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Kid brothers joined cyclist, 82, for Bluewater Granfondo

Tara Jeffrey Peter Degraaf might have been the oldest rider at the Bluewater International Granfondo, but he sure didn’t feel like it. “I don’t think of it as an age thing,” said the 82-year-old Point Edward resident, who was joined by three of his brothers at the third annual cycling event, which drew 900 riders… Read more »

What’s happening: week of Aug 16

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca   Thursday, Aug. 16   Summer Series… Read more »

Steven Page to tackle mental health during Imperial show

Cathy Dobson A Corunna native is kicking off a new social enterprise in October by bringing to Sarnia an iconic Canadian musician who knows what it feels like to battle mental illness. Steven Page, former frontman of The Barenaked Ladies, is coming to the Imperial Theatre on Oct. 9 to talk about his struggle with… Read more »

Eight city tennis players win stateside

Journal Staff Local tennis players shone at the 61st annual Francis J. Robinson Memorial Tournament in Port Huron. Twenty-seven athletes from Sarnia-Lambton were among 275 participants at this year’s ‘Robinson,’ which is one of the longest running community tennis tournaments in the U.S. and the highlight of the area summer tennis calendar. Eight of them… Read more »

Point Edward parents cry foul over school board busing

Cathy Dobson Some parents in Point Edward who lost the battle to save SCITS are determined their kids won’t lose bus service to their new school as well. “This is crazy,” says Marisa Wicks, whose 13-year-old daughter is set to attend Grade 9 at Northern Collegiate this fall but doesn’t qualify for busing. Point Edward… Read more »

Higher education

Two unidentified workers put the finishing touches on a new Athletics & Fitness Complex set to open officially at Lambton College in October. The complex, which features a double gymnasium and seating for 1,240, and the adjacent NOVA Chemicals Health & Research Centre, are two parts of a larger $62.4-million construction program currently underway that’s… Read more »

Highway reconstruction laying groundwork for Nova expansion

Jake Romphf Reconstruction on Highway 40 needed to facilitate a $2.2-billion expansion at Nova Chemicals will continue into next year, officials say. “It’s a complete reconstruction of the highway from Petrolia (Line) to Rokeby,” said Bob McMann, the Ontario transportation ministry’s on-site administrator. Turn lanes from the southbound highway onto Rokeby and Petrolia Line are… Read more »

Fledgling industry unfazed by BioAmber collapse

Pam Wright BioAmber is bankrupt and shut down but local officials remain hopeful the Sarnia plant can reopen. “All is not lost but we are late in the game,” said Sandy Marshall, executive director of Bioindustrial Innovation Canada. “We’re still working very hard and it’s not over yet.” BioAmber was the Crown jewel of Sarnia’s… Read more »

Summer catch

A pair of anglers try their luck on the North Slip, with Port Huron in the background. It’s been a good year for fishing with plenty of walleye caught in the St. Clair River and Lake Huron. Glenn Ogilvie