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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 »

Muslims report no backlash in Sarnia

Marco Vigliotti Sarnia’s Muslim Association has condemned the attacks on Canadian soldiers in Ottawa and Quebec as “senseless” acts that “go against Islam and all of its teachings.” Aruba Mahmud, the group’s outreach and education secretary, says the deaths of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the hands of suspected radical Islamists… Read more »

Career Centre provides job skills

Marco Vigliotti Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series on the Goodwill Career Centre Job seekers turning to the Goodwill Career Centre for assistance in finding employment represent a diverse cross-section of Sarnia-Lambton, ranging from new graduates to older workers, supervisors say. “For some people, it’s their very first job. For others,… Read more »

Sting to honour top scorers

Barry Wright Former Sting sniper Jon Sim is returning to Sarnia to watch the team raise his “50 Goal Club” banner to the rafters at the RBC Centre. The ceremony will take place before Sarnia’s game against the Oshawa Generals on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. Sim was a member of the inaugural Sting… Read more »

Raise the Praise: Alter Boyz take stage at the Imperial Theatre

Marco Vigliotti Local theatre company Diversion Entertainment is bringing a “divinely” inspired musical-comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band to Sarnia next month. Altar Boyz tells the story of the titular music group as they perform on the last night of a national ‘Raise the Praise’ tour. But, as the show progresses, the group begins to… Read more »

Knock … if you dare

This macabre collection of moving figures, flashing lights and severed human heads is ready for trick-or-treaters tonight at 1071 Cathcart Blvd. Owners Natalie Parkkila and Nick Aveling say they’ve just as many scary items in storage as they do out front. And though they’ve never decorated for Christmas before –  only Halloween –  this might… Read more »