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Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      Alcatraz prison, now closed, is located on an island near what city? 2.      In what year did Bright’s Grove’s Mike Weir win the Masters? 2001            2002                 2003                 2004 3.      The alternate title of what movie which won this year’s Oscar for Best Picture is “The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance”? 4.     … Read more »

Sting go ‘California Dreamin’ on draft day

Barry Wright The Sarnia Sting chose a California-born centre of Ukrainian parents with their first pick, the 10th overall, in the OHL Priority Selection on Saturday, April 11. Alexander “Sasha” Chmelevski, 15, moved east to further his hockey career and played with the Honeybaked minor hockey system in Detroit, where he had 10 goal and… Read more »

Shoreline clean-up on Saturday

Volunteers are getting together Saturday, April 11 to clean up the St. Clair River shoreline between downtown Sarnia and the Water Treatment Plant in Point Edward. Anyone willing to help should meet at the Bluewater Anglers fish hatchery at 9 a.m. and bring gloves. The club will provide trash bags and serve refreshments back at… Read more »

Centennial Park to get kid glove treatment this year

Cathy Dobson Sarnians can look forward to reclaiming a portion of Centennial Park this summer, but there will be no sports or special events offered there, say city staff. “We really want to ask folks to be gentle with the park. It’s still in a relatively fragile state,” says Beth Gignac, the city’s new parks… Read more »

Art show: black and white and hung all over

Cathy Dobson The Sarnia Photographic Club – one of the largest in southern Ontario – has mounted its biggest show in recent memory. All are welcome to attend the opening reception of the “Black and White Show” at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts on Friday. The texture and moodiness that permeate black and… Read more »

Making a splash

The cast of The Dixie Swim Club shares a laugh while hamming it up at the Holiday Inn pool in preparation for Theatre Sarnia’s next production, opening April 17 at the Imperial Theatre. The Dixie Swim Club is a tale of female friendship that focuses on five quirky members of a college swim team who… Read more »

Parkside café comes with own perks

Cathy Dobson The reopening of a large portion of Centennial Park is one of the primary reasons Brian and Karen Levesque see the potential of 410 Front St. That’s where their new café, Parkside Perk, opened in March, specializing in sandwiches, homemade baked goods, fair trade coffee and a beautiful view of Sarnia Bay. “When… Read more »

What’s Happening, week of April 9

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 April 8 Cooking Class Protein… Read more »

Hatcher will coach Sting

Derian Hatcher has made the first significant decision as co-owner of the Sarnia Sting, and it involves himself. Sting President Bill Abercrombie has announced Hatcher will take over as the Head Coach of the Sarnia Sting hockey club, effective immediately. Hatcher’s complete coaching staff will be announced at a later date. That staff will not… Read more »

Letters, week of April 9

Sifton’s attitude paternalistic, distasteful Sir: In response to the March 26 letter from Jamie Sloan of Sifton Properties, I take great exception to his view of our city planning. He says Sifton’s ideas are different and they expect our city to evolve with them to satisfy people’s (?) desires. The residents of this area have… Read more »