From all of us at The Journal, cheerful thoughts and best wishes for the year to come. It has to be better than the last one, right?
Journal Staff Ken MacAlpine never expected a small bicycling event in Lambton County would receive major recognition beyond the cycling community. The 12-member committee behind the cycling event that attracts thousands from across North America was named to the 39th annual Mayor’s honour list this year. “We never ever imagined we’d get this level of… Read more »
Troy Shantz Bluewater Health played a leading role this year in testing out innovative treatments for COVID-19 patients. The delayed use of breathing tubes, novel patient positioning, safe tracheotomies, and even the Donald Trump-touted drug hydroxychloroquine were all deployed when the pandemic struck this spring. Hospital staff pored over data from China, South Korea, Taiwan… Read more »
1) What made Frosty come to life in the movie “Frosty the Snowman”? 2) On Sept. 6, 1943, Polymer (now ARLANXEO) produced the first pound of what substance to help with the Allied war effort? 3) What does it mean if you are “persona non grata”? 4) Street Smart: As of Dec…. Read more »
However you are marking it today, we wish all of you a hopeful Christmas and a brave New Year – From the staff of The Journal.
Troy Shantz A family of Syrian refugees who came to Sarnia four years ago is giving back in a big way. Nour Alabdallah and Nasser Othman bought the food for 40 meals they cooked and donated to the Inn of the Good Shepherd last week. The meals were a traditional Middle Eastern dish called sambusa, served… Read more »
What’s happening events must be open to the public or virtual, of general 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 email@example.com With pandemic cancellations common, we… Read more »
Troy Shantz A handmade replica of the RMS Titanic is ready to set sail for a new home. Sarnia’s Dave Finley spent 1,095 days and 3,000 hours creating the eight-foot-long passenger liner from parts he minutely crafted himself. “It’s completely scratch built,” said Finley, 61. “It’s pretty decked out. There’s a lot of detail.” From… Read more »
Cathy Dobson A group of local residents who know the anguish of having a loved one surviving on the streets says more has to be done. So many initiatives that address mental health, addiction and housing have been held up by COVID-19, they say. “Things are really stalled and we asked ourselves, ‘What is being… Read more »
Troy Shantz The new owner of Central United Church has big plans for the downtown landmark, and that includes keeping the historic sanctuary and pipe organ. London-based Xoana Corporation intends to renovate and convert the former church at 220 George St. into as many as 15 apartments and four or five commercial units. The company… Read more »