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Renowned scientist’s passion for aquatic life began in Sarnia

Marco Vigliotti As a child growing up in Sarnia, Karen Kidd developed an affinity for water that she credits with helping shape her distinguished academic career. The stark contrast in her hometown of picturesque water and smoking petrochemical facilities familiarized the renowned scientist at a young age with what would become her life’s work –… Read more »

College transmutes in-house inspiration into artistic gold

Cathy Dobson Lois Nantais gets animated when she talks about art, particularly the new Lambton College exhibit she’s co-ordinating at the Lawrence House. “I absolutely took a risk and I’m really proud of how it turned out,” says Nantais, a writer and poet who teaches at Lambton. “Art is ever-present at the college. It’s what… Read more »

Infertility lonely plight for couples

Tara Jeffrey In the beginning, Julie and Marcel Blais thought that parenthood would just happen naturally. “You think you’re going to get married, have kids, get the white picket fence, etc.,” said Julie Blais. “You don’t ever think it’s going to be years of struggle.” She’s talking about the roller coaster journey the Sarnia couple… Read more »

ReRun’s restaurant is ready to roll

Cathy Dobson ReRun’s featuring Hari’s Famous Spring Rolls was open less than 24 hours and the lineup was almost out the door. “People are coming in for spring rolls and leaving with poutine and burgers as well,” said owner Hari Srinivasan, smiling from ear to ear. He could barely find time for a quick interview… Read more »

Guest Column: The War of the Squirrels

Ginny Schleihauf You may have common everyday squirrels. I do not. I have marauding hordes that come out at night, mass between my shrubs and the porch, and set out with tiny picks, axes and diesel-powered backhoes to attack my garden. I’ll admit, I’ve never actually seen them wearing their little hardhats and ear protectors… Read more »

Prostate cancer clinic opening in Sarnia

Cathy Dobson A new prostate cancer clinic at Bluewater Health is providing patients at all stages of the disease better quality of care and access to an array of medical and support services. “This clinic is making sure the community is well taken care of,” said Dr. Alvaro Ramirez, one of three urologists running the… Read more »

Council candidates took different tacks on campaign spending

Cathy Dobson Re-elected city councillor Mike Kelch doesn’t believe you can spend your way to a council seat. The 17-year political veteran spent just $1,000 on his campaign, distributed about 50 signs and did some print advertising. “If people think you’re an idiot, you can spend millions and you won’t get elected,” he says. A… Read more »

OPINION: Election had some surprises

George Mathewson Following a sleepy campaign there were some genuine surprises on election night in Sarnia last week. One was the marginal increase in voter turnout, to 37% from 33% four years ago. It means that a few thousand additional people took the time to help select the men and women who lead the city… Read more »

A shore thing: water plant frontage to be rebuilt this winter

Journal Staff The shoreline that rims the Lambton Area Water Supply System plant is getting a facelift. Stepped armour stone like that at the adjacent Point Edward waterfront will be installed from the public washrooms on LAWSS property to the lighthouse at the foot of Fort Street. Some existing concrete blocks that have shifted where Lake… Read more »