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Week of November 18

What’s happening events must be open to the public or virtual, 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 THURSDAY, NOV. 18 Film Festival… Read more »

Unemployed nurse explains why she refused to get shot

Tara Jeffrey Carla Olson didn’t know what to expect when she volunteered to help staff at Bluewater Health’s new COVID-19 unit last year — but knew she was doing the right thing. “It’s a medical condition and we were medical nurses,” she said. “I didn’t have small children at home so I said, ‘I’ll do… Read more »

On to the Silver Stick finals

The Sarnia Sting U12 AA/A team qualified to play in the Silver Stick Finals in January after going 4-0 to win the Owen Sound Regional Qualifier Tournament. Team members include David Beasley, Luke Bowen, Henry Bulsza, Rhys Davis, Drew Davison , Nathan Geddes, Noal Grondin, Ben Graves, Cam Jolicoeur, Cooper Kennedy, Caden Kreeft, Logan Miller,… Read more »

Local therapists using psychedelic drug to help their patients

Cathy Dobson A psychotherapy team in Point Edward is believed to be the first in the area using a psychedelic drug to treat patients not responding to more conventional therapies. Taryn and Matt Barnes, clinical social workers and co-owners of Southwest Counselling Services, began combining a hallucinogen called ketamine with extended psychotherapy sessions in October…. Read more »

Ancient warrior statue turning heads in Bright’s Grove

This likeness of a 2,200-year-old Chinese art treasure has been turning heads in Bright’s Grove lately. Carved from the stump of a silver maple, the 11-foot-high sculpture recreates a warrior from the 8,000-figure terra cotta army buried with the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. “I’ve always liked that kind of art,” said the… Read more »

Davies tops the field at cross country championships

Journal Staff Sarnia’s Andrew Davies tied a course record to win the men’s individual title at the Ontario University Cross Country Championships on Nov. 6 His gold medal performance in a field of 102 runners helped the McMaster Marauders finish second overall at the Thames Valley Golf Club in London. Davies finished seven seconds ahead… Read more »

Historic Photo: 1917 SCITS rugby team

This photo shows the Sarnia Collegiate Institute rugby football team of 1917. From left are, back row: Carl Manore, John Allen, Beatty Jennings, William Patterson; middle row: Frazer Slater, Jack (last name illegible), Frank Cowan, Bertram “Bud” Phippen, Harold Slater, J.B.C. Runnings; front row: Maurice Copeland; Kenneth Sproule, Edward Ferguson, Lyle Smith, James Patterson, Stewart… Read more »

St. Clair council approves vaccine mandate

Journal Staff St. Clair Township employees have until Dec.14 to provide proof of shots under a new mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy council has approved. The policy applies to all employees, volunteers, firefighters, council members, individuals appointed by council, and students. Those who don’t comply must complete a mandatory education program by Dec. 21 and take… Read more »

Celebration of Lights building on home decorating surge

Cathy Dobson The chairman of the 37th annual Celebration of Lights has a guiding principle he repeats often. “Whatever we do, we want to do very well,” says Dean Holtz. Holtz holds himself and festival volunteers to a high standard to ensure that when the lights go on Dec. 1 in Centennial that people will love… Read more »