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Senior baseball season underway

Barry Wright After several seasons in the Can-Am Baseball League in the Windsor-Detroit area, the Sarnia Braves have made a switch this season and will join the Southwestern Ontario Senior Baseball League. The nine-team loop includes teams from London, Ilderton, Lakeside, Oakridge, Exeter, St. Thomas and Strathroy. “It (the league) is kind of an unknown,”… Read more »

Sarnia Journal Trivia Challenge

1. Venus de Milo, the ancient marble statue thought to represent the goddess Aphrodite, is missing what body parts? 2. What recent fundraiser at the Lambton Mall saw local men wearing red high-heeled shoes to draw attention to victims of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence? 3. In what sport do the participants use crampons? 4…. Read more »

Guest Column: Nature is a playground for us to enjoy

Chloe Hodson-Smith In today’s hyper-connected world, it is the default to be attached to some sort of device for the most part of the day. This constant stimulation leaves most of us drained, underproductive, rushed and overwhelmed. Researchers are also uncovering the repercussions this is having on us and its effect on our children before… Read more »

Winging it: Photo series captures Air Cadets in fine form

Troy Shantz Special to The Journal What do Fred Penner, former Prime Minister Joe Clark and Commander Chris Hadfield have in common? Other than being icons of Canadian heritage and culture they were all Air Cadets. Spend some time with Sarnia’s Squadron 44 Royal Canadian Air Cadets and you can’t help but wonder – which… Read more »

Peace in the park

Laura Cresswell and Rob Haggan, of Sarnia found an ideal place to practice yoga under the blossoming trees at Centennial Park. They spent a recent, balmy afternoon taking pictures and exercising under the trees. Glenn Ogilvie

Mobile blood clinics set for August

 A series of mobile blood donor clinics will launch in Sarnia this August, according to Canadian Blood Services, following the closure of Sarnia’s permanent clinic, effective June 1. Monthly Wednesday clinics begin August 5 at the Dante Club, 1330 London Road, Sarnia, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monthly Friday clinics will begin August 14,… Read more »

Pet protection: Local vet warns of tick risks

Tara Jeffrey Louise Lamb never used to worry about ticks – certainly not when it came to the family dog. “When we first got her, I never really knew about ticks,” said Lamb, who frequents the Howard Watson Trail with her nine-year-old pooch. “But a couple of years ago, I found something had burrowed into… Read more »

Have your say: Redesigning Centennial Park

Cathy Dobson The discovery of contaminants in Centennial Park is creating an opportunity to redesign the greenspace and make it a centrepiece for the community, city officials say. “It isn’t every day that one group of citizens gets to leave a legacy for generations of other citizens,” says Beth Gignac, Sarnia’s director of parks and… Read more »

Letters, week of May 14

How would Jesus vote? Sir: Last week, thousands of parents across Ontario took their children out of school in protest of the Liberal’s new sex-ed curriculum, the latest in a string of wedge issues pitting the Christian right against the more secular left. Though the separation of church and state is integral to secular democracy,… Read more »

What’s Happening, week of May 14

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general 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, May 13 Green Drinks Sarnia A… Read more »