Photographer found ‘Stairway to Heaven’ in rural Vietnam

Troy Shantz Kieron Nelson has been swarmed by African tsetse flies, succumbing to altitude sickness in Tibet, and been threatened by arrow-wielding tribesmen of the Amazon. Adventure just happens when you visit some of the world’s most unique and isolated cultures, the Sarnia photographer says. “It makes for some good stories years later on, but… Read more »

First Women’s March draws enthusiastic crowd

Journal Staff The inaugural Sarnia-Lambton Women’s March was a big success, organizers say. About 400 people braved a cold alert on Saturday to listen to speeches at a rally near the former Sears Store before heading out on a shortened route in heavy snow. Led by drummers from the Sarnia-Lambton Native Friendship Centre the crowd,… Read more »

St. Patrick’s wins Lambton-Kent swimming championships

Journal Staff Swimmers from St. Patrick’s High School dominated the pool last week at the Lambton Kent secondary school swimming championships. The Fighting Irish won the overall team title as well as the overall girls and overall boys titles at the Sarnia YMCA pool on Jan. 17. About 90 swimmers from six Lambton-Kent schools participated… Read more »

Special Olympians ready to host regional basketball tourney

Tara Jeffrey Some 100 athletes from across the region are expected to showcase their skills at Sarnia’s first-ever Special Olympics basketball tournament this month. “We’ve gone to a couple of tournaments in other communities, and just decided we wanted to hold our own here,” said Tana Manchester, community coordinator of Special Olympics Sarnia, which provides… Read more »

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A trio of railway workers keep a vigilant lookout as a CN train returns from a trip to the Cargill Grain elevators on Sarnia’s waterfront spur line. As the slow-moving train approached Ferry Dock Hill in downtown Sarnia two of the spotters got down and helped “walk” it safely across the road crossing. There were… Read more »