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Lambton’s eSports teams are still learning the ropes

Troy Shantz Fitness regimes. Game tape reviews. Massage therapy. The approach taken with Lambton College eSport competitors doesn’t differ much from that of traditional athletes, even if their playing field is a computer screen. Launched last fall, the Varsity eSports teams faces off against colleges, universities and club teams around the world playing League of… Read more »

Bonspiel Champions

The team, from left, of skip Colin Parr, Brian Scott, Jamie Parkinson and Curt Bladon won the open division championship at the 89th Men’s Imperial Bonspiel, played at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club. The Jan. 25-27 bonspiel featured 26 teams from Southwestern Ontario. Submitted Photo

Work crews “unbuilding” former Sarnia General Hospital

Cathy Dobson Is it a labour of love or viable redevelopment deal? Both really. Mark Lumley and Kenn Poore, two of the five local businessmen who accepted $5.4 million from the city to demolish the old Sarnia General Hospital, talk about their project with unbridled enthusiasm. “It’s a magical thing,” said Lumley, describing how Schouten… Read more »

Young entrepreneur busy changing Sarnia’s landscape

Troy Shantz At the age of 24, many people are still deciding what to do in life. Not Calvin Schouten. He founded his own contracting company, Schouten Excavating, and it has been part of some major projects in Sarnia. Schouten is overseeing the removal of the Sarnia General Hospital buildings on Mitton Street, after leading… Read more »

Letters: week of Feb. 8

Recording in-camera city council meetings is a good idea Sir: Regarding the audio recording of city council’s closed meetings. As a taxpayer I feel that ALL meetings, closed or otherwise, should be recorded regardless of whether councillors want it or not. Doing so would eliminate some of the ridiculous cost of legal fees. When council… Read more »

What’s Happening: week of Feb. 8

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, Feb. 8   Cookbook Club… Read more »

Guitarist finds big, appreciative following on YouTube

Troy Shantz What started as hastily produced video uploaded to YouTube in 2009 has turned into a worldwide following for Sarnia guitarist Cole Rolland. Rolland, 24, began playing guitar at age 10, but his notoriety began in high school when, on a whim, he recorded and uploaded a video of himself playing guitar. “I shot… Read more »

Self-aware entrepreneur opens yoga studio in Corunna

Cathy Dobson Opening a new business is generally a busy time considering all the important details and red tape. So it’s a little surprising that Shannon Turner says she opened her own business to simplify her life. Turner, 37, launched Mandakani Yoga studio in Corunna two months ago, happily taking on the commitment of sole… Read more »

Paint it forward

A group of 27 aspiring artists joined Cat Cabajar, right, for a Paint it Forward event in support of The Hub last week. More than $500 was raised for the youth centre, which is experiencing financial difficulty. “It’s something the community really needs,” said Cabajar, painting at the Republik Eatery & Lounge. “It’s important to… Read more »