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Hockey club and Sarnia at odds over lease agreement

Troy Shantz The brass at the Sarnia Sting say the hockey team wants to renegotiate a lease at the city’s premier arena but will first need to resolve some irritants with City Hall. Club CFO Gord Currie shared a list of complaints with city council on Feb. 11 that include poor communication, unpaid invoices and… Read more »

City councillors joust over pay and perks

Cathy Dobson Though he strongly disagrees with his intensions, Bill Dennis says he regrets calling fellow city councillor Mike Stark a “big spender” during a Feb. 11 meeting and has reached out to apologize. Stark confirmed he received the private apology and a commitment from Dennis to apologize publicly at the next council meeting. “I… Read more »

Los Puntos Mexican restaurant gets right to the Point

Cathy Dobson  Just days before the area’s newest Mexican restaurant opened on Monday, Los Puntos Cantina was teaming with tradesmen. They were putting finishing touches on the terra cotta walls, the decorative tiles brought in from Tijuana, and the kitchen’s new equipment. Business partners Shawn Gray, Brad Giancarlo and Brian Vickery took a quick break… Read more »

Early signs suggest summer ship festival will be tall and large

Troy Shantz More than $45,000 worth of tickets to the Sarnia Tall Ships Challenge have already been sold to people as far away as Arizona, North Carolina and Alberta, City Hall says. Council authorized spending up to $500,000 last week to host the festival, which will see at least six tall ships tie up on… Read more »

New midwifery office in Sarnia caters to growing demand

Cathy Dobson Midwives in Sarnia are increasingly in demand and they soon hope to expand their responsibilities at Bluewater Health. So says Lindsay Ottens, one of eight midwives working with Midwifery Services of Lambton-Kent out of a band new office building at 350 Christina St. N. Midwives delivered 16% of the 1,083 babies born in… Read more »

St. Patrick’s wrestlers score takedown on competition

Journal staff St. Patrick’s wrestlers stunned opponents with more than 20 podium finishes at the LKSSAA wrestling finals held Feb. 14 in Chatham. The Fighting Irish girls swept the 41 kg category, with Ava Dasilva, Skye Ayotte and Gigi Janess grabbing 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. In total St. Patrick’s had 12 first place finishes… Read more »

Northern advances

The Northern Vikings advanced to the Lambton Kent high school basketball finals after downing the Chatham Kent Hawks 76-37 in Sarnia on Feb. 14. Here, Northern’s Ethan Jones slides past two hawk guards for the two-point layup. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Rob Thomson named to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Troy Shantz A Corunna native with a lengthy pro baseball career is headed to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame this summer. Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Rob Thomson has earned five World Series championship rings and represented Canada at the 1984 Olympics. He’ll be joined by Jason Bay, Ryan Dempster and long-time executive Gord Ash… Read more »