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Home construction remains stalled by discovery of skull

Construction remains on hold at this home on north Colborne Road after human remains were found beneath its future driveway.
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Journal Staff Construction at a new home in north Sarnia remains on hold while the city seeks an archeologist to determine the origins of a human skull unearthed there last month. The skull was found on the municipal side of the property line and City Hall, as directed by Ontario’s Registrar of Cemeteries, must seek… Read more »

Northern crowned “AAA” champs at Lambton-Kent meet

Kaylee White of Northern Collegiate was the Junior Girls Individual Award winner at the Lambton-Kent high school track and field meet. She is seen here running the 3,000 metre race.
Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Journal Staff It all came down to the last event on the final day. When Northern Collegiate squared off May 10 against Chatham-Kent in the marque open boys 4×400 metre relay, also on the line was the overall ‘AAA’ team championship of the Lambton Kent high school track and field season. And the battle went… Read more »

First Place


Nine swimmers from the Sarnia Rapids 1 team had first place finishes at the St. Clair Erie Aquatic League meet in Blenheim earlier this month. From left are, front row: Lauren Carter, 7, Kate Bedard, 9, Darius Landon, 10, Reed Mathieson, 11 and Gabrion Tulang, 11; back row: Lauren Armstrong, 9, Diane Clarke, 15, Coach… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge


1 – What member of Britain’s royal family announced recently he/she was withdrawing from all public duties? 2 – Theatre Sarnia’s current musical production is based on what Charles Dickens’ novel? 3 – Channel your inner Shakespeare: What woman’s name is used for the letter “J” in the NATO phonetic alphabet? 4 – What elementary… Read more »



Two-year-old Cameron Gallant checks out the Canada 150 art installation created by local artist Roxanne Chumko, which was unveiled on May 1 at the Lambtron Mall. Chumko, a drywaller by trade, has also been an artist most of her life. The 120-square-foot acrylic on masonite is entitled, “The Jay Walk,” which Chumko described as an… Read more »

Original photo of Adolf Hitler


It isn’t every day someone walks into The Journal office with an original, unpublished photograph of Adolf Hitler. But such was the case recently when Sarnia’s John Helle arrived with a page from the family snapshot album. This image shows the Nazi Führer entering the village of Kurort-Jonsdorf in the fall of 1938, shortly after… Read more »

Great Lakes graduate to play Division 1 hockey in U.S.

Lady Sting defenceman Sydney Caron has commited to Davenport University, a Division 1 school in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Troy Shantz

Troy Shantz Eighteen-year-old Sydney Caron has landed a hockey scholarship at Davenport University in Michigan, and she hopes that’s just the first step. “If I was an inspiration to someone it would probably be one of the biggest goals to check off my list,” said the Lady Sting defenceman. “I think it’s important to make… Read more »

Top Bowler

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Jacob Bestard was named Junior 10-pin Bowler of the Year by the Sarnia Minor Athletic Association at its annual awards banquet recently. Bestard finished the season with a 187 average and rolled both a 639 series and a 248 single. Submitted Photo

Point Edward preparing for upgrades to the ‘Gateway Casino’

aaPoint Edward Casino

Cathy Dobson Point Edward’s casino has been temporarily renamed and its new owners expect to lay out renovation and possible expansion plans in the next few weeks At that time, a new branding strategy will be announced and the permanent name released by British Columbia-based Gateway Casinos and Entertainment. In the meantime, it will simply… Read more »