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City singer-songwriter in the running for two music prizes

Troy Shantz A Sarnia musician is on the radar of two different major Canadian music competitions. Country and blues singer-songwriter Cory James Mitchell was one of nine finalists named to the Canada-wide “Top of Country” competition, and is also in the running at the “Next Country Music Star” contest. The Sarnia barber was one of… Read more »

Letters: week of April 12

Let’s make a commitment to reduce single-use plastic Sir: Whatever your thoughts are about ecological justice, the reality is that the personal choices we each make on a daily basis affect the present environment, and also the one we leave behind for future generations. And it’s not just debt. I, along with a number of organizations,… Read more »

Sting down Rangers, take 2-1 series lead

Players from the Sarnia Sting and Kitchener Rangers gather in a circle for a moment of silence to remember those killed in the Humboldt, Saskatchewan bus tragedy prior to their OHL playoff game at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena Tuesday night. The Sting rode the gritty play and two goals from the stick of Sarnia… Read more »

What’s Happening: week of April 12

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, April 12   Artist Talk… Read more »

City Hall’s plan would convert segment of nature trail into sidewalk

Pam Wright Tom Bernard is willing to do whatever it takes to protect the Howard Watson Trail from more urban encroachment. “I’m prepared to lay across the trail when they come with the bulldozers,” the Sarnia resident says. Bernard was responding to Sarnia’s plan to extend The Rapids Parkway beneath Highway 402 and connect it… Read more »

Community meeting to discuss plans for hospital site

The local company redeveloping the old Sarnia General Hospital site is hosting a community meeting to present its plans for the property and answer questions. GFive Inc., which has filed a rezoning application for the site, said the meeting will be held at the Lochiel Kiwanis Centre on Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. If… Read more »

‘Little party’ planned to help mom recover from brain surgery

Tara Jeffrey There’s no community like Sarnia’s music community. So says Millie Beskers, who’s spearheading a live music benefit to raise money for Brandy Boychuck, a 37-year-old single mother recovering from surgery after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in January. “They have all these medical bills and none of them are working,” Beskers said… Read more »