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Put that in your pipe

The latest technology has been added to this flare stack at Nova Chemicals Corunna site to reduce smoke and improve reliability. The $9.5-million project replaced the flare tip — only the third of its kind in Canada — and required 34,000 man-hours and two cranes working simultaneously. Refineries use flare stacks to burn off excess… Read more »

Fighting for my family

Troy Shantz Tara Gunn is a newly married mother of two with Stage 4 breast cancer. But ask how she’s doing and she says simply she’s working on a miracle. “You better believe that this is not going to stop me,” said Gunn, 32. “I’m blessed to have the best thing to fight for —… Read more »

Bluewater Health’s hydro bill jumps 40% in five years

Cathy Dobson Shockingly high hydro bills at Bluewater Health are caused primarily by dramatic increases in the cost of electricity, says the Ontario director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF). Christine Van Geyn lays the blame squarely on the provincial government, its green energy policies and Cap and Trade program. Bluewater Health saw its electricity… Read more »

Students suing Ontario colleges over disrupted school year

Troy Shantz A Lambton College student helping organize a class-action lawsuit against Ontario’s colleges says students deserve compensation for a five-week strike that damaged their fall semester. “Our contract was broken with all the colleges, so the education we’re supposed to be getting hasn’t been delivered,” said Jade Flay, a first-year paramedic student. Flay, 20,… Read more »

It’s official; Santa loves his new Sarnia parade sleigh

Journal Staff Santa Claus has been the guest of honour at Sarnia’s annual parade every year for at least the past 35 years, yet the big guy isn’t averse to changing things up, says Bob Marks. In fact, he loves the new sleigh and thousands of twinkly LED lights that festoon it, the Kinsmen Club… Read more »

Drum line recruiting horn players for Christmas parades.

If you’re a horn player and want to join the parade, the Colts Drum Line wants to hear from you. The Drum Line is booked to perform in seven Christmas parades this year, including Sarnia’s and London’s, and looking to add brass and woodwind players for the next five weeks to create a full marching… Read more »

Celebration of Lights returns this weekend

The opening ceremonies for this year’s Celebration of Lights in Centennial Park begin at 4 p.m. Saturday. Plenty of entertainment has been lined up, including hay rides and trolley rides, Paw Patrol, face painting and other children’s attractions. Food and drink is available for purchase. The Christmas Band begins playing holiday favourites at 6 p.m…. Read more »

St. Pat’s headed to OFSAA

The St. Patrick’s senior girls team team is headed to the all-Ontario high school basketball championships. The Fighting Irish AA/AAA squad clinched the Southwestern Ontario title after defeating the Windsor’s Holy Names Knights 56-43 last week. St. Pat’s has not lost a game this season and clinched the LKSSAA title after beating Northern Collegiate 51-42… Read more »

Northern junior team takes regional basketball title

Northern Collegiate’s junior girls basketball team has been crowned the high school champs of Southwestern Ontario. The Viking junior AAA squad defeated the Villanova Wildcats 49-29 last week in LaSalle, Ont. to claim the regional title. Northern was a surprise entry at the SWOSSA finals after upsetting first-place Ursuline College of Chatham 53-41 on Nov…. Read more »