been so successful a second pipeline may be needed to bring in more ethane feedstock from the U.S. Nova wants to use more shale gas from the Marcellus and Utica beds to feed its growing operations in Sarnia, John Hotz, Nova’s vice president of corporate strategy said… Read more »

What’s Happening, Week of April 17

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 where to obtain more information. Email notices to   Wednesday, April 16   Leadership Simulcast Designed for… Read more »

Coronation Park day nursery on chopping block

Sarnia’s mayor is asking Lambton County to take a deep breath before closing Coronation Park Day Nursery. A staff report is recommending county councillors vote to close the Oak Avenue centre by June, a move that would kill 40 jobs and see the building sold. Mike Bradley said the largest county staff layoff in history… Read more »

Man charged with luring young girls

Sarnia Police have charged a 52-year-old Forest man with luring young girls over the Internet. Police say the charges relate to Facebook interactions involving two young girls over several weeks in March. The girls were known by the man, who was taken into custody, police say. The man is charged with two counts of luring… Read more »