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Sarnia recycler part of an effort to cut single-use plastic waste

Troy Shantz A cutting-edge Sarnia recycling company has joined an international partnership to reduce the mountains of hard-to-recycle polystyrene plastic going to landfills and polluting waterways. “This is a game-changer for consumers and for municipal and industrial, commercial and institutional recycling programs,” said Keith Bechard, chief commercial officer at Sarnia-based ReVital Polymers. “Polystyrene packaging, regardless… Read more »

Standing against poverty

Anti-poverty rally Participants line up to sign cards petitioning for affordable housing during an enthusiastic ‘Stand Up Against Poverty Rally’ at City Hall last week. More than 100 people attended the event organized by the local Poverty Reduction Network, Community Legal Assistance Sarnia, Inn of the Good Shepherd, Circles Lambton and Lambton College Centre for… Read more »

Limbering up

Carla Truman, a volunteer with the West Lambton Community Health Centre, leads a group through a low-impact exercise program at the Flag Court in Centennial Park. The Centre offers a variety of health programs at various locations throughout the week. Glenn Ogilvie

What’s happening: week of Oct. 11

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, Oct. 11   Exploring Exploitation… Read more »

A few snags encountered leading up to launch of eVoting

Troy Shantz As Sarnians begin casting ballots this week some would-be voters have run into snags. Some registration letters containing the unique pin numbers needed for eVoting have gone to incorrect addresses, have been received from multiple jurisdictions, or not shown up at all. Barbara Farago said she never received her letter, although her parents,… Read more »

Mayoral Candidate forum

Note: The Journal invited Sarnia’s four mayoral candidates to participate in a Q&A. Fred Ingham did not respond. Kip Cuthbert acknowledged receipt of the questionnaire but did not participate.   MIKE BRADLEY Mike Bradley has been Sarnia’s mayor for 30 years and is seeking a 10th term. He is Ontario’s second longest serving mayor. When elected in… Read more »

Residential detox centre awaiting go-ahead from province

Troy Shantz Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey says he will do everything in his power to ensure a detox centre opens in Sarnia. “I’m pushing at my end to get the project approved and get to the next step,” said Bailey. “We made a commitment during the election to fund mental health.” Some residents have begun… Read more »

City woman ready for second round in cancer fight

Tara Jeffrey Krista Pask was in high school when she conquered cancer 17 years ago. Now that it’s returned, she’s ready to fight even harder. “I’d rather it be me, than say, one of my sisters or friends,” said the 33-year-old Sarnia woman. “Because I’ve been down this road before, and I know I can… Read more »

Agents say brokerage a vote of confidence in local economy

Cathy Dobson Thirty years into Steve Park’s real estate career and eight years into Rob Longo’s, the two longtime friends decided the time was right for a new brokerage in Sarnia-Lambton. They opened Coldwell Banker Southwest Realty in early September. Three weeks later, seven more agents joined the company, including specialists in commercial realty. These are… Read more »