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Scams: Fake phone numbers make mockery of Caller ID

George Mathewson Sarnians has been blitzed in recent weeks by telemarketing scammers who hide their real identity by displaying the fake telephone numbers of neighbours, local businesses – sometimes even the number of the receiver. According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre it’s a twist on the classic phone phishing scam and it’s “rampant” right now…. Read more »

Cyclone coming to your door Saturday

Cathy Dobson Get ready Sarnia. A Cyclone is about to hit! Hundreds of students from St. Patrick’s high school will diverge on neighbourhoods across the community on Saturday, requesting donations for the Inn of the Good Shepherd. Last year’s Cyclone Aid collected 32,000 pounds of food, enough to meet the Inn’s needs for nearly a month…. Read more »

‘Mud run’ coming to Sarnia this summer

Journal Staff Sarnia is about to join a muddy list of cities offering a growing fitness craze. The 1st annual Assante Dirty Dash for Rebound is a five-kilometre, family-friendly event that combines running, obstacles and a lot of sweat, dirt and mud. The course will wind through Canatara Park and along the beach and feature… Read more »

Human trafficking event in Sarnia

Jack Poirier Samantha Nieuwland was a typical eight-year-old ‑ carefree and innocently naïve. But her worldview changed when Scott Forbes of International Justice Mission (IJM) spoke to her church about the issue of human trafficking. As part of a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world, Forbes described work being… Read more »

Radio-Canada airing French cultural celebration in Sarnia

The Francophone community centre on The Rapids Parkway George Mathewson Sarnia’s Francophone community will mark French Week with a community breakfast on March 25, and Radio-Canada is coming to cover it. The CBC French-language affiliate and its Windsor-based morning host Charles Lévesque will broadcast live from the Jolliet Francophone Cultural Centre on The Rapids Parkway,… Read more »

OPINION: Developer plows on with plan

George Mathewson The residents of Sarnia don’t want it. The Official Plan prohibits it. About the only voices of opposition that haven’t come out swinging yet are Donald Trump and that guy who liked to wander around naked on Survivor. But Sifton Properties definitely wants it, and the powerful London-based developer has doubled down to… Read more »

Food Fight: 18 teams in the hunt for top CANstruction award

Journal Staff Voting is continuing until Saturday for the The People’s Choice Award at this year’s CANstruction in Lambton Mall. Unlike other categories, the People’s Choice Award is determined through “votes” of cash donation placed at a voting station for each of the 18 structures on display. The winner will be announced on Saturday, March… Read more »

Brailliant: Blindness has given artist new insight

Cathy Dobson Adversity and a creative mind led Sarnia’s Susan Woodhouse to start producing ceramics and adorn them with braille. “It’s unique, and I like that,” says the minister at Shiloh-Inwood United Church, one of 22 featured artists at Gallery in the Grove’s latest exhibition. Woodhouse, a former elementary teacher, was ordained 10 years ago… Read more »