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OPINION: ‘Victory’ by the anti-Deputy Mayor faction a hollow one

Bryan Trothen The prolonged ‘Battle of the Deputy Mayor’ came to an anti-climactic end on Feb. 4 with one simple word change. City council dropped “deputy” and substituting “acting” as the adjective preceding “mayor” in the new procedural bylaw. It was, we were told, not a concession, just a clarification allowing peace and calm to… Read more »

Old stomping grounds

Former Sarnian Judy Oryniak returned to the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club with her rink from Ilderton to win the 68th annual BDO Canada Ladies Bonspiel on Feb. 5-6. From left are: Janice Miller, lead, Becky Ostrom, second, Lou-Ann Archer, vice, Oryniak, skip, and Pete Thomas of BDO Canada. Submitted Photo

Marinaro’s Olympic debut makes whole community proud

Troy Shantz When Sarnia’s Michael Marinaro and partner Kirsten Moore-Towers took to the ice at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics last week it seemed like half of Sarnia-Lambton was watching. Among those glued to their TV was former skate coach Carol Shrumm, who was overwhelmed to see her student from the Point Edward Figure Skating Club… Read more »

WOSA wonderful

Darius Landon, 11, shows off the hardware he earned at the Western Ontario Region Short Course Swimming Championship in London earlier this month — three silver medals and three ribbons. His Sarnia Rapids 1 teammate, Trevor Marut, 11, won a seventh place ribbon in the 100m backstroke. Submitted Photo

Week of Feb. 22

Accessibility? City Hall doesn’t know the meaning of it Sir: A recent news item stated, “accessibility really shines” at City Hall. No. We have walls around the Mayor’s office, to which disabled people cannot gain access. The door opens outwards instead of inwards, and if they press the button, then go backwards a bit to… Read more »

Footloose spurs students to kick off their Sunday shoes

Cathy Dobson    Evie Bennett and many of her co-stars in the upcoming St. Patrick’s High School production of Footloose say they aren’t old enough to be rock and roll fans. But they’re big fans of the high-energy tunes in Footloose, a film released in 1984 starring Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer. Fifteen years later,… Read more »

MOVIE REVIEW: Black Panther raises the bar on superhero movies

Vicky Sparks If there’s anything society has learned in recent years it’s that representation matters. All of us want to see ourselves reflected onscreen. Wonder Woman’s smashing success proved the representation of women wasn’t just a nice idea but also a smart business decision, earning more than $800 million worldwide. Black Panther has arrived to… Read more »

We’re looking for a reporter/photographer

The Sarnia Journal is looking for a full-time reporter/photographer to work with the editor and a terrific team of editorial freelancers. We’re looking for a candidate able to: Write clear, well-crafted features and news stories. Cover events and people stories as assigned. Shoot interesting photos with a DSLR camera. Monitor and engage in social media…. Read more »

A big win for Wilma

Pam Wright Persistence has paid off for Sarnia’s indefatigable Wilma McNeill. The Canadian Senate voted last week to officially recognize Remembrance Day as a legal national holiday — a cause the Sarnia woman has championed the past 27 years. “I hoped I would see this happen in my lifetime,” said McNeill, 86. “I’m happy, but… Read more »

What’s Happening: week of Feb. 22

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 info@thesarniajournal.ca   Thursday, Feb. 22   Lenten Organ… Read more »