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The story behind the story of Sarnia’s missing boy

Cathy Dobson When an eight-year-old Sarnia boy went missing on July 19, the community came together to prove both the value of its pioneering alert system and the spirit of the people who live here. “I was at home on my computer around 9 p.m. that night and saw the (Sarnia Police) post on Facebook,”… Read more »

New yoga studio opens in Bright’s Grove

Cathy Dobson   For Nicole McColl, practicing yoga and meditation is a lifesaver. “At the very least, it’s a life-lengthener,” says the 36-year-old mother of two. The owner of the new Saat Lune (Seven Moons) Yoga Studio in Bright’s Grove has an extensive background in palliative care and hospice nursing, management and teaching. She knows… Read more »

Doggone it: Humane Society ran out of pooches

Cathy Dobson   For the first time in memory, the kennels at the Sarnia and District Humane Society fell silent recently. “We had no dogs here for two days. Everyone was adopted out,” executive director Donna Pyette said. “It’s never happened before, as far as we know.” Long-term staff who have worked for 30 years at… Read more »

Dally wins silver in Korea at World University Games

Barry Wright Laura Dally is part of Canadian basketball history. The Sarnia native was part of our women’s national development basketball squad that won silver at the World University Games in South Korea earlier this month. The lady hoopsters, whose best finish had previously been bronze medals in 1979 and 1991, finished second following a… Read more »

Legionnaires sign a pair of OHL draft picks

Dan McCaffery Two OHL draft picks have signed Jr. ‘B’ cards with the Sarnia Legionnaires. The team has signed Brad Yowart, a draft pick of the Oshawa Generals, and Ethan DuPont, who is the property of the Sudbury Wolves, said general manager Bob Williamson. Yowart, a 19-year-old defenceman, has three years of Jr. ‘B’ experience… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal’s trivia challenge

1 – The logo of what Canadian chain of stores is an inverted red triangle? 2 – What type of fish, weighing 16.69 kilograms and one of the biggest ever caught, did Sarnian Patrick Surdyka recently catch at Bridgeview Marina? 3 – In literature, where were Geoffrey Chaucer”s pilgrims going? 4 – Pals with Paws is… Read more »

Young lacrosse players move up to larger stage

Barry Wright Brayden Bell has played lacrosse every summer from the age of three, but the 17-year-old was going to pass this season to concentrate on football instead. But a training camp with the Toronto Beaches Junior “A” lacrosse club reignited his passion for the game. As a result, the 6’4”, 220 lb. goaltender could… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Bayside Mall: fix it or bulldoze it

Robert Haisman In recent times, larger cities such as Toronto have developed what is known as a “walk score.” Walk scores measures things like access to grocery stores, restaurants, health care, libraries, etc. The scale is 0 to 100. The higher the number, the greater the livability of an area. Having lived in downtown Toronto… Read more »