Original photo of Adolf Hitler


It isn’t every day someone walks into The Journal office with an original, unpublished photograph of Adolf Hitler. But such was the case recently when Sarnia’s John Helle arrived with a page from the family snapshot album. This image shows the Nazi Führer entering the village of Kurort-Jonsdorf in the fall of 1938, shortly after… Read more »

Photo finish


Sebastian Smith, right, holds of a late surge by Chatham-Kent runner James Muharrem to help Northern Collegiate win both the open boys 4X400-metre relay and the overall team championship at the Lambton Kent high school track and field championships in Chatham. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Great Lakes graduate to play Division 1 hockey in U.S.

Lady Sting defenceman Sydney Caron has commited to Davenport University, a Division 1 school in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Troy Shantz Eighteen-year-old Sydney Caron has landed a hockey scholarship at Davenport University in Michigan, and she hopes that’s just the first step. “If I was an inspiration to someone it would probably be one of the biggest goals to check off my list,” said the Lady Sting defenceman. “I think it’s important to make… Read more »

Top Bowler

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Jacob Bestard was named Junior 10-pin Bowler of the Year by the Sarnia Minor Athletic Association at its annual awards banquet recently. Bestard finished the season with a 187 average and rolled both a 639 series and a 248 single. Submitted Photo

Point Edward preparing for upgrades to the ‘Gateway Casino’

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Cathy Dobson Point Edward’s casino has been temporarily renamed and its new owners expect to lay out renovation and possible expansion plans in the next few weeks At that time, a new branding strategy will be announced and the permanent name released by British Columbia-based Gateway Casinos and Entertainment. In the meantime, it will simply… Read more »

Letters, week of May 18

Letters to the editor

Time for city council to tackle more important issues Re: Coun. Scholten letter being ‘tired of constant disrespect” of May 4. Why is it that Mayor Mike Bradley and Coun. Dave Boushy must be held accountable to the Code of Conduct when it seems to not apply to Coun. Cindy Scholten? I refer to her actions… Read more »

What’s Happening: Week of May 18

Whats Happening

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   Thursday, May 18 Cooking Class Rapids… Read more »

Former Sarnian bringing musical stage show to town

Susan Shillingford and Geoff Noble during a performance of Northern Tapestry, coming to Sarnia on June 2.
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Cathy Dobson A Canadian performer whose first stage experience was with Sarnia community theatre is bringing an original production that celebrates Canada to her hometown. Susan Shillingford says Northern Tapesty – A Lost World weaves together vignettes from well-known personalities like Farley Mowat, Lucy Maud Montgomery and Emily Carr and melds them with photos, paintings,… Read more »