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Knights get their due: ’62 city football team sent five players to NCAA

Barry Wright It took five decades, but the remarkable Sarnia Junior Knights Football Club has been recognized for its 1962 championship run. The collection of high school stars from Central, Northern, SCITS and St. Patrick’s was inducted recently into the Sarnia Lambton Sports Hall of Fame. “There was a flood of memories,” said Jerry Stewart,… Read more »

Sting to honour top scorers

Barry Wright Former Sting sniper Jon Sim is returning to Sarnia to watch the team raise his “50 Goal Club” banner to the rafters at the RBC Centre. The ceremony will take place before Sarnia’s game against the Oshawa Generals on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. Sim was a member of the inaugural Sting… Read more »

Career Centre provides job skills

Marco Vigliotti Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series on the Goodwill Career Centre Job seekers turning to the Goodwill Career Centre for assistance in finding employment represent a diverse cross-section of Sarnia-Lambton, ranging from new graduates to older workers, supervisors say. “For some people, it’s their very first job. For others,… Read more »

Tax hike looms

Sarnia homeowners would have to dig deep to foot the municipal tax bill in 2015, if the city’s draft budget passes unchanged. Swelling insurance prices, rising salary costs and the debt load from the RBC Centre are key factors pushing a proposed 6.05 per cent tax hike, said finance director Brian McKay. That represents another… Read more »

Take the Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      It’s that time of year: Which character in the Peanuts cartoon spends his Halloweens, not trick or treating, but waiting in the pumpkin patch for the Great Pumpkin to appear? 2.      The many “Save Door-to-Door” signs throughout Sarnia are drawing greater local attention to saving what? 3.      The last song that Rodgers and Hammerstein… Read more »

Books published by Sarnia authors in 2014

It has been a banner year for Sarnia authors, from sports to history, and children’s books to poetry, To help match local readers with local writers The Journal has prepared a compendium of 2014 titles. Here, in no particular order, is Part FiIt has been a banner year for Sarnia authors, from sports to history,… Read more »

Raise the Praise: Alter Boyz take stage at the Imperial Theatre

Marco Vigliotti Local theatre company Diversion Entertainment is bringing a “divinely” inspired musical-comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band to Sarnia next month. Altar Boyz tells the story of the titular music group as they perform on the last night of a national ‘Raise the Praise’ tour. But, as the show progresses, the group begins to… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Great War brought great misery to Sarnia

Randy Evans This year Sarnia has joined a national Remembrance to respect the 100th anniversary of Canada’s entry into the Great War. The community has good reason to reflect. Out of a population just then reaching 10,000 a total of 1,090 Sarnia men and woman served in the conflict. Most were in their late teens… Read more »

Knock … if you dare

This macabre collection of moving figures, flashing lights and severed human heads is ready for trick-or-treaters tonight at 1071 Cathcart Blvd. Owners Natalie Parkkila and Nick Aveling say they’ve just as many scary items in storage as they do out front. And though they’ve never decorated for Christmas before –  only Halloween –  this might… Read more »

City teen aims to crack national junior baseball roster

Barry Wright Tyler Whitbread continues to climb the baseball ladder. The 17-year-old St. Clair Secondary student has been chosen to Canada’s preliminary 31-man roster for the 18U World Cup in Japan next September. The lanky right-handed pitcher was given the nod after his performance during a 12-day tour against Major League Baseball Instructional Teams in… Read more »