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Student move to new Great Lakes school delayed

Journal Staff A refurbished Great Lakes high school on Murphy Road won’t be ready to accept students in September after all. The Lambton Kent District School Board said the contractor, Jasper Construction Corp., has been unable to secure enough skilled tradespeople to keep the reconstruction project on schedule. It’s not known when the work will… Read more »

Working with the grain

An unidentified worker walks along a conveyor belt at the Cargill AgHorizons facility at Sarnia Harbour following an inspection and adjustments. Glenn Ogilvie

Province rejects local claim for Red Ryan reward money

The Sarnia Historical Society was rebuffed in its attempt to claim an unpaid $1,000 reward offered for the capture of notorious gangster Norman (Red) Ryan. The Society applied for the money with hopes of erecting a memorial plaque to Sarnia Police Const. Jack Lewis, who was shot and killed by Ryan while responding to a… Read more »

New Sarnia Transit app expected soon

Sarnia is in the final stages of preparing a Sarnia Transit app that will give patrons up-to-date information on taking the bus. The app will provide route information, locations and stop times. It will also allow users to plan trips with multiple bus connections, walking times and alerts on when to leave. The city has… Read more »

Bluewater boxers medal at Bronze Gloves tournament

Members of the Bluewater Boxing Club scored two gold and a silver medal at the annual Ontario Bronze Gloves tournament in Toronto on June 2-3. Kaitlyn Clark, a veteran of nearly 70 amateur matches, took silver after losing a disputed split decision in the women’s 69kg class event to the current Ontario champion. Nicholas Lord,… Read more »

Bars can serve alcohol at 9 a.m. during World Cup

Local bars can serve alcohol starting at 9 a.m. during the FIFA World Cup. Ontario’s Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing approved the extension of hours to coincide with the early start time of games broadcast from host Russia. It applies for the duration of the World Cup, which runs from June 14 to July… Read more »

Pickleball winners

Three doubles teams from Sarnia each won gold medals at the annual London Pickleball Club tournament, including Christina Spitzig and Kathryn Poole in the 3.0 women’s doubles division, seen here. Also taking gold were Bill Lindsay and John Boomsma in 3.0 men’s doubles, and Wayne Spitzig and Paul Dennis in 3.5 men’s doubles. Submitted Photo

Heritage Cup

The Sarnia Spirit U13 girls’ soccer team won the two-day Heritage Cup tournament in Tillsonburg, Ont. recently with a 2-0 victory in the U13 final. From left are, front row: goalie Kaylee Busby, second row: Alaina Burns, Ella Jackson, Rebecca Haney, Olivia Talbot, Lillian Bernard, Madison Forte and Amber Bernard, third row: Tessa Jackson, Charlize… Read more »

Sarnia judo Paralympian claims Pan Am title for Canada

Troy Shantz Watching Sarnia’s Priscilla Gagné move in a judo fight you’d never suspect she’s blind. Her maneuvers are smooth; her throws textbook. But that’s the thing about judo, she explains. It’s a sport in which the visually impaired can compete right alongside sighted judokas. “I love it,” said Gagné, 32. “You train with able-bodied… Read more »