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Ribfest organizers planning another grate event

Cathy Dobson Rib and music lovers unite! The 17th annual Sarnia Ribfest is set to entertain the entire family on Father’s Day weekend, June 19 – 21, with new attractions, seven rib teams, 10 bands and a free kids’ zone. This Ribfest will be a little different from previous years, says organizer Dana Piggott. The… Read more »

Sarnia bowler takes on the world

Barry Wright Dara Sinclair will represent Canada at the World Tenpin Bowling Association Senior Championships in Las Vegas in August. The local bowler qualified with some 11th hour heroics at the Canadian Team Trials in Oshawa last month. A total of 114 men and 50 women rolled 18 games over three challenging lanes during the… Read more »

Lambton Mosaic Project accepting submissions

The Lambton Mosaic Project is now accepting submissions following an official launch in Point Edward last week. The project will result in a map displaying artistic and literary contributions from Lambton’s 11 municipalities and three First Nations, including drawings, paintings, photos, poems, crafts, and short stories. An unveiling is planned for July 1, 2017. The… Read more »

Sarnia’s summer waterfront concert series lineup

  The 26th annual concert series has returned with a diverse line-up of live entertainment. All shows take place at the bandshell in Canatara Park and begin at 7:15 p.m. Admission is free, but donations accepted to support city waterfront programs: June 10, Mark Blayney June 11, Hour Glass June 15, Borderline June 16, Keith… Read more »

Sisters win Ontario high school tennis championship

OFSAA tennis champions Sisters Catherine and Clara Rastin of St. Patrick’s High School won the OFSAA girls’ doubles championship at the Rexall Centre in Toronto on June 3. The Rastins defeated a pair from Mississauga in the gold medal match and ended the tournament with an undefeated 5-0 record. It was the third consecutive year… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Sarnia’s true founder died broke

Pat McLean Ask anyone if they know who Malcolm Cameron was, and most won’t know anything but the name. But we should. In my opinion, he was the true founder of our city. In 1834, Cameron bought 200 acres from the Crown for the sum of 400 pounds ($1,600). His property extended from the St. Clair River… Read more »

Federal election shaping up to be a four-way race

Journal Staff Barring a late addition, the election battle to represent Sarnia-Lambton in Ottawa will be a four-way race. Community activist Peter Smith joined the fray last week when he was took up the Green Party banner. A retired Chemical Valley scientist and engineer, Smith is active in groups concerned with social, human rights and… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1- Essential for the digestion of fats, bile is produced in what body organ 2 – High school students Emily Fraser, Brianne Ferguson and Kendra Hock were the top three winners at what recent local competition? 3 – The late renowned mathematician, John Nash, was the subject of what 2001 film starring Russell Crowe? 4-… Read more »

Historic fire cart lovingly restored

Tara Jeffrey Last fall, Jeff Scott wasn’t sure if the Camlachie Fire Department’s historic hose cart was even salvageable. “It sat out in front of the fire hall for as long as I can remember,” said the volunteer department’s deputy chief. “Finally, we talked about it and decided, we either have to fix it or… Read more »

School principal promoted

A Sarnia school principal has been hired as a superintendent with the St. Clair Catholic District School Board. Scott Johnson has been principal at Holy Trinity Catholic School on Lorne Crescent since 2010, and before that was a vice-principal at St. Christopher Secondary. He starts the new job July 1. Meanwhile, in a shuffling of… Read more »