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Rockin’ the boat

It was not a good hair day for media types participating in a June 23 promotional event for the International Powerboat Festival. From left, Heather Manners of K106 FM Radio, Sam McFadden of TVCogeco and Sarah Woodley of The Fox 99.9 FM react as their 36-foot powerboat flies over the St. Clair River at speeds… Read more »

Nothing sketchy about this new business

Cathy Dobson Sabrina Barich’s decision to fight the monotony of studying for exams by picking up a sketchpad, ultimately led to self-employment this summer. “I was in first year university and needed a break so I tried to sketch (British singer) Ed Sheeran for my sister,” explains 21-year-old Barich. She’d always enjoyed art class in… Read more »

Camp Saredaca to be ready for summer

The city has rushed to replace a mouldy ceiling at Camp Saredaca just in time for the summer camping season. City council approved $24,000 for the work last week, which was the final piece in a six-month painting, reshingling and general cleanup of the camp on Blackwell Road. The city’s summer day camp programs and… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – To the nearest hundred, what is the seating capacity of the Imperial Theatre? 2 – What actor represented Scotland in the 1952 Mr. Universe contest? 3 – Sarnia teen Jayla Giorgi has been selected to perform with the Cirque du Soleil in the opening ceremonies of what event in Toronto on July 10th?… Read more »

Goodwill open

A roof leak at Goodwill Industry’s London Road Donation Centre has resulted in donation services being shifted to the agency’s other locations, at 1307 Michigan Ave. and 1121 Wellington St. However, the Goodwill Retail Store and the Goodwill Career Centre, both located at 1249 London Rd., remain open while the roof if repaired. Donations at… Read more »

New club owner plans to bring in big name acts

Jack Poirier A Torontonian turned Sarnian has ambitious plans to turn an historic nightclub into a major concert hall. Stuart Manchee, 30, purchased Rustic on June 1 with plans to convert the former Campbell Street Station into a destination spot for live music lovers. “I am doing a full rebrand. I really want to focus… Read more »

Former Northern hoop star named MVP in Spain

Barry Wright Calling the professional basketball season Kendel Ross just had in Spain a success would be an understatement. Playing for the Madrid team C.R.E.F Hola, the former Northern Collegiate star won the Division Two Spanish league championship, losing just a single game in the regular season and playoffs. Then she was named the league’s… Read more »


Maryanne Partington provided this birds-eye view of the annual Canada Day fireworks on Sarnia Bay from the roof of the Kenwick Building last night. Submitted Photo

Pooch pals: Therapy dogs bringing joy to dementia patients

Tara Jeffrey When Judy Doan put out a volunteer call for a new Alzheimer Society project, it was the four-legged kind she had in mind. “My staff suggested that a lot of our clients living at home could benefit from visits from dogs,” said the executive director of the Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton, who is… Read more »