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City police don’t want to take on animal cruelty cases

Troy Shantz Sarnia Police shouldn’t have to assume responsibility for investigating animal cruelty cases when the Humane Society stops doing it, the chief says. “I am concerned that if these calls are downloaded on police it will further tax our limited resources and also divert investigators from other incidents,” Norm Hansen said. The Ontario Society… Read more »

Domestic abuse recovery is a process, new director says

Tara Jeffrey A lot has changed since Angie Marks was hired on at the Women’s Interval Home in 2007 as a ‘counsellor on duty.’ “We’re seeing a lot more complex situations,” said Marks, noting Sarnia’s housing shortage has put pressure on the emergency shelter for women and children experiencing abuse. “There’s a greater concern, the… Read more »

Medal winners

Two members of Sarnia’s Bushido Sing Judo/Jiu-Jitsu School Of Self Defense won medals at the annual Ajax Budokan meet held March 30 in Whitby, Ont. Carson Elder, left, won silver while Zoe Arvanitis brought home gold. Submitted Photo

Llama Mia!

Thomas Grasser, 4, and his mom Kim got the royal greeting when they arrived with apples at the Children’s Animal Farm in Canatara Park last week. The Camlachie residents said they enjoy the farm’s llamas, donkeys and goats and make frequent visits. Glenn Ogilvie

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Owing to its rolling, green hills and lush landscapes, what country is known as “The Emerald Isle”?   2 – After holding the job for nine years, Jim Costello is retiring from what position when he steps down in August?   3 – What musical has such songs as “Bring Him Home” and “Master… Read more »

Janie Puck introducing non-hockey girls to Canada’s game

Tara Jeffrey When Cleo Halket stepped onto the ice at Yost Arena recently — staring up at a giant ‘M’ backdropped by massive cathedral-style windows — she could barely believe her little seven-year-old eyes. “It was almost emotional, how in awe she was,” said mom, Nikki Dobbelaar. Dobbelaar was one of several local parents who… Read more »

Council tunes out complaints, grants pub noise exemption

Troy Shantz Despite complaints from neighbours, Paddy Flaherty’s Irish Pub has been granted a two-year noise bylaw exemption for bands playing its outdoor stage on Sarnia Bay. The exemption permits amplified live music until midnight on Friday and Saturday evenings, from June 1 to Sept. 15. An additional exemption was granted for Sunday, June 30… Read more »