New Ontario dental program for seniors taking applications

Low-income residents of Sarnia-Lambton can now apply for free, routine dental care under Ontario’s senior dental care program. To qualify, you must be an Ontario residents age 65 or older, have an annual net incomes of less than $19,300 for a single person and $32,300 for a couple, and no access to private or government… Read more »

Extra padding

Sarnia Sting captain Ryan McGregor helps teammates gather stuffed animals during the 22nd annual Teddy Bear Toss, which happened Dec. 6. As per tradition, fans hurled plush toys onto the ice surface at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena  after the first Sting goal, which was scored by Sean Josling and assisted by McGregor. The toys… Read more »

Headliners for next year’s Block Party announced

The next Do It For Sarnia Block Party will be a two-day affair featuring The Trews, Red Wanting Blue, and Walk Off the Earth. Backed by title sponsor LiUNA, the event will see The Trews and Red Wanting Blue take the Agora stage in Centennial Park on Friday, June 19. Canadian indie pop band Walk… Read more »

United Way enters final stretch of campaign

The United Way has issued a plea for donations as it entered the final stretch of this year’s $1,900,000 fundraising campaign. As of late last week, the campaign had reached just 83.5% of the target, said chair Vicky Ducharme. “We are asking every business and individual to think of the 36 local programs and services… Read more »

City police charge 4 more with impaired driving

Sarnia Police recently arrested four drivers on impaired charges in a seven-hour period. One woman was stopped after being seen driving erratically through Canatara Park, and a man was arrested for refusing to give a breath sample following a disturbance on Capel Street. A second man was charged when the truck he was driving crashed… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Vanna White beat out 200 other applicants in 1982 to earn a job on what popular TV show?   2 – For over two decades, what company has sponsored the Teddy Bear Toss at a Sarnia Sting game (on Friday, Dec. 6 this year)?   3 – So close: In the world of tennis,… Read more »

City actor and filmmaker earns nod as a rising talent

Troy Shantz When Sarnia’s Shreya Patel heard she’d been nominated for the Forbes 30 under 30 list she assumed it was a hoax. But after re-reading the email that came during an Uber ride, she realized she really was heading off to Berlin, Germany to join other nominees at a pitch-and-networking session this week. “I… Read more »

City woman studying medicine while playing for Ireland

Troy Shantz A Sarnia woman has landed a spot on the Irish National Rugby Team. Victoria Dabanovich-O’Mahony, who is studying medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, was recently named to the XV Women’s Team “Being able to put on the green jersey is an unexplainable feeling,” she told The Journal. “For me… Read more »

Letters: week of Dec. 5

Tech great, but people make health care Sir: After reading Phil Egan’s Nov. 21 article (New device to make stethoscope a museum piece) it prompts me to communicate my latest ‘adventure’ regarding our public health system. This past week I experienced the latter first hand through spending several days at the local hospital. My experience is not one… Read more »