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Letters, week of May 18

Letters to the editor

Time for city council to tackle more important issues Re: Coun. Scholten letter being ‘tired of constant disrespect” of May 4. Why is it that Mayor Mike Bradley and Coun. Dave Boushy must be held accountable to the Code of Conduct when it seems to not apply to Coun. Cindy Scholten? I refer to her actions… Read more »

What’s Happening: Week of May 18

Whats Happening

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general 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   Thursday, May 18 Cooking Class Rapids… Read more »

Former Sarnian bringing musical stage show to town

Susan Shillingford and Geoff Noble during a performance of Northern Tapestry, coming to Sarnia on June 2.
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Cathy Dobson A Canadian performer whose first stage experience was with Sarnia community theatre is bringing an original production that celebrates Canada to her hometown. Susan Shillingford says Northern Tapesty – A Lost World weaves together vignettes from well-known personalities like Farley Mowat, Lucy Maud Montgomery and Emily Carr and melds them with photos, paintings,… Read more »

English classes to include mandatory indigenous writers

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Troy Shantz The local public school board is implementing a new mandatory English class that focuses on First Nations writers and literature. “Instead of talking about Romeo and Juliet, you’re going to be talking about Canadian indigenous authors,” said Mark Sherman, a superintendent with the Lambton Kent District School Board. Starting in September, the native-focused… Read more »

New centre eyed to treat urgent mental-health patients

MentalHealth

Troy Shantz When someone shows up at the hospital emergency department suffering a mental health breakdown it means the system hasn’t worked very well, local medical experts say. “We don’t want to (be) treating people at the point of crisis. We want to help people very early on because that’s the … best outcome for… Read more »

Athlete’s track dreams sidelined by broken wheelchair

Abbey Leblanc, then 15, developed a new outlook on life after discovering wheelchair sports last year and earning a bronze medal at the Ontario high school track and field championships. Her racing wheelchair, however, is now broken and can't be repaired.
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Tara Jeffrey Abbey Leblanc needs to get back on track. So says her mom, Mary, who’s desperately seeking a replacement racing wheelchair for her daughter with the track and field season already underway. “I’m sad and disappointed for her,” Leblanc said of Abbey, 16, who’s worried she won’t reach her goals this year, with her… Read more »

Swimming honour

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Lauren Armstrong of the Sarnia Y Rapids 1 swim team finished second in the girls 8-9 division at the at the St. Clair-Erie Aquatic League season championship meet in Leamington on April 23. She is seen here with coach Sue Athansopoulos. Submitted photo