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Putting an end to elder abuse

Cathy Dobson Local police and Bluewater Health workers are spearheading a new initiative to assist seniors and their families when elder abuse is suspected. A “Situation Table” could dramatically change response times and help the growing number of older adults who are financially, emotionally, sexually and physically abused, says Lambton OPP Sgt. Ross Stuart. The… Read more »

Kinsmen Centre repair costs mounting

Journal staff Replacing the roof and removing mould and asbestos from the Kinsmen Community Centre could cost a quarter of a million dollars, city staff estimates. Most of the centre’s tenants were relocated after visible mould was discovering in the Oakwood Room in May. A full structural assessment has confirmed the flat roof membrane has… Read more »

High school cross country results

Journal Staff Runners from Northern Collegiate continued their winning ways by claiming the overall team title at the LKSSAA cross country championships held Oct. 21. Northern won four of the six divisions, taking the girls midget, junior and senior titles as well as the junior boys crown. St. Patrick’s was fifth and St. Clair sixth… Read more »

Lions fall

Lambton Lions striker Elliot Pecora, of Sarnia, collides with an opponent during the final match of soccer season on Oct. 21, which ended in a 1-1 tie. The Lions ended their OCAA season with a 3-6-1 record and out of the playoffs. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Who was Robin Hood’s girlfriend? 2 – Now located in Point Edward, what local business, which began as a small bookstore and newsstand on Lochiel Street in 1900, recently celebrated its 115th anniversary? 3 – On a computer keyboard what letter is between Q and E? 4 – For the month of October,… Read more »

OPINION: The old gal needs a greasectomy

George Mathewson She may have celebrated her 100th birthday last year but Sarnia is in pretty good shape for her age. She quit smoking, cleaned up her act and loves nothing better than to throw a good street party, especially in the summer. But for years now Sarnia has suffered from a hidden health problem,… Read more »

Justice Film Festival trains eye on wider world

Cathy Dobson Thea deGroot believes an interesting social phenomenon has happened since spearheading the founding of the Sarnia Justice Film Festival in 2007. She’s can’t pinpoint why, but deGroot is convinced residents are more knowledgeable and more engaged with global issues. “Sarnians have changed,” says the retired schoolteacher. “They know more about what is going on… Read more »

Biggest single donation ever by local Shriners

Cathy Dobson When President Don Roberts and the rest of the Lambton Shrine Club learned they were the recipients of a generous bequest, they were shocked. “We had no idea it was coming,” said Roberts. “We opened the letter about a year ago and just couldn’t believe it.” The late Kathleen Gardiner left the club… Read more »

City country artist enjoying rapid climb

Tara Jeffrey If hard work, patience and humility are the keys to success, Eric Ethridge is doing all the right things. Sarnia’s rising country crooner and his bandmates have been riding high on a whirlwind year-and-a-half — and things just keep getting better. But the 26-year-old just takes it all in stride. “I’m kind of… Read more »

Sole train

Liam Fogel of Sarnia Christian School lost his shoe but won the race during a cross country meet held Oct. 8 at Canatara Park. Despite literally running out of his runner, Liam finished first in the boys Grade 7-8 division of the meet, which featured Christian schools from Sarnia, Wyoming, Wallaceburg, Chatham and Windsor. Sarnia… Read more »