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Prevost aiming for pro hockey repeat

Barry Wright Carolyne Prevost is hoping the Toronto Furies can catch lightning in a bottle again. Last season, the Sarnia native and her teammates went into the Canadian Women’s Hockey League playoffs the lowest seed of the four contenders, but the chips fell perfectly, resulting in them winning the Clarkson Cup, emblematic of women’s professional… Read more »

Justice Film Festival continues to grow

Cathy Dobson Seven years ago, a small group of Sarnians wanted local residents to think more about social justice issues, like how children are treated or poverty creates inequities. So they aligned themselves with the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival in Calgary and went to work to bring some thought-provoking films here. “We tried a… Read more »

Miss Teenage Sarnia

Alysha Bellyk, 15, is moving on to the Miss Teenage Canada competition at the end of August. She was selected Miss Teenage Sarnia at the provincial Miss Teenage Ontario last month in Toronto, becoming one of 20 young women selected for the national competition. Alysha said her platform is to increase awareness about animal cruelty… Read more »

Marathon man: Former chain-smoker on brink of joining world’s running elite

Cathy Dobson It’s all or nothing with Dick Felton. Of course, the 30 half-marathons he’s run are arguably the exception. But then again, he’s countered that with 19 full marathons in the past decade. “I’m a Type A personality,” says the 69-year-old retired owner of several industrial-based businesses in Sarnia. That helps to explain Felton’s… Read more »

STREET NAMES: Livingston was named for village grocer

George Mathewson In the shadow of the Blue Water Bridge lies Point Edward’s Waterfront Park, a place famed for its French Fries and freighters. The park fronts onto Livingston Street, and is probably the most photographed place in Sarnia-Lambton. But the greenspace enjoyed by residents today was once the terminus of the Grand Trunk Railway,… Read more »

Timbberrrr!

A large section of ash tree trunk hurtles to the ground in Canatara Park’s Tarzanland. City hall has been removing large numbers of dead and dangerous trees this winter that were killed by the invasive emerald ash borer. Glenn Ogilvie

What’s Happening, week of Feb. 19

What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public 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. Wednesday, Feb. 18 Federal Retirees Meeting… Read more »

OPINION: County sued for rubbing salt in the wound

George Mathewson A Lambton County farmer who doggedly fought back when his fields were damaged by excessive road salt has shown why you should never give up when treated poorly. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice awarded Joseph Steadman and his wife Evelyn $107,352 last month for crop losses and devalued lands, a decision that… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

  1.      What famous American magician shares his name with a Charles Dickens’ character? 2.      Signs will soon be placed near six hills in Sarnia warning people to do what at their own risk? 3.       Patented by its inventor around 1900, what type of bed folds out of a wall? 4.      Bon… Read more »