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City brothers could battle in CIS basketball playoffs

Barry Wright There’s a better than average chance two Sarnia brothers will go head-to-head in the second round of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men’s basketball playoffs. Fourth year guard Joe Rocca plays for the fourth-ranked McMaster Marauders, while young brother Mike, a sophomore, is a guard with the University of Windsor Lancers. Windsor is… Read more »

Passport service coming to Sarnia

Sarnia-area residents will soon be able to have passports processed more easily. Ottawa said last week that passport receiving agents will begin working out of the Service Canada Centre on March 2. The agents can help travellers with passport applications and review it on the spot for completeness. They also verify you have the necessary… Read more »

New rock climbing venue wants to take you higher

Cathy Dobson The longtime owner of Sarnia Lazer Blast has high hopes that adding a rock climbing attraction will take his venture nowhere but up. “I think it will give new life to the business,” says Fred Herbert.  “The laser tag doesn’t really make it on its own but I think people will come if… 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 »

New business partnership to boost exports

Journal Staff Business and civic leaders from Sarnia and London have teamed up in a bid to increase international exports and lure foreign investment. The collaboration announced in Sarnia recently will create an expanded trade region and give local companies help in marketing their products globally, said Rory Ring, president & CEO of the Sarnia… Read more »

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 »