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Lucky cat survives coyote attack

George Mathewson Set the cat has now recovered but for one dark night in December he embodied his namesake, the Egyptian god of chaos and violence. The big male feline was in the backyard of his Lanark Crescent home when he was badly mauled, the victim of an apparent coyote attack. Owner Dennis Grant said… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

  1.         Time Magazine’s 2014 Person of the Year went, not to an individual, but to health care workers who are still fighting the outbreak of what disease? 2.         To commemorate Sarnia’s 100th anniversary, who recently donated a gazebo to Centennial Park for residents to use? 3.         Ernst Stavro Blofeld, a character rumoured to be… Read more »

Legionnaires team up with hospice

Barry Wright For a third straight season, the Sarnia Legionnaires are using January home games to help raise funds for St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia. Legionnaires director Theo Bet said the connection between the two organizations began when former co-owner Sharon Williamson stayed at the hospice before her death in 2012. “They are a phenomenal… Read more »

OPINION: Workers winning drug testing fight

George Mathewson Should Canadian companies be able to randomly test their workers for drugs and alcohol? Because of a workplace incident in Sarnia the answer to that question has become a little clearer. The Chemical Valley has long been a key battleground in a tense legal fight that pits a company’s requirement to provide a… Read more »

Rebound gala features ‘fire and ice’

Journal Staff Anyone looking escape winter might want to check out Rebound’s Hearts for Youth Gala. The annual event is the youth-serving agency’s main fundraiser and features live and silent auctions, five-course dinner at the Dante Club, music, dancing and stirring testimonials from youth. And it comes at a time when people are looking to… Read more »

DeAngelo hopes to milk trade all the way to league title

Barry Wright When former Sarnia Sting players Anthony DeAngelo and Bryan Moore were once interviewed on Sting Buzz on TVCOGECO, the two U.S-born players joked about an oddity in their adopted home – milkbags. They had never seen them in their respective home states of New Jersey and North Carolina, and wondered why milkbags are… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Sticking to your New Year’s resolutions

Lynae Morningstar It’s the New Year and our resolutions are fresh and fancy. Most of us have great ambitions and great intentions but we fall desperately short of our aspirations. As a gym owner, I see firsthand how difficult it is for most people to reach their goals, even though everyone starts with good intentions…. Read more »

Legionnaires land goalie for stretch run

The Sarnia Legionnaires have loaded up for the stretch run by obtained the services of all-star goalie Andrew Masters from the St. Marys Lincolns. The 19-year-old netminder, regarded as one of the best netminders in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League, is seen here with Sarnia head coach Dan Rose. Photo courtesy Anne Tigwell

OPINION: Sarnia a vastly different city these days

Norma West Linder Half a century can bring many changes, so I shouldn’t be surprised that the Sarnia I live in today is vastly different from the one I moved to in the early ‘50s. At that time the place seemed more like a small town than a city, maybe because we had moved here… Read more »