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GUEST COLUMN: Sticking to your New Year’s resolutions

Lynae Morningstar It’s the New Year and our resolutions are fresh and fancy. Most of us have great ambitions and great intentions but we fall desperately short of our aspirations. As a gym owner, I see firsthand how difficult it is for most people to reach their goals, even though everyone starts with good intentions…. Read more »

Set to defrost

A spectacular coating of ice clings to the Great Lakes freighter Walter J McCarthy Jr. as it passes Sarnia on the St. Clair River. Frigid temperatures combined with Lake Huron spray and possibly freezing rain combined to virtually cover the southbound vessel. Glenn Ogilvie

Former school reopens as self-storage business

Cathy Dobson As the doors open this week on a new era for the former St. Margaret elementary school, Sarnia developer Robert Iacobelli said he’s particularly proud that he and his brother repurposed a building rather than tear it down. The brothers’ company, Nelmar Developments, bought the former school property about three years ago and… Read more »

OPINION: Sir John A. Macdonald’s fishy local land deal

George Mathewson Sunday will mark the 200th birthday of Sir John A. Macdonald, one of the most important and controversial figures in Canadian history, and no stranger to Sarnia. In fact, before Macdonald became our first prime minister he owned 900 acres in what is today Point Edward. A large tract of land had been… Read more »

American Idol: Cliff Erickson bringing nephew and Idol contestant to Sarnia show

Journal Staff He’s an enduring staple of the local music scene, a Michigan export who has performed so often in Sarnia he’s frequently mistaken for a homegrown talent. But Cliff Erickson’s next show in the city will be unique in more ways than one. For starters, proceeds from the singer-songwriter’s Jan. 24 performance at Jack… Read more »

Letters, week of Jan. 8

Frustrated by homeless shelter closure Sir: Thank you George Mathewson for exposing the abuse of taxpayer’s money in the homeless court fight. And for exposing the sad “not in my neighbourhood” mentality of some residents here on Mitton Street. Most people don’t choose to be homeless. And River City Vineyard was kind enough to open… Read more »

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 »