Actor and comedian Shaun Majumder coming to Imperial

Cathy Dobson One of the most recognized faces in Canadian comedy is coming to The Imperial Theatre Jan. 19. Shaun Majumder, award-winning actor and comedian, is swinging through town with his stand-up comedy act. Tickets are nearly sold out. Majumder might best be known as a cast member of This Hour Has 22 Minutes where he first… Read more »

Best local quotes of 2016

The Journal loves a good quote. Here are 10 that caught our eye in 2016. 10 – “The long hair came in and people didn’t get their hair cut as much. We thought it was going to be a passing trend but long hair was in for 28 years.” – City barber Jim Canton, 70,… Read more »

New club helping students learn to take charge

Troy Shantz Jenna Duarte is president of the new Builder’s Club at P. E. McGibbon Public School, and while eighth-grader admits she isn’t sure what a president does she isn’t confused about the mandate. The goal of the Golden K Kiwanis-sponsored club is to foster competent, capable young leaders by facilitating student-led projects. “I just… Read more »

City woman raising awareness of little-known disorder

Cathy Dobson Life has been full of victories and setbacks since Kerry Henrikson’s three children developed a difficult-to-diagnose and little understood autoimmune disorder known as PANDAS/PANS. This month, thanks to the help of Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey, Henrikson is celebrating a big victory. Bailey introduced legislation that officially designates Oct. 9 as an annual awareness… Read more »

Northern students launch courtyard project

Cathy Dobson A proposal to create a relaxed outdoor courtyard on school property is still only on paper but is already boosting spirits at Northern high school. “Students have been speaking out for a safe place where they can go just to breathe and take a break,” said Alexa Soulliere, a Grade 12 student and… Read more »

New police ‘carding’ rules come into effect Jan. 1

Troy Shantz If a Sarnia Police officer stops you on the street after midnight on Dec. 31 they will need to give you a reason why. New Ontario regulations that ban random street checks, also known as “carding,” come into effect Jan. 1. The changes are meant to address the issue of racial profiling by… Read more »

Threat of nuclear annihilation fuels outspoken artist

Cathy Dobson Tom Ackermann has a lot to say. He says it with his colourful and evocative paintings. He expresses it through a painting technique he developed using oil-based paint and plastic. And, despite considerable opposition, he is determined to talk about the nuclear tragedies that have been driving his work for the past five… Read more »

Merry Christmas!

From all of us at The Journal, may the good times and treasures of this day become your golden memories of tomorrow. To one and all, a very Merry Christmas.