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19-storey tower proposed for Water Street

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s housing market can support another waterfront tower in addition to the Tricar apartment building currently under construction, says realtor Patrick Coutu. Coutu, of Coldwell Banker Southwest Realty, represents Sarnia businessman Henry Mehta, who has plans for a 19-storey condominium on Water Street where Sarnia Rent-All is located. “Tricar is rental only and… Read more »

Sarnia Brave delivers pair of big homers

It’s been a grand slam of a month for Sarnia Braves first baseman Vince Caschera. The Goshen College prospect cleared the bases twice in July with grand slam home runs against the Strathroy Royals on July 3 and Etobicoke Rangers July 6 at the Lakeside AAA Invitational Tournament. Caschera boasts a .438 batting average and… Read more »

All the way

Tyler Storie scampers downfield for a 90-yard touchdown in a 42-34 home field victory over the Steel City Patriots at Norm Perry Park on June 29. Storie leads the Northern Football Conference in interceptions and yards receiving and was fifth overall in scoring with the 3-2 Imperials. Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Tournament winners

From left, Ralph Archer, Debbie Archer and Jim Foley were first-place winners at the McCormack Funeral Home trebles lawn bowling tournament held on Canada Day. The Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club hosted the event at its Germain Park facility.

After winning at worlds, thrower gets invite to China

Troy Shantz A Sarnia man has been invited by the government of China to take part in a demonstration of knife-throwing next year. Brett Dewhirst is one of only 30 athletes handpicked to participate in the 2020 tournament. China is experiencing a surge of interest in the sport thanks to the popularity of a knife-throwing… Read more »

It’s true; ambulances were once operated by funeral homes

Phil Egan When you reach your 70s you find yourself remembering things many didn’t know existed. Like the funeral home ambulance. It seems a little known fact today that fifty years ago it was funeral homes that operated the ambulances that rushed to accident scenes and took the sick to hospital. In Sarnia, D.J. Robb,… Read more »

Point Edward Bridge Bash brings together bands and boats

Pam Wright The Point Edward Optimist Club Bridge Bash returns July 19-20 with entertaining fun for young and old alike. It’s a busy weekend as the Bash coincides with the start of the Mackinaw Yacht Race and ever-popular Rotary Pancake Breakfast, which runs 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday. Bash spokesperson Stephen Dumont Saturday is… Read more »

Letters: week of July 11

The only thing heating up is the rhetoric of climate alarmists Sir: Have you noticed how the climate alarmists keep ramping up the rhetoric? Not so long ago, they were banging on about “global warming.” When the predicted increase in temperatures didn’t materialize they changed tack to the more flexible “climate change.” Since then the… Read more »