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OPINION: Take your dump and stuff it – elsewhere

George Mathewson Ontario’s plan to stuff radioactive nuclear waste into an underground cavern less than 200 kilometres from Sarnia has run into so much opposition that, with a little luck, might soon itself be buried. One of the latest to join the chorus of voices calling for a halt to Ontario Power Generation’s plan to… Read more »

Hike for Hunger

Sarnia members of Scouts march along Devine Street from Tecumseh Park to the Inn of the Good Shepherd during the 9th annual Hike for Hunger on Saturday, Feb. 21 About 125 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers were joined by leaders, parents and dignitaries while carrying backpacks to the Inn filled with some of the 3,700… Read more »

Gladu wins Conservative nomination

Journal Staff Local Conservatives have chosen their flag bearer for this year’s federal election. Former riding association president Marilyn Gladu defeated two challengers to win the party nomination Saturday. “I’m committed to creating jobs in our community and addressing the concerns of our aging demographic,” she said Monday, citing VIA rail cuts and shift of… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

  1.      The cause of what colour fever was discovered in 1900? 2.      Sarnians may find it more convenient to travel internationally with the opening of what service locally next week? 3.      In what film does Tom Hanks play a senior associate in a law firm who sues his former employers for wrongful dismissal because… Read more »

Coaching credited for successful local curlers

Barry Wright Quality coaching is the reason so many top-notch curlers have come out of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club over the years. “I just think kids, right from a young age, have been taught how to play the game properly,” said Sarnia’s John Steski, who now curls out of Ottawa. Steski points to… Read more »

Who are these people?

When Annette Zylstra’s mother bought a framed print of a seascape at the Bible for Missions Thrift Shop in Sarnia a decade she had no idea it contained a mystery. Years later, she discovered this photo hiding behind the print of what appears to be a comfortable family gathered in a photographer’s studio. The Zylstras… Read more »

Point Edward art shop changes hands

Cathy Dobson The new owner of Ah! Some Art says she isn’t going to tinker with a successful formula that has kept the funky gift shop in Point Edward thriving the past 20 years. “It’s worked this way for a long time, so I’m going to keep it much the same,” said Liz Koetsier, who… Read more »

Winter a SAD time for some

Susan Roberts Special to The Journal There are things Sarnia residents can do to help get through the winter blues, local health advocates say. Our lack of exposure to the sun during winter months is a main cause of the February blahs and its more serious cousin, Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, said pharmacist Richard… Read more »

Saucy Pig aims to smoke the competition

Cathy Dobson Gary Maybery says his competitors better look out because another wood smoker is in town now and the ribs are fall-off-the-bone delicious. The veteran cook, who worked 15 years in steakhouses and other food operations, admits he was surprised when a new barbecue smokehouse opened in Sarnia just days before his Saucy Pig… Read more »