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Call centre opened

The first 120 employees are trained and working at the new Atelka Contact Centre in Sarnia. The call centre in the Western Research Park on Modeland Road held its grand opening June 5, when officials showed off the newly renovated site. The centre began taking calls on behalf of major telecommunications client in early April…. Read more »

End of the line for Blackwell Church

Bill Scott stand before the original 1880 Methodist Church in Blackwell. The newer Blackwell United across the street is closing and its congregation disbanding after 134 years of worship in the former hamlet. – Glenn Ogilvie BLACKWELL – When the church here holds it final service on June 29 a cemetery and vine-covered heritage site… Read more »

Seniors Cruise, Ahoy

      Seniors Cruise, Ahoy   Journal Staff A local tradition steeped in goodwill is set to sail again. The Seniors Cruise aboard the Duc D’Orleans II is an outing on the St. Clair River for more than 1,000 local seniors, complete with lunch, refreshments and music. The price of admission, as always, is… Read more »

Q and A with NDP candidate Brian White

Q – Politician are often criticized, mocked and scorned. It’s a tough, tough job. Why do you want to do it? A – Someone has to be a catalyst for change, even if my purpose is to inspire others to run or vote. I’ve learned to be comfortable with myself and I know most criticism isn’t… Read more »

Q and A with Green Party candidate Kevin Shaw

Q – Voters seem discouraged by their options this election. What are you doing to woo the disenchanted? A – I’m hearing from many people that they are disillusioned by the traditional parties and their inability to work together for the people of Ontario.  For many people this is the first time that they are… Read more »

What’s Happening, Week of June 5

What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event.  Please include ticket prices, if any, and where to obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca.   Thursday, June 5 Health Seminar Dr. David Armstrong, a gastroenterologist, will discuss… Read more »

Q and A with Liberal candidate Anne Marie Gillis

Q – eHealth. Wind turbines. ORNGE. The gas plant fiasco. Why should residents vote Liberal after all the scandals of the McGuinty/Wynne years? A – The historical record of the Ontario Provincial Liberal government has been disconcerting to many Ontarians including myself. Kathleen Wynne does not shy away from these issues but rather has taken… Read more »

Relay for Life‘s lucky 13th

Sarnia’s Relay for Life will be held for a 13th time on Friday the 13th. But it will take money, not luck, to hit this year’s target of $300,000 to fight cancer. The festival-like event at Clearwater Arena Park brings together friends, families, co-workers and cancer survivors for one night with a goal of raising… Read more »

Q and A with Libertarian candidate Andrew Falby

Q – Libertarians favour smaller government, lower taxes, and more social and economic freedom. Which of the three is most important to you? A – That’s a difficult question to answer, as all three are inter-related. You can have “smaller government” and still have an all-powerful State; you can have “lower taxes’ and yet still… Read more »