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SCITS students took the stage in Suessical Jr.

Months of preparation and rehearsals came together when SCITS presents Seussical Jr. last weekend. Based on the works of Dr. Seuss, the storyline wove together some of the whimsical author’s most beloved characters and tales culled from at least 15 books. The musical featured a large student cast and even larger production team of about… Read more »

Dermatologist among 5 new doctors joining Bluewater Health

Marco Vigliotti Bluewater Health has added five new doctors including a dermatologist, something Sarnia-Lambton has gone without since last spring. Dr. M. Foroozan has begun seeing patients at Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital in Petrolia, once again providing local residents with skin care. “I chose Sarnia to practice because I recognize the local need for a… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: When Christmas shopping was an adventure

Nadine Wark “Do you have your money for shopping?” I questioned my younger sister, Adrienne. Yes, she had her money, and I had mine.  The ‘country girls’ were going to the big city for Christmas shopping. The year was 1959; I was twelve years old and my sister, eight.  The village of Corunna was not… Read more »

MacDougall new warden of Lambton

Marco Vigliotti A Sarnia politician has been elected warden of Lambton County for the first since 1997. Bev MacDougall was chosen to lead the federation for the next two years by her peers in a secret ballot Dec. 10. “I’m thrilled with the outcome, obviously. No one goes into a position like this not to… Read more »

Moving forward on high-speed train

Marco Vigliotti The tantalizing prospect of a high-speed rail link to Toronto could be within reach, though direct access from Sarnia remains unlikely. Ontario’s Liberal government has ordered an environmental assessment to study the impact of a high-speed rail corridor connecting Windsor, London and Kitchener-Waterloo with the provincial capital. The planned line could allow Londoners… Read more »

Ground Control, we have lift-on

Volunteers enthusiasts and local members of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association, Flight 7, remount a vintage F-86 Sabre fighter jet on its pedestal in Germain Park last week. Over the past two years an all-volunteer restoration team has lovingly returned the former Golden Hawks aerial team aircraft to its former glory, using a shoestring… Read more »

Municipal tax hike approved

Sarnia council has approved a 3.93% municipal tax increase for the coming year, adding another $33 in property taxes on every $100,000 in residential assessment. The $125-million spending package includes just under $21 million for policing and $17 million for fire protection. About $18.7 million is set aside for capital projects, including upgrades to the… Read more »

OPINION: On flu, the flag and flunking a job interview

George Mathewson Large quantities of information cross The Journal’s news desk each week and some of it is even interesting. Here is more bumpf that for one reason or another couldn’t find a home elsewhere in the newspaper. Why bugs win If you become infected with the flu virus you are most contagious in the… Read more »