First rounder signs with Sting

Sasha Chmelevski will suit up for the Sarnia Sting this season. The 10th overall pick in last month’s Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection has signed an agreement with the team. The 15-year-old averaged nearly a point a game in 25 games with the Detroit Honeybaked U16 program last season, and had an impressive showing at… Read more »

Rousing obstacles found on the Adrenaline Trail

Jack Poirier Picture yourself in a crazy contraption with an even zanier name, rolling along like a hamster in a wheel. It may be one of the strangest, yet most exciting experiences you’ll ever have. That is zorbing. And it is just one of 10 rousing obstacles to test your strength and fitness for the… Read more »

Indiefest: Battle of the bands features “over the top” talent

Cathy Dobson   Some of the best ideas are kick-started by really great conversation between friends. That’s how Sarnia’s Indiefest began, says co-founder Dave Burrows. “I was with Kevin Thorne and we got to talking about our love for music and how the independent world isn’t getting enough attention, especially locally,” Burrows said. They came… Read more »

Sarnia in vanguard of creating accessible communities

George Mathewson Sarnia has become a provincial leader in the push to create a society accessible to people with disabilities, a fact it will showcase at the 2nd annual Accessibility Summit next week. “We have developed a culture and a reputation,” said Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley. “We’ve got a different mindset than most of the… Read more »

Local gymnasts exceed expectations

Barry Wright Two of the youngest members of Sarnia’s Bluewater Gymnastics Club came home with two medals each from the recent Eastern Canadian Gymnastics Championships. While proudly displaying their medals, Hayley Tarboton, 10, and Jovi Richardson, 9, said they were pleased with the results and had fun at the competition in Moncton, New Brunswick, which… Read more »

Senior baseball season underway

Barry Wright After several seasons in the Can-Am Baseball League in the Windsor-Detroit area, the Sarnia Braves have made a switch this season and will join the Southwestern Ontario Senior Baseball League. The nine-team loop includes teams from London, Ilderton, Lakeside, Oakridge, Exeter, St. Thomas and Strathroy. “It (the league) is kind of an unknown,”… Read more »

Winging it: Photo series captures Air Cadets in fine form

Troy Shantz Special to The Journal What do Fred Penner, former Prime Minister Joe Clark and Commander Chris Hadfield have in common? Other than being icons of Canadian heritage and culture they were all Air Cadets. Spend some time with Sarnia’s Squadron 44 Royal Canadian Air Cadets and you can’t help but wonder – which… Read more »

Pet protection: Local vet warns of tick risks

Tara Jeffrey Louise Lamb never used to worry about ticks – certainly not when it came to the family dog. “When we first got her, I never really knew about ticks,” said Lamb, who frequents the Howard Watson Trail with her nine-year-old pooch. “But a couple of years ago, I found something had burrowed into… Read more »