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Q and A with Liberal candidate Anne Marie Gillis

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Q – eHealth. Wind turbines. ORNGE. The gas plant fiasco. Why should residents vote Liberal after all the scandals of the McGuinty/Wynne years? A – The historical record of the Ontario Provincial Liberal government has been disconcerting to many Ontarians including myself. Kathleen Wynne does not shy away from these issues but rather has taken… Read more »

Relay for Life‘s lucky 13th

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Sarnia’s Relay for Life will be held for a 13th time on Friday the 13th. But it will take money, not luck, to hit this year’s target of $300,000 to fight cancer. The festival-like event at Clearwater Arena Park brings together friends, families, co-workers and cancer survivors for one night with a goal of raising… Read more »

Q and A with Libertarian candidate Andrew Falby

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Q – Libertarians favour smaller government, lower taxes, and more social and economic freedom. Which of the three is most important to you? A – That’s a difficult question to answer, as all three are inter-related. You can have “smaller government” and still have an all-powerful State; you can have “lower taxes’ and yet still… Read more »

Q and A with PC candidate Bob Bailey

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Q – Leader Tim Hudak says he will create one million jobs but also plans to kill 100,000 government jobs. How do you reconcile layoffs with job creation? A – Ontario’s debt has doubled in 11 years to $289 billion, at the same time we have added 300,000 jobs to the government payroll. To ensure… Read more »

Gymnastics coach named a national director

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Dave Brubaker has a new job. The club director and head coach at Sarnia’s Bluewater Gymnastics for the past 29 years has been named national team director for women’s artistic gymnastics with Gymnastics Canada. “It’s an exciting time,” said Brubaker.  “Honestly, I never imagined I’d be in this position.” The deal, effective June 1, is… Read more »

Bittersweet ending for city Catholic school

The final graduating class from St. Patrick's on East Street pose for a photo on the school's familiar foyer stairs.Glenn Ogilvie

The final graduating class from St. Patrick’s on East Street pose for a photo on the school’s familiar foyer stairs. Glenn Ogilvie Daniel Cicchelli started to feel it at Homecoming. “That was the first day people were wearing the green and the blue. It was the first time you could see we were coming together… Read more »

70 years of marriage, times two

Jean and Jack Watson, left, both 90, and Jim and Helen Watson, 90 and 88 respectively, say goodbye to two visitors from The Journal at the front door of their Sarnia home. The twin brothers and their sister brides are celebrating 70 years of marriage, which they've spent together happily living under the same roof.
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Jean and Jack Watson, left, both 90, and Jim and Helen Watson, 90 and 88 respectively Jim and Jack are 90-year-old twins who live together in Sarnia. But the Watson brothers are only half of this remarkable story. Jim and Jack got married to a pair of sisters, Helen and Jean Harkness, in a double… Read more »

Falby wants less government

It's once bitten, 'TWZ SHY' for property manager and Libertarian candidate Andrew Falby.
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Andrew Falby wears his party’s principles like a pair of old, comfortable shoes. The Libertarian Party of Ontario favours smaller government, lower taxes and more social and economic freedom, all objectives the five-time provincial candidate has long espoused. “People are really angry,” Falby said. “They’ve lost trust in all levels of government and all parties,… Read more »

Gillis proud to be a Liberal

Liberal candidate Anne Marie Gillis chats with Sarnia's Larry Scully.
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Anne Marie Gillis has never been afraid to wave the Liberal banner, regardless of public approval ratings at any given time. Aware that the provincial Grits have taken a hit in popularity leading up to the June 12 election, the veteran politician said she would rather be part of the solution, than part of any… Read more »