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Loyal patrons convince restaurateur to give it another go

Pam Wright Ontario’s minimum wage increase to $14 an hour was the final straw for Sherry Lee Stewart. In response, the owner of Aamjiwnaang’s iconic Leaky Tank restaurant raised her prices 25%. Patrons drifted away. Stewart had also been ill and some kitchen upgrades could no longer be prolonged. She’d had it. So on Feb…. Read more »

Point Edward vigil held for Humboldt

Journal Staff About 200 people turned out for a candlelight vigil at the Point Edward Arena on Monday evening to stand in support with the community of Humboldt, Saskatchewan and millions of shocked and grieving Canadians. Most wore hockey jerseys out of respect for the 15 players and team personnel of the Humboldt Broncos killed… Read more »

Photography club members hang out to see what develops

Cathy Dobson Sometimes a great photo is a walk in the park. Just ask Alexa Coupland. She was at the Pinery Provincial Park near Grand Bend in January looking for cedar waxwings, one of 319 bird species in that region. “I saw some way up high and began shooting them about 30 feet in the… Read more »

New fitness studio aims to build self-confidence in girls

Cathy Dobson When Aarika Fortier moved back to Sarnia last year, she became convinced young girls in the community needed more opportunities to be active and build self-confidence. “It’s not easy growing up. It can get vicious, especially with the Internet,” said the married mom of two girls, ages 3 and 5. “I think we… Read more »

Agency steps up to save the Duc d’Orleans Seniors Cruise

Cathy Dobson Lambton Elderly Outreach is stepping in to keep the annual Seniors Cruise afloat, just as it was about to disappear. The free day aboard the Duc d’Orleans II is a 40-year tradition in Sarnia that treats about 1,000 seniors to a river cruise, entertainment and lunch. But volunteer organizer Marni Thomas said recently… Read more »


Three skaters from the Point Edward Skating Club took part in the Skate Ontario Provincial Championships in Kingston last month. From left, Tamara Lumley, Makayla Hachey and Asia Dang-Hill each qualified for the event, which showcases Ontario’s top skaters. Submitted Photo

Cup finalists

The Sarnia FC 2003 soccer team made it to the final of the EMDSL District Cup in London recently, claiming their fourth medal in less than three years. From left are, back row: Alan Speed (coach), Jeremy Macmillan, Hayden Taylor, Ewan Morrison, Jacob Beaudoin, Nic Burbank, Rohaan Syan, Own Ladanchuk, Rory Pettit, Ian MacRobbie (coach)… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What word is an adverb when it begins a typical fairy tale but a conjunction when it means whenever?   2 – Who are now exempt from paying for parking for two hours in municipal parking lots?   3 – What is a type of hickory nut, popular for pralines and pies?  … Read more »