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Week of May 25

Whats Happening

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, May 25 Cycling The Lambton Outdoor… Read more »

City seeking public comment on drinking water fluoride


Residents with an opinion on the divisive issue of fluoridated water can weigh in when a public meeting is held May 29 at City Hall. The 3 p.m. session will include presentations by Dr. Sudit Ranade, Lambton’s medical officer of health and a fluoride supporter, and Dr. Hardy Limeback, former president of the Canadian Association… Read more »

Big cast assembled to stage Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus, played by Steve Thrasher, is surrounded by fellow cast members in Hidden Talents’ Jesus Christ Superstar.
Photo courtesy, Chris McCloskey

Cathy Dobson   When Jesus Christ Superstar hits the Imperial Theatre stage on May 26 observant audience members might notice a new approach to make the sound bigger and cleaner. This is the first time veteran director Carrie Beauchamp of Hidden Talents has moved the orchestra out of the pit and onto the stage. Ten… Read more »

City woman just says ‘no’ to chemo

Cindy VanHoogenhuize 
Marty Oblak photo

Cathy Dobson A Sarnia woman who is seeking a costly natural treatment to fight her fourth battle with cancer says she is overwhelmed by the community’s financial support. Cindy VanHoogenhuize is well known as the owner at Sharky’s Athletic Club on London Line and as a tireless supporter of local non-profits and charitable causes. When… Read more »

Crafting ‘recovery pieces’ helps woman battle eating disorder

Kinleigh Stewart holds up one of her 'Warriorbits.'
Troy Shantz

Tara Jeffrey Kinleigh Stewart’s handmade jewelry is so much more than a hobby. “I usually make them when I’m in a mood,” said the 26 year-old, who recently returned from treatment for an eating disorder, and began crafting her jewelry as a means of personal therapy. “So, while I’m making it, I use what I’m feeling… Read more »

Choirs preparing to mark Canada’s big birthday


Sarnia is celebrating the sesquicentennial in song with two major choir performances planned. First up is the Sarnia and District Community Choir with guests The Georgian Singers and Kaleidoscope, which will perform “Glorious and Free” on May 27 at the First Christian Reformed Church, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Strangway Centre… Read more »

Misty Harbour


Loading grain onto freighters at Sarnia Harbour can be a dusty job at the best of times. Here, dock workers have directed water vapour at the Pacific Huron while it’s being loaded at the Cargill AgHorizons elevators. After the hold of the seven-year-old bulk carrier was filled the ship headed east up the St. Lawrence… Read more »

Unassuming concrete blobs serve an important function

A reference marker behind the bandshell in Canatara Park. 
Troy Shantz

Troy Shantz It’s an unassuming lump of yellow-painted concrete near the Duc d’Orleans dock, but people strolling along Sarnia’s riverfront seldom give it a passing glance. Officially known as “RM 53-82,” it’s one of nine similar lumps strewn along the Canadian shoreline between Sarnia and Mooretown. So what’s up with that? The dome-shaped markers are… Read more »

City high schoolers shine at SWOSSA track and field

Luc Lacroix of St. Patrick's High School competes in the midget boys 100-metre race, in which he placed second. Lacroix also placed first in the 200m.
Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Journal Staff Athletes from St. Patrick’s, Northern, Great Lakes and Alexander Mackenzie all reached the podium at the SWOSSAA track and field championships last week. Multi-discipline junior Paige Vrolyk of St. Pat’s brought her A-game to the meet at the Chatham-Kent Community Athletic Complex in Chatham, grabbing gold in triple jump (10.42m) and long jump… Read more »