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Time to ‘Stuff The Bus’ on Saturday

Journal Staff Local residents can buy groceries at any of 10 local food stores on Saturday, July 18 and use it to help fill a city transit bus. Stuff the Bus is an annual food drive on behalf of St. Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army. A fundraising barbecue will also be held from… Read more »

The “other” market

A throng of curious shoppers checks out the “Moonlight Market” beneath the Blue Water Bridge in Point Edward. Twelve to 15 producers offer fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs and flowers, honey and meats as well as prepared foods like pierogies and baked goods. The initiative was launched by the Sarnia-Lambton Business Development Corporation and goes… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: When roller skating was king

Nadine Wark There’s a revival of an old pastime underway in Sarnia, with Clearwater Arena offering roller skating each weekends this summer to both adults and children. Sarnia-Lambton has a rich history of roller skating dating to the 1950’s, when old-timers might recall lacing up and meeting friends on a circular cement pad on London… Read more »

St. Pat’s student named to national soccer side

Barry Wright The list of local athletes competing at an elite level in their respective sport continues to grow. The latest is Matt Paquette, who has been chosen to play for Canada’s national U15 soccer squad. The 15-year-old St. Patrick’s High School student was selected following a series of training camps and tournaments earlier this… Read more »

OPINION: The forgotten story of Sarnia’s market gardens

George Mathewson If you’ve been to the Sarnia Farmers’ Market you might have met Frank Kap, a personable fellow with a link to an all-but-forgotten part of Sarnia’s past. Kap’s father was a Dutch immigrant who opened a stall at the market more than 60 years ago, stocking it from a small farm plot on… Read more »

Camp for kids with cerebral palsy

An innovative summer camp for children with cerebral palsy that was threatened with closure last year is up and running again this summer at Dunlop United Church. Here, Chase Hilton Pilon follows Annamaria Dinnyes in a stretch and exercise lesson at the Conductive Education Camp, which received word last week of a $5,000 grant coming… Read more »

Local canine to compete on world stage

Cathy Dobson A Sarnia woman and her three-year-old border collie are off to Germany next week to compete in the prestigious European Open against teams from 35 other countries. “I’m still really new to (the sport),” says Karen Childs, 32, who qualified with her dog Cash for the Canadian Kennel Club Agility team after tryouts… Read more »

Sarnia man says workshop’s meager pay violates his human rights

Cathy Dobson  A Sarnia man with an intellectual disability who is paid 46 cents an hour to attend the sheltered workshop at Wawanosh Enterprises says his earnings are discriminatory and violate the Ontario Human Rights Code. Kris McCormick, 38, has taken his complaint to the Human Rights Legal Support Centre and, after mediation failed last… Read more »

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