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This year’s Legionnaires strong on paper

Dan McCaffery Special to The Journal Head coach Dan Rose is vowing the Sarnia Legionnaires will ice a competitive Jr. ‘B’ hockey club this winter. Commenting after the team’s training camp wrapped up Sunday, the bench boss said, “It was a great weekend, we had a lot of good talent to look at. If we… Read more »

Young driver making mark at track

Barry Wright Some people relieve stress by hitting a bucket of balls at the driving range; others prefer a spirited game of one-on-one basketball. Sarnia’s Jaden Chapman has a unique stress-buster. He likes to barrel around a one-half mile oval track in a ’76 Camaro at an average speed of 130 kilometer per hour. At… Read more »

Who are these guys?

This photo from Journal reader Michele Ouimet is something of a mystery. It was taken at Norm Perry Park of a football team sponsored by Sarnia Breweries. Ouimet’s father, Rene Ouimet, and her uncle Dick, are in the front row, second and third from right.But the rest of the team and the date are unknown…. Read more »

New business welcomed downtown with open arms

Cathy Dobson This is a tale about how one new Sarnia business caught on thanks to the efforts of another small business.  It’s about downtown rejuvenation and how a business community helps itself by helping newcomers. Nadia and Constantine Arvanitis opened the Under Wraps Café at 108 Christina St. three months ago. They describe it… Read more »

Sarnia schools get summer overhaul

Cathy Dobson When students return to classes on Tuesday they’ll find an almost unprecedented numbers of renovations and building projects at Sarnia schools. All new classrooms, heating systems, parking and fewer portables will get the school year off to a good start, officials say. The largest project by far is the completion of a $14.6-million… Read more »

OPINION: Pesticide study suggests a problem in the garden

George Mathewson Recently this newspaper profiled beekeeper Ray Heeringa, who lost 80% of his bees last winter, and the winter before. The Sarnia man is convinced a relatively new and pervasive insecticide factored into the death of his hives and those of other Ontario apiculturists, who collectively lost 58% of their bees last winter. Neonicotinoids… Read more »

Sarnia, Above it All

 Aviation was in its infancy when Sarnia became a city in 1914. Few of the 11,000 residents had seen what things looked like from an open biplane, and no one had yet taken a camera aloft to record the scene for posterity. In this issue, The Journal presents ‘Sarnia, Above it All,’ a 16-page pullout… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Give peace a chance

Michele Dionne Today my Facebook status reads: “Michele Dionne wished she could sprinkle positive energy sparkles on her negative friends so they could see how truly awesome they are.” There is no magic dust that spreads positive vibrations, but many people worldwide are starting to believe we can share positive energy through meditation, and generally… Read more »

All in the family: Weightlifters win three medals in Collingwood

Barry Wright Sarnia’s Boady Santavy continues a relentless march to his dream of competing for Canada in weightlifting at the Pan-Am Games in Toronto next summer. Santavy won the 85-kilo class in record fashion at the recent Blue Mountain Open Weightlifting event in Collingwood with a snatch lift of 135 kilo and a clean and… Read more »

Taking one for the team

Richard Watterson, district manager of the LCBO, gets a “super-soaking” from staff and United Way executive director Dave Brown, right, in celebration of an outstanding fundraising campaign. The outlet raised $2,169 for United Way, almost four times its set goal. “Our little store placed eighth in the province for customer participation and second in our… Read more »