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Undefeated season

The St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish are the Lambton-Kent senior girls’ basketball champions. From left are, front row: Kala Wagg, Keirsten Tomkins, Mackenzie Mullen, Breanna Pretty and Ana Stathakis, back row: Coach Brett Braekevelt, Jordan Braekevelt, Katie Vandenberg, Jennah Taylor, Amanda Palocz, Gabby Creivich, Anastasia Prins and Coach Rahat Altaf. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

On parade

This image from the 1940s shows Christina Street at the intersection of George Street, looking north. The building in the upper right corner is the old Sarnia Armoury, on land now occupied by City Hall, and a white War Surplus Store, about where the fountain now stands. On this side of George is the Town… Read more »

Sting down Knights, remain atop the junior hockey standings

Goalie Justin Fazio turned aside 31 of 32 shots Wednesday as the Sarnia Sting downed the visiting London Knights 4-1 in the latest skirmish in the ‘Battle of the 402’ at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena. Here, the Sarnia native makes a stop on the Knight’s Cliff Pu, who had London’s lone goal. Hugo Leufvenius… Read more »

FILM REVIEW: This gang of superheroes a little out of their league

JUSTICE LEAGUE, directed by Zack Snyder Look! Up in the sky – it’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … a bit of a mess. The Justice League brings together the DC comic gang in the hopes of capitalizing on Wonder Woman’s incredible success earlier this year, while simultaneously erasing from your memory the dark… Read more »

Award-winning folk artist says it’s great to be home

Cathy Dobson When Sarnia native Preetam Sengupta writes a song, he becomes a folk storyteller with a simple melodic style. But when Sengupta teams up with another Sarnia native, producer Beatchild (aka Byram Joseph), the songs take on hints of hip hop and R & B. In fact, Sengupta’s new album Patience has ska, reggae… Read more »

Letters: week of Nov. 23

Why Remembrance Day shouldn’t be a holiday Sir: On Nov. 11 I travelled to Chatham to instruct a class of 22 men ages 17-30 on how to become good hockey coaches. On the way, I thought about pausing at 11 a.m. for a moment of silence to remember those who fought for our freedom. I… Read more »

Seminar designed to help unravel the mysteries of the teenage brain

Tara Jeffrey Raising teenagers can leave some parents feeling lost — but it doesn’t have to be that way, says Garfield Gini-Newman. “It’s OK to be frustrated and not understand … but kids are on a journey and they need our support and guidance,” said the social studies lecturer at the University of Toronto. “Teenagers… Read more »

What’s happening: week of Nov. 23

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 info@thesarniajournal.ca   Thursday, Nov. 23   Art &… Read more »

Unable to work in Chemical Valley, young mom now paints it

Tara Jeffrey Christina Graham had it all figured out. After graduating from Lambton College’s CPET program (Chemical Production & Power Engineering) and completing two co-op placements in the plants, she was eager to start a career as an operator in Sarnia. “Three months after graduation, I had my son. Then ten days after having him,… Read more »

Podleski needed just one spoon for latest best-seller

Cathy Dobson  The afternoon of our interview, Greta Podleski had just learned that her new cookbook, Yum and Yummer, had hit number one on the Canadian best-seller list a month after its release. “I wasn’t expecting that,” she said. “I haven’t even done my national promotional tour yet.” Podleski is no stranger to the best-sellers’… Read more »