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Imperials fall to Ottawa

Josh Hardy (#54) of the Sarnia Imperials makes a diving tackle on an Ottawa Invaders ball carrier, backed up by Sarnia teammates John Bain (#32) and Terry Mauldin (#22) during a June 20 football game at Norm Perry Park. First-place Sarnia lost to Ottawa 21-3 to slip to 3-1 on the season. Cathie Bell Photo

Birthday money for Centennial Park?

The Sarnia park created to celebrate Canada’s 100th birthday could be in line for federal funding set aside to celebrate the nation’s 150th. Centennial Park is currently being remediated and redesigned, a project that will include a new playground, pathways and garden beds, picnic tables and infrastructure services. The city is applying for $836,000 under… Read more »

New Jersey Devils spear Zacha in first round of NHL draft

Pavel Zacha of the Sarnia Sting was selected sixth overall in the first round of the NHL entry draft last Friday by the New Jersey Devils. The 6’3”, 210-pound power forward from the Czech Republic had 16 goals and 34 points in 37 games for Sarnia this past season after being the top choice in… Read more »

Are you kidding me?

These inquisitive goats in Canatara Park prompt a series of reactions from Lila Fleming, left, Hayley Meyer and Emma-Jo Sanderson, right. The Hanna Memorial School students were taking part in a Lambton-Kent Agriculture in the Classroom event, which brought 300 Grade 4 students to the Children’s Animal Farm over several days recently. The free program… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

  1 – John Cleese, Eric Idle and Terry Jones are three members of what famous comedy group?   2 – Pavel Zacha, Nikita Korostelev and Brandon Lindberg are all eligible for what draft in the next few days?   3 – Which grows faster: our fingernails or our toenails?   4 – Starting on… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Vaccination tracking system is deeply flawed

Susan Roberts Recently I encountered a woman who needed to enrol her daughter in a day-care program. The centre, like a school, requires parents to provide up-to-date vaccination cards for the child being admitted. But the mother told me: “I just went out into the car, dated and check-marked all the necessary vaccines, and walked… Read more »

Bright’s Grove Canada Day festivities cancelled

Canada Day festivities in Bright’s Grove on Saturday have been cancelled. The Bright’s Grove Optimists say the decision was made based on the weather forecast, which is calling 20 to 30 mm of rain (about one inch) and wind gusts up to 70 km/h on Saturday. “We were so looking forward to seeing you all… Read more »

UPDATE: Police investigating Murphy Road house fire

Sarnia Police say its criminal investigations branch is looking into a June 25 house fire on Murphy Road. Sarnia Fire and Rescue responded around 1:45 a.m. to the home at 978 Murphy, near Wiltshire, and found flames shooting through the roof at the rear of the home, Sarnia Fire Platoon Chief John Bernier said. People… Read more »

Lineup of Canada Day festivities now set

Cathy Dobson Canada’s 148th birthday is fast approaching and Sarnians who enjoy a good party and a big crowd won’t be disappointed, says Canada Day chairman Dan Tidball. “The Canada Day committee has been putting it on for over 30 years, and we make sure we have everything there that people look forward to,” said… Read more »

Paint battle to aid budding female artists

Cathy Dobson The young teen girls who graduate from the Valleyfield Art Club (VAC) take away more than creative instruction and a little art history. “They learn about taking responsibility for themselves and about giving back to their community,” says Valleyfield’s founder and volunteer teacher. Three years ago, while still a student at the Ontario… Read more »