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Huge gift from city organization.

The Breast Cancer Society of Canada is giving $5 million to the London Health Sciences Foundation, the largest funding commitment ever from the Sarnia-based organization. The money will support research at the Pamela Greenaway-Kohlmeier Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit in London. We are grateful for this remarkable, ongoing support,” unit director Dr. Ann Chambers said…. Read more »

A fall walk with the grandkids

There are fewer days remaining for a pleasant short-sleeve stroll. Here, Tom Glaister checks out the floral gardens at Germain Park with his grandchildren Jake Collier, left, and Evan Glaister. Glenn Ogilvie

Cull Drain Bridge dodges full demolition

George Mathewson City councillors appeared to surprise even themselves last week by granting the condemned Cull Drain Bridge a second chance at life. In a unanimous vote, council agreed to spend $230,000 to demolish the bridge but save its steel trusses, which will be trucked to Mike Weir Park for possible future preservation. The derelict… Read more »

City council election off and running

Cathy Dobson The days leading up to the Oct. 27 municipal vote in Sarnia promise to be anything but lackluster. The four-way race for the mayor’s seat may seem a bit predictable, with Mike Bradley seeking another four-year term. But he is challenged by some opponents who may add value to the campaign, including local lawyer… Read more »

Golfers snag titles on Tyson Tour

Barry Wright Two area golfers are the proud owners of tour championships on the London-based Tyson Junior Golf Tour. Graeme Brunet of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club captured the Junior title for golfers aged 17 and 18, and Mitch O’Bradovic of the St. Clair Parkway course claimed the Bantam crown for golfers ages 10 to 13. Brunet,… Read more »

A show of Faith: 10-year-old arrives in Sarnia to tears and hugs

Journal Staff Students at King George VI showed their appreciation when cancer survivor Faith Abbey, 10, completed a two-day walk from London to their Sarnia school on Sept. 11. “Faith’s Footsteps” raised more than $15,000 for Childcan, an organization that helps families cope with childhood cancer. Faith, who was diagnosed with liver cancer before turning… Read more »

Sarnia’s evolving downtown

THEN … Hundreds of milling residents can be seen surveying the wreckage in this aerial photo, taken May 21, 1953, just hours after a powerful tornado ripped through Sarnia’s downtown. The twister damaged 250 buildings, left dozen of families homeless and caused $5-million damage to the city. Note the roof of the former Taylor’s Furniture building,… Read more »

Local hurlers win provincial crown

Barry Wright A pair of Sarnia pitchers who have been best friends since their days at Northern Collegiate are back from the Ontario Baseball Association (OBA) Senior “C” Provincial tournament with championship rings on their fingers. Andrew Goss and Mark Zylstra, both 29, were members of the Forest Dragons of the Western Counties Baseball Association,… Read more »

Sarnia’s forgotten tornado of 1879

John Rochon Most Sarnians know of the devastating tornado that struck on May 21, 1953, causing extensive damage throughout the city. But few people know of a tornado that struck Sarnia and the surrounding area on Friday, July 11, 1879. Around 10 a.m. a terrible storm of wind and rain hit the town and lasted… Read more »