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What’s happening: week of Sept. 19

What’s happening events must be open to the public, 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 info@thesarniajournal.ca   Thursday, Sept. 19   Strength Training… Read more »

Late-blooming photographer keeps her eye on big picture

Money is one way to measure success at business, says Theresa Chalmers, owner of Limitless Professional Photography. But for her, success is also about the creative process that goes into her photo sessions and the connections made with clients. Sure, you need to pay the rent, but finding satisfaction from work is just as important,… Read more »

Officials already see benefits from new mental health unit

Troy Shantz A new type of first responder has taken to Sarnia’s streets. The Mental Health Engagement and Response Team, or MHEART, is a mobile crisis intervention unit comprised of a police officer and mental health nurse from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). The two-person team is intended to de-escalate high-pressure situations and assist… Read more »

Theatre Sarnia staging joyous production of Mamma Mia!

Cathy Dobson Everyone likes to disrespect disco but few can argue the appeal of ABBA and their 1970s disco tunes in Mamma Mia!, says Andrew Colborne, director of Theatre Sarnia’s next production. “The musicianship and harmony of ABBA was so rich, so thoughtful,” he said. “These four Swedish folks crafted their songs so well, their… Read more »

Bullied city teen becomes Eczema Warrior

Tara Jeffrey Every time he leaves the house, Kyle Bruner braces himself for what’s coming: the stares, the whispers. People calling him names, taking pictures when he’s not looking. At 17, he’s learned to cope with severe eczema — he was diagnosed as an infant — and now he’s ready to fight so others don’t… Read more »

Local veterans to be honoured with highway designation

George Mathewson One hundred years after the first Remembrance Day was observed a trio of Sarnians has come up with a new way to recognize local veterans — past and present. On Oct. 15, a four-kilometre stretch of Highway 40 will be given the name of ‘Veterans Parkway’ and marked with new highway signs going… Read more »

Council rejects attempt to restrict street preachers

Cathy Dobson A city councillor says his unsuccessful attempt to have two well-known street preachers banned from a busy intersection for safety reasons was “hijacked.” Nathan Colquhoun had sought a city staff report on a possible bylaw to “prohibit sound amplification or loud noises” distracting to drivers. “I think people’s minds were made up before… Read more »

League champs

The SMAA Girls Fastball Tim Hortons Mite ‘Red’ team won both their league and tournament championships recently. Pictured are: Back Row: Trevor Bouck, Natasha Condon, Alyssa Freer and Dan Dasilva (coaches). Middle row: Harlow Davis, Addison Klatt, Madison Dasilva, Olivia Cotterill, Lily Beveridge, Aven Douglas, Kennady Stark Front Row: Elise Bouck, Haley Williams, Raven Cotterill,… Read more »