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Yoga with horns? You have goat to be kidding me

Instructor Neil Cannon gets an unexpected kiss from an Alpine goat named Marcel during a session of goat yoga at Degroot's Nurseries. 
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Journal Staff They came, they saw and yes, they goat out of hand. Nearly 100 yoga enthusiasts turned out for Sarnia’s introduction to goat yoga, and the trendy take on the exercise craze showed it wasn’t all baaaaaad. In fact, goat yoga was exactly as advertised. People got together for three successive yoga sessions at… Read more »

Local director bringing Black Donnellys saga to the screen

Jessica Hext of Sarnia's Crave Costmetics Studio prepares cast members for a scene from Black Donnellys, a new film by Aaron Huggett.
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Cathy Dobson Aaron Huggett, local indie film director, writer and history buff, is hard at work bringing another piece of Canadiana to life. Last year, Huggett delivered a 23-minute movie about the colourful life and death of robber Red Ryan, shot down in a hail of bullets in Sarnia during the Dirty Thirties. Now Huggett… Read more »

Sarnia Spirit win district indoor soccer league title

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The league champion Sarnia Spirit U14 soccer team, from left, back row: Assistant Coach Steve LeBlanc, Bryar Fournie, Ainsley Mackenzie, Adriana Netskos, Cassidy VanPraet, Isabelle Thiffeault, Avah Tsaprailis, Caitlynn Frew and Head Coach Kevin Simmonds; front row: Jaelyn Cole, Savanah VanHooft, Arianna Satram, Makayla Rapaich, Ayla McCarver and Ava Frankland. Missing:  Emma Gibson, Kaitlyn Handy, Paige Vidler and Ceana Viragos.
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Journal Staff The Sarnia Spirit girls’ under-14 team was the division champion this year in the indoor Elgin Middlesex District Soccer League. Playing at BMO Centre in London, the Spirit posted a record of 13 wins, 4 ties, and 1 loss. The team, comprised of U13 and U14 players, was formed in September with the… Read more »

Community park clean-up day on April 22

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Journal Staff The City of Sarnia parks and recreation department is inviting volunteers and clubs to participate in the 3rd annual Community Parks Clean-Up day on April 22 The event – which coincides with Earth week – is designed to mobilize individual citizens and community groups to clean up and revitalize local city parks, boulevards… Read more »

Lyric soprano to headline ISO spring concert

The International Symphony Orchestra and Singers.
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Journal Staff A fan favourite with International Symphony Orchestra audiences is returning to Sarnia by special invitation to headline a spring concert on Saturday, March 25. Soprano Emily Douglass is a graduate of the University of Michigan and an award-winning opera singer who has performed with orchestras and for audience across North American and Europe…. Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

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1 – The film Cool Runnings is about a bobsled team from what country that competed at the 1988 Calgary Olympics? 2 – On what city street would you find the Henry T. Ross substation, built as part of Sarnia Consumer’s Gas Plant in 1880 and named for a former mayor of Sarnia? 3 –… Read more »

It was a sad day when the bell tolled for Polly

Polly lived at the old George Street fire hall, which was on the north side of George near the intersection of Victoria Street. Built in 1859 it was razed for parking when the East Street fire hall opened in 1965.
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Phil Egan It was a death that would rock the Sarnia Fire Department. Back in 1933, the department was seven years shy of its 100th anniversary. Over that time, Sarnia firefighters had saved countless lives, rescuing many from a terrible death. But on this day they might have actually caused one. Polly the Parrot had… Read more »

Roadwork approved for several city streets

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Journal Staff Several city streets are scheduled for repair this summer. Talfourd Street between Vidal and Proctor will be reconstructed with separated sanitary and storm sewers, as well as new boulevards and sidewalks. That project includes the reconstruction of three short streets running south from Talfourd, namely Margaret, Emma and Stuart. Warwick–based Van Bree Drainage… Read more »

Kiwanis Club planning huge day for children this summer

The Children's Animal Farm in Canatara Park
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Tara Jeffrey Thousands of youngsters are expected to flock to Canatara Park this summer for the first-ever Kiwanis Kids Free Day at the Farm. “We’ve been sponsoring the Children’s Animal Farm in Canatara for 50 years and this is Canada’s 150th, so we wanted to do something special at the farm this year,” said Ken… Read more »