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The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.    The town of Bedrock is the setting for what highly successful TV cartoon series?   2.    In April 2004, Huron View Park was renamed what? 3.    Which Christmas movie classic contains the quotation, “Remember no man is a failure who has friends”?   4.    Starting last week and continuing until the end of December,… Read more »

120-member cast takes stage in ‘Finding Christmas’

Cathy Dobson   She’s the writer, music arranger, director and the creator of one of the biggest Christmas shows of the season in Sarnia. Yet Carrie Beauchamp downplays her role and credits her cast and crew for producing an amateur show that rivals professionals. “These are people who are dedicated and wonderful to work with,”… Read more »

Personal trainer aims for balance in life

Cathy Dobson Tara Newman embraced the benefits of a regular workout and eating right while she was at college and swamped by the demands of a new life away from home. “I became really stressed when I moved to Toronto for school,” says the 23-year-old Sarnia woman. “You’ve heard of the Freshman 15?” she asked,… Read more »

Duck Tales: Sarnia man baffled by daffy municipal bylaw

Cathy Dobson Nathan Colquhoun isn’t sure whether he should be outraged or not. “I’d say I’m more mystified,” says the Sarnia man who, until recently, had a pen with six pet ducks in his yard. “The neighbours just loved the ducks,” said the 30-year-old Colquhoun. “The kids came over to feed them.  One girl liked to… Read more »

Arabian Nights: Young theatre troupe puts spin on classic tale

Marco Vigliotti A local theatre troupe is aiming to sweep audiences away to an exotic land of scheming sultans and swashbuckling pirates. The Lambton Young Theatre Players is staging Arabian Nights at the Sarnia Library Theatre, and putting its own spin on one of the book’s classic tales, Sinbad the Sailor. “I’ve always been fascinated… Read more »

Knotty behaviour: Residents report a rash of damaged trees

George Mathewson Sue-Elin Rawson first noticed it near St. Patrick’s High School – several newly-planted trees snapped in half. She then encountered more young trees broken off beside the water treatment plant, then on Christina Street, and near the Salvation Army on Confederation Street. “I started getting concerned when I saw how many had been… Read more »

Lambton College basketball a hot ticket

Barry Wright The early season success of the Toronto Raptors has been a boon to basketball’s popularity in Ontario, including at Lambton College. The head coach of the men’s team at the London Road campus says interest in the sport is the highest he has seen. “We’ve had a lot more fans than we’ve had… Read more »

The secret wildlife of Canatara Park

Vanessa Hrvatin Before gassing up the car and driving to Point Pelee, there is somewhere closer to home that offers equally incredible wildlife: Canatara Park. “Some say Canatara Park is like the Pelee of the North,” says Sarnia’s Eric Marcum, active birder and president elect of Lambton Wildlife Incorporated. “Canatara is also much smaller than… Read more »