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SMAA football action

SMAA action A new season of SMAA football is underway and the teams are sporting new neon-bright uniforms. Here, Brownstones Sky Fire players, from left, Alex Cannon quarterback Josh Foulis, Graycin Rogers and Connor Cini, run a play against the Lanxess Avengers. The Sky Fire went on to win peewee division game 20-6. Cathie Bell… Read more »

Volleyball a growing sport locally

Barry Wright Competitive volleyball is alive and growing in the Sarnia area. Case in point is the Twin Bridges Volleyball Club, which has begun a new season that will culminate with the provincial championships at RIM Park in Waterloo in April. “It’s a tournament-based season,” said club co-president Barb Rigg-Garbaty. “They have four tournaments set… Read more »

Sting, Otters renew rivalry on Friday

The Erie Otters will provide the opposition on Friday, Sept. 25 when the Sarnia Sting open a new Ontario Hockey League season on home ice. It’s a rematch of last year’s first round playoff series, which saw the Otters come from a game down to defeat the Sting in five games. Game time is 7:05… Read more »

Take Back The Night

A small but vocal group with a mission to end all forms of sexual violence took part in the 22nd annual Take Back the Night walk in downtown Sarnia on Sept. 17. The event featured guest speaker Neva Isaac-Sands, executive director of the Three Fires Woman’s Shelter of Walpole Island, and was organized by the… Read more »

Bike lane plan ditched

Bike lanes proposed for Cathcart Boulevard have been scrapped. City council rejected the $80,000 plan last week after more than 130 people objected to it, including a number of cyclists. Those opposed said bike lanes were unnecessary, hindered parking and could actually increase the risk of accidents by forcing riders closer to vehicle traffic. The… Read more »

Sarnia Spirit team undefeated champs

The Sarnia Spirit U13 Competitive Girls Soccer Team had a remarkable season, going undefeated in the London & District Youth Soccer League play and winning the league champions. The girls ended with 17 wins and one tie, after scoring 64 goals and allowing just five against, then capped the season by winning the league’s Challenge… Read more »

High school gridiron season underway

Northern Collegiate quarterback Kobe Lundy, left, attempts to dodge a St. Patrick’s defender during the opening game of the Lambton Kent senior boys high school football season at Norm Perry Park on Sept. 17. The game was a scoreless defensive battle until the third quarter when Northern pulled away for a 19-0 victory. Bruce Smith,… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – A dog named Terry was paid $125 a week for his role in The Wizard of Oz, playing what character (and what name)? 2 – Fill in the blank: Approximately __, 000 students are enrolled in school this year with the Clair Catholic District School Board and the Lambton-Kent District School Board. (within a… Read more »

Grain harvest underway

With the fall harvest in full swing local grain is being transported to the Cargill Limited grain elevators on Exmouth Street, where it is loaded onto Great Lakes vessels for shipment to world markets. Lambton County is the largest producer of wheat in Ontario and one of the largest producers of soybeans. Glenn Ogilvie

New program to help low-income households

Journal Staff A new program is coming from the Ontario Energy Board that will help low-income residents pay their electricity bills. The Ontario Electricity Support Program will apply ongoing assistance directly to the bills of eligible consumers. Low-income households that apply and qualify will receive credit on their electricity bills based on the number of… Read more »