Point Edward is the place to be this weekend

Cathy Dobson If Point Edward were any busier this weekend, the village borders would have to expand. The 91st annual Mackinac boat race from Port Huron to Mackinac Island gets under way on Saturday morning, July 18. It sets the stage for a slew of community events that promise to attract thousands to Waterfront Park… Read more »

Chef returns to roots at Tutto Pizzeria

Cathy Dobson There are dozens of telephone listings for pizzerias in Sarnia and virtually every one of them is busy on the weekends. The challenge is keeping customer traffic high on weekdays, even though we live in a city that loves its pizza, says Red Seal chef Sam Federico. He’s the owner of the new… Read more »

34th Bluewater Triathlon ready to roll in Bright’s Grove

Barry Wright One of the longest-running summer sporting events in the area is fast approaching. The 34th edition of the Bluewater Triathlon and Duathlon and Ironkid Triathlon is set for Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 in and around Lake Huron. The Olympic Distance Triathlon, consisting of a 1.5-km swim, a 40-km bike ride… Read more »

Weird cars: Sarnia couple share passion for unusual wheels

George Mathewson Sarnia’s Kenn and Donna Poore have been drawing a lot of startled looks lately. The self-described “gearheads” are the active owners of three wild and wonderful cars that are as much fun to operate as they are weird. Take, for example, their 1958 Vespa. Built in France by an Italian scooter company, the… Read more »

Leo the paraplegic dog might walk again

Cathy Dobson There’s hope that a little dog found partially paralyzed on the far-off shores of Thailand may walk again thanks to the expertise of a Sarnia veterinarian. Leo, a two-year-old shepherd mix, has been getting around with the help of a doggie wheelchair since being fostered by Jamie Marilyn Smith. As Journal readers learned… Read more »

Blimey! An even bigger Captain Kidd Days

Tara Jeffrey Reptiles, rock climbing, paddle boats, a drive-in movie and Ontario’s largest inflatable are set to take over the Corunna Athletic Park for the 30th annual Captain Kidd Days. “We’re really focused on the kids,” said Geoff Dale, co-chair of a committee dedicated to making the small-town event a bit bigger each year. “That’s… Read more »

Race to Erase aiming for 50 teams this year

Cathy Dobson Volunteers organizing Sarnia’s 10th annual Race to Erase want to register teams now in anticipation of their biggest event yet on Sept. 26. “Our goal is to get 50 teams with four members each this year,” says co-founder Rich Bouchard.  The 2014 Race to Erase attracted 43 teams, so Bouchard says finding seven… Read more »

Sting take Finn in first round of CHL Import Draft

Barry Wright For only the second time in the past nine seasons, the Sarnia Sting looked to Finland for their first round selection in the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Import Draft. The club chose sharp-shooting winger Patrik Laine with its first round pick last week. The other Finn taken by Sarnia in recent memory was… Read more »