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Businessman’s growing auto operations a real family affair

Phil Egan The ink was barely dry on Doug Rakes purchase of McGregor Chrysler when he was asked when he might look to acquire more. “Tomorrow,” he answered with a smile. Doug Rake was interested in acquiring a second dealership when he received a call last year from McGregor Chrysler, just outside Petrolia. They had… Read more »

Chuck’s Roadhouse bring barbecue fare to Lambton Mall

Cathy Dobson It’s not unusual to wait 45 minutes to be seated for dinner at Sarnia’s new Chuck’s Roadhouse Bar & Grill. It’s that busy. Chuck’s opened in early May at Lambton Mall and is one of Canada’s fastest growing restaurant franchises. Sarnians know the brand and are anxious to try it, says franchise owner Suganthie… Read more »

Teacher layoff total not as severe as initially feared

Troy Shantz The public school board will lay off 11 elementary and 18 high school teachers for the coming school years, fewer job losses than initially feared. The Lambton Kent District School Board issued 111 layoff notices in April following a general, province-wide funding announcement. But after receiving more specific details in late May the… Read more »

Free summer concert series music to the ears of Sarnians

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s parks and rec calendar is jammed with free concerts this summer, including 40 local bands performing at four different parks. About 70 musical acts of all genres applied to be part of the Sarnia Summer Entertainment Series, says rec director Rachel Veilleux. About 10 of those chosen had never participated before. “The interest… 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 »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What are the names of the two Muppet characters that heckle other cast members from their balcony seats?   2 – Shauna Carr, Cathy Dobson, April Lepore, Anne McGugan and Mary Jean O’Donnell will be receiving what award later this month for their outstanding contributions to the community?   3 – What does… Read more »

Lambton Lions basketball team signs local talent

Lambton College’s women’s basketball program has added local flair by signing Northern Collegiate grad Cassidy Crowe to its 2019-20 lineup. The 5’11” shooting guard was recruited by Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, and also played with Western University Mustangs. “Cass has been a dominant basketball player in Sarnia since elementary school. We are ecstatic… Read more »