First Women’s March draws enthusiastic crowd

Journal Staff The inaugural Sarnia-Lambton Women’s March was a big success, organizers say. About 400 people braved a cold alert on Saturday to listen to speeches at a rally near the former Sears Store before heading out on a shortened route in heavy snow. Led by drummers from the Sarnia-Lambton Native Friendship Centre the crowd,… Read more »

Election survey to help determine voting method

City residents have until Jan. 29 at 12 noon to complete a survey on Sarnia’s 2018 municipal election. The 13 questions take about five minutes to answer and the results will be included in a report to city council to help decide on a voting method for the 2022 election, said city clerk Dianne Gould-Brown…. Read more »

City native and Legionnaire signs with Sarnia Sting

The Sarnia Sting have added a little more local talent to its roster. Sarnia native Nolan DeGurse signed a standard player agreement last week and was scheduled to make his debut Jan. 18 when the Sting hosted the Erie Otters. DeGurse has played the past two seasons with the Junior B Sarnia Legionnaires, where he… Read more »

St. Patrick’s wins Lambton-Kent swimming championships

Journal Staff Swimmers from St. Patrick’s High School dominated the pool last week at the Lambton Kent secondary school swimming championships. The Fighting Irish won the overall team title as well as the overall girls and overall boys titles at the Sarnia YMCA pool on Jan. 17. About 90 swimmers from six Lambton-Kent schools participated… Read more »

Northern extends basketball streak

The Northern Collegiate junior boys’ basketball squad extended its win streak to three last week. The division leading Vikings trounced Ursuline College of Chatham 59-25, while St. Patrick’s fell to Chatham-Kent 51-47. The winless Fighting Irish will face Northern following the exam break on Feb. 5.

Sarnia hires economic development officer

Monica Shepley has been hired as Sarnia’s economic development officer. For the past four years, Shepley was the manager of advocacy and policy development at the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce, working with businesses to influence government policy and promote local investment opportunities. She attended SCITS and Carlton University, and lived and worked in Ottawa,… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – On what surface is the French Open tennis tournament at Roland-Garros Stadium played?   2 – What business at the corner of Lakeshore and Murphy has city council’s approval for a major expansion?   3 – Before 1834, what was Toronto’s name?   4 – The “Roots of Empathy” program features local elementary… Read more »