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Building on momentum the goal of second Women’s March

Tara Jeffrey Organizers of Sarnia-Lambton’s second Women’s March are hoping last year’s massive turnout is a sign of good things to come. “It was pretty much the worst weather it could have been last year,” said Lila Palychuk, a member of Women’s March Canada’s local chapter. Despite heavy snow falling and a cold alert, more… Read more »

Jeffrey hoists Spengler Cup

Dustin Jeffrey celebrates Team Canada’s Spengler Cup victory in Davos, Switzerland on Dec. 31 with three-year-old son Nash. The Sarnia native, who grew up in Courtright and played with the Lambton Jr. Sting and Mooretown Flags, scored twice in the 4-0 final win over HC Ocelari Trinec. Jeffrey, 31, had three goals and four assists… Read more »

OPINION: Look up! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s … Starlink?

Michael Janssen peered into the night sky over central Sarnia shortly before Christmas and spotted something very strange indeed. It was clear, around 7 p.m. “There were lights in the sky. It looked like they were connected, four lights in a row. They were moving,” he said. “Then they disappeared.” Janssen considered the possibilities: aircraft… Read more »

Mayor honours Sarnians who made a difference in 2019

Journal Staff They worked with the challenged, the hungry and the hurting, and they excelled in a studio, stage or sports field. But one thing connects the 20 groups and individuals named by Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley to his 2019 Honour List – they are living proof that people can make a difference. The list… Read more »

Silver Stick drawing thousands of hockey fans to city

Troy Shantz Organizers are preparing for the annual extravaganza known as Silver Stick, although one elite Sarnia team won’t be taking the ice. The minor hockey tournament returns in January with the girls’ finals in Atom (10 and under), Peewee (14 and under) Bantam (15 and under) and Midget (18 and under) held Jan 10-12…. Read more »

Jacob Perreault to play in annual top prospects game

A forward with the Sarnia Sting forward is one of 17 players from the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) selected to play in the 2020 Kubota Top Prospects Game. Jacob Perreault will suit up for the annual showcase on Jan. 16, joining a roster chosen by NHL teams, the Canadian Hockey League said. “All 31 NHL… Read more »

New Nova plant rising up as project hits midway point

Troy Shantz Almost one million work hours have gone into the Nova Chemical expansion in St. Clair Township already and many more are coming, the company says. The $2.2-billion, four-year construction project, which includes both an upgrade and new polyethylene plant, is about to enter its third year. “It’s extremely busy on site,” said Nova… Read more »

Four collisions a day reported on Sarnia streets

Journal Staff If you were involved in a traffic accident in Sarnia last year there’s a good chance it occurred on a Thursday afternoon somewhere on London Road. Sarnia Police recorded 1,136 collisions involving 2,030 vehicles the first nine months of 2019, which is a rate of more than four a day. One person was… Read more »

Devoted thrift-shopper opens shop for plus-size women

Cathy Dobson Danielle Catton, a longtime advocate for the larger woman, is flexing her entrepreneurial muscle with the launch of a secondhand, plus-size clothing shop. Catton, 32, says what motivated her to open Elle & Cat in early December was her love of “thrifting” for gently-used clothing, and a desire to meet the needs of… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Tis the season: What ornament do elves have on the tips of their shoes? 2 – The opening line to what book is “Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that.”? 3 – In the early 1800s, the first gingerbread houses were reportedly inspired by what Grimm Brothers’ fairy… Read more »