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Moving tribute

A huge crowd of 2,500 to 3,000 people attended Remembrance Day services at the Sarnia Arena on Sunday. The standing room only crowd paid tribute to current and fallen soldiers during a moving service that marked the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 62, decided to… Read more »

Developer frustrated by city’s rejection of woodland homes

Cathy Dobson A local contractor who had planned to build six executive-style homes in a north Sarnia woodland is surprised and disappointed city council rejected the proposal in a 6-2 vote last week. Paul Wicks said had the city agreed to allow lots in the 3.3 acres (1.3 hectares) between Lakeshore Road and Lake Huron,… Read more »

High water level, failing infrastructure leaves Old Lakeshore Road vulnerable to collapse

Troy Shantz A stretch of Sarnia’s Lake Huron shoreline is just one big storm away from “catastrophe,” said city construction manager Rob Williams. “I don’t want to sugar coat it. It could be become dire.” Structural failures are occurring up and down the four-kilometre stretch of shore between Rainbow Cove and Cow Creek in Bright’s… Read more »

Basketball thriller

Northern Collegiate and St. Patrick’s were confirmed for an all-Sarnia Lambton-Kent senior girls’ basketball final after Northern knocked off Chatham’s Ursuline College with a thrilling, come-from-behind overtime semi-final victory on Nov. 7. Cassidy Hirtle, seen here, scored all seven points for Northern in the four-minute overtime to seal the deal in the Vikings’ 50-47 win…. Read more »

City Hall looking for input on next year’s budget

A public input session will be held Dec. 17 at City Hall for anyone who wishes to speak to Sarnia’s 2019 operating budget. As it stands, the city is looking to increase spending to $145.2 million next year, a rise of 2.98%. If no changes are made, that would result in a property tax increase… Read more »

Local runners finish strong at OFSAA

Journal Staff Sarnia’s high school cross country runners left their mark at the recent all-Ontario finals. Northern Collegiate’s Bryar Fournie finished 12th in the junior girls race held Nov. 3 in Hamilton. Teammate Aidan James was 8th in the junior boys race, followed closely by St. Patrick’s Sebastien Frenette, who finished 17th. Alexander Mackenzie’s Mathew… Read more »

Bluewater boxers score wins in Niagara Falls

Wade Fleming Special to The Journal Two athletes from the Bluewater Boxing Club scored victories in Niagara Falls on Nov. 3. Kaitlyn Clark had a split-decision win over Nikita Abbott of Brantford, the current Ontario Silver Gloves champion. Clark used sharp counter punching attack and durability down the stretch to take her match. It was… Read more »

Identifying Canada’s lost soldiers a “dream job” for young scientist

Phil Egan Sarah Lockyer was a schoolgirl idly channel-surfing one Sunday morning when she stumbled across a Canadian crime re-enactment series called “Exhibit A.” On it, a female forensic anthropologist explained how she confirmed a body unearthed from a backyard wasn’t that of a woman who’d abandoned her family, as neighbours believed. Instead, she was… Read more »

Teddy Bear Toss

The 21st annual Lambton Ford Teddy Bear Toss returns Dec. 8, when fans will throw a mountain of plush toys to the ice when the Sarnia Sting score at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena. Almost 60,000 toys have been distributed so far by local charitable organizations, said Lambton Ford president Rob Ravensberg, right. “It’s been… Read more »

Celebration of Lights volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to help set up displays for this year’s Celebration of Lights. People of all ages are welcome to join the Community Set-Up Day in Centennial Park on Saturday, Nov. 17, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Suncor Agora. No special skills are necessary and students can have their volunteer hours documents. Lunch… Read more »