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Firefighting brawn to be showcased in the Point

Cathy Dobson Local firefighters will compete on their home turf this summer in one of Canada’s most intense physical contests. They’ll vie with other firefighters from across the continent in the Scott FireFit Championships, a test of brute strength and endurance. Spectators will be able to watch local firefighters climbing, hammering, spraying and dragging hose… Read more »

High school art show highlights young talent

Cathy Dobson You can’t help but pick up a wonderfully upbeat vibe when you go into the Lawrence House this month. The annual Lambton County Student Art Show is on until May 28, featuring the best work this year from local high school students. “The tone is very positive. You can see the students are… Read more »

Help in a handbag

Tara Jeffrey Pat McGill had no idea a trip to Africa would lead to a life-changing partnership with a group of women and their handbags. “What started as a simple thing, has kind of taken on a life of its own,” said the Bright’s Grove resident, who first met the Mukwano Women’s Group in Bujagali… Read more »

Brewing up success: Refined Fool celebrates expansion

Cathy Dobson Ten LCBO stores in London, Strathroy, Toronto and Sarnia now offer craft beer from the Refined Fool Brewing Company here on Davis Street. LCBO sales are a coup for the 10 originators of Sarnia’s only craft brewery who began production of their unique suds just one year ago. “Demand has just taken off,”… Read more »

Under Review

This photo from the 1970s shows Sarnia Police officers under review at the former station, which was on Front Street where Residence on the St. Clair is located today. Leading the review is Police Chief Bob Cook and Dick Ford, a city alderman from 1969 to 1974. Behind them is former Sarnia mayor and MPP Andy… Read more »

Volunteers needed to help victims of sexual violence

Tara Jeffrey Survivors of sexual abuse will often wake in the night — triggered by a nightmare or flashback — panicked, terrified and alone. “They’re unable to ground themselves,” said Trish Vanoosterom, public educator and counsellor with the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre (SASC) Sarnia-Lambton. “They just need to have a sounding board to help them,… Read more »

Young storytellers celebrate Mothers Day

Journal staff Mireille Miron remembers well the day she read her own story in the newspaper. “It was an assignment in university – we had to write an article and try to get it published,” said the French Immersion teacher at Sarnia’s Errol Road Public School. “I remember feeling so proud of myself.” So she… Read more »

Sarnia Journal Trivia Challenge

1. In the Sound of Music song “Do-Re-Mi”, what does the note “so” (or sol) represent? 2. Sarnia’s Dante Club houses indoor courts for the playing of what popular game? 3. What do the letters HOV stand for in reference to an expressway lane usually marked with large diamond shapes on the pavement? 4. Since… Read more »

Noelle’s Gift of Fitness returns

Journal Staff Noelle Paquette’s love of fitness and her community will be honoured once again this month when the third annual Noelle’s Gift of Fitness takes place at locations across Sarnia. “Keeping people happy and healthy was so important to her, so this is such a perfect fit,” said Jackie Major-Daamen, who helps organize the event… Read more »

COLUMN: 10 true things about Sarnia

George Mathewson Below are 10 true things I’ve discovered about Sarnia. Or, then again, I might be pulling your leg. Answer True or False to each. Score seven or more out of 10 and give yourself a high five. 1 – The longest day of the year arrives on June 20, the summer solstice, when Sarnians… Read more »