Scams: Fake phone numbers make mockery of Caller ID

George Mathewson Sarnians has been blitzed in recent weeks by telemarketing scammers who hide their real identity by displaying the fake telephone numbers of neighbours, local businesses – sometimes even the number of the receiver. According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre it’s a twist on the classic phone phishing scam and it’s “rampant” right now…. Read more »

What’s Happening, week of March 26

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 Wednesday, March 25 Piano Recital Acclaimed… Read more »

New event helps kids ‘play it safe’

Tara Jeffrey Carol Butt wants kids to know they can have fun, without risking their lives. “Accidents are the leading cause of death for children and teens,” said the Sarnia mom, who’s launching the area’s first-ever “Play it Safe” — a hands-on event designed to remind youngsters and their parents about everyday safety issues. Geared… Read more »

Cyclone coming to your door Saturday

Cathy Dobson Get ready Sarnia. A Cyclone is about to hit! Hundreds of students from St. Patrick’s high school will diverge on neighbourhoods across the community on Saturday, requesting donations for the Inn of the Good Shepherd. Last year’s Cyclone Aid collected 32,000 pounds of food, enough to meet the Inn’s needs for nearly a month…. Read more »

Celiac Disease: New support group in town to help sufferers

Jack Poirier Shirley Desrochers knows the pain of celiac disease all too well ‑ the cramping, bloating, misdiagnoses and other gastro-intestinal issues. Even more agonizing at times, however, is the lack of support for those who suffer from gluten-related illness. Desrochers was part of a close-knit support group in Alberta before moving to Sarnia in… Read more »

‘Mud run’ coming to Sarnia this summer

Journal Staff Sarnia is about to join a muddy list of cities offering a growing fitness craze. The 1st annual Assante Dirty Dash for Rebound is a five-kilometre, family-friendly event that combines running, obstacles and a lot of sweat, dirt and mud. The course will wind through Canatara Park and along the beach and feature… Read more »

Swing season

It might not be the warmest spring on record but things are slowly improving, says Nicole MacMillan, of Sarnia. Nicole and her children, Caitlyn, 5 and Mason, 2, were at Blackwell Trails playground getting some fresh air and sunshine. Glenn Ogilvie

Wood it hold up?

Popsicle-stick bridges will be pushed to the breaking point on Saturday, March 28 at Lambton Mall during 10th annual National Engineering Month Bridge Construction Challenge. Here, David Murray, of the Lambton chapter of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, tests the work of three scouts from the 24th Dunlop troop at St Bartholomew’s Church recently. Submitted… Read more »

Health centre funding

Lambton County has committed $5 million to help kick-start plans for a $30-million health education centre at the Sarnia campus. The proposed facility would house 1,000 students and feature state-of-the-art labs, simulators and research dedicated to improving health care delivery. The county commitment, over six years, is conditional on financial support from the federal and… Read more »

Case withdraws from race

And then there were two candidates contesting the federal Liberal nomination in Sarnia-Lambton. Veteran county politician Todd Case unexpectedly withdrew from the race last week, leaving former city councillor Elizabeth Wood McDonald and retired high school teacher David McPhail in the running. Case said the national office’s official approval of McPhail’s candidacy was a factor… Read more »