Swearing in

Members of the public are welcome to attend the inaugural meeting of the 2018-2022 Sarnia City Council, Monday Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. The meeting includes the swearing in of new city council members.

Silver medalists

Sarnia’s Twin Bridges Thunder won a silver medal at the season opening OVA Trillium White A-15U Provincial Cup volleyball tournament in Chatham on Nov. 3. From left are, front row: Emily Kzyonsek, Melia Langeveld, Ali Coulbeck and Allison Furlan; back row: Kyle Martin (Head Coach), Adam Armstrong (Coach), Gabby Landry, Ashley Blackburn, Sydney Moraal, Peter… Read more »

Excited Sarnians agog when the “Chautauqua” rolled into town

Phil Egan U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt called it “the great travelling university” and by the time it arrived in Sarnia in 1918, Chautauqua had been going four decades. Immensely popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, “The Chautauqua” was designed to both entertain and educate. It was a festival of culture and featured… Read more »

Regional YMCA merger now complete

Sarnia’s YMCA is now officially part of the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario. Two regional YMCAs combined on Nov. 1 to create one organization serving an area from Windsor to Goderich, and Woodstock to Point Pelee. CEO Andrew Lockie the decision wasn’t based on cost saving, but on a belief a unified Y could have a… Read more »

Vikings fall short

After an undefeated regular season Northern Sr. Boys football squad came up short in the SWOSSA AAA finals. The Vikings fell to Windsor’s Holy Names Knights 29 – 10 at the Southwestern Ontario championships on Nov. 21. The Vikings held a 6-0 record through the regular season.

Local official recognized for contributions

A Sarnia man has been inducted into the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association hall of fame. Gary Vander Vies chairs the Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed) Competition and Rules Committee, chairs the Boccia Canada Council, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the association. He has held various referee and coaching positions… Read more »

Sarnia’s airport to undergo economic impact study

City Hall has asked the MBA program at Wilfrid Laurier University to conduct an economic impact study of Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport. The research will be done by students under the supervision of professors, and be similar to studies the university has completed for Waterloo Regional and Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Transport Canada provided a… Read more »

Symphony orchestra staging Christmas Show

The International Symphony Orchestra’s traditional holiday show returns on Dec. 1 Mezzo soprano Erin Fisher will join Christmas Moods and Magic at Temple Baptist Church, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The show will feature selections from Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Ballet Suite No. 1, and excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. Fisher was named Canadian… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What actor starred in the films Marathon Man, Tootsie, and Rain Man?   2 – Mitch Albom, in Sarnia recently to support Organization for Literacy Lambton, is the author of the best selling memoir of all time.  What is it?   3 – Brazil was once a colony of what European nation?   4… Read more »

From abusive relationship to provincial champ in two years

Troy Shantz Two years ago, Elysia Cornish was a mother of three whose self-esteem was extremely low after leaving an abusive relationship. Today the 31-year-old Sarnia woman is a provincial champion in judo. “I’d never even thought of doing martial arts but I knew I needed something to empower myself,” said Cornish, who trains at… Read more »