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Sarnia high schoolers star at all-Ontario track meet

Seven Sarnia athletes won nine medals at the Ontario high school track and field championships last week. Sebastian Smith of Northern Collegiate and Cole Campbell of Alexander Mackenzie Secondary was each a double medalist, but a bronze won by Cormac Brown was perhaps the most compelling story. The St. Patrick’s High School long jumper had… Read more »

Sting make changes at the top

The new president of the Sarnia Sting wants the franchise to reconnect with the community. Bill Abercrombie made the comment at a news conference at the Hive Bar and Grill at the RBC Centre to announce his appointment, as well as the appointment of Nick Sinclair as team general manager. “We will continue our school… Read more »

Hammin’ it up at Ribfest

Madison Brooks, left, and Braeden Price of Boss Hogs BBQ ham it up at the grill during Sarnia’s Ribfest on Friday, June 13. The event at Hiawatha Horse Park featured a full slate of ribbers, a midway and four days of free music concerts. – Troy Shantz, Special to The Journal

Local gymnast wins gold at nationals

Not many 12-year-olds can claim to be part of a national championship team. But Amy Bladon of Sarnia’s Bluewater Gymnastics Club can. Bladon was a member of Team Ontario, which captured gold at the Novice Women’s Artistic Gymnastics team competition at the Canadian Gymnastics Championships held recently in Ottawa. The top three scores from the… Read more »

Bailey has his work cut out

Sarnia-Lambton’s Tory MPP Bob Bailey, just handed his third vote of confidence, knows all too well what it’s like to sit in opposition at Queen’s Park. The Liberals have been the party in power since Bailey was first elected the local MPP in 2007. He had hoped things would change this time around. In fact,… Read more »

Sarnia woman wins title at Canadian Squash Championships

Holly Delavigne didn’t enter the Canadian Squash Championships in Edmonton thinking she’d win her division. After all, she was competing against players who had been playing more while she studied and played collegiate squash at Western University. But, in the end, the 23-year-old won four matches, including two against highly seeded players, to capture the… Read more »

One run, two sisters

Theresa Carriere is once again lacing up her runners to make the 100-kilometre trek from Sarnia to London to raise money to fight breast cancer. The June 13 run will be the third OneRun for the London cancer survivor, who credits her Sarnia sister Maria Rocca for saving her life by urging her to get… Read more »

Bridge over troubled waters

It’s an old rusty bridge that goes nowhere. Yet on June 4, the gymnasium of Bright’s Grove Public School filled up with a standing-room only crowd of nearly 200 vocal residents eager to talk about the Cull Drain Bridge. The scenic bridge was built across the mouth of the Cull Drain in 1910 to link… Read more »

Parents sharpen pencils; identify savings for Coronation Park

When Melissa Hewitt heard Lambton County was considering closing Sarnia’s Coronation Park Day Nursery she decided to try and help save it. The nursery was short $1.3 million last year following provincial funding cuts. The county covered the loss with transitional funding, but this year’s deficit is projected at $1.1 million. Hewitt, who has two… Read more »