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Recognizing our amazing youth

The Celebration of Youth Awards is the YMCA’s way of recognizing outstanding members of the next generation. Winners, who earn a cash prize, are selected for their commitment to community, being good role models for and excelling at what they do. Over the summer The Journal is featuring 14 Sarnia-area winners, each of whom exhibits… Read more »

Pitch perfect: El Salvadoran team visits Sarnia

It wasn’t exactly the World Cup, but a team of boys aged 12 to 14 from El Salvador added a touch of international flare to local soccer recently. Here, Christian Menjivar of the visitors takes possession of the ball during a July 3 match at Norm Perry Park, with Sarnia FC player Dean Palimaka (in… Read more »

Canatara Bandshell concert series listing

Sarnia’s Summer Waterfront Concert Series continues with a diverse line-up live of entertainment in Canatara Park – and it’s all free of charge. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. in the Bandshell near the lake July 7 – The Sun Harmonic July 8 – Cornerstone July 9 – Blackmore Percussion Group July 10 – The Siteks… Read more »

Two injured in explosion

Two men were injured July 2 when a boiler exploded at the Shell Canada refinery in Corunna. The Ontario Labour Ministry said the men were engaged in maintenance work in the steam plant at the time. One man sustained serious burns and was taken to London hospital. A contractor was treated at hospital and released… Read more »

Dinner in White comes to Sarnia

An elegant picnic on white linen with a bottle of wine and live jazz appeals so much to four Sarnia women they are inviting the community. Kelly-Lynn Musico, Tracy Jutras, Marinka Modderman and Wendy Ghorbril hope Dinner in White Bluewater will generate enough revenue to be a self-sustaining special event in Sarnia for years to… Read more »

Wandering chef finds home in Sarnia

Sunny Chen has known hard work all his life. He grew up in Fuzhou, a seaside city of seven million people in southern China. Every day after school, he went home to help his father out at the family restaurant on the main floor where they lived. When it came time to choose a trade,… Read more »

More UFOs reported over Sarnia

They just won’t go away. After The Journal reported a spike in UFO sightings over Sarnia in April, residents have continued to report seeing unidentified flying objects over the city. One report comes from a Bright’s Grove resident who said she sighted a “diamond-shaped object” with a “glowing circular light” in the middle. The incident… Read more »

Sarnia, Above it All

Sarnia’s Canatara Beach, seen on the right, was awarded “Blue Flag” status last week, meaning it meets the coveted international standard for water quality, management and safety. Only two dozen other Canadian beaches have earned the tourist-friendly designation. In the foreground is Lake Chipican, with Canatara Park and, at the top, the twin spans of… Read more »

World’s best wakeskaters in town for tour event

At least 50 of the world’s best wakeskaters will be competing on Sarnia’s waterfront this weekend, vying to become the 2014 international champion. “These guys are the best of the best,” says host Tim Nixon, co-owner of Sarnia Boarder Pass. “They do tricks that defy nature, really cool spins and flips with the board.” Nixon… Read more »

What’s Happening, Week of July 3

What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event.  Please include ticket prices, if any, and where to obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca.  Saturday, July 5 Building Climb Run Up For Rebound sees participants climb… Read more »