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Junior Sting hockey action

Anthony Tudino, #97, of the Major Atom AAA Jr. Sting skates past a London defender to score the first of his two goals on Oct. 15. Sarnia and the London Jr. Knights played to a 3-3 draw. Wendy Labelle-Voisey Photo

Learning to skate isn’t easy

Kyleigh Beauvais-Chad, a student at P.E. McGibbon School, recovers from a tumble during an RBC Learn to Skate session at the Sarnia Arena. Three-time Olympic Gold medalist Becky Kellar Duke of the Canadian women’s hockey team joined the students on the ice, helping prepare them for an on-ice appearance during the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge… Read more »

SMAA football action

Kicker Nicholas Vacek (#72) of the Avengers attempts a convert in 22-7 victory over the Sky Fire in SMAA football action at Norm Perry Park on Oct. 11. In the other PeeWee game the Vortex downed the Buzz Saw 20-6. In Atom play, the Razor Claws doused the Inferno 30-6 and the Shock Wave stunned… Read more »

Winner of Humane Society raffle gives back the grand prize

Marco Vigliotti When Sarnia’s Michele Stokley won the diamond ring grand prize in a Sarnia Humane Society raffle last week it appeared to be a typical end to another successful fundraiser. She set off to Brian Davis Jewellery, which had donated the prize, to accept the ring and greet the store’s owner and Humane Society… Read more »

Sarnia’s iconic MacLean Centre coming down

Cathy Dobson Photos Workers with Murray Demolition spent Saturday tearing down the MacLean Centre in Sarnia’s Centennial Park. The former restaurant and meeting hall was being razed down to its concrete support pad by the company at no cost to taxpayers, in recognition of Sarnia’s efforts to redevelop the site as a legacy project. The… Read more »

Update on high school sports merger

Barry Wright The amalgamation of high school sports in Sarnia-Lambton and Chatham-Kent is going well, says the coordinator of the new Lambton Kent Secondary School Athletic Association. “The transition has been fairly smooth,’ said James Clarke. “We spent a lot of time in June and over the summer making sure we had everything in place… Read more »

No ifs, ands or butts

Thirty-three volunteers spent Sept. 29 cleaning up three Sarnia beaches by picking up 51 pounds of garbage and thousands of cigarette butts. The effort, part of the Great Canadian Coastline Cleanup, saw workers pick up debris on Baxter, Modeland and Blackwell beaches. The next step comes in November when native dune grasses from Pinery Provincial… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Stories make you who you are

Laura Greaves It seems as though 2014, Sarnia’s Centennial year, has already come and nearly gone. It has been a wonderful opportunity to reflect on Sarnia’s history. For many, the Centennial has also provided a chance to share our own memories of the city and what life was like here in decades past. This year’s… Read more »

It’s perogie time

Hedy Krasinkiewicz, centre, fires circles of dough through the air to a waiting team of perogie-makers at Queen of Peace Church, with Kay Robor, left, and Isabella Czainski looking on. A 56-year-old tradition returns Nov. 1 when the Queen of Peace Bazaar is held at the Polish Community Hall, featuring perogies, cabbage rolls, sauerkraut and… Read more »

Big Wreck washes ashore

Cathy Dobson Big Wreck’s Brian Doherty says being on the road suits him just fine, but he’s looking forward to coming home. Doherty, from Camlachie, and his bandmates will play the Rustic in Sarnia on Thursday Oct. 23 before heading south of the border for the rest of their tour. Big Wreck released its fourth… Read more »