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Fighting Irish crowned high school champs

The St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish are the Lambton-Kent senior girls’ basketball champions. From left are, front row: Kala Wagg, Keirsten Tomkins, Mackenzie Mullen, Breanna Pretty and Ana Stathakis, back row: Coach Brett Braekevelt, Jordan Braekevelt, Katie Vandenberg, Jennah Taylor, Amanda Palocz, Gabby Creivich, Anastasia Prins and Coach Rahat Altaf. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal… Read more »

BioAmber eyeing Sarnia as site for second commercial plant

Journal Staff The prospects are looking bright for BioAmber to build a second commercial plant in Sarnia. “We have shifted our focus towards Sarnia,” CEO Rick Eno said in a conference call last week. “I think part of this has to do with the lack of certainty on the regulatory environment in the U.S. and… Read more »

Three city Catholic churches launch fundraising campaign

Journal Staff Three Roman Catholic churches in Sarnia have teamed up to launch a $1.5-million capital campaign. The money raised will be used to restore and repair the south transept stained-glass window at Our Lady of Mercy, which is the parish mother church. Some outside walls of OLM, which dates to 1877, will also be… Read more »

Simon Warder squash tournament on this week

Troy Shantz Local players are joining some elite names in squash in Bright’s Grove this week for the 6th annual Simon Warder Memorial Prostate Cancer Squash tournament. The event sanctioned by the Professional Squash Association has drawn players from around the world, and features local hopefuls including Rory Bradd, Deirdre Bradd, Holly Delavigne and Micaala… Read more »

Seeing Holmes Foundry site for sale after 17-year fight bittersweet for original investor

Cathy Dobson Ray Lariviere is celebrating the end of a convoluted court case that has finally allowed the former Holmes Foundry property to be listed for sale. An Ontario Supreme Court decision means a key 16-acre property marking the entrance to Ontario can now be developed. The court settlement is sealed and the details confidential…. Read more »

Program teaching financial literacy to high school students

Journal Staff One hundred local high school students are participating in a new program teaching financial literacy. The program was made possible by a $25,600 Trillium Foundation grant and is being tested by Junior Achievement of South Western Ontario in Chatham-Kent and Windsor-Essex as well. The Secondary School Financial Literacy Program will teach students how… Read more »

Michael Marinaro continues rise in figure skating world

Troy Shantz Sarnia’s Michael Marinaro and partner Kirsten Moore-Towers used a personal best free skate to win a bronze medal in pairs skating at the Cup of China. The Canadian pair was fourth after the short program but after scoring 194.52 in the free-skate vaulted into third on Nov. 4. It was the second career… Read more »

Northern cross country team wins gold at provincials

The senior girls’ cross country team from Northern Collegiate used an interesting strategy to strike gold at the all-Ontario high school championships. Four team members – Caroline Forbes, Kaylee White, Lauren Perkins and Bryar Fournie – ran together over the six-kilometre course, helping each other to the provincial team title. Their teammates Madison Winegard and… Read more »

Liquidation store owners see a post-Sears opportunity

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s newest liquidation store is a joint venture for three local men who have been friends since high school. Kyle Deloof, 34, owner of Davy Jones Quality Meats on Confederation Street, brings retail experience to the team and is responsible for embracing the concept. “The owner of Norpac, a fellow I purchase meat… Read more »