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United Way launches campaign

Journal staff The United Way of Sarnia-Lambton has set its 2018 campaign goal at $2 million. “Our volunteer Board of Directors has set the 2018 goal based on the donations that were made last year,” said campaign chair Vicki Ducharme, noting the 2017 campaign that surpassed its $2 million target. “This fall we are looking… Read more »

Development program participants

In preparation for the upcoming school/club basketball seasons, twelve athletes from Sarnia-Lambton and Chatham-Kent participated in the Ontario Basketball Association’s Ontario Summer Development Program, which culminated at the Ontario Summer Games where the girls represented the St. Clair Region in the Under-14 Tournament held at Fanshawe College in London. Back row from left: Sara Turner,… Read more »

Documentary to shine light on Sarnia’s punk rock music scene

Jake Romphf With 12 years in the film industry under his belt, Brad Miller is coming home to tell the story of a misunderstood art form that influenced him and many other Sarnians. In October he’ll begin shooting a documentary, ‘From the Valley to the Grove,’ highlighting the people, places and history of the city’s… Read more »

What’s happening: week of Sept. 6

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     Thursday, Sept. 6   Diabetes… Read more »

A place to unwind

Kayla Murphy, left, needed a change of scenery. Chelsea Gore wanted to cool off. Between them, that was enough motivation for the Wallaceburg couple to drive to Canatara Beach and spend an afternoon lounging in the blue water of Lake Huron and watch the boats pass by. Glenn Ogilvie

Dreams after loss

Cathy Dobson Joshua Black has spent the past seven years investigating dreams that occur after the death of someone close, especially a loved one. He’s documented the dreams of more than 1,000 grieving people and has completed six different studies to earn his master’s degree ­– and, soon, his PhD – from the psychology department… Read more »

Swales’ music reaching broader audience

Cathy Dobson Point Edward’s Nic Swales was blown away by an email from a music marketing company shortly after the release of his new CD, Worker, this spring. “I was amazed,” he said. “There is such a flood of independent music on the internet that you can easily get lost in the noise.” But the nine songs Swales… Read more »

Startup Weekend aims to boost small business prospects

Cathy Dobson Tom Paes, Logan Savage and Jasmyn Newton say they love Sarnia and want its small business sector to prosper. They also want more youth to put down roots and find reason to stay. So they’re organizing the first Techstars Startup Weekend in Sarnia Sept. 28 – 30 at 148 Front St. N. Startup… Read more »