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Blimey! An even bigger Captain Kidd Days

Tara Jeffrey Reptiles, rock climbing, paddle boats, a drive-in movie and Ontario’s largest inflatable are set to take over the Corunna Athletic Park for the 30th annual Captain Kidd Days. “We’re really focused on the kids,” said Geoff Dale, co-chair of a committee dedicated to making the small-town event a bit bigger each year. “That’s… Read more »

Race to Erase aiming for 50 teams this year

Cathy Dobson Volunteers organizing Sarnia’s 10th annual Race to Erase want to register teams now in anticipation of their biggest event yet on Sept. 26. “Our goal is to get 50 teams with four members each this year,” says co-founder Rich Bouchard.  The 2014 Race to Erase attracted 43 teams, so Bouchard says finding seven… Read more »

Sting take Finn in first round of CHL Import Draft

Barry Wright For only the second time in the past nine seasons, the Sarnia Sting looked to Finland for their first round selection in the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Import Draft. The club chose sharp-shooting winger Patrik Laine with its first round pick last week. The other Finn taken by Sarnia in recent memory was… Read more »

New club owner plans to bring in big name acts

Jack Poirier A Torontonian turned Sarnian has ambitious plans to turn an historic nightclub into a major concert hall. Stuart Manchee, 30, purchased Rustic on June 1 with plans to convert the former Campbell Street Station into a destination spot for live music lovers. “I am doing a full rebrand. I really want to focus… Read more »

KaBoommm!

Maryanne Partington provided this birds-eye view of the annual Canada Day fireworks on Sarnia Bay from the roof of the Kenwick Building last night. Submitted Photo

Photographer from Africa carves out new life in Sarnia

Cathy Dobson An engaging photograph doesn’t just record a moment in time; it tells a story, says Oluwasegun “Bisi” Alawode, a recent Lambton College grad who just mounted his second photo exhibition. “My work is about the beauty or excellence of the people in my photos. That gives it meaning and that’s what I love,”… Read more »

PHOTO FEATURE: New city gardens a gift from generous woman

Journal Staff Sarnia newest attraction is a quiet, contemplative spot in the centre of the city. A ceremony last week in Germain Park drew more than 100 people to the official opening of Cox Gardens. The 2.5-acre site is located near the restored Golden Hawk aircraft memorial and features meandering pathways that connect to several… Read more »

Veteran Sarnia footballer enjoying the game again

Barry Wright Adam MacKinnon has found the fountain of youth with the Sarnia Imperials this season. The only player still with the Imps from the iconic football franchise’s rebirth a decade ago says he’s enjoying this campaign immensely. “Originally I had said I would play ten seasons, but I’m having more fun this year than… Read more »