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Helping victims of violence start over again

Cathy Dobson When Susan left an abusive relationship she and her children arrived at the Women’s Interval Home in Sarnia with little more than some clothing and bed sheets. Nearly a month later, after some important, life-changing decisions to make a fresh start with her children, Susan had to begin from scratch. “I wanted to… Read more »

Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.         In what city does Batman (Bruce Wayne) reside? 2.         Friday, Feb. 20th marks the 20th anniversary of what major fundraiser for Bluewater Health? 3.         How many lines are in a Haiku, a Japanese poem? 4.         To attract foreign investment and to aid local exporters, Sarnia-Lambton’s Chamber of Commerce has become partners with what city’s… Read more »

Rape survivor forgives her abusers

Renee Card Shame. The type of deep-seated shame that infiltrates every thought and emotion, severely impeding your ability to function as a “normal” human being. Shame triggered by sexual abuse. I am one who lived my life buried in shame. I was abused for several years, beginning at age 13. While being abused by one man, I was… Read more »

Lambton Lions turning corner, says hoopster

Barry Wright The Lambton College ladies basketball program is poised to take the next step in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association West Division, one of its stars says. Melissa Ellis said the Lady Lions, though currently a sub-.500 team, have been close in many games, suffering a two-point loss to Fanshawe, a four-point setback to… Read more »

Valentine’s Day: Let me call you sweetheart, barbershop style

Cathy Dobson Nothing says “I love you” like a barbershop quartet showing up in your bedroom with an early morning singing Valentine. “That was funny,” recalls baritone Ian Crosbie, who has been delivering singing Valentines with his fellow Bluewater Chordsmen for 15 years. “We had a morning booking at a house where a husband wanted… Read more »

New bridge body will have local voice

Journal Staff Two local residents have been appointed directors of the new body overseeing operations at the Blue Water Bridge and three other Canadian border crossings. Pascale Daigneault, a Sarnia personal injury lawyer with Fleck Law, was appointed to a three-year term. And Gary Atkinson, of Wyoming, will serve four years on the seven-member board,… Read more »

OPINION: About those jobless numbers

George Mathewson Sarnia still has not yet fully recovered from the Great Recession of 2008, but it is getting there. Another good sign arrived last week in a report showing Sarnia-Lambton’s unemployment rate fell to 7.3% in November. That’s the lowest it’s been in five years, and a pretty dramatic improvement from early in 2012… Read more »

Lumley player of the month

Sarnia’s Dan Lumley of the Mooretown Flags is the Great Lakes Junior “C” Hockey League Player of the Month for January. The 21-year-old had nine goals and 11 assists in 10 games, registering at least a point in all but one contests. Lumley finished fifth in league scoring with 17 goals and 31 assists for… Read more »

Northern takes bronze

Luke Daichendt of the Northern Collegiate junior boys basketball team leaps high for a shot against Windsor Riverside during the Catholic Central Juniors Boys Basketball Tournament on Jan. 31. Northern downed Riverside 64-49 to win bronze in the eight-team tourney. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal