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Sarnia weightlifter qualifies for Pan-Am Games

Barry Wright Sarnia’s Boady Santavy gave himself an early birthday present by qualifying for the upcoming Pan-Am Games in Toronto. He punched his ticket to the July event by finishing second in the 85-kilo weight class and fourth overall at the Canadian Senior Weightlifting Championships in Mississauga over the Victoria Day weekend, less than a… Read more »

Diarist offered early description of Sarnia

George Mathewson Recently we featured an early description of Sarnia by Freeman Talbot, who arrived at “The Rapids” in 1827 as part of the area’s first survey team. Today we offer another first-hand glimpse through the eyes of one Julia Marie Jones, who, in the summer of 1830, kept a journal of her trans-Atlantic crossing… Read more »

School mosiac four years in the making

Cathy Dobson The pieces are finally starting to come together. Literally. A huge mosaic comprised of handmade ceramic tiles, pottery and glass is taking shape in Room 214 at Northern Collegiate and will soon be mounted on the wall in the school’s main lobby. The mosaic project, led by art teachers Ian McLean and Trevor Jamieson,… Read more »

Mayor slams province over road snow report

Special to The Journal Lambton County wants answers following a damning report from Ontario’s auditor general about winter road maintenance. Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk’s recent report revealed the province saved about $35 million by contracting out highway maintenance. But the roads took longer to clear – twice as long in some cases – and fatal… Read more »

Tag teamed

Sherman Brown, a worker for Gen-Car Installations of London, cleans graffiti from the Bell building on Michigan Avenue, which was recently tagged by vandals. It took two workers a couple of days to remove the paint using a variety of cleaning and removal methods. Glenn Ogilvie

Duc D’Orleans Seniors Cruise taking shape

Journal Staff A local tradition launched on goodwill and powered by volunteers is ready to set to sail again. The Seniors Cruise aboard the Duc D’Orleans II is an outing on the St. Clair River enjoyed each year by more than 1,000 people, complete with lunch, refreshments and music. The price of admission, as always,… Read more »

First rounder signs with Sting

Sasha Chmelevski will suit up for the Sarnia Sting this season. The 10th overall pick in last month’s Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection has signed an agreement with the team. The 15-year-old averaged nearly a point a game in 25 games with the Detroit Honeybaked U16 program last season, and had an impressive showing at… Read more »

Legionnaires ink local talent

Dan McCaffery Special to The Journal The Sarnia Legionnaires cemented their reputation as ‘Lambton County’s team’ this week by signing a pair of local youngsters. Head coach Mark Davis announced the Jr. ‘B’ hockey club has added centre Alec DeKoning of Sombra and defenceman Eric Marsh of Wyoming to its roster. Marsh, a 17-year-old who… Read more »

Local track athletes advance to regional Ontario meet

Irish relay team Joey Eddleston of St. Patrick’s High School rounds a turn at the SWOSSA track and field meet, held last weekend at Chatham-Kent and Windsor. He and teammates Patrick Lange, Travis Garrity and Mitch Damchuk placed third in the senior boys 4×100 metre relay. Eddleston also had a first in the senior boys… Read more »