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Fate unknown

It’s too early to tell the fate of the Bluewater Ferry at Sombra after ice ravaged the causeway there late last week. Damage, said to be caused by ice breakers, is estimated to be in the millions. Bluewater Ferry service has provided an international border crossing from Sombra to Marine City Michigan for more than… Read more »

Kyrou to be honoured

Sarnia Sting captain Jordan Kyrou will be honoured during an in-ice ceremony on Jan. 19 at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena, prior to the matchup with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Kyrou recently helped Team Canada capture gold at the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championships in Buffalo, NY, leading his teammates in points with three… Read more »

Hospital entrance under repair

The public is asked to use an alternative entrance to Bluewater Health while repairs are made to the main entrance. Burst water pipes during last week’s deep freeze damaged a sprinkler near the main entrance, which is expected to be closed until January 29. The temporary public entrance is off Russell Street and normally used… Read more »

New van makes non-urgent hospital transportation easier

Journal Staff Lambton Elderly Outreach has launched a program to make non-emergency hospital trips easier. The initiative offers seniors and people with disabilities transportation from home to hospital, from hospital to home, and from hospital to hospital. The ‘stretcher’ van is a 2017 Dodge Caravan outfitted to carry a gurney or two wheelchairs. Each trip… Read more »

WrestleMania boring compared to Rasslin’ at the Terrace

Randy Evans You just can’t make this stuff up. In the 1950s and ‘60s Sarnia fans flocked to the downtown Kenwick Terrace to watch the heroes and villains of wrestling. What’s not to like? The wrestlers themselves were worth the price of admission with names like Leapin’ Larry Chene, Crusher Cortez, Terrible Ted Priva and… Read more »

Royal honour

In 1972, the late Melvin Paradis received a telegram from the RCMP summoning him to appear before the Queen in Ottawa. This photo captures the moment when Her Majesty Elizabeth II presenting the Sarnia man with a medal for bravery. Paradis had rescued a child from a burning cottage in Bright’s Grove, then climbed back… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – In Mother Goose’s “Hey, Diddle, Diddle” who runs away with the spoon? 2 – On Jan. 1, Murphy Pereira became Sarnia’s first what? 3 – In economics, what does IMF stand for? 4 – The Sarnia Sting is retiring the number of NHL superstar Steven Stamkos this weekend.  Which number? 5 – Ounce… Read more »

Prevost comes home for Silver Stick

Troy Shantz Silver Stick is back this month with a special Canadian Women’s Hockey League game to mark the 20th anniversary of girls’ Silver Stick play. Sarnia native and professional hockey player Carolyne Prevost will be on the ice Jan. 20 with her team the Toronto Furies, playing against league rivals Montreal Canadiens. Prevost knows… Read more »

MOVIE REVIEW: Molly’s Game is a high-stakes win for audiences, director

What do you get when you mix multi-million dollar poker games, A-List actors and the FBI? The jam-packed, fast-paced, 200-word-per-minute spectacle that is Molly’s Game. The film tells the story of Molly Bloom, a failed Olympic skier turned lowly L.A. assistant and her rise to Poker Princess and proprietor of a multi-million dollar poker empire…. Read more »

Letters: week of Jan. 11

Canadian values aren’t always the same as Christian values Sir: Regarding Keith Patrick’s Dec. 28 letter, ‘Trudeau government putting our freedoms at risk.’ The letter declares the Trudeau government is forcing Canadian employers to “support in writing LGBT, abortion, and transgender views” or forgo student summer job funding. It also compares the government to Stalin… Read more »