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The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Which fruit is usually used in marmalade?   2 – Local resident Gary Vander Vies was recently inducted into what Canadian Hall of Fame?   3 – What very soft wood is popular with model makers?   4 – Cole Thompson of Sarnia-Lambton recently claimed $100,000 for being the Energy Triple Crown Series… Read more »

Local boxers win six medals at provincial championships

Wade Fleming, Special to The Journal Fighters from the Bluewater Boxing Club brought home six medals, including four gold, from the Ontario Golden Gloves Provincial Championships on Dec. 1-2. Gold medalists at the Niagara Falls event were Nick Lord (men’s novice 64kg), Maxine DeCiantis (youth novice 51kg), Nicole ‘Vito’ Drury (women’s novice 64kg), and ‘The… Read more »

Among the stars

The Barenaked Ladies performed a new song written specifically for Col. Chris Hadfield when the Sarnia-born astronaut was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame last week. The awards show, broadcast Sunday on CTV, included a who’s who of celebrity performers and Canadian icons honouring this year’s nine inductees. George Pimentel Photo

Pathways launching capital campaign to rebuild therapy pool

Troy Shantz With the help of her therapist, Amelia Schalk-Molson splashes around the Pathways Health Centre therapy pool like most other three-year-olds. “She’s come such a long way,” says grandmother and guardian Melanie Schalk, watching with a smile from the pool deck. As an infant, complications from open-heart surgery caused Amelia to lose mobility from… Read more »

Sting foil Knights

The Sarnia Sting won the latest skirmish in the Highway 402 Wars on Wednesday, downing the rival London Knights in a come-from-behind 5-4 shootout win at the Sarnia Progressive Auto Sales Arena. Sting goalie Ethan Langevin turned aside all three shooters in the OT while Hugo Leufvenius deked London netminder Joseph Raaymakers for the game… Read more »

Letters: week of Dec. 13

New city councillor outlines his downtown improvement plan Sir: I’ve lived, served and worked downtown Sarnia for over twelve years. I’ve seen it turn from a barren and unpromising place in the mid-2000s to the heart of Sarnia’s culture, brimming with potential. As a new city councillor, I am committed to creating opportunities downtown, and propose… Read more »

Legal pot fuelling demand for homegrown teaching program

Cathy Dobson A made-in-Sarnia program that informs youth about substance abuse has been in big demand since Canada legalized marijuana in October. The 10-week Choices program created by Sarnia-Lambton Rebound has been recognized by Ontario’s Ministry of Health as a “best practice,” says executive director Carrie McEachran. Rebound was delivering Choices in Sarnians and to… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Battling our hurtful ‘Internal Critic’ consumes a lot of energy

  Matt Barnes Harsh, hurtful, degrading – they all describe the all-too-powerful words that can come from our “internal critic.” We all have a critic, although the ferocity and loudness varies. As a clinical social worker, I often get a front-and-centre view into how universal and common the internal critic is in our minds.  … Read more »