Several years ago, I was reading a history of Sarnia-Lambton and came across a mention of the very first newspaper in our area, which was launched by Alexander Mackenzie, then a 30-year-old stone mason who later became Canada’s second prime minister.
Author Archives: J.D. Booth
J.D. Booth, our Publisher/Editor, has extensive experience in journalism and corporate communications. A resident of the Sarnia area since 1985, he has worked in industry and media. He was the founding editor and principal writer for a business oriented magazine between 2002 and 2006.
It’s spring—officially—but as people who have come to embrace the seasonal uncertainty we call Canada know all too well, nature is also a bit of a tease.
Almost from the beginning of when I launched Lambton Shield (in November 2010), I’ve been pursuing a goal: to leave this place in a better condition than it was when I arrived.
When Sarnia-Lambton was undergoing a particularly troublesome time from an economic standpoint, a former Member of Parliament for our area, Roger Gallaway decided he would do something about it—the “it” being a lack of sustainable investment in the area that included a “winding down” of Dow Chemical’s Canadian presence and a general economic malaise.
More often now and perhaps ever before, I find myself thinking about how I can make this place I live in a better one than it was when I arrived.
In recent days, I’ve written a couple of pieces—HERE and HERE—that offer suggestions as to what’s needed to “Fix” Sarnia.
Caroline Mulroney, the daughter of a former Prime Minister of Canada, came to town on Saturday, her specific goal being to win over registered members of the Progressive Conservative Party, which is holding a leadership contest ahead of this June’s provincial election.
Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Sunday, February 25, 2018, at Bluewater Health, Virginia Williams passed away at the age of 70.
A couple of weeks ago, my column about “Fixing Sarnia” generated a fair amount of interest.
You may be familiar with the term—”killer app”—as one that found its way into the computer lexicon in its early days.