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Local players advance to provincial tennis championship

Journal Staff Three Northern Collegiate players are headed to the all-Ontario high school tennis championships. Jaxon Bore of Northern Collegiate advanced by winning the boys’ singles title at the South Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association playdowns, held May 14 at the Sarnia Tennis Club and Sarnia Riding Club. In the open division, Ryan Davies… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What was the colour of the brick road in the movie “The Wizard of Oz”? 2 – On D-Day, June 6, 1944, 14,000 Canadians, Sarnians among them, landed on what beach? 3 – How many sides are on a standard home plate in baseball? 4 – What former St. Patrick’s High School student… Read more »

9-year-olds ask: are fidgets distraction or stress reliever?

Tara Jeffrey When it came time to choose a science fair project, Errol Village students Faye Colborne and Kaleigh Edmunds decided to put their fidgets to the test. “We wanted to find out if they actually help or if they’re just a distraction,” Edmunds said of the popular handheld toys, which some tout as tools… Read more »

Free bus passes for arriving Ukrainians

Journal Staff Sarnia is making free bus passes available to Ukrainians escaping the Russian war, and any other refugees recently arrived in the community. Coun. Brian White, who suggested the idea, said it’s one way the city can help welcome the Ukrainian families currently arriving in the city. The newcomers, who are classified as temporary… Read more »

Pipefitter has fun yard sculptures down to a fine art

Tara Jeffrey When Dean Timms finds a piece of scrap metal, he doesn’t see junk, he sees potential. “I’ll look at something and think, ‘Hmm, I can work with that,” said the Sarnia pipefitter, whose eye-catching, homemade lawn decor has become quite a hit in his neighbourhood. “It’s just a hobby of mine. I’ll go… Read more »

The week of May 26

Why can makers sell such loud vehicles? Sir: Regarding the May 5 article, “Woman seeks action on loud modified cars, trucks. I want to say I believe the people who are responsible for overly loud vehicles and motorcycles are the manufacturers themselves, and the government ministry responsible for allowing their sale and use. I don’t… Read more »

The week of May 26

What’s happening events must be open to the public or virtual, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to THURSDAY, MAY 26 St. Joseph’s… Read more »

Music photographer brings career retrospective to his hometown

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s Richard Beland has been obsessed by rock and roll his entire life. That passion inspired a career in photography that’s taken him around the world to thousands of concerts to record the most iconic rock musicians of our time. “The first show I shot was in 1986 at Rich Stadium in Buffalo… Read more »

No fire boat leaves Stag & Fawn island residents worried

Tara Jeffrey Cottage owners on Stag and Fawn islands are concerned after learning St. Clair Township firefighters have no approved boats to cross the St. Clair River in an emergency. Residents are worried because of a new interpretation of an existing Transport Canada law that prohibits firefighters from reaching the islands on boats that aren’t… Read more »

Student vids draw rave from pop band Walk Off The Earth

Tara Jeffrey Students at two elementary schools have formed their own ‘gang of rhythm’ to catch the attention of a popular Canadian band. “We were talking about concerts in music class, and I said to the kids, ‘Do you know who’s coming to Sarnia? Walk Off The Earth!” said Vanessa Mina, an early childhood educator… Read more »