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A store for breast cancer survivors

Sarnia’s Christine Yurchuk lost three loved ones to cancer in just six years. The deaths of her mom, her father-in-law and then her brother-in-law left her grieving and frustrated. “I was just so mad at cancer in general,” she said. “I felt so helpless.” She watched enviously as her husband, Bill Yurchuk, took on a… Read more »

Saying goodbye to Temple Christian Academy

A ceremony is being held to mark the closing of Temple Christian Academy. The private school at Temple Baptist Church is shutting its doors after 23 years due to declining enrolment and dwindling resources. A celebration is planned for June 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a presentation, school tour and barbecue. Students,… Read more »

Shaw wants to rebuild public trust in political process

Though the June 12 provincial election will be the first time Kevin Shaw’s name appears on a ballot, he has always had a keen interest in politics. “It goes back to when I as very young – five, six, seven-years-old,” said the Green Party of Ontario candidate in the riding of Sarnia-Lambton. “In our family… Read more »

Former officer honoured

A retired Sarnia Police constable has been recognized by the Ontario Women in Law Enforcement for outstanding community service work. Heather Emmons retired in February following a 28-year career with city police. One of only two women officers when she started, Emmons was active with many groups devoted to such causes as violence against women,… Read more »

Line-up for Sarnia’s summer waterfront concert series

Sarnia’s Summer Waterfront Concert Series returns with a diverse line-up of free, live entertainment. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. in the Bandshell in Canatara Park. June 3 – Scottish Night, with Fred Moyes, Sarnia School of Irish Dance, Lambton Lads and Lassies, Sarnia Legion Pipe Band, and the Sarnia Scottish Country Dancers. June 4th… Read more »

Sarnia man ‘turning it around’

A retired Sarnia high school teacher has embarked on an epic bicycle journey across Canada. Stan Martin is one of four men biking from Vancouver to Kitchener, Ont. to raise funds for three charities – Canadian Cancer Society, Kids Alive and One4Another. Martin lost his wife Peggy and two sisters to cancer, and following a… Read more »

Multicultural sports games held

Local students were introduced to a variety of different sports during the Sports Day Multicultural Elementary Games. The May 23 event at the Moore Sports Complex featured cricket, bocce, field hockey, rugby, hip hop dance, soccer, ball hockey, golf, yoga and lacrosse. Tyler McGregor, a 2014 Paralympic sledge hockey bronze medalist gave the keynote address…. Read more »

What’s next for Michael and Jesse?

Two Sarnia families are searching for answers after being told their sons are no longer welcome at the residential program of the Robarts School for the Deaf in London. Michael Mathieson, 19, who is deaf and autistic, has attended the school four years, coming home summers and weekends. Jesse Harris, 20, is deaf and has… Read more »

Has the mystery of Sarnia’s old cannon been solved?

It’s been climbed on, posed beside and rendezvoused at by half the people in Sarnia at one time or another. But the origins of the cannon in Canatara Park, and how it got there, have long been a mystery. Now, two men researching Sarnia’s war history have unearthed new evidence that sheds light on the… Read more »

What’s Happening, Week of May 22

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 where to obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca.   Wednesday, May 21 Legacy Planning The public is invited to a free… Read more »