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OPINION: The incredible shrinking city

George Mathewson The wicked storm that spoiled Halloween for so many trick or treaters on Oct. 31 also did a number on Sarnia’s lakefront. Monstrous waves scrolled farther inland than normal, uprooted and hauled off trees and took away decking planks, lawn chairs and at least one kayak, residents report. A 40-foot section of seawall… Read more »

Sarnia woman survives 50 years with diabetes

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s Kathy Witheridge proudly opens a red velvet case holding her new medal, awarded to her for surviving with Type 1 diabetes for 50 years. On one side the medal reads “Triumph for Man & Medicine.” On the other, “For 50 courageous years with diabetes.” It’s unusual, to say the least. “I’m so… Read more »

Attitude trumps education: employers

Marco Vigliotti Employers value hard work, integrity and attitude more so than any other traits – including work history – when hiring new staff, according to a new study. The 2014 survey by Express Employment Professionals of Canadian franchises suggests personal demeanor is more important to employers than education or specific skills when selecting the… Read more »

Theatre Sarnia staging the family holiday classic

Marco Vigliotti Theatre Sarnia’s production of the yuletide staple “A Christmas Carol” is set to begin at the Imperial Theatre Friday, with producers promising a show to brighten the spirits of the most miserly theatregoer. The company’s interpretation of Charles Dickens’ classic fable boasts family-friendly credentials, with a real-life mother-daughter-father-son team taking the stage as… Read more »

City midfielder takes leadership role

Barry Wright Shelby Auterhoff is embracing her new role as a team leader with the Lipscomb University Lady Bisons in Nashville, Tennessee. The Northern Collegiate grad just completed her second season at the private Christian university on a soccer scholarship. Earlier this month, she was named to the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Tournament Team, despite her… Read more »

Hand-bombing students make deposit at the food bank

Journal Staff SCITS students took to the streets last week to help ease hunger in Sarnia. More than 500 teens formed a human chain to transport 2,400 pounds of donated food from the front steps of the school to the Inn of the Good Shepherd. “It’s a very generous and supportive thing that they did… Read more »

Sarnia’s kindness elves

Cathy Dobson “Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can quietly become a power no government can suppress, a power that can transform the world.” – Peace activist Howard Zinn Trista Lowe was tired of all the negativity. So she decided to do something about it. “It’s such a downer when you read the news… Read more »

New study examines jobs and schooling at 3 local First Nations

Marco Vigliotti The local Aboriginal population could make “great contributions” to the economy and provide a desperately needed youth injection to a greying workforce, a new report suggests. But First Nations residents must make strides in improving educational prospects to overcome a bleak employment picture, the Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board study found. The average… Read more »

Eye on the world record prize

Allie Rawson was one of over 500 Cathcart Boulevard School students who joined people from around the world in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record on Nov. 13. The objective was to have 660,000 stackers from clubs, classes and other groups set the record for “Most People Cup Stacking at Multiple Locations in… Read more »

Kris Kringle to visit city on Dec. 6

Marco Vigliotti One of the surest signs of the impending holiday season is upon us, with the Sarnia Kinsmen Society preparing for the Santa Claus Parade on Dec. 6. “We normally have 45 to 50 floats, and that’s been pretty standard over the years,” said parade organizer Bob Marks. The parade will start 6 p.m…. Read more »