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Frozen pipes causing major headaches

Journal Staff Sarnia homeowners and work crews are dealing with the aftermath of an unprecedented number of frozen pipes that burst in attics, basements and roadways during February’s unrelenting blast of Arctic cold. Plumbers and emergency repair companies report a huge backlog of calls as they contend with ruptured water services in Sarnia-area homes. It… Read more »

OPINION: Monte’s ‘army’ out of touch

Tara Jeffrey Monte McNaughton isn’t doing himself any favours in his fight to stop a long-overdue sex-ed curriculum revision from reaching our schools. The Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP and PC leadership hopeful has touted himself as the lone MPP leading the charge against Premier Kathleen Wynne’s “radical” sex-ed curriculum, calling on “an army of parents to defeat… Read more »

Martial arts studio kicks it up a notch

Coaches Jason McIntyre, left, and Mark Warburton, are both 5th degree black belts coaching at Sarnia Olympic Taekwondo Martial Arts Academy. Glenn Ogilvie Cathy Dobson Six weeks after opening a new taekwondo school at Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Mark Warburton already has 50 students. Six days a week, and some Sundays, he and fellow coach… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Sarnia a giving, caring community

Nadine Wark Having resided in Sarnia-Lambton all my life, I have observed just what a community and its people are all about. I never stop to marvel at the sheer number of non-profit organizations, numerous businesses and even ordinary every-day people who reach out to help wherever and whenever needed.  The service clubs do not… Read more »

Sarnia rearguard eyes women’s hockey prize

Barry Wright Dani Girard wants a different ending to the scene she was part of in 2013. That year, the 22-year-old Sarnian and her Queen’s Golden Gaels teammates qualified for the Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS) national women’s hockey tournament, only to lose three one-goal games, including two in overtime. Now fast forward to 2015, where… Read more »

Compass at the RBC Centre a move in right direction: Mayor

Jack Poirier Special to The Journal Sarnians can expect better food, customer service and a major overhaul of the concession areas at the RBC Centre later this year. And that includes an entirely new menu, said Saira Husain, a spokesperson with Compass Group Canada. “Our executive chef will work closely with the onsite team to… Read more »

Emily’s story: Sarnia woman survives two life-threatening illnesses before the age of 21

Tara Jeffrey You are strong. You are beautiful. You are loved. That’s the message a young Sarnia woman wants to spread via a YouTube video recounting the struggles and triumphs she’s experienced over the past few years. “My Fight with Health” is Emily Ager’s raw account of her life-threatening battle with mental illness and cancer… Read more »

Letters, week of Feb. 26

Leo the paralyzed dog an inspiring story Sir: I was horrified that somebody could leave an animal such as Leo to suffer and die. It is unconscionable. Ms. Penman and Ms. Smith are to be commended for going above and way beyond what anybody on that beach had done for Leo. It was wonderful to… Read more »