Lakers claim medal

The Huron Lakers novice boys’ team played their best basketball of the season to win a bronze medal at the Blessed Sacrament Tournament in Hamilton, Ont., one of the province’s largest. From left are, front row: Sean O’Rourke, Mason MacKenzie, Lochlan Kennedy, Evan Iacobelli, and Waylon Miller. Second row: Nolan Wu, Matteo Shaw, Mattias Mosley,… Read more »

New tax-filing option available to low-income earners

The Canada Revenue Agency has launched a new option for the 2018 tax-filing season to help people on low or fixed incomes do their taxes. The new and free ‘File my Return’ service allows eligible individuals to file their income tax and benefit returns by telephone, without using paper forms. Eligible individuals should have received an invitation… Read more »

Luncheon to mark anniversary of Goodwill Industries

The oldest Goodwill Industries in Canada is marking its 85th anniversary this year. To celebrate the occasion, the Essex Kent Lambton branch is hosting a President’s Luncheon on May 3 at the Sarnia Riding Club. Local, national and international dignities attending include speaker Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International in Washington, D.C…. Read more »

Point Edward bowlers strong at provincials

Bowlers from Marcin Bowl in Point Edward had a strong showing at the provincial finals of the Youth Bowl Canada Championships. In the Senior Boys division, Matthew Boyce had a third place finish after rolling a five-game total of 1,244 at the provincials, which were held in Ottawa. In the Junior Girls division, Christal Riley… Read more »

City judo club members do well at meet in Ajax

Students from Bushido Sing Judo in Sarnia brought home more than a dozen trophies and medals from the Budokan Monthly Shiai in Ajax, Ont. on March 11. Winning gold at the Judo Ontario-sanctioned event were Reegan Elder, Zoe Arvanitis and Colton Sepata. Kaiden Orrange, Ryan Werden, Thomas Werden, Maria Arvanitis, Eiriini Arvanitis, Monique Cossette, and… Read more »

Mixed Bonspiel winners

The Jennifer Scott Rink of the host Sarnia Golf & Curling Club won the 66th annual Mixed International Bonspiel played March 3-4 in Sarnia. A total of 32 teams competed from Ontario, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin, with the final producing a thrilling showdown between Scott and the Don Bourque Rink, also from SG&CC. From… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – First sold in 1878, what became the registered trademark for petroleum jelly? 2 – Before the Cull Drain emptied it into Lake Huron, what lake occupied the present site of Chris Hadfield Airport? 3 – Sir Roger Bannister, best known for what 1954 sporting achievement, passed away last week at age 88? 4… Read more »


Laura Gill, a supply teacher with the Lambton Kent District School Board, jogs through Tarzanland during a heavy snowfall last week. “It’s a great day to run,” said the Sarnia woman, who normally runs about eight kilometres a day, weather permitting. Glenn Ogilvie

Race to Erase: striving to put the fun back in fundraising

Journal Staff Organizers hope the 12th annual Race to Erase in May will push the proceeds raised for charity since 2006 over the cool half-million dollar mark. “The committee is putting together an amazing series of new challenges,” said co-founder Rich Bouchard. “We are once again looking to have a lot of fun and raise… Read more »