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New rock climbing venue wants to take you higher

Cathy Dobson The longtime owner of Sarnia Lazer Blast has high hopes that adding a rock climbing attraction will take his venture nowhere but up. “I think it will give new life to the business,” says Fred Herbert.  “The laser tag doesn’t really make it on its own but I think people will come if… Read more »

Winter a SAD time for some

Susan Roberts Special to The Journal There are things Sarnia residents can do to help get through the winter blues, local health advocates say. Our lack of exposure to the sun during winter months is a main cause of the February blahs and its more serious cousin, Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, said pharmacist Richard… Read more »

New business partnership to boost exports

Journal Staff Business and civic leaders from Sarnia and London have teamed up in a bid to increase international exports and lure foreign investment. The collaboration announced in Sarnia recently will create an expanded trade region and give local companies help in marketing their products globally, said Rory Ring, president & CEO of the Sarnia… Read more »

Helping victims of violence start over again

Cathy Dobson When Susan left an abusive relationship she and her children arrived at the Women’s Interval Home in Sarnia with little more than some clothing and bed sheets. Nearly a month later, after some important, life-changing decisions to make a fresh start with her children, Susan had to begin from scratch. “I wanted to… Read more »

Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.         In what city does Batman (Bruce Wayne) reside? 2.         Friday, Feb. 20th marks the 20th anniversary of what major fundraiser for Bluewater Health? 3.         How many lines are in a Haiku, a Japanese poem? 4.         To attract foreign investment and to aid local exporters, Sarnia-Lambton’s Chamber of Commerce has become partners with what city’s… Read more »

What’s Happening, week of Feb. 12

WHAT’S HAPPENING 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, Feb. 11 Pork… Read more »

Valentine’s Day: Let me call you sweetheart, barbershop style

Cathy Dobson Nothing says “I love you” like a barbershop quartet showing up in your bedroom with an early morning singing Valentine. “That was funny,” recalls baritone Ian Crosbie, who has been delivering singing Valentines with his fellow Bluewater Chordsmen for 15 years. “We had a morning booking at a house where a husband wanted… Read more »

New bridge body will have local voice

Journal Staff Two local residents have been appointed directors of the new body overseeing operations at the Blue Water Bridge and three other Canadian border crossings. Pascale Daigneault, a Sarnia personal injury lawyer with Fleck Law, was appointed to a three-year term. And Gary Atkinson, of Wyoming, will serve four years on the seven-member board,… Read more »

Sarnia twins take hockey title in Sweden

Barry Wright Sarnia’s Chris and Cam Abbott are basking in the glow of a European championship. The brothers helped capture the Champions Hockey League title Feb. 3 when their Lulea team scored four unanswered goals in third period to beat Frolunda 4-2 in an all-Swedish final. Cam drew an assist on the first Lulea goal,… Read more »