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Council tries one more time to resolve plaza traffic spat

The city will try one more time to discourage motorists from accessing the Bright’s Grove Plaza from Kaymar Crescent. A concrete traffic island was added in November to restrict large vehicles and provide some traffic “calming” for the street, but its associated signs were vandalized and flexible bollards stolen, a staff report says. The plaza’s… Read more »

Top three

Twenty-three swimmers from the Rapids 1 Swim Team had top three finishes at the St. Clair-Erie Aquatic League meet in Leamington last month. From left are: front row: Leah Thornton, 9, Grace Wallace, 9, Ian Wallace, 10, Darius Landon, 12, Jacobie Jamieson, 7, Ali Page, 10, and Emmanuel deGuzman, 11; back row: Kylie Thornton, 13,… Read more »

Will the circle be unbroken?

The road through Canatara Park was repaved last year from Sandy Lane to the central turning circle, but the circle itself wasn’t done because the machine used to pulverize the old asphalt was too large to work there. However, the project will be completed this spring using an alternative method, City Hall says. Glenn Ogilvie

Prep school basketball program pays off for Sarnia teen

Troy Shantz A former St. Patrick’s High School student has accepted a basketball scholarship to play for Western University in London. But the adjustment won’t be a big one for Laurin Moro. The 17-year-old has lived in London since 2016 when she joined the fledgling Southwest Academy basketball program at Regina Mundi Catholic High School…. Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Edam cheese is named for a town in what European country — the one where Rembrandt was born?   2 – EWYN Studios is a weight-loss franchise that opened in Sarnia in 2017.  What does EWYN stand for?   3 – If you are in Timbuktu, you are in what continent?   4 –… Read more »

Bronze medal

The Huron Lakers atom girls brought home a bronze medal from the 27th annual Barry Hall Basketball Tournament in London, their second straight tournament medal. From left are, front row: Ella Bowen, Zoey Ainsworth, Claire McGregor, Allie Geary, Taryn Stoukas and Ioanna Tsaprailis; back row: Jody McGregor (Coach), Erika VanReenen, Brooke Ridealgh, Sienna Rawana, Kevin… Read more »

Rodney James and the Riot enjoy unpredictable uprising

Cathy Dobson   Sometimes you find the right guys and it all just clicks. That’s Braden Ruckle’s explanation as to why he and his bandmates are achieving so much so fast with Rodney James and the Riot. Frontman Rodney James Medwid heartily agrees. “I’m from Calgary and played the scene there for about 10 years,”… Read more »

Daylong event planned for kids, families with diabetes

Tara Jeffrey Ever since Tana Manchester’s 11-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes last April, life has never been the same. “It’s not something you forget about, even for a minute,” she said of the chronic condition affecting 33,000 school-aged children in Canada, in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. “I thought… Read more »

The Journal is five years old. How did that happen?

A new newspaper? Isn’t a print newspaper a dinosaur in the digital age? With that provocative question, a group of local dreamers with a plan got together five years ago this week and launched the first edition of The Sarnia Journal. Yes, there were doubters. A free community weekly in an age of rapidly downsizing… Read more »