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OFSAA medal winner

Alex Harris of the St Patrick’s Fighting Irish won a silver medal in the junior girls triple jump at the all-Ontario high school track and field championships in Guelph. Harris was in 6th place after three jumps but on her sixth and final attempt nailed a jump of 11.42 metres to claim the silver. Bruce… Read more »

Mother nature throws local farmers another curveball

Troy Shantz The weather this spring has been so wet and rainy that some Sarnia-Lambton farmers had not yet planted a single seed in the ground by last week, let alone a full crop. Corn is normally planted in May and soybeans follow in June. But most local farmers are weeks behind schedule and some… Read more »

Hurdler wins 2nd OFSAA medal

Jaelyn Cole of Northern Collegiate won a bronze medal in the junior girls 300-metre hurdles at the all-Ontario high school track and field championships, repeating her success of a year ago when won bronze as a midget. Cole is seen here competing in the 80-metre sprint hurdles at this year’s OFSAAs in Guelph. Bruce Smith,… Read more »

O’Meara wins tourney

Ethan O’Meara, right, shot three consecutive rounds of 72 and defeated fellow Sarnia Golf & Curling Club member Graham Hill in a playoff to win this year’s Men’s McDonalds’s Amateur Golf Tournament. Leon Stadwick, left, of Port Huron, was senior champion. At centre is Markus Schulz, of event sponsor McDonald’s Restaurants. The tournament is held… Read more »

Leaking roof prompts fundraiser for downtown museum

Troy Shantz A Sarnia museum is looking for support from the community to help cover the costs of roof repairs. Tarps and buckets are laid out nightly at Stones n’ Bones museum due to two separate roof leaks, says curator and owner Jim Richards. He said the museum’s 6,000 artifacts are safe for now, but… Read more »

Ride Don’t Hide aims to end stigma of mental illness

Tara Jeffrey The annual Ride Don’t Hide event is approaching, and Angela Kirkland is hoping for the biggest one yet. “This is our sixth year, and our goal is 400 riders,” said Kirkland, fund development and communications coordinator for the Canadian Mental Health Association of Lambton-Kent. “There’s isn’t another event in town quite like this… Read more »

Symphony shift aimed at bringing music to younger ears

Cathy Dobson It’s moving day for the International Symphony Orchestra and executive director Anthony Wing is in the thick of things. “It’s an ambitious step that we’ve carefully planned,” he says, readying boxes by the door at 251 Vidal, home to the ISO until last week. “But I wish I’d done this in my 20s… Read more »

Design flaw, byproduct caused tower collapse: Imperial

Troy Shantz A fatal design flaw combined with a volatile byproduct combined to cause an April 2 tower collapse at Imperial Oil, the company said. Modifications made to the tower in 2011 allowed an unexpected accumulation of the byproduct – known as pyrophorics – to heat up and melt portions of the 15-story structure, said… Read more »