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The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Approximately 2% of people in the world have what eye colour? 2 – What has been approved for construction at the site of the former Devine Street School? 3 – Kiwis is a colloquial term for residents of what country? 4 – Sarnia’s Angus McLeod, Fred Lougheed, and T. B. McCarthy excelled at… Read more »

Workshop ponders new world of cannabis in the workplace

Troy Shantz Taking a “smoke break” at work may mean something completely different after July 1, 2018. As the province refines Canada’s legal cannabis legislation, employers are wondering what it means for workers on the job. A workshop hosted by Lambton Public Health on Nov. 21 aims to ready employers for the new world of… Read more »

City Hall is killing women’s hockey, player says

Pam Wright Female hockey players are getting short shrift in Sarnia because the ice time the city makes available to women is insufficient and inconvenient, a long-time player says. “I want adult women’s hockey to remain viable here,” said Bernadette Slotwinski, who is deeply concerned the women’s league will continue to decline and die unless… Read more »

Seeing Holmes Foundry site for sale after 17-year fight bittersweet for original investor

Cathy Dobson Ray Lariviere is celebrating the end of a convoluted court case that has finally allowed the former Holmes Foundry property to be listed for sale. An Ontario Supreme Court decision means a key 16-acre property marking the entrance to Ontario can now be developed. The court settlement is sealed and the details confidential…. Read more »

Liquidation store owners see a post-Sears opportunity

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s newest liquidation store is a joint venture for three local men who have been friends since high school. Kyle Deloof, 34, owner of Davy Jones Quality Meats on Confederation Street, brings retail experience to the team and is responsible for embracing the concept. “The owner of Norpac, a fellow I purchase meat… Read more »

U35 Champions

The Art & Letters team is the 2017 Treble champions in the Sarnia FC adult rec league’s over 35 division. From left are, front row: Keith Sokol, Lucio Pasqual, Kelvin Mahabir, Toby Rae, Al Dillon, Chris Marshall, Jason Tassone, Alvis Edwards and Steve Ferencsik; back row: Coach Les Thomson, Paul Burke, Sam Benjamin, Blair Young,… Read more »

Backyard photographer charms birds out of the trees

Troy Shantz Sarnia photographer Russ McPhee is proof you don’t have to venture far afield to record great wildlife photos. In fact, when it comes to capturing the antics of birds, he seldom ventures from the comfort of his own backyard. “I don’t tell people I’ve shot them in the backyard,” said McPhee, 68, of… Read more »

Take it or leave it

Although it started a bit later than usual this fall, Sarnia’s the annual battle with leaves has now been joined in earnest. Here, Wayne Pegg and two other groundskeepers blow leaves into piles for collection at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club. A crew of five will be busy until the end of November cleaning up… Read more »