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Couple hosting Sarnia’s first ever fertility walk on Oct. 16

Tara Jeffrey Colleen and Paresh Thakkar want other families to know they’re not alone. “We’ve had our own struggles with infertility for the past couple of years,” said Colleen Thakkar. “But we’ve also heard from so many others — their stories, their losses. “It’s close to our hearts, so we want to help other people… Read more »

Sarnia Transit now free for kids 12 and under

Journal Staff Children age 12 and under can now ride Sarnia Transit buses for free. Traditionally, riders five and older were required to pay $3 cash or provide a ticket ($2.40), the same as an adult fare. During a trial run this summer, the eligible age for free rides was raised to 12 for kids… Read more »

Lambton College enhancing on-campus student protection

Tara Jeffrey Laura Burke hopes a more robust sexual violence policy at Lambton College will help put students at ease in the wake of allegations of numerous assaults at London’s Western University last month. “This past year, it’s really come to the forefront that we need to continue to strengthen our program and really put… Read more »

Gladu blames Conservative election loss on vote-splitting People’s Party

Tara Jeffrey Marilyn Gladu is happy to put the election campaign behind her. “This election was ugly,” said Sarnia-Lambton’s MP, pointing to incidents of violence and vandalism across Canada during last month’s 44th general election. “I think everybody is generally really angry. Essentially, we spent $600 million to have an election in the middle of… Read more »

PHOTO: Seasing the day

Sailors from the Sarnia Yacht Club enjoy a late season sail on a mild day in southern Lake Huron on Sept. 29, as seen from the Point Edward shoreline. Ronny D’Haene Photo

Reflection marks first Truth and Reconciliation Day

Tara Jeffrey A sea of orange made its way through downtown Sarnia last week as nearly 300 people gathered and marched to mark the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. “I want to acknowledge the allies that are here, that are going to walk with us today,” Sarnia’s Lila Bruyere told the crowd at… Read more »

Sarnia pushing province to act on dodgy “renovictions’

Tara Jeffrey Bill Dennis says Ontario needs to do more to combat the ‘reno-victing’ of tenants — a practice that’s a growing problem in Sarnia-Lambton. “I saw it happening when I was in real estate and it’s happening now,” the Sarnia city councillor said of ‘renovictions,’ the term used to describe landlords who evict tenants… Read more »

Great Lakes athletic track delayed until next year

Journal Staff The $5.4-million athletic track under construction at Sarnia’s Great Lakes Secondary School won’t be completed this fall after all. Unfavourable weather and shipment delays have set the timetable back until next spring at the earliest, said Brian McKay, business superintendent of the Lambton Kent District School Board. “The trench drains and the steeplejack… Read more »