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What’s next for Michael and Jesse?

Two Sarnia families are searching for answers after being told their sons are no longer welcome at the residential program of the Robarts School for the Deaf in London. Michael Mathieson, 19, who is deaf and autistic, has attended the school four years, coming home summers and weekends. Jesse Harris, 20, is deaf and has… Read more »

Has the mystery of Sarnia’s old cannon been solved?

It’s been climbed on, posed beside and rendezvoused at by half the people in Sarnia at one time or another. But the origins of the cannon in Canatara Park, and how it got there, have long been a mystery. Now, two men researching Sarnia’s war history have unearthed new evidence that sheds light on the… Read more »

OPINION: Attack of the Googlebots

In an earlier life at a previous publication I would occasionally be asked by members of the public to remove their personal information from the newspaper’s website archive. Usually they were criminals angered because their name had been published from provincial court. But one man I remember clearly, and with sadness. The 20-something had run… Read more »

Multi-talented Sarnian sets sights on acting career

Growing up, Nicole Buscema intended to be a doctor. For the smart, talented teen it seemed a logical career choice. By the time she was named valedictorian at St. Christopher Secondary School she was already an accomplished singer, global activist, community volunteer and Kung Fu black belt. But these days, at age 26, Buscema earns… Read more »

YMCA awards recognize our amazing youth

The Journal and the YMCA want to introduce you to some pretty amazing teens. The Y is presenting it annual Celebration of Youth awards to outstanding area youth at P.E. McGibbon Public School on May 22. “The awards celebrate youth who demonstrate the Y values, of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and inclusiveness,” said Gerry Gillis, communication… Read more »

ELECTION: PC Bob Bailey has background in industry

Editor’s note: This the first in a series of Sarnia-Lambton candidate profiles in the run-up to the June 12 provincial election.   Bob Bailey is running a little bit behind as he canvases door-to-door in Point Edward, but only because he stopped to talk to some contractors at the Bridge Tavern. “I went in to… Read more »

Sarnia’s Santavy ranked 7th in the world

Boady Santavy, 17, poses with students at Rosedale Public School, after winning three gold medals in weightlifting in Peru. Glenn Ogilvie

Boady Santavy, 17, poses with junior and senior kindergarten students at Rosedale Public School, after winning three gold medals in weightlifting in Peru. Glenn Ogilvie Boady Santavy went to the Pan American Youth Weightlifting Championships in Lima, Peru with one goal in mind – to come home with a gold medal. He did just that… Read more »

High school track and field champions

Lambton County’s best high school track and field athletes squared off in the LSSAA championships at LCCVI in Petrolia last week. Northern Collegiate won the overall team title, with St. Pat’s second and LCCVI finishing third. The top four finishers in each individual event earned an automatic berth to the Southwestern Ontario championships on this… Read more »