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Week of December 9

Allowing unleashed dogs to run on the beach is a bad idea Sir: I love dogs, but Sarnia’s plan to allow them to run leash-free on the beach is foolish, at best. When a person chooses to live in a city with both people and dogs they must realize it’s not all about what they… Read more »

Week of December 9

What’s happening events must be open to the public or virtual, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca THURSDAY, DEC. 9 Wooly Toss… Read more »

Residential school survivor plans to ask Pope for apology

Editor’s Note: The Assembly of First Nations said Tuesday the delegation that was travelling to Rome has been postponed because of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19. A new date has not been set. Cathy Dobson An area residential school survivor heading to the Vatican to meet Pope Francis says she will ask him for… Read more »

Free foiling

Drawing power from only the wind, waves and an occasional paddle, Michael Pisarczyk “surfs” a foil board near the Blue Water Bridge on Nov. 24. A hydrofoil under the moving board uses its own kinetic energy to lift the board out of the water, allowing Pisarczyk to pump it up and down and gain speed…. Read more »

Vigil honours École Polytechnique women, local femicide victims

Tara Jeffrey A crowd gathered at Sarnia City Hall Monday for a vigil to honour the victims of the 1989 École Polytechnique murders, as well as all women in Sarnia-Lambton who have died from femicide. “Femicide is the intentional murder of women because they are women,” said Trish Vanoosterom, public education coordinator at the Sexual… Read more »

Commitment of St. Pat’s junior girls team pays off on the court

Tara Jeffrey This fall’s return to sports was a memorable one for the Junior Girls’ basketball squad at St. Patrick’s high school, who went undefeated for the season and claimed the LKSSAA championship title. “None of them had ever played high school basketball,” coach Kelsie James said of the Grade 9 and 10 students, noting… Read more »

Bundle up the kids and head out on a Holiday Light Tour

Tara Jeffrey Scott Williams fondly recalls his family’s annual car rides to take in Sarnia’s holiday lights. “I remember as a kid when you could go down the Parkway and the plants were all lit up and the city was quite bright,” he said. “But over the years, things seemed to be going dark.” A… Read more »