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Sarnia twins take hockey title in Sweden

Barry Wright Sarnia’s Chris and Cam Abbott are basking in the glow of a European championship. The brothers helped capture the Champions Hockey League title Feb. 3 when their Lulea team scored four unanswered goals in third period to beat Frolunda 4-2 in an all-Swedish final. Cam drew an assist on the first Lulea goal,… Read more »

Cross-town traffic: Most Sarnians have jobs within the city limits

Journal Staff Commuting to work is an alien concept to most Sarnians, with 80% of residents living and working within city limits, a recent report has found. But if you live in any of Lambton County’s other municipalities there’s a good change you drive to the job, according to the Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board… Read more »

Grove teen getting by with a little help from his friends

Tara Jeffrey When twin brothers Justin and Jordan Hyde learned their best friend had been diagnosed with cancer, the next move was a no-brainer. “Shaving our heads wasn’t even a question — it was a given,” said 16-year-old Jordan, who has known Nick Coady since the third Grade, growing up three doors down in Bright’s… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

  1.         Hippocrates, who wrote the Hippocratic Oath, is known as the Father of what? 2.         Pending approval, what did Derian Hatcher and David Legwand recently purchase in Sarnia from Rob and Larry Ciccarelli?              3.         What does “SPF” mean on sunscreen containers? 4.         What Sarnia-born woman became the first female… Read more »

One Tomato puts down roots

Cathy Dobson  Megan O’Neil-Renaud is excited as she tours the expansive downtown building soon to become the permanent home of the One Tomato project. “This is where we’re going to do preparation for the Food Works program,” she says. “Over here is where we’re going to have office space. And on that side, we’re hoping to… Read more »

Sarnia Harbour gamble paying off

George Mathewson City councillors crossed their fingers and took a deep breath and when voting to assume ownership of Sarnia Harbour last year. After all, operating Great Lakes shipping wharves, warehouses and water lots has been the federal government’s job, beyond the city’s normal scope of road repairs and garbage collection. But now, 10 months… Read more »

What’s Happening, week of Feb. 5

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 a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca. Friday, Feb. 6 Free concert Steve… Read more »

Party riding elections gathering steam

Journal Staff Local riding associations for the three main parties are gearing up for a federal election, to be held by Oct. 19. The Liberals have two candidates seeking the party nomination in Sarnia-Lambton. Elizabeth Wood McDonald is a retired high school teacher and two-term city councillor who has lived in Sarnia 43 years. Her… Read more »

Major art exhibition coming to Sarnia

Cathy Dobson Gallery officials are calling it a game changer. “This is the big one,” says Lisa Daniels, curator of the publicly-owned Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery in downtown Sarnia. “This is why we’ve worked so hard for the past three years to build a gallery that has a Category A status.” In eight… Read more »