City organization reeling from malicious cyber attack

Troy Shantz U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton isn’t the only one upset about Russian cyber attacks these days. A Sarnia-based cultural organization was victimized this summer by hackers who seized its computer system and demanded a ransom to unlock the files and data. A director with the non-profit agency, which The Journal has agreed not… Read more »

Week of Nov. 10

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City woman forms provincial alliance to fight school closures

Cathy Dobson One of the most vocal proponents of the failed Save SCITS campaign is taking her battle to halt school closures to Queen’s Park. Sarnia’s Susan MacKenzie created the Ontario Alliance Against School Closures (OAASC) in October; a group she says represents more than 15,000 people from 26 districts fighting to save their schools… Read more »

Neglected pooch finds loving home in Sarnia

Troy Shantz Russell is a stray dog who has spent his life rummaging through garbage in a car graveyard in Northern Ontario. Until now. The black mixed-breed mutt has traversed the province and ended up in Sarnia, where he’s since found a loving family. The Sarnia and District Humane Society and the Welland SPCA took… Read more »

City Hall vigil held for victims of bullying

About 75 people gathered at City Hall for a peaceful candlelight vigil in support of victims of bullying on Monday, Nov. 7. Sarnia resident Joanne Dunn, seen here, was one of those who spoke out about her own experience, describing escalating physical and emotional abuse.“I followed the protocol, which was go to H.R. but it… Read more »

Point Edward OPP steps it up following complaints

Cathy Dobson Six weeks after Point Edward residents demanded a better OPP response to escalating vandalism, a greater police presence is being felt and petty crime appears to be down. “We’ve definitely got an increase in police coming around and checking all the time,” says Kristen Simpson who lives and works in the village. “It… Read more »

New indigenous student partnership for St. Pat’s

The Catholic school board and Kettle and Stony Point First Nation have reached a tuition services agreement for students attending St. Patrick’s High School. The agreement is the first between the band and St. Clair Catholic District School Board and provides a framework for student supports while setting out reporting requirements for tuition fees collected… Read more »

Festival featured films from both sides of the camera

Troy Shantz Sarnia’s very own film festival brought a hint of Sundance and Cannes to the downtown over the weekend. The 2nd annual South Western International Film Festival featured 15 international and Canadian flicks, up from seven at last year’s launch. “It has grown quite a bit,” said organizer Ravi Srinivasan, a Corunna native and… Read more »

Student saves occupants from gas leak poisoning

Journal Staff A Lambton College student helped save the lives of 10 people from a hazardous carbon monoxide leak at a Wellington Street apartment last week, Sarnia’s fire officer prevention says. Jacalyn Pendleton quickly called 911 when she noticed a strange smell in the building. Arriving firefighters detected carbon monoxide levels of 400 parts per… Read more »