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Language of marketplace creeping into health-care system Sir: Bluewater Health’s only hospital in Sarnia is not a retail outlet. Yet the experience of going to Patient Registration, only to be summoned by an automated call system as “customer number 713,” is jarring. Surely we aren’t taking a number at a service centre for an oil… Read more »

A frank discussion about poverty at next Sarnia Speaks

Tara Jeffrey Lauren Duncan wants people to have a little more compassion when looking at poverty in this community. “I just want that whole stigma removed,” said the 25-year-old mother of two. “I want people to understand that everybody has a story and everyone is where they are for a reason.” Duncan will share her… Read more »

Week of September 21

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to Thursday, Sept. 21 Coffee Break Local Alzheimer… Read more »

Kidney Walk ambassador is a four-time transplant recipient

Troy Shantz Mandie Cross is closing in on a record she hopes she never breaks. When the 34-year-old Sarnia woman received a kidney transplant two years ago, it was the fourth time. The world record for kidney transplants is seven, according to Guinness. Cross has spent most of her life either on dialysis, waiting for… Read more »

Youth volunteer expo on this weekend

Young people seeking volunteer hours can explore various opportunities all under one roof this month. Lambton Mall is hosting a Youth Volunteer Expo on Saturday Sept. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. One Tomato, St. Clair Child and Youth and Rebound will be among 30 organizations onsite with opportunities available. “When students volunteer they… Read more »

Transit levy maintained

Journal Staff Sarnia has opted to leave things as they are and not begin taxing rural residents and farmers more for a bus service they can’t access. In a city survey, nearly two-thirds of the 400 respondents objected to the proposed change. Resident Debbie Krukowski cited the community feedback in urging council to maintain the… Read more »

Tree bylaw encountering public pushback

Troy Shantz Miguel Plante says a proposed bylaw in Sarnia shouldn’t deny him the right to remove a tree in his yard. “My tree is perfectly healthy but I know its roots wrap around my house. I’d like to see protection from that,” Plante told city officials at Clearwater Arena last week. “We’ve had six… Read more »

City to better enforce parking restrictions in Canatara Park

Journal Staff Parks and recreation staff will enforce the rules more diligently to prevent people from driving car on the grass at Canatara Park, their manager says. The issue arose after a resident of Sandy Lane sent the city photos showing up to 19 vehicles parked around a picnic pavilion on Sept. 10. The park… Read more »

Sarnia Modern Women Show goes for quality over quantity

Cathy Dobson Leanne Fera and Julie Jenkins are out to prove that the single most important goal for a trade show exhibitor is not to sell product but to build relationships. “For me, that’s what business is about,” says Jenkins, owner of Exit Realty in Sarnia and co-organizer of the Sarnia Modern Women’s Show. Jenkins… Read more »