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Mayor honours Sarnians who made a difference

Journal Staff They span the realms of history and music and make-believe, and they work with children, the dying and distraught. But a unifying thread does connect the 18 individuals and organizations named to Mayor Mike Bradley’s Honour List for 2014 – a desire to make Sarnia a better place. “The list is a tribute… Read more »

ALZHEIMER’S: Act quickly for wandering patients

Journal Staff Saturday is a trigger for Patricia Wright. The entertainment options are the slimmest that day at the assisted living home where 83-year-old lives. So Saturday is the day she tends to wander. Wright, who has dementia, became lost during one of those strolls last summer, and precariously ventured through a bustling construction zone… Read more »

Act quickly with wandering Alzheimer patients

Journal Staff Saturday is a trigger for Patricia Wright. The entertainment options are the slimmest that day at the assisted living home where 83-year-old lives. So Saturday is the day she tends to wander. Wright, who has dementia, became lost during one of those strolls last summer, and precariously ventured through a bustling construction zone… Read more »

The Journal loves a good quote. Here are 10 that caught our eye in 2014 10 – “Picasso could paint all the buildings downtown, but if he doesn’t have permission it’s still graffiti.” – Sarnia Police Const. Chris Moxley, who uses social media to track taggers   9 – “It’s sad to see the school… Read more »

Busy photographer recorded city’s early history

John Rochon John Philip Barron was the most prolific of Sarnia’s early photographers. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland on Jan. 7, 1842 to William Barron Jr. and Annie Lumsden, he emigrated with his family two years later to Canada, settling in St. Mary’s, Ont. Barron’s first occupation was as a cooper, making barrels. He married his… Read more »

Sarnia broadcaster hits OHL milestone

Barry Wright A Sarnian has reached a milestone in the Ontario Hockey League. Leigh Cunningham, director of broadcasting and communications for the Saginaw Spirit, was behind the microphone for his 1,000th league broadcast when the Michigan team played the Sarnia Sting at the RBC Centre in late November. The achievement dates back to the 1998-99… Read more »

Lucasville: A long-lost hamlet makes triumphant return

Tara Jeffrey A series of new signs popping up in Sarnia may have caused some motorist to do a double take. “I’ve had a few calls come in,” city planning manager Kevin Edwards said, referencing the Lucasville signage recently posted near what’s commonly called the ‘Beehive’ intersection. The long-lost hamlet, located on Plank Road, near… Read more »

COLUMN: Thank you Mrs. King, and Merry Christmas

Tara Jeffrey My Christmas tree is a far cry from anything you’ll see in a catalogue. Most of the ornaments are homemade or hand-me-downs; there’s no theme, and nothing matches, but each one has its own story. One ornament, in particular, gets special treatment — a red wooden doll, hanging from a gold string. She’s… Read more »

‘Discoveries that Matter:’ New brand to promote community

Cathy Dobson Rarely does a community choose a marketing logo and tagline that doesn’t contain its name but, then again, Sarnia-Lambton’s new branding choice is unique in a lot of ways, says the CEO of the Toronto marketing firm that conceived it. “Normally, you’d have a geographic reference and usually a single entity about the… Read more »

Mary Brown brings her chicken to town

Cathy Dobson The first Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken & Taters franchise this side of London has opened. The restaurant at 1149 Confederation St. is owned by Doug and Corinne Loucks, who say it’s the 110th Mary Brown’s location and the only one in this region. Doug Loucks, a former general manager of the Holiday Inn… Read more »