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Seeing bronze

Sarnia’s Elysia Cornish (centre) won a bronze medal at the 60th annual Canadian Open Judo Nationals held May 16-19 in Edmonton. Cornish, who trains at Sarnia’s Bushido Sing Judo/Jiu-Jitsu Club, took third in the +63kg division. Also pictured are 13-year-old Maya Arvanitis, who competed in the U16 division (left) and sensei Kevin Walsh (right). Submitted… Read more »

SWOSSAA medalists

Northern Collegiate runner Blake Freer, above, exits the water pit on the first lap of the Open Boys’ 2,000m Steeplechase at the South Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (SWOSSAA) finals in Windsor last week. Freer came in third with a time of 6:41:03. With just 0.17 seconds ahead of the competition, Northern Collegiate anchor… Read more »

Mitton Village block party planning underway

Troy Shantz Foot traffic can be rare in Mitton Village at times, but a group of neighbours has vowed to break the silence this summer. Armed with tape measures and sidewalk chalk, they’re laying the groundwork for the inaugural Mitton Village Block Party, scheduled for Aug. 24 and complete with live music, food, vendors and… Read more »

Letters: week of May 30

Vacuum loose leaf collection makes sense Sir: To the City of Sarnia – vacuum loose leaf collection makes sense to me. How about you? Sarnia did have vacuum loose leaf collection many years ago, why not now? Burlington has two vacuum loose leaf collection days in the fall; Cambridge, Waterloo, London, Oakville, Kitchener, etc. have… Read more »

Local artist ‘resurfaces’ with second solo show

Cathy Dobson These are happy days for Natali Bravo. Her second one-woman photography show debuts this Saturday at TheStory, with a collection of photos that were not only a joy to create, but also convey that positive vibe. “I call the show Resurfacing,” says the 33-year-old Bravo. “It’s about taking back what I thought I… Read more »

What’s happening: week of May 30

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, May 30   Steak Bingo… Read more »

Youth centre auctioning off helping handbags

Tara Jeffrey Organizers of a ‘girls’ night out’ style fundraiser are hoping the brand new event will payoff for Sarnia-Lambton Rebound. “We wanted to try something different,” said Anita Minielly, the agency’s fund development and marketing coordinator, pointing to the successful ‘Dirty Dash’ fundraiser launched in 2015. “Attendance was dropping off in the last couple… Read more »

It’s a beautiful day for a neighbour

Cathy Dobson Mary Ellen Edlington finds it’s not always easy meeting people when you move to a new neighbourhood in Sarnia. So she decided to do something about it. Edlington and her family moved into their new home on Lizucha Drive near St. Patrick’s High School about a year ago. They used to live in… Read more »

Ministry waiting on Imperial tower-collapse explanation

Journal Staff The province has given Imperial Oil until the end of June to explain what caused a 15-story tower collapse at the Sarnia refinery last month. The company says no one was injured and no uncontrolled release of pollutants was reported after the processing tower, which was being prepared for maintenance, collapsed at 8:15… Read more »