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WHAT’S HAPPENING: Week of Oct. 1

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, Oct. 1 Ladies’ Fall Expo Entertainment,… Read more »

OPINION: Your motor home is ugly!

George Mathewson Recreational vehicles can no longer be parked in the front yard of homes anywhere in Sarnia. Likewise, it’s now verboten for parents to drop children off at Errol Road School by stopping on Lombardy Drive. And if you’re planning to drag an old sofa to the curb for bulk garbage collection, don’t even… Read more »

BEAVERBROOK: Turner landscape worth tens of millions

Cathy Dobson Editor’s Note: The doors open Oct. 2 at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery on an exhibition billed as the most important art event in Sarnia’s history, the only Ontario stop for the internationally-acclaimed Masterworks of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. This is the third in a series of articles. As Lord Beaverbrook made plans… Read more »

Local world champion on the move

Barry Wright Point Edward’s loss is Oakville’s gain. Ian Van Reenen began a full-time job this week as a professional firefighter with the Oakville Fire Department, leaving a volunteer position with the village. But the 22-year-old didn’t depart without first padding his resume by winning another Canadian men’s crown at the National Scott Firefit Championships… Read more »

Pitch perfect season for Sarnia Spirit Selects

Barry Wright One of the Sarnia’s best-kept sports secrets this year was a local soccer side that competed a perfect season. The Sarnia Spirit Selects were unbeaten in the Recreational West Division of the London and Area Women’s Soccer League, prevailing in 14 straight games and outscoring their opposition by a whopping 91 goals to… Read more »

Sting sunk by Otters in league and home opener

Barry Wright Erie Otters veteran Jake Marchant could only smile in disbelief when his shot from a near impossible angle eluded Sting goaltender Justin Fazio for what proved to be the game winner in the Otters 5­-4 win over Sarnia before 2,914 fans on Friday night at the recently renamed Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre. The league… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Whose autobiography was entitled “The Long Walk to Freedom?” 2 -With a possible start date of this fall, federal grant money will be used to widen and finish what trail? 3 – In the fairy tale, what did Jack exchange to obtain five magic beans? 4 – The recent “Day of Caring” signalled… Read more »

Nikandrov named Sting captain

Daniel Nikandrov has been named team captain of the Sarnia Sting this season. The club made the announcement Thursday, one day before its league and home opener against the Erie Otters on Friday night. The 20-year-old from Markham was second in team scoring last season with 16 goals and 49 points in 68 games. Jakob… Read more »

Activism for busy women with no time

Tara Jeffrey What can 100 women do when they come together for a good cause? Joanne Hines wants to find out. The local woman has launched the area’s first “100 Women Who Care” chapter, based on a growing trend in community activism catering to like-minded women who want to give back but may not necessarily… Read more »