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Family turning former Chipican into grillhouse and lounge

Cathy Dobson A Sarnia couple is converting the former Chipican Restaurant into a new grillhouse and lounge, with a nod to the memories the building holds for so many locals. “I remember as a little girl in the ‘70s seeing the flames coming up from the barbecue pit,” says Laurie Frayne, who bought the closed… Read more »

Ready to launch

Bre-X Construction worker Mike Wlisnk smooths the base in preparation for paving the parking lot of the new boat launch on Sarnia Bay. The city is making the long-delayed launch ramps available to the 42nd annual Bluewater Anglers Salmon Derby, which begins Friday and runs untiul May 6. The paving of the parking lot and… Read more »

You want fries with that? Food trucks stake out their ground

Cathy Dobson Five of six city-owned food truck locations have vendors secured for the upcoming season. The latest one approved will be in the parking lot near the Children’s Animal Farm in Canatara Park. Yogurtz is a local mobile food business that offers soft-serve yogurt, Hawaiian shaved ice, ballpark franks, sausages, nachos and popcorn. It has… Read more »

OPINION: Sarnians gets a dazzling new technology! The dial telephone

Phil Egan It was a big day in the history of Sarnia’s telecommunications. “Dial Telephone in Service Here Early Tomorrow” read the front-page banner story in The Canadian Observer. A photograph accompanying the story depicted Bell Telephone staffers, including Manager F.A. Power and Chief Operator Miss Alice B. Edwards, preparing for the changeover from the… Read more »

Judo winners

Seven members of Sarnia’s Bushido Sing Judo/Jiu-Jitsu School Of Self Defense won medals at the Peel Judo Championships on April 9, including silver-medal winner Lucas Meyers, right, seen here with Sensei Keven Walsh. Monique Cossette, Howard Moffatt, Otto Duffield, Zoe Curtis and Chad Wilson also won silver while Perry Moffatt won bronze. Submitted Photo

Provincial medalists

The Huron Lakers novice girls’ U-10 basketball team won a silver medal at the OBA Ontario Cup Provincial Championship in London recently. From left are, back row: Jody McGregor (Coach), George Stoukas (Coach), Brooke Ridealgh, Gemma Moscone, Erika VanReenen, Allie Geary and Kevin VanReenen (Coach); middle row: Abbey Ong, Keira Larche-MacSweeney, Taryn Stoukas, Ella Bowen,… Read more »

Northern Collegiate leads the field at indoor track meet

Northern Collegiate has served notice it’s ready for this year’s track and field season. The Vikings won all three of the midget, junior and senior combined team events at the York University Indoor High School meet. The early-season event in Toronto featured participants from 35 Ontario high schools. Top three Northern finishes included:   MIDGET… Read more »

Journal wins top honour at provincial awards

Journal Staff The Sarnia Journal has been recognized as one of the best weekly newspapers in the province by the Ontario Community Newspaper Association. Sarnia’s local independent newspaper was the first place winner in the General Excellence category, OCNA’s highest honour, at an awards gala in Richmond Hill on April 20. General Excellence awards are… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – In TV and in literature, Chuckles, Krusty, Oopsy and Pennywise are names of what? 2 – A team of students from what high school is showcasing its energy efficient vehicle at the Shell Eco-marathon competition in California this week? 3 – On which street was the New York Stock Exchange established? 4 –… Read more »