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Game on: Dad creates a free, fun outlet for girls

Cathy Dobson Five-year-old Ella Boisvert has been known to fall asleep in her bed holding her lacrosse stick. That’s how much she loves the sport. Ella is one of a growing group of little girls who play a unique brand of field lacrosse each week in Sarnia parks. Brian DeWagner, a father of two young… Read more »

A new fleece on life

A new cast of characters has been delivered to the Children’s Animal Farm, just in time for Easter weekend. Young visitors are delighting the newborn rabbits, goats, lambs, guinea pigs and chicks. Here, Freddie Parker, 2, and his aunt Ashton Parsons of Sarnia, get up close and personal with the help of Terilyn Langis, a… Read more »

OPINION: Foundation pays sweet dividends

George Mathewson In the early 1970s Stanford University researchers conducted what became known as the marshmallow test. A child seated at a table was offered a choice – eat one small marshmallow right away or wait 15 minutes and get two marshmallows. Surprisingly, follow-up studies done years later found a correlation between the test and… Read more »

Support pours in for city woman with inoperable cancer

Tara Jeffrey Michelle Fines is facing the fight of her life, but she’s got the support of an entire community behind her. “It’s been amazing,” said Kevin Fines, brother to the Sarnia native who, at age 30, is facing her second battle with cancer. “My phone has been ringing off the hook with people reaching… Read more »

Aamjiwnaang captures Little NHL trophy

Barry Wright The co-coach of a First Nations club made up primarily of players from Sarnia’s Aamjiwnaang community says the recent Little Native Hockey League (NHL) Tournament at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga was the thrill of a lifetime for the team. Without a single practice and just two exhibition games under its belt, the… Read more »

Groundbreaking for Habitat’s “faith-build” home

People from various faith communities were preparing for a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, April 1 at Sarnia’s next Habitat for Humanity home. Fourteen teams from 21 local churches and faith organizations will take ownership for one building day of the project, which is Habitat’s 34th local home and first ever ‘Faith Build.’ When complete, a… Read more »

Top businesses honoured at glittery showcase

Journal Staff The business elite of Sarnia-Lambton donned their finery Friday night for the 26th annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards. An audience of more 450 packed the black tie event at Sarnia’s Imperial Theatre to watch the awards presentations. Eighty-six nominees were up for 15 awards in categories ranging from accessibility and diversity to business… Read more »

Ice rider feeling the heat

Journal Staff Military officials confirmed last week they are investigating a naval diver who sparked a massive search and rescue effort after being spotted riding ice floes in the St. Clair River. Curt Brown, a member of a London naval reserve unit, donned a black dry suit and flippers, entered the river and rode broken… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      How many standard time zones are there in the world? 2.      This is no April Fool’s Joke: Locally, what will be closing for resurfacing and undercoating for three months (scheduled April 1 to July 1)? 3.      Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon star as Oscar and Felix in what 2015 TV sitcom? 4…. Read more »