Northern students sweep athletic honours

Journal Staff A pair of students from Northern Collegiate have been named co-winners of the Stefanko Award. Presented annually by the Lambton Kent District School Board, the award recognizes the one male and one female secondary student in Lambton County who best exemplify outstanding athletic and academic achievement. Andrew Davies maintained top standing through his… Read more »

City pilot restoring legendary bush planes found up north

Troy Shantz A Sarnia businessman is restoring a pair of vintage Canadian-made bush planes he found in the woods of Northern Ontario. Steve Orr, owner of Bayview Chrysler Dodge Ltd., discovered the two grounded Norsemen earlier this year near Red Lake, Ont., where they’d been damaged in a hailstorm. “There’s some great aviation history with… Read more »

Amateur radio operators band together with regular frequency

Jake Romphf About 50 people in Sarnia-Lambton use a communication device that’s more than a century old, is independent of the Internet, and keeps on working even when the power goes out. Amateur radios, also known as ham radios, use many frequency bands across the radio spectrum, allowing users to communication by voice or Morse code. Battery… Read more »

Canada Day in Sarnia

The surface of Sarnia Bay glows cherry red during the grand finale of the Canada Day fireworks display, as seen from the roof of the Observer Lofts on Front Street. Despite the heat and the humidity on July 1, the massive crowds at Canatara and Centennial parks during the day and evening were generally well… Read more »

Grateful organ recipients reunite in Sarnia for rousing ‘transplant’ party

Tara Jeffrey When the guests began arriving at Judy and Dave Brown’s Sarnia home recently, it definitely wasn’t your average backyard barbecue. “You’ve put on so much weight!” they joyfully exclaimed each time someone new opened the gate, amid rousing cheers and tears of joy. “I know,” a woman’s voice bellowed. “I can’t stop eating… Read more »

Business owners dismayed by inaction on drug crime

Pam Wright Things get busy in the Five Corners area of Mitton Village when government ‘cheque day’ arrives at the end of each month, says Andrew Dawson. That’s when drug addicts with money in their pocket descend on known drug houses, said the owner of the Wired Nation computer shop on Mitton Street. “Somebody’s going… Read more »

Superstars of Canadian figure skating coming to Sarnia

Jake Romphf Sarnia will get a chance this fall to see some of Canada’s greatest figure skaters perform live at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena. A cross-country ‘Thank You Canada Tour’ will visit 30 Canadian cities with a star-studded lineup that includes Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond, Elvis Stojko, Megan Duhamel… Read more »

Awwwwl aboard

Dr. Warren Teel spotted this family of opossums in the front yard of his Bright’s Grove home the morning of June 5. The mother was crossing the driveway with 10 and possibly 11 babies along for the ride. “She sauntered along fairly slowly and deliberately, and seemed to be struggling a bit with the weight… Read more »