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Jazz and Blues in the Village: keen volunteers keep festival humming

Tara Jeffrey When Donna Stewart put the call out for volunteers at the inaugural Jazz & Blues in the Village event more than a decade ago, it was an unlikely group of twenty-somethings who really pulled through. “My daughters were just out of high school, and they starting calling their friends,” said Stewart, chair of… Read more »

Guru cuts through the resume clutter

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s Catharine Brown says the local job market has never been tougher, and top-notch job search skills have never been more important. That’s where she comes in. As a career counsellor with more than 20 years experience, Brown has just launched a new business called Career Guru that specializes in career development, interview… Read more »

Journal trivia quiz

1.   What village in Lambton County gets its name from the native word for corn? 2.    Born Eric Marlon Bishop, what actor starred in Ray, Django Unchained, and The Amazing Spider Man 2 using his more famous name? 3.    Corunna’s high jumping phenomenon Derek Drouin holds the National High Jump record with a jump… Read more »

Selina Nickason paved the way for U.S. scholarships

Barry Wright Next month Sarnia’s Selina Mirjavadi (nee Nickason) will take her place in the Central Michigan University Athletics Hall of Fame. The former Bluewater Gymnastics star will be inducted at a ceremony at the Mount Pleasant, Michigan campus on Oct. 17, and then introduced at halftime of CMU’s college football game the next afternoon. “It is quite an… Read more »

Huge gift from city organization.

The Breast Cancer Society of Canada is giving $5 million to the London Health Sciences Foundation, the largest funding commitment ever from the Sarnia-based organization. The money will support research at the Pamela Greenaway-Kohlmeier Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit in London. We are grateful for this remarkable, ongoing support,” unit director Dr. Ann Chambers said…. Read more »

A fall walk with the grandkids

There are fewer days remaining for a pleasant short-sleeve stroll. Here, Tom Glaister checks out the floral gardens at Germain Park with his grandchildren Jake Collier, left, and Evan Glaister. Glenn Ogilvie

Cull Drain Bridge dodges full demolition

George Mathewson City councillors appeared to surprise even themselves last week by granting the condemned Cull Drain Bridge a second chance at life. In a unanimous vote, council agreed to spend $230,000 to demolish the bridge but save its steel trusses, which will be trucked to Mike Weir Park for possible future preservation. The derelict… Read more »

City council election off and running

Cathy Dobson The days leading up to the Oct. 27 municipal vote in Sarnia promise to be anything but lackluster. The four-way race for the mayor’s seat may seem a bit predictable, with Mike Bradley seeking another four-year term. But he is challenged by some opponents who may add value to the campaign, including local lawyer… Read more »

Golfers snag titles on Tyson Tour

Barry Wright Two area golfers are the proud owners of tour championships on the London-based Tyson Junior Golf Tour. Graeme Brunet of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club captured the Junior title for golfers aged 17 and 18, and Mitch O’Bradovic of the St. Clair Parkway course claimed the Bantam crown for golfers ages 10 to 13. Brunet,… Read more »