Sweden tags Sting forward for World Junior tournament

Sarnia Sting forward Hugo Leufvenius has been named to Team Sweden’s preliminary roster for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships. Leufvenius has led Sarnia’s offence much of this season and as of last week had 19 goals and 15 assists. The World Juniors begin on Boxing Day and run through the holiday season to Jan…. Read more »

Driver able to escape car sinking in frigid water

A motorist had a close call after his car sank in the Cull Drain, Sarnia Police say. The man was eastbound Nov. 30 on Michigan Line when his car struck an animal east of Telfer Road, swerved off the road before the bridge and entered the creek about 10 p.m. The water was running high… Read more »

Julia Greenshields helps Canada to podium finish in Dubai

Sarnia’s Julia Greenshields scored big when Canada finished second overall at the World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai recently. Although New Zealand beat Canada 26-14 in the final, the former Sarnia Saints star scored once in the losing effort. Greenshields was instrumental in helping Canada finish 5-1 at the tournament, scoring four tries in all…. Read more »

Fourth quarter rally

The Great Lakes senior boys’ basketball team celebrated the Lambton Kent season opener with a dramatic come-from-behind win over the Wallaceburg Tartans on Dec. 4. The Wolfpack trailed by 13 at the end of the third quarter but rallied with 19 points in the fourth for the 47-42 victory. Izaiah Thomas, seen here in blue,… Read more »

Pedestrian crossovers added to Howard Watson Nature trail

Pedestrian crossovers have been added to three busy streets to improve safety on the Howard Watson Nature Trail. Pedestrian crossovers, which are relatively new in Ontario, are identified by unique pavement markings and give pedestrians the right-of-way. Drivers are required by law to stop when a pedestrian or cyclist signals they wish to cross, and… Read more »

Winning entries in the Sarnia Santa Claus parade

The Sarnia Kinsmen Club has announced the winners of this year’s Santa Claus Parade, which rolled through a sea of umbrellas in downtown Sarnia on Dec. 1. They are: Best Overall Float: Nova Chemicals Special Mention Group: Shell Canada Most Entertaining: JD Lawn Service Best School/Youth: 32nd Sarnia Scouts Best Industrial: Suncor Energy Best Commercial: Steeves & Rozema Best… Read more »

School board leaders named for coming year

The public and Catholic school boards have picked their leadership for the coming year. Trustees at the Lambton Kent District School Board elected Jane Bryce to serve as chair for 2019, while Randy Campbell is the vice-chair. Bryce has been a trustee since 1994 and has previously been both chair and vice-chair. Campbell was elected… Read more »

New music festival website

The Lambton County Music Festival has launched a new website: The non-profit, volunteer-run organization invites applications for next year’s festival running April 22 to May 3, 2019. Entry deadline is Feb. 1, 2019.

Open houses to help find mental health, addiction services

Residents in search of the proper mental health and addiction resources can attend monthly open houses starting Dec. 19. At each open house, hosted by the Rapids Family Health Team and Bluewater Health, a registered social worker and hospital addictions program employee will be available to help identify what services are available and how individuals… Read more »