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Best buds find a loving home

Vanessa Hrvatin Special to The Journal A pair of inseparable dogs who were featured recently in The Journal has found a loving home. Brandy and B.J. arrived at the Sarnia and District Humane Society last August but couldn’t find a permanent place to live. Would-be adopters were reluctant to take on two large and older… Read more »

Letters, week of Jan. 8

Frustrated by homeless shelter closure Sir: Thank you George Mathewson for exposing the abuse of taxpayer’s money in the homeless court fight. And for exposing the sad “not in my neighbourhood” mentality of some residents here on Mitton Street. Most people don’t choose to be homeless. And River City Vineyard was kind enough to open… Read more »

Space invader: sea lamprey holds lesson for Great Lakes

George Mathewson The eel-like thing squirms as it’s lifted from a water tank before fixing its sucker mouth to the bare arm of Jim Campbell, a community liaison officer in Sarnia with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. It looks like a monstrous leech on steroids, but with sharp teeth, and the 24th Dunlop Scouts and Cubs… Read more »

Gallery in the Grove turns 35 this year

Cathy Dobson  Sheila Brown and Clare Bloxam are always on the lookout for the “wow” factor. It’s not an easy job to choose the six shows to be exhibited at Gallery in the Grove every year. Brown and Bloxam volunteer as exhibition planners on a board of directors that works year-round to ensure established and… Read more »

City moves to seamless bylaw enforcement

Journal Staff The people who round up stray dogs and write up parking tickets are now one and the same in Sarnia. City hall has consolidated its three bylaw enforcement units into a single division, a move that’s expected to save money and speed response times, said Jane Cooper, director of planning and building. Staff… Read more »

Mayor honours Sarnians who made a difference

Journal Staff They span the realms of history and music and make-believe, and they work with children, the dying and distraught. But a unifying thread does connect the 18 individuals and organizations named to Mayor Mike Bradley’s Honour List for 2014 – a desire to make Sarnia a better place. “The list is a tribute… Read more »

Kett has sights set on Team Canada

Barry Wright Dylan Kett has a plan. The 17-year-old student at Ecole Secondaire St. Francois Xavier in Sarnia wants to wear the Team Canada jersey for our national sledge hockey team at the Paralympic Games in 2018 or 2022. “I have to keep working hard and developing my game,” said Kett, a first-year member of… Read more »

ALZHEIMER’S: Act quickly for wandering patients

Journal Staff Saturday is a trigger for Patricia Wright. The entertainment options are the slimmest that day at the assisted living home where 83-year-old lives. So Saturday is the day she tends to wander. Wright, who has dementia, became lost during one of those strolls last summer, and precariously ventured through a bustling construction zone… Read more »

Act quickly with wandering Alzheimer patients

Journal Staff Saturday is a trigger for Patricia Wright. The entertainment options are the slimmest that day at the assisted living home where 83-year-old lives. So Saturday is the day she tends to wander. Wright, who has dementia, became lost during one of those strolls last summer, and precariously ventured through a bustling construction zone… Read more »