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The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

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1 – A snooker table has how many pockets? 2 – The current home of the Sarnia Journal, built in the mid-1850s, was the original home of Henry Glass, Sarnia’s third what? 3 – What is a large tent called when it is used to house a circus? 4 – According to City Hall’s Forestry… Read more »

Sturgeon stymied

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Ball carrier Dylan Gallant of the Sarnia Sturgeon varsity team surges upfield against the Forest City Thunderbirds in a Canada Day game played in London. The rush wasn’t enough, however, as Sarnia took the loss 28-20. Suzanne Gulvin-Smith photo

Women’s Invitational

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Bonnie Martin and Gerri Boudreau were the overall low net champions at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club Women’s Invitational, while Susan Postian and Jeanne Campanale were overall low gross champions. From left are Martin, Boudreau, club general manager Michael Hearse, Postian and Campanale. Submitted Photo

Bluewater cycling event expected to draw 750 participants

Participants in last year's inaugural "big ride" cycle along the lakefront.
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Troy Shantz The second annual Bluewater International Granfondo is just weeks away and has already earned notoriety locally and abroad as a premiere cycling event. Cyclists from as far as Vancouver and Texas were among the 510 riders who attended last year, and more than 700 have already registered for the Aug. 6 event, said… Read more »

Fewer encroachments found on Howard Watson trail

Wildflowers (phlox ) along the Howard Watson Trail. Glenn Ogilvie

Troy Shantz A public information campaign meant to deter encroachment on the Howard Watson Nature Trail is proving effective, the city says. Although numbers aren’t yet available an inspection in June found fewer encroachments on the trail, said Ryan Chamney, manager of recreation and planning. A ‘Guide for Neighbours’ was distributed to adjacent property owners… Read more »

Playground dedicated

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A special ceremony was held at Errol Village School last month to dedicate and officially open a playground in memory of Corporal Brent Poland, who died serving his country in Afghanistan. Here, students meet with Lieutenant Colonel Mark Poland, who said his brother, who was also a former student of the school, would be happy… Read more »

Gallery breaks out iconic Canadian painters for all to see

Senior preparator Dale Workman, left, and assistant preparator Stephen Korzenstein, hang the 44 paintings for the new Heavy Hitters show at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery.
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Cathy Dobson Two powerful paintings by Canadian icon Emily Carr figure prominently in the current  “Heavy Hitters” exhibition at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery. Both paintings were donated to the community’s permanent collection just last year and recently restored. “They really cleaned up well,” said assistant curator Sonya Blazek. “I think it’s important for… Read more »

Hockey fan ensuring Sarnia Arena upgrades truly accessible

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Troy Shantz If anyone knows about shortcomings in the design of the old Sarnia Arena, it’s Robert Christopher. The Sarnia Legionnaires season ticket holder has attended games diligently over the past four seasons. He also has cerebral palsy and spends much of his time in a wheelchair. That unique perspective as hockey fan and accessibility… Read more »