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OPINION: New device about to make stethoscope a museum piece

Lord knows, I’m no scientist. While I loved history, English and other languages at school, physics, chemistry and science weren’t for me. But I know something revolutionary when I see it – especially when it’s something the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is pouring money into. An international company called Butterfly Network has found a… Read more »

Skeptic club bringing cleric-turned-atheist back to town

Troy Shantz Bob Barnes says the best way to make someone an atheist is to let them read the Bible. “Where did the Bible come from? Most people don’t know, they haven’t got a clue,” said the organizer of Bluewater Atheists, Humanists and Agnostics (BAHA). “And most people never read the Bible. I know the… Read more »

Basketball champions

The Northern Collegiate senior girl’s AAA basketball team. back: Coach John Thraser, Coach Mark Woodhouse, Emma Cowan, Hannah Elliott, Jamilah Dent, Fiona Elliott, Laneigh Shirley, Coach Kendel Ross, and Coach Andrew Westlake; front row: Jessica Milne, Rebecca King, Emma Wells, Cassidy Hirtle, Claire Arthurs and Lauren Harding. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Shooting for the playoffs

Darius Canty goes up for two points against St. Clair College in a Lambton Lions home game on Nov. 5. Canty was the team’s top shooter with 20 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Lions lost 91-85 to fall to 3-3 on the season. The Sarnia campus and its 1,200-seat athletic complex are preparing… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Alphabetically, what is the last of Canada’s three territories?   2 – John Leaver, former owner of what family-run stationery store, scored the winning goal when Point Edward won the 1957-58 provincial juvenile hockey championship?   3 – Which is hotter: lightning or lava?   4 – Sarnia-Lambton Rebound recently celebrated its a) 25th,… Read more »

City’s live music scene has found a home at Theatre 42

Troy Shantz You don’t need to look beyond the city limits of Sarnia to find great original music. So says Harold Collins, a Sarnia musician who’s packed the halls of Theatre 42 with dozens of bands over the past year for a homegrown concert series, Sarnia Indie Nights. “These bands are really good. The bands… Read more »

Letters: week of Nov. 14

Excluding hymn disrespectful to soldiers, past and present   Sir: My wife and I recently returned from a trip to Europe that included a visit to a Canadian War cemetery located near Holten, The Netherlands. The beauty of the cemetery, in terms of how well it was maintained, reflected the respect and thankfulness the Dutch… Read more »

OPINION: Tom Slater’s legacy: 26 names added to city Cenotaph

Five years ago, retired high school teacher Tom Slater joined the ranks of Sarnia’s pre-eminent historians, joining Charlotte Vidal Nisbet, Norman Gurd, George Smith and others whose work has enriched our knowledge of the community’s past. He did so with the “completion” of his brilliant War Remembrance Project. Three years in the researching and writing,… Read more »