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“Blood Moon” over Sarnia

Journal reader Laura Austin shared this photo she took of the lunar eclipse shortly before sunrise this morning. The image, taken over Sarnia, shows the moon in the earth’s shadow shortly before the maximum eclipse. Total lunar eclipses occur two times  a year but can’t be seen everywhere on the planet at the same time…. Read more »

What’s next for Centennial Park

George Mathewson  Reclaiming the north end of Centennial Park for public use will not come cheap, but it will come sooner. In one of its final acts, the outgoing city council voted last week to pay a premium and get the ball rolling on the remediation of the park’s contaminated ground. The low bid of… Read more »

Gallery’s assistant curator selected for Fogo Island arts residency

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s Darryn Doull has the determination and talent to contribute to the legacy of art in Canada. Those are high words of praise from the adjudicators of a prestigious curatorial residency program announced this month. Doull, 26, has been chosen for the first Fogo Island Art Young Curator Residency, an international honour that… Read more »

Two Sting players on Team Canada

Barry Wright When Hockey Canada announced its roster last week for the three Canadian teams to compete at the upcoming World Under 17 Hockey Challenge in Sarnia-Lambton, it was all but a certainty that Jakob Chychrun’s name would be called during the proceedings at the RBC Centre. After all, the son of the former NHLer… Read more »

A ‘respectable’ year for angling

Barry Wright The weather made it a challenging summer for local anglers in an otherwise decent year for fishing. “I think the extremely cold winter and the cooler spring changed the cycle,” said Jake Van Rooyen, a director with Bluewater Anglers. “The late summer water temperature is usually between 70 and 74 degrees, (21-24 C)… Read more »

Organic chocolatier ready to test retail market

Cathy Dobson For Lauren Jamieson, the sweet smell of chocolate melting on the stove isn’t just a treat. It’s therapy. Jamieson, 31, has developed eight different kinds of chocolates, all made with organic and fair trade ingredients and all to suit vegan and gluten-free diets. “People say they feel energized after eating them and have… Read more »

Former “waterboy” living the dream, cracks team lineup

Dan McCaffery Special to The Journal As little Sam McCormack skated around the Brock Street Barn waving a Sarnia Legionnaires flag during pre-game festivities, he dreamed of one day suiting up with the local hockey club. The year was 2009 and the 12-year-old Rosedale Public School student was something of a fixture at the rink…. Read more »

Life and death debate coming to Sarnia

Cathy Dobson Sarnians have a rare chance to weigh in on Canada’s doctor-assisted suicide debate, just as a pivotal Supreme Court hearing on the issue gets started. The contentious hearing begins Oct. 15 in Ottawa, one day before a forum is held at the Sarnia Library Theatre featuring representatives from each side. “It’s very timely… Read more »

Hadfields and city airport have long shared history

Interpretive signs will be unveiled Sunday to illustrate the Hadfield family’s long history with Sarnia Airport. Members of the family, including Col. Chris Hadfield, are expected to attend the Oct. 5 event at Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport’s passenger terminal, beginning 3 p.m. The father of the famed astronaut, Roger Hadfield, was the first person to… Read more »