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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 »

Cross-town traffic: Most Sarnians have jobs within the city limits

Journal Staff Commuting to work is an alien concept to most Sarnians, with 80% of residents living and working within city limits, a recent report has found. But if you live in any of Lambton County’s other municipalities there’s a good change you drive to the job, according to the Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board… Read more »

Grove teen getting by with a little help from his friends

Tara Jeffrey When twin brothers Justin and Jordan Hyde learned their best friend had been diagnosed with cancer, the next move was a no-brainer. “Shaving our heads wasn’t even a question — it was a given,” said 16-year-old Jordan, who has known Nick Coady since the third Grade, growing up three doors down in Bright’s… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

  1.         Hippocrates, who wrote the Hippocratic Oath, is known as the Father of what? 2.         Pending approval, what did Derian Hatcher and David Legwand recently purchase in Sarnia from Rob and Larry Ciccarelli?              3.         What does “SPF” mean on sunscreen containers? 4.         What Sarnia-born woman became the first female… Read more »

One Tomato puts down roots

Cathy Dobson  Megan O’Neil-Renaud is excited as she tours the expansive downtown building soon to become the permanent home of the One Tomato project. “This is where we’re going to do preparation for the Food Works program,” she says. “Over here is where we’re going to have office space. And on that side, we’re hoping to… Read more »

Sarnia Harbour gamble paying off

George Mathewson City councillors crossed their fingers and took a deep breath and when voting to assume ownership of Sarnia Harbour last year. After all, operating Great Lakes shipping wharves, warehouses and water lots has been the federal government’s job, beyond the city’s normal scope of road repairs and garbage collection. But now, 10 months… Read more »