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Catering business rapidly expands

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On a busy summer weekend, Copper Kettle Catering can attend up to three events and serve nearly 1,000 people. “It involves going to all kinds of different locations and meeting all kinds of people,” says chef Cris Heynen. “This is the greatest job. I’ll never go back to a restaurant full time.” Heynen, 25, works… Read more »

Ultimate Frisbee elevates its game

Red Army vs Cool Whip at SCITS

The sport of frisbee has come a long way from the days of people tossing a disc around the park or beach. In Sarnia, the Ultimate Frisbee organization has begun its 14th season with nine, 15-player teams that play each Thursday at 6:30 pm from early May to late August. Regular season games are played… Read more »

Northern hurdler sets new record

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– Bruce Smith photo Skyla Minaker of Northern Collegiate clears a hurdle at the Southwestern Ontario high school track and field championship in Chatham on Wednesday. Minaker set a new SWOSSAA record in the midget girls 80m hurdles with a time of 12.12 seconds. She also placed second in the midget girls long-jump, and third… Read more »

What’s next for Michael and Jesse?

Tracy Trowbridge and Jesse Harris, 20, Michael, 19 and Lyne Mathieson.

Two Sarnia families are searching for answers after being told their sons are no longer welcome at the residential program of the Robarts School for the Deaf in London. Michael Mathieson, 19, who is deaf and autistic, has attended the school four years, coming home summers and weekends. Jesse Harris, 20, is deaf and has… Read more »

Has the mystery of Sarnia’s old cannon been solved?

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It’s been climbed on, posed beside and rendezvoused at by half the people in Sarnia at one time or another. But the origins of the cannon in Canatara Park, and how it got there, have long been a mystery. Now, two men researching Sarnia’s war history have unearthed new evidence that sheds light on the… Read more »

OPINION: Attack of the Googlebots

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In an earlier life at a previous publication I would occasionally be asked by members of the public to remove their personal information from the newspaper’s website archive. Usually they were criminals angered because their name had been published from provincial court. But one man I remember clearly, and with sadness. The 20-something had run… Read more »

Multi-talented Sarnian sets sights on acting career

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Growing up, Nicole Buscema intended to be a doctor. For the smart, talented teen it seemed a logical career choice. By the time she was named valedictorian at St. Christopher Secondary School she was already an accomplished singer, global activist, community volunteer and Kung Fu black belt. But these days, at age 26, Buscema earns… Read more »

YMCA awards recognize our amazing youth

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The Journal and the YMCA want to introduce you to some pretty amazing teens. The Y is presenting it annual Celebration of Youth awards to outstanding area youth at P.E. McGibbon Public School on May 22. “The awards celebrate youth who demonstrate the Y values, of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and inclusiveness,” said Gerry Gillis, communication… Read more »

ELECTION: PC Bob Bailey has background in industry

Bob Bailey, progressive conservative PC candidate Sarnia Lambton

Editor’s note: This the first in a series of Sarnia-Lambton candidate profiles in the run-up to the June 12 provincial election.   Bob Bailey is running a little bit behind as he canvases door-to-door in Point Edward, but only because he stopped to talk to some contractors at the Bridge Tavern. “I went in to… Read more »