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BUSINESS JOURNAL: Makeup artist comes full circle

Cathy Dobson When she was pregnant, Heather Lapier had every intention of resuming her job as vice president of a local marketing firm when the maternity leave ended. “I thought I’d go back to work when Luke was six months old,” said the first-time mom. “But when he was three months old I started to… Read more »

Northern grad joins world stage

Barry Wright Sarnia’s Emily Schaefer continues to climb the amateur wrestling ladder. Earlier this month, she tied for seventh place in the 51-kilo category at the World Junior Wrestling Championships in Brazil, allowing to her achieve her goal of incrementally raising her profile on the global stage. She finished tenth at the World Cadet Youth… Read more »

Zacha signs with Devils

Journal Staff The Sarnia Sting could be without a key offensive cog this season after Pavel Zacha signed an entry-level contract with the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils. The native of the Czech Republic, taken first overall by the Sting in the CHL Import Draft in 2014, was selected sixth overall by the Devils… Read more »

Sarnian wins lacrosse silver

Barry Wright Sydney McDonald came so close to her goal of capturing gold at the Canadian Lacrosse Association Female Box Nationals in Calgary. But in the end, she and her Team Ontario mates settled for silver after bowing 6-4 to B.C. in the title game. Ontario had beaten Alberta and Nova Scotia twice each to… Read more »

Alert system gets “big bump” after boy found

Cathy Dobson Registration with Sarnia’s state-of-the-art phone alert system skyrocketed after it helped locate a missing boy in July. MY CNN (Community Notification Network) is a computer program that rapidly dials phone numbers to inform residents in emergencies. About 450 people registered in the two weeks after the alert went to 47,054 phones when the… Read more »

“Her future was so bright”

Kailee Kavanaugh, 19, took her own life. Now, her devastated family and friends are teaming up to help others.     Tara Jeffrey — Kailee Kavanaugh’s life was the picture of perfection. On the outside, she had great friends and family, a passion for track and field, a part-time job, and plans to attend Lambton… Read more »

Dancer, 12, off to prestigious ballet school

Cathy Dobson Her favourite challenge is dancing en pointe wearing dainty ballet shoes. And she swoons when she talks about Mikhail Baryshnikov in Don Quixote. Evidently, Sarnia`s Annabelle Holland is not a typical 12-year-old. She dances at least 15 hours a week and when she’s not dancing, she’s reading about professional dance or watching ballet online…. Read more »

OPINION: One finger in a leaky dike

George Mathewson Growing up I was fond of the story of the Little Dutch Boy, who was walking home from school one day and spotted water leaking from a small hole in a dike. Sticking his finger in the hole until the big people could arrive, he stopped the trickle from becoming a stream and… Read more »

More organ donations offer reason to celebrate

Tara Jeffrey The Sarnia Organ Donor Awareness Group (SODA) has good reason to celebrate. The grassroots charity recently announced the lineup for its flagship fundraiser, Jazz & Blues in the Village, just as news broke that a record number of Ontario families saved lives last year through organ and tissue donation. “These days, when we… Read more »