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Employer found job-ready candidate

Marco Vigliotti Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on the Goodwill Career Centre Jim Vergunst admits he was initially skeptical when approached by the local Goodwill Career Centre last year about using its service to hire a new employee at his Sarnia-based marketing and communications firm, Grafiks. Not entirely too familiar… Read more »

Hunting for lunch

A great egret hunts for lunch in Lake Chipican on a recent sunny day. Birders have noted fewer wading and shore birds around the Canatara Park pond this year, but this bird, which will soon be heading south, if it hasn’t already, was able to score a few small fish. Glenn Ogilvie

Solid season for Sarnia golfer

Barry Wright Adam Graham of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club has been named a first team all-star in Ontario University Athletics men’s golf. The freshman at Brock University in St. Catharines tied for fifth at the recent OUA Golf Championships in Oshawa with rounds of 71 and 76. His 36-hole total of three over… Read more »

The Journal trivia challenge

1.      According to his biography, the Irish-born St. Columba made the first reported sighting of what Scottish monster in 565 AD?   2.     As the signs indicate, what date completes Point Edward’s motto: “Progressively Independent Since ____”? 3.      The name of what spice can precede beer, bread, and snap? 4.      What multi-use trail, which… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: I graduated from university – now what?

Vanessa Hrvatin Back in 2010, I decided to go to Queen’s University to pursue a Bachelors of Science. Having been born and raised in Sarnia, the thought of living east of Highway 402 seemed like a great adventure. So off I went to live the dream! I majored in Biology and Environmental Science and had… Read more »

To Autumn: A fall photo feature

O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stain’d With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit Beneath my shady roof; there thou may’st rest, And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe, And all the daughters of the year shall dance! Sing now the lusty song of fruits and flowers. Amanda Cohoon appears… Read more »

CANDIDATE FORUM: The men running to be Sarnia’s mayor

Four men are seeking to become the mayor of Sarnia, and presented here are profiles explaining their reasons for running. One of the candidates, Fred Ingram, did not participate. All profiles by Cathy Dobson, The Journal MIKE BRADLEY Mike Bradley says 26 years as head of council has changed him and made him a better… Read more »

OPINION: On zombies, wind and Freudian slips

George Mathewson 1 – Sarnia’s zombies are tougher than Petrolia’s zombies. How? Petrolia’s zombies were so wimpy they rescheduled Zombies Invade Boom Town (from Oct. 3 to Oct. 24) because the weather report called for rain. Really. An entire town of living dead put off by a little water. Sarnia’s zombies, on the other hand,… Read more »

Hospital starts Ebola screening

Bluewater Health is seeking assistance from the public in its efforts to protect patients and staff from the Ebola virus. The hospital is asking all emergency department visitors and patients in Sarnia and Petrolia to stop at the Ebola screening sign at the entrance and await further direction from staff. Patients with scheduled appointments will… Read more »