News

Hospital adds two specialists

Bluewater Health has added a neurologist and plastic surgeon to its professional staff. Dr. Michelle Maloney completed her neurology residency at Western University and will have a mixed inpatient and outpatient practice. Dr. Anil Duggal, who did his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at McGill University, has an interest in hand problems and injury and… Read more »

Firefighter reduction

Sarnia is trimming its fire department. Four full-time positions will be eliminated through attrition, reducing the number of firefighters on duty at any given in the city’s five stations to 23, including eight on standby. The move does not impact the department’s commitment to safety, said Fire Chief John Kingyens. He said the reduction is… Read more »

Nova donates $2M to college

Lambton College’s dream of opening a new Health & Research Centre took another step toward reality when Nova Chemicals committed $2 million to the project. The donation announced Oct. 30 is the largest single educational investment ever made by the local manufacturer. The money will be used primarily to fund construction of the building, which… Read more »

Volunteers needed for Celebration of Lights

People of all ages are needed to help set up this year’s Celebration of Lights. Volunteers should meet in Centennial Park at the foot of London Road on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 8:30 a.m. No special skills are necessary and appropriate jobs will be found for all, organizers say. Displays will be assembled and set… Read more »

Local hoopster sidelined

Barry Wright Karol Derech’s basketball playing career at McMaster University is on hold. The St. Patrick’s High School grad, who agreed in June to attend the Hamilton school, will sit out this season following surgery next month on his hip. “It’s called FAI,” said 6’9” forward. “It’s a bone deformity which results in a labrum… Read more »

Sarnia Journal Trivia Challenge

1 – What walled city has been called the “Cradle of New France”? 2 – To promote healthy eating, students from 38 local schools simultaneously ate over 10,000 what last week? 3 – What’s the Hungarian word for pepper? 4 – Each year, the city gives what awards to recognize local businesses that provide an… Read more »

SMAA Football

Ball carrier Josh Hillsdon of the Brownstones Skyfire is taken down by two defenders from the Vidal Pharmacy Raiders, Adam Fonja (#60) and Josh Graham (#15) in SMAA peewee football action. The game was played at Norm Perry Park on Oct. 17 and the Skyfire went on to win 25-0. Glenn Ogilvie

GUEST COLUMN: About the legend of the bridge

Kip Cuthbert During my daily community perambulations in search of Sarnia’s unspoken history a story from ages ago continues to rear it’s ugly head from some of our old-timers. It’s about a man who was accidentally buried inside the north pier of the Blue Water Bridge during its construction in 1937-38. It may sound corny,… Read more »

History of St. Paul’s linked to railway

George Mathewson To look at it today you’d never suspect St. Paul’s United Church came about because of a rail tunnel built beneath the St. Clair River. But the south-end church, which celebrates its 125th anniversary on Nov. 9, can trace both its origin and current location to the 19th century engineering marvel. Ferrying goods… Read more »

Chychrun to face Russians

Defenceman Jakob Chychrun will carry the Sarnia Sting banner when Team OHL takes on the Russians in the CHL Canada-Russia Super Series in Windsor next month. The 17-year-old alternate captain will be in the OHL lineup when the six-game series stops at the home of the Spitfires on Monday, Nov. 16. The Florida-born rearguard was… Read more »