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Scams: Fake phone numbers make mockery of Caller ID

George Mathewson Sarnians has been blitzed in recent weeks by telemarketing scammers who hide their real identity by displaying the fake telephone numbers of neighbours, local businesses – sometimes even the number of the receiver. According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre it’s a twist on the classic phone phishing scam and it’s “rampant” right now…. Read more »

What’s Happening, week of March 26

What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event.  Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca. Wednesday, March 25 Piano Recital Acclaimed… Read more »

New event helps kids ‘play it safe’

Tara Jeffrey Carol Butt wants kids to know they can have fun, without risking their lives. “Accidents are the leading cause of death for children and teens,” said the Sarnia mom, who’s launching the area’s first-ever “Play it Safe” — a hands-on event designed to remind youngsters and their parents about everyday safety issues. Geared… Read more »

Cyclone coming to your door Saturday

Cathy Dobson Get ready Sarnia. A Cyclone is about to hit! Hundreds of students from St. Patrick’s high school will diverge on neighbourhoods across the community on Saturday, requesting donations for the Inn of the Good Shepherd. Last year’s Cyclone Aid collected 32,000 pounds of food, enough to meet the Inn’s needs for nearly a month…. Read more »

New clinic promises ‘anti-aging’ options

 Cathy Dobson A female patient with just a few extra inches around the waist lies in a treatment room at Dr. Khalid Al-Saadon’s new anti-aging clinic on Christina Street. A wide bar attached to a machine called Vanquish is fixed about an inch above her midriff. It transmits a radio frequency that Al-Saadon explains is… Read more »

‘Mud run’ coming to Sarnia this summer

Journal Staff Sarnia is about to join a muddy list of cities offering a growing fitness craze. The 1st annual Assante Dirty Dash for Rebound is a five-kilometre, family-friendly event that combines running, obstacles and a lot of sweat, dirt and mud. The course will wind through Canatara Park and along the beach and feature… Read more »

Celiac Disease: New support group in town to help sufferers

Jack Poirier Shirley Desrochers knows the pain of celiac disease all too well ‑ the cramping, bloating, misdiagnoses and other gastro-intestinal issues. Even more agonizing at times, however, is the lack of support for those who suffer from gluten-related illness. Desrochers was part of a close-knit support group in Alberta before moving to Sarnia in… Read more »

Jog on

Warmer weather has allows local students to get outside for phys-ed. Here, Grade 11 SCITS students Hayden Gardner, 16, left, and Marcus Saint, 17, make their way along the riverfront in Centennial Park as part of gym class. Glenn Ogilvie

Sarnian wins national hockey title

Barry Wright Marlowe Pecora can call herself a champion. The third-year forward with the University of Western Ontario women’s hockey team had never won a title in her years of minor hockey in the Sarnia Ladies Sting organization, nor during her high school career at Northern Collegiate. But the drought ended when she and her… Read more »

Swing season

It might not be the warmest spring on record but things are slowly improving, says Nicole MacMillan, of Sarnia. Nicole and her children, Caitlyn, 5 and Mason, 2, were at Blackwell Trails playground getting some fresh air and sunshine. Glenn Ogilvie