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Marinaro headed to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games

Journal Staff Sarnia’s Michael Marinaro and his partner Kirsten Moore-Towers earned their ticket to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games with a gold-medal performance at the National Figure Skating Championships in Ottawa on the weekend. It was a third straight Canadian pairs title for Marinaro and Moore-Towers, of St. Catharines, Ont. Skate Canada and the Canadian… Read more »

Mayor honours Sarnians who made a difference in 2021

Journal Staff They are different organizers and volunteers who over the past year helped the hungry and hurting and excelled at their chosen pursuits. But the one thing that connects the 13 groups and individuals named by Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley to his 2021 Honour List is they are all living proof people can make… Read more »

“Mr. Sarnia” Ray Curran was respected by labour and industry

Tara Jeffrey Community members are mourning the loss of industry and labour pioneer Ray Curran, a man known as “Mr. Sarnia.” “Our community really lost a true icon,” Bridgeview Marina owner Dave Brown said of his longtime friend, who died Jan. 2 at age 91. Curran was a founding member of the Sarnia Construction Association… Read more »

UPDATED: Virus surge sparks work refusal at Blue Water Bridge

Tara Jeffrey Federal labour officers are looking into claims of unsafe work condition at the Blue Water Bridge where surging COVID-19 cases has led to an ongoing work refusal, the Customs and Immigration Union says. It began on Dec. 27 when 11 members of the CIU exercised their right to refuse unsafe work “due to… Read more »

Year in Review: Deafblind woman finding new joy in life and art

Editor’s Note: This week we’re running our favourite people features of 2021, a reminder that even in difficult years good things happen. This one first appeared June 24. Cathy Dobson Every morning, Talice Connelly organizes her day. In a row of empty baskets she places specific items to indicate what she plans to do. A sweatband… Read more »