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Sherman Brown, a worker for Gen-Car Installations of London, cleans graffiti from the Bell building on Michigan Avenue, which was recently tagged by vandals. It took two workers a couple of days to remove the paint using a variety of cleaning and removal methods. Glenn Ogilvie

Duc D’Orleans Seniors Cruise taking shape

Journal Staff A local tradition launched on goodwill and powered by volunteers is ready to set to sail again. The Seniors Cruise aboard the Duc D’Orleans II is an outing on the St. Clair River enjoyed each year by more than 1,000 people, complete with lunch, refreshments and music. The price of admission, as always,… Read more »

First rounder signs with Sting

Sasha Chmelevski will suit up for the Sarnia Sting this season. The 10th overall pick in last month’s Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection has signed an agreement with the team. The 15-year-old averaged nearly a point a game in 25 games with the Detroit Honeybaked U16 program last season, and had an impressive showing at… Read more »

Legionnaires ink local talent

Dan McCaffery Special to The Journal The Sarnia Legionnaires cemented their reputation as ‘Lambton County’s team’ this week by signing a pair of local youngsters. Head coach Mark Davis announced the Jr. ‘B’ hockey club has added centre Alec DeKoning of Sombra and defenceman Eric Marsh of Wyoming to its roster. Marsh, a 17-year-old who… Read more »

Local track athletes advance to regional Ontario meet

Irish relay team Joey Eddleston of St. Patrick’s High School rounds a turn at the SWOSSA track and field meet, held last weekend at Chatham-Kent and Windsor. He and teammates Patrick Lange, Travis Garrity and Mitch Damchuk placed third in the senior boys 4×100 metre relay. Eddleston also had a first in the senior boys… Read more »

Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

  1.      For one point, what are the three names of the recently born daughter of the Prince Andrew and Princess Kate?  For two points, put them in order. 2.      Sarnia’s Jamie Fraser excels at what sport? 3.      What former capital of Japan is an anagram for Japan’s present capital? 4.      What colour ribbons are… Read more »

VIA boss coming to town

The CEO of VIA Rail is coming to Sarnia to discuss rail operations and the Crown Corporation’s future in Sarnia. Yves Desjardins-Siciliano will appear at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club on June 17 at a luncheon organized by the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce. More than 20,000 passengers annually travel to and from Sarnia… Read more »

Rousing obstacles found on the Adrenaline Trail

Jack Poirier Picture yourself in a crazy contraption with an even zanier name, rolling along like a hamster in a wheel. It may be one of the strangest, yet most exciting experiences you’ll ever have. That is zorbing. And it is just one of 10 rousing obstacles to test your strength and fitness for the… Read more »

Indiefest: Battle of the bands features “over the top” talent

Cathy Dobson   Some of the best ideas are kick-started by really great conversation between friends. That’s how Sarnia’s Indiefest began, says co-founder Dave Burrows. “I was with Kevin Thorne and we got to talking about our love for music and how the independent world isn’t getting enough attention, especially locally,” Burrows said. They came… Read more »

Toonie Park

In an unusual arrangement, the City of Sarnia rents this piece of land from Enbridge Pipelines to create a small municipal park, at a rate of $1 a year. The contract was recently renewed for another five years. The park is located between Virgil and Wayne avenues and has swings, climbing bars and a slide…. Read more »