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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 »

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 »