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The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1- Essential for the digestion of fats, bile is produced in what body organ 2 – High school students Emily Fraser, Brianne Ferguson and Kendra Hock were the top three winners at what recent local competition? 3 – The late renowned mathematician, John Nash, was the subject of what 2001 film starring Russell Crowe? 4-… Read more »

Historic fire cart lovingly restored

Tara Jeffrey Last fall, Jeff Scott wasn’t sure if the Camlachie Fire Department’s historic hose cart was even salvageable. “It sat out in front of the fire hall for as long as I can remember,” said the volunteer department’s deputy chief. “Finally, we talked about it and decided, we either have to fix it or… Read more »

School principal promoted

A Sarnia school principal has been hired as a superintendent with the St. Clair Catholic District School Board. Scott Johnson has been principal at Holy Trinity Catholic School on Lorne Crescent since 2010, and before that was a vice-principal at St. Christopher Secondary. He starts the new job July 1. Meanwhile, in a shuffling of… Read more »

Boat builder plans to seas the day

George Mathewson For the past three years Gianfranco Ronchin has been building a boat in his garage, and not just any boat. The 32-foot trimaran designed by a New Zealand company features unique features that make it easy to operate by just one person. “I like to sail by myself, sometimes in the middle of… Read more »

What’s Happening, week of June 4

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca Wednesday, June 3 Opera Luminata Opera Liminata,… Read more »

Former St. Pat’s footballer an emerging country music artist

Tara Jeffrey The story of Eric Ethridge’s unlikely foray into country music stardom is almost too good to be true. “It was kind of a happy accident,” said the 26-year-old Sarnia native, whose rising popularity has landed him a coveted spot at Canada’s largest country music festival, the upcoming Boots & Hearts in Oro-Medonte, Ont…. Read more »

Lambton mosaic project it mark Canada’s 150th

A large mosaic is being planned to help Lambton County celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. The project is a map that will display artistic and literary contributions from people on what they love best about Lambton’s 11 municipalities and three First Nations. Submission can be photos, video clips, art, lyrics, etc. A live launch… Read more »

Lilacs in bloom

Bright’s Grove artist Emma Crossland is a study of concentration as she sketches the Lake Huron landscape while surrounded by huge lilac bushes at Mike Weir Park. “I enjoy being here,” she said, as the fragrance of lilacs scented the air. Glenn Ogilvie

TOPS convention coming to town

Local hotels are expecting a busy weekend. About 1,100 delegates are converging on Sarnia for the Ontario convention of the weight loss support group TOPS. The three-day event at the RBC Centre starts June 4 and includes live music, a fashion parade, speakers and the crowning of the new “King and Queen” of weight loss…. Read more »

Bells toll for missing, dead aboriginal women

Cathy Dobson Area residents are hearing a lot of church bells these days as a trio of Anglican churches honour dead and missing aboriginal women. “We wanted to find a way to remember these women,” said Rev. Kristen Oliver of St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Point Edward. “We feel there should be an inquiry to… Read more »