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Victorious homecoming

The St. Patrick’s senior football team was rock solid in the school’s homecoming game played Oct. 6 at Norm Perry Park. Here, it takes two Chatham Kent Hawks to take down Joey Ferrera, #28, of the Fighting Irish. St. Pat’s defeated the visitors 23-2 and were tied for first in the 12-man league with a… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature? 2 – Migrant Dreams, airing this Saturday, is the first in a series of films of what local film festival? 3 – What company paid a Portland art student just $35 for its famous “swoosh” logo (although in 1983, she got some… Read more »

Seven city tennis players advanced to regional playdowns in Windsor

Journal Staff The Lambton Kent high school tennis championships were held on Oct. 12 at the Sarnia Riding Club and Sarnia Tennis Club. A total of 64 students from 10 Lambton-Kent secondary schools participated in the tournament. The winners from Sarnia-Lambton are listed here: Boys Singles: 1. Aditya Damani (Northern Collegiate) 3. Mihnea Balan (Northern)… Read more »

Northern running team hold its own against Ontario’s best

Journal Staff Members of Northern Collegiate’s cross country team ran the Sacred Heart Invitational last week in Woodbridge, proving that they could compete with the province’s top schools. In a field of 394 runners, Andrew Davies finished 5th in the senior boys 6000 metre race, with all five Viking entrants cracked the top 100 and… Read more »

Great season ends

The Sarnia Girls U15 team won a silver medal at the Ontario Soccer Regional Championships in Guelph on Oct. 7-8. The team had an outstanding season, placing second in the Western Region Soccer League, winning a silver medal at the Ontario Cup and reaching the final of the Regional Championship weekend. From left are, back… Read more »

National expose of Chemical Valley draws mixed reviews

Troy Shantz and George Mathewson Sarnia’s mayor says a collaborative media investigation of the Chemical Valley did not accurately or fairly describe what is happening in the city or local industry. “I made it quite clear I felt this was a rehash, a recycling of old news,” Mike Bradley said. “It was like Groundhog Day… Read more »

City three library branch need major overhaul, study says

George Mathewson Lambton County should renovate and expand all three Sarnia library branches to meet provincial standards and satisfy a growing demand for cultural programs, a new study says. It recommends major overhaul of the downtown main branch, doubling the size of the Mallroad branch and adding an addition to Bright’s Grove. Changes are needed… Read more »

Letters: week of Oct. 19

A plea to stop vehicle traffic in Canatara Park at night Sir: I sat on my balcony during the recent “Light Up the Night for Noelle” as the participants made their way through the park. It was an enjoyable and peaceful evening, and no vehicles were allowed in the park while the event was taking… Read more »

Dogs behaving in dog park. Some owners, not so much

Troy Shantz Sarnia’s new off-leash dog park is a hit among dogs and dog owners alike, although the pilot project in Germain Park hasn’t been without problems. A recent city hall report noted the one-acre facility has been well used, and staff aren’t hearing complaints from neighbours or others using Germain, as feared. In fact,… Read more »