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Kendel Ross to lead Lambton College Lady Lions

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The Lambton College women’s basketball team has named city native Kendel Ross as its new head coach. The former Northern Collegiate hoops star has played professionally in Portugal and Spain and at various levels with the Canadian national team. The 28-year-old also has experience as a coach, having started an off-season program for high school… Read more »

Week of March 23

Letters to the editor

Sarnia community must do more to support our youth Sir: Sarnia teens have a lot to offer. Many are talented in the arts, music, fashion, skateboarding, etc. What is our community doing to help encourage this? In the wake of what seems like an epidemic of suicide among our youth, it makes sense for this… Read more »

Many of the jobs available this year will require a hardhat

Jordan Parker, owner of Grafted Group Corp.
Troy Shantz

Troy Shantz It’s been a great year for business, says Jordan Parker. The 29-year-old contractor is the owner of Grafted Group Corp., a Sarnia kitchen design and property management company he launched six years ago. “This is hands down — over the last years —the busiest winter I’ve ever seen,” he said. “It’s a good… Read more »

Point Edward hosting minor hockey all-stars Saturday

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Point Edward is hosting the Lambton Middlesex Local League all-stars on Saturday, March 25. More than 200 minor hockey players from southern Ontario communities including Port Stanley, Strathroy and Lambton Shores will be at the Point Edward Arena for a day of high-level hockey action, from novice to midget. Games are scheduled to begin at… Read more »

New equipment in Canatara Park a homegrown success story

Lila Fleming, 11, left, and Kaitlynn Prior, 10, both of Sarnia, test out the new and locally made ActiveFit exercise equipment in Canatara Park on March 16.
Troy Shantz

Cathy Dobson  Across the road from the Animal Farm and public washrooms in Canatara Park is an interesting array of exercise equipment you might find in a gym. But it’s outside and available for adults to use, rain or shine. No gym fees are required, and it’s unlike the children’s playground equipment normally found in… Read more »

Week of March 23

Whats Happening

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, March 23 Lenten Organ Series Central… Read more »

Sting grad participant in longest game in hockey history

An exhausted Joey Tenute, left, during a March 12 playoff game in Norway that became the longest professional hockey game ever played.
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Troy Shantz A former Sarnia Sting player became a part of sports history last week when he participated in what was the longest game of professional hockey ever played. Forward Joey Tenute and his Storhamar Dragons battled the Sparta Warriors in a Norwegian league playoff bout that took a staggering eight overtime periods to resolve…. Read more »

Smoking, obesity varies depending on neighbourhood: study

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Troy Shantz Where you live in Sarnia may have something to say about your risk for chronic diseases. That’s the implication of a new study that looked at the incidence of smoking and obesity at a neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood level in the Erie-St. Clair region. In many of the “micro regions” of Sarnia, Bright’s Grove and Corunna,… Read more »