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Laneigh Shirley, left, scored 15 points to lead Northern Collegiate to a 54-32 victory over St. Patrick’s and help the Vikings claim the LKSSAA senior girl’s basketball championship on Nov. 10 at Lambton College. Shirley went to line after being fouled on the play. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

New book documents black footballers who moved north

Troy Shantz Before Charles Chester “Cookie” Gilchrist became the Sarnia Imperials’ MVP in 1953 he signed a $5,000 contract with the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. But Gilchrist never played a game for the Browns because other teams complained he was too young and missed the mandatory four years in university. But the… Read more »

Without infusion of new blood Artwalk may never return

Troy Shantz Sarnia’s largest arts festival is taking next year off and it’s possible it may never return, organizers say. “Artwalk has an energy shortage,” explained festival president and city councillor-elect Nathan Colquhoun. “It’s a very lean event and the folks, all the volunteers behind the organizing of it, need a break.” Usually held the… Read more »

School art project honours residential school survivors

Cathy Dobson A unique art project to learn about the atrocities of residential schools and honour the survivors has been taken on by the entire student body at Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School. Each student has been given the opportunity to paint a small commemorative tile to be incorporated into a large mosaic and permanently mounted… Read more »

More concerns raised about sports complex

Tara Jeffrey An unknown number of people, including children, were exposed to ammonia during a 2013 gas leak at the Moore Sports Complex, the only facility in Ontario still operating with a higher-risk, ammonia-based refrigeration system. Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change confirmed the release occurred at the St. Clair Township facility on… Read more »

Moving tribute

A huge crowd of 2,500 to 3,000 people attended Remembrance Day services at the Sarnia Arena on Sunday. The standing room only crowd paid tribute to current and fallen soldiers during a moving service that marked the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 62, decided to… Read more »

Bluewater boxers score wins in Niagara Falls

Wade Fleming Special to The Journal Two athletes from the Bluewater Boxing Club scored victories in Niagara Falls on Nov. 3. Kaitlyn Clark had a split-decision win over Nikita Abbott of Brantford, the current Ontario Silver Gloves champion. Clark used sharp counter punching attack and durability down the stretch to take her match. It was… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – The edelweiss flower and Mozart appear on the Euro coins of which country? Austria   Germany     Hungary 2 – A premiere memorial tournament in what sport, running from Nov. 12 to 18 at Huron Oaks, honours Sarnian Simon Warder who passed away in 2011? 3 – “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion… Read more »