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Letters, week of March 5

Anti-terror bill turns CSIS into secret police Sir: The government’s “Anti-Terror Bill” C-51 and its approach to the conflicts in Syria and Iraq miss the target by a wide margin. While we all agree that ISIS is a particularly nasty bunch of thugs that have to be stopped, it won’t be achieved just by dropping… Read more »

Dancer to perform at Pan Am Games

George Mathewson A Sarnia teen has been selected to perform with Cirque du Soleil during the opening ceremonies of the Toronto Pan Am games this summer. Jayla Giorgi, 14, was one of 115 young people picked by the famed circus troupe following a daylong audition involving nearly 600 children in Toronto last month. The production… Read more »

Frozen pipes causing major headaches

Journal Staff Sarnia homeowners and work crews are dealing with the aftermath of an unprecedented number of frozen pipes that burst in attics, basements and roadways during February’s unrelenting blast of Arctic cold. Plumbers and emergency repair companies report a huge backlog of calls as they contend with ruptured water services in Sarnia-area homes. It… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Sarnia a giving, caring community

Nadine Wark Having resided in Sarnia-Lambton all my life, I have observed just what a community and its people are all about. I never stop to marvel at the sheer number of non-profit organizations, numerous businesses and even ordinary every-day people who reach out to help wherever and whenever needed.  The service clubs do not… Read more »

Lambton College enters ‘amazing’ world of 3D printing

George Mathewson In a shiny new laboratory at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park officials are showing off their latest plaything – a practice golf ball. Actually, it’s three separate balls that rattle around inside each other – a novelty item that symbolizes how quickly Lambton College has evolved into a centre of research and applied… Read more »

Coaching credited for successful local curlers

Barry Wright Quality coaching is the reason so many top-notch curlers have come out of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club over the years. “I just think kids, right from a young age, have been taught how to play the game properly,” said Sarnia’s John Steski, who now curls out of Ottawa. Steski points to… Read more »

Point Edward art shop changes hands

Cathy Dobson The new owner of Ah! Some Art says she isn’t going to tinker with a successful formula that has kept the funky gift shop in Point Edward thriving the past 20 years. “It’s worked this way for a long time, so I’m going to keep it much the same,” said Liz Koetsier, who… Read more »