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Swift Rapids swimmers

These swimmers from the Sarnia Rapids swim team had top-four finishes at a recent meet in Chatham. From left are: Grace Wallace, 10, Ava Peachey 7, Jack May, 10, coach Sue Athanasopoulos, Kiarra Peterson, 6, Ali Page, 11, Isabelle Robert, 13, Jenah Stephens 7, Kylie Thornton, 14, Isaiah Tebbens 13, Reese Adams, 13, Ian Wallace… Read more »

What’s happening: week of Feb. 6

What’s happening events must be open to the public, 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 info@thesarniajournal.ca   Thursday, Feb. 6   Depression &… Read more »

Great Lakes Secondary: Add a leaky roof to the “frustrating” problems at overdue reconstruction project

Troy Shantz Unfinished. Unsafe. Unwelcoming. That’s how one senior described her first semester at the still-under-construction Great Lakes Secondary School in Sarnia. The school opened on Murphy Road last September, one full year behind schedule, after the contractor repeatedly missed deadlines on the $25.2-million renovation. Now, five months later, a 550-seat auditorium, two music rooms… Read more »

Roaring Lion

Jason ‘Amplified’ Watts assesses the situation before firing off a three-pointer in the Lambton Lions 87-79 victory over the Fanshawe Falcons last week. Watts leads the Lions in scoring, averaging 16.6 point per game, and is among the OCAA league leaders in several categories, include three-point shooting percentage (4th) defensive rebounds (2nd) and blocks (4th)…. Read more »

Students intervened in vicious assault

Cathy Dobson Five students have been commended for stepping up to rescue a victim and apprehend his assailant during a vicious assault at the Lambton College residence on Jan. 12. Winston Chan, Brielle McInnis, Dylan Climie, Kate Flanigan and Quinton Pluzak were recognized by Sarnia Police Chief Norm Hansen last week. Each was presented with… Read more »

Marinaro sets his sights on podium finish at Worlds

Troy Shantz With the world championships taking place in Canada this year, the biggest challenge for Sarnia figure skater Michael Marinaro might just be hearing the music. “The noise inside the venue is going to be so loud that it’s going to be difficult to hear the music. It’s going to be special,” Marinaro told… Read more »

Funnymen, artist are Sarnia’s latest television stars

A trio of local comedians and a painter from Bright’s Grove are the latest Sarnians to grab the television spotlight. Funnymen John Hollingsworth, Dave Lane and Chris Reid have been performing in Sarnia and across Canada as The Fidgets improv team for 13 years. Hollingsworth says they were ecstatic to learn a live show of… Read more »

Lambton College to prep more students for skilled trades

Troy Shantz Ontario is giving Lambton College $926,000 to prepare 380 students for skilled trade apprenticeships. Supporting the college’s apprenticeship training programs will address a looming shortage of welders, millwrights, steamfitters, concrete finishers and boilermakers, Ontario training minister Monte McNaughton said in Sarnia last week. “These are exciting, fulfilling and often well-paying careers,” he said…. Read more »

Rotating strikes

Nicole Schultz uses music and a megaphone to encourage her fellow elementary school teachers picketing the Lambton Kent District School Board office in Sarnia last week. Teachers from 15 schools took part in the legal, one-day strike, said Shultz, a field marshal with the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario. Unless a provincial settlement is reached,… Read more »