Northern advances

The Northern Vikings advanced to the Lambton Kent high school basketball finals after downing the Chatham Kent Hawks 76-37 in Sarnia on Feb. 14. Here, Northern’s Ethan Jones slides past two hawk guards for the two-point layup. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Marinaro and partner win silver in California

Sarnia’s Michael Marinaro and partner Kirsten Moore-Towers earned a silver medal at the 2019 ISU Four Continents figure skating championships. The Canadian pair came within 0.06 points of taking gold at the meet held Feb. 5 – 10 in Anaheim, California. They led the field after the short program but were edged out by the… Read more »

Sting players ranked for this year’s NHL draft

Two Sarnia Sting roster players and a trio of team prospects appeared in the NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings. Jamieson Rees (23rd) and Hugo Leufvenius (198th) were among 44 Ontario Hockey League players included in the ranking of 217 North American skaters and 31 goaltenders. Three other Sting prospects currently playing the U.S. — Case… Read more »

Sarnia-Lambton named an “Intelligent Communities” finalist

Journal Staff Sarnia-Lambton has for the first time been named one of the world’s “Top 7 Intelligent Communities.” The designation, determined by an international team of analysts, is based on best practices in broadband deployment and use, workforce development, innovation, digital inclusion and advocacy. Sarnia-Lambton will now compete for the title of Intelligent Community of… Read more »

Rob Thomson named to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Troy Shantz A Corunna native with a lengthy pro baseball career is headed to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame this summer. Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Rob Thomson has earned five World Series championship rings and represented Canada at the 1984 Olympics. He’ll be joined by Jason Bay, Ryan Dempster and long-time executive Gord Ash… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Poseidon and Neptune were the Greek and Roman gods of what domain?   2 – Proposed new bike lanes would be on a section of what city road?   3 – In terms of electricity, the C in AC/DC stands for what?   4 – Sarnia’s Hana Omar-Craig has been recognized as one… Read more »

Positive time in foster care prompts woman to pen story

Troy Shantz Sherry Grandmaison says she learned early that being a foster child set her apart. “I remember one day everything was fine, I was going to school… and then the next day I had no friends and the teachers treated me differently. The kids were told by their parents not to talk to me.”… Read more »

And another thing!

Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley reacts as Liam Henderson makes a point during a reception for the 2018 Mayor’s Honour List recipients on Feb. 5. The Errol Road School student, one of 23 individuals and organizations recognized, was describing his appearance last year on CBC-TV’s Canada’s Smartest Person Junior. As a national audience looked on, Liam… Read more »

An old Sarnia ritual

Like crop circles in a wheat field, these unusal shapes appeared on Lake Chipican on Feb. 1, courtesy of shovellers clearing skating patches after a snowfall. Drone photo, courtesy of David Cooke,