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The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – A dog named Terry was paid $125 a week for his role in The Wizard of Oz, playing what character (and what name)? 2 – Fill in the blank: Approximately __, 000 students are enrolled in school this year with the Clair Catholic District School Board and the Lambton-Kent District School Board. (within a… Read more »

Pro motocross coming to Hiawatha

Barry Wright Sarnia will be one of four stops on the inaugural Canadian National Arenacross Tour, thanks to a Florida-based company with a local connection. Motocross racers will set up shop at Hiawatha Horse Park on the Golden Mile on Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct.10 as the tour swings through Ontario, Alberta and B.C…. Read more »

Dialogue has started locally on sponsoring fleeing Syrians

Jack Poirier Community support is building for a grassroots plan to sponsor and bring Syrian refugees to Sarnia-Lambton. Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley said he’s received a very positive response after calling on local leaders, the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, religious groups and the county to come together and address the humanitarian crisis in Syria. “This is… Read more »

Legionnaires to ice young, fast team this season

Barry Wright The teacher will meet the student when the Sarnia Legionnaires entertain Lambton Shores in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League home opener Sept. 17 at the Sarnia Arena. Game time is 7:10 pm. “I coached him way back in ’89 with the Sarnia Ranson Bees,” said Legionnaires coach Mark Davis of his opposing… Read more »

Donation of camp creating new lakefront park

Heather Wright Special to The Journal A piece of prime Lake Huron beachfront property in the Bright’s Grove area could soon be opened for public use. The board of directors of Lamrecton Camp has given the property to Plympton-Wyoming, on condition it remains in public hands. The grounds at 3110 Egremont Road include several acres of… Read more »

Following is a list of known debates involving Sarnia-Lambton candidates in the Oct. 19 federal election. * Sept. 22 – Sarnia Golf & Curling Club, 500 Errol Rd. W. Hosted by Chamber of Commerce and Seaway Kiwanis. Open, but this is a ticketed event. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. * Sept. 24 – Sarnia Library,… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What was the lawyer’s name in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird?’ 2 – One of Sarnia’s oldest streets was once called Trongate Street, named for a famous street in Glasgow? What is it called today? 3 – In the signature song from the musical  “The Music Man”, how many trombones led the big parade?… Read more »

Beaverbrook: The flamboyant man behind the art

Cathy Dobson Editor’s Note: In three weeks the doors will open at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery on an exhibition billed as the most important art event in Sarnia’s history, the only Ontario stop for the internationally-acclaimed Masterworks of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. This is the first in a series of articles explaining the significance… Read more »

Bingo goes upscale with chandeliers, a baby grand

Cathy Dobson Bingo has never felt so swanky. In a bid to attract more players to Sarnia’s last remaining hall, Bingo Country Holdings Ltd. is doing a complete overhaul of its building and adding new attractions like eBingo and a piano lounge. Bingo Country, which is changing its name to Jackpot City, continues to operate… Read more »

PHOTO ESSAY: Beach rocks once a cheap building material

George Mathewson Scattered around Sarnia are the remnants of a building craft that has all but disappeared – beach stone construction. Round and difficult to stack, beach stones are far from an ideal masonry material. But for Sarnia’s early masons they were easy to find, easy to move and free for the taking. Chimneys, home… Read more »