League champions

The Sarnia Spirit U14 Girls won the U15 BMO Elgin Middlesex indoor soccer league title this year, finishing with a record of 13 wins, 2 ties, and 1 loss, and also went undefeated to win the District Cup Championship. From left are, back row, Abby Balan, Hannah Balan, Jade Unsworth, Koko Okutinyang and Arianna Satram;… Read more »

Sarnia firefighter wins award for education

A Sarnia firefighters has won a scholarship from the National Fire Protection Association for his dedication to promoting fire safety. Mike Otis, one of only 12 recipients from Canada and the U.S. to receive the $2,000 scholarship, will use it to attend the NFPA conference in Las Vegas, Nevada in June. “Mike has consistently demonstrated… Read more »


A cold, wet spring has delayed flower planting this year, but all city parks should be in good shape by mid-June, says City of Sarnia gardener Lance Allin, seen here in the background. In front, summer student Michelle Hillier, left, and seasonal worker Kelsey Ferguson prepare a floral garden on Front Street last week. Glenn… Read more »

New principal for city high school

St. Patrick’s High School is getting a new principal. Chris Kehoe, currently the principal at St. Philip elementary in Petrolia, has been appointed to lead the Sarnia high school by the St. Clair Catholic District School Board. The vacancy was created by the secondment of St. Pat’s principal Rob Cicchelli to the Ontario Ministry of… Read more »

Simply White Dinner

This year’s Simply White Dinner will be held July 12, starting at 6:30 p.m. The event, first held locally in 2014, sees diners dressed in elegant whites get together for a pop-up picnic dinner, wine, music and dancing at a secret location revealed at the last moment. Tickets, $60 and sold in pairs only, are… Read more »

Mighty good throw

With a toss of 16.4 metres, Zion Webb of St. Patrick’s High School won the senior boys’ shot put title at the Southwestern Ontario high school track and field championships in Windsor on May 24. Webb also placed fourth in senior boys’ discuss. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Workplace issues address at Petrochem Forum

Topics as diverse as nanotechnology, radon gas and depression in the workplace will be discussed at this year’s Petrochem Forum. The daylong conference, now in its 23rd year, takes place June 14 at the Lambton College Events Centre. The Forum’s organizing committee is made up of representatives from labour, management and government with the goal… Read more »

Street hockey tourney at Canatara this year

Sarnia’s 3 on 3 Street Hockey Challenge is moving to Canatara Park’s parking lot by the beach on June 2, after normally being held at Hiawatha Horse Park and Lambton College. Divisions are based on age and the ability of players to avoid mismatches in skill level. New to this year is an elite division… Read more »

Just dandy

Emma Guadarrama, 4, stops to check out the dandelions while being coached on the finer points of hill-rolling by friend Natali Patrocinio, 10, not shown. The girls were happily entertaining themselves as parents and family watched baseball on the diamonds at Germain Park last week. Glenn Ogilvie