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New business dressing up downtown

Cathy Dobson The stars seem to be lining up for Cat Cabajar. First, she met her new business partners Nicole and Steven Brown at a Sarnia Pop Culture Show and found they have much in common. They not only share a strong creative streak, but each wants to turn those skills into a lucrative business…. Read more »

Musical comedy kicks of new Theatre Sarnia season

Marco Vigliotti Theatre Sarnia is set to kick off its 88th season with what producers are calling a “larger than life” musical comedy based on the true story of a savvy, high-flying teenage conman. Catch Me If You Can, adapted from the 2002 film of the same name, will open its run at the Imperial… Read more »

High school tennis results

Sarnia’s St. Patrick’s High School won the team championship at the Lambton-Kent secondary tennis finals held at the Sarnia Riding Club and Sarnia Tennis Club. Northern Collegiate was fourth and St. Clair Secondary tied for fifth at the Oct. 8 event. Individual winners from Sarnia schools included: Boys Singles:    Andrew Davies (Northern) Girls Singles:     Sarah… Read more »

Lambton College Ebola screening complete

Marco Vigliotti All 38 incoming Lambton College students from Nigeria have successfully passed precautionary Ebola screenings introduced by the school in response to the deadly outbreak of the virus in Western Africa, the college has confirmed. Cindy Buchanan, the college’s senior marketing director, said all students from the African nation cleared the 21-day incubation period without… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal Trivia Challenge

1.         Which legendary jazz musician was known as “Satchmo”? 2.         Since Sarnia was incorporated as a city in 1914, how many different men have served as Sarnia’s mayor in the last century? a)  19                      b) 25                     c) 31 3.         Hungry? If so, you could have challenged Matt Stonie who recently won the World Poutine Championship… Read more »

OPINION: Ministry has failed all Sarnians

George Mathewson When Gord Miller slammed the environment ministry for inaction on chemical exposure at Aamjiwnaang last week he stated what Sarnians know is true but hate to admit  – our First Nations residents are treated like second-class citizens. Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner called the Environment Ministry’s failure to adequately respond to the impact of spills… Read more »

Sarnia’s Doran back in the NHL

Barry Wright A former general manager of the Sarnia Sting has a new job in the National Hockey League. Terry Doran is now a full-time scout with the Calgary Flames. He replaces Tom Webster who announced his retirement from the game at the NHL entry draft. Doran, who had previously NHL scouting experience with the… Read more »

When special needs teens grow up

Tara Jeffrey For parents of teens living with special needs, the transition to adulthood can be an overwhelming and challenging time. “Those years are really stressful,” said author and keynote speaker Amy Baskin, who will lead an upcoming workshop for area parents called “What’s Next?” “The reality is, unless families are really planning ahead, they… Read more »

Treatment of Aamjiwnaang ‘shameful,’ watchdog says

Marco Vigliotti Government inaction is jeopardizing the health and safety of residents of Sarnia’s First Nation reserve, Ontario’s environmental watchdog says. Gord Miller scolds the Environment Ministry in his annual report for failing to respond properly to complaints from Aamjiwnaang First Nation residents about headaches, nausea, coughing and skin irritation following contaminant leaks in 2013…. Read more »