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Sarnia gymnast strikes gold

Barry Wright Serena Baker went to the Canadian Gymnastics Championships to perform her routines well and to have some fun. The 17-year-old Bluewater Gymnastics product accomplished both, and helped Ontario win the team title at the recent national event in Gatineau, Quebec. “It’s always a great experience,” she said. “It’s really inspirational.” Baker, competing in… Read more »

Rugby club playing it forward

Rugby fans can catch a triple-header when the Sarnia Saints Rugby Football Club hosts three games June 27 at Norm Perry Park. The matches are part of the club’s annual Playing it Forward event, with proceeds this year going to Ride Don’t Hide and Canadian Mental Health Association. The women kick things off with an… Read more »

Food drive had cantastic results

Generous residents helped push Sarnia-Lambton into first place in Canada and second in the world for total meals collected at the fourth annual CANstruction event in March. The local drive collected 39,131 pounds of food, which combined with the money collected, provided 194,649 meals. That ranked Sarnia second only to Kansas City in the 2014-15… Read more »

More trains in the works for Sarnia, says VIA boss

Cathy Dobson When the top executive of VIA Rail visited Sarnia recently, he admitted he came by car because the city’s single-train service couldn’t get him back to Toronto on time. But if Yves Desjardins-Siciliano’s plan to run as many as four trains a day to Sarnia works out, he could be arriving by rail… Read more »

Wedding planner expands with décor store

Cathy Dobson Victoria Sebben’s new gift and décor shop is full of treasures like sumptuous chocolates and trendy jewel candles, which burn down to expose a piece of jewelry worth anywhere from $10 to $200. The store at 575 Murphy Rd. looks deceivingly small from the outside but has three large rooms for the various… Read more »

Relay for Life

From left, Dave Miller, Alli Christmas, Mandi Kilner, Catherine Fazio and Marco Parete, add some pizzazz to the June 19 Relay for Life as part of a Winners department store team at Clearwater Arena Park. The 14th annual Canadian Cancer Society fundraiser, which was shortened from an overnight affair to six hours this year, traditionally… Read more »

Wynne confronted by turbine protesters

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s Diane Shultz wasn’t going to miss her chance to show Premier Kathleen Wynne what she thinks. “I’m passionate because we’re talking about our future, our children’s future,” said Shultz as she demonstrated outside the Best Western Guildwood Inn, where the premier was about to speak. Shultz joined about 40 others who don’t… Read more »

New Lady Lions coach confident in Lambton College team

Barry Wright The new head coach of the women’s basketball program at Lambton College has a matter-of-fact objective for the coming season. “We’re making the playoffs,” Jillian Shelley says confidently. “That is definitely my number one goal.” Shelley was handed the reigns earlier this month, replacing Pete Kaija who parted ways with the college in… Read more »

Take the Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What horse won the Triple Crown recently, the 12th horse to do so and the first since 1978? 2 – This Saturday, NeighbourLink Sarnia-Lambton is holding a drive that gives residents the opportunity to donate what items? 3 – What spooky Stephen King novel is set in a remote Colorado resort called the… Read more »

Imperials Reign

Jimmy Purves of the Sarnia Imperials (#28) breaks through the wreckage to score the first touchdown in front of cheering fans during a June 13 match against the Sudbury Wolves at Norm Perry Park. Looking on are teammates Cody Burt (#85) and Kevin Allaer (#9). The Imperials won 17-14 to go 3-0 on the season…. Read more »