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Sarnia Journal Trivia Challenge

1 – In terms of landmass, what is the largest country in South America? 2 – What happened at the Sarnia Humane Society this past July that, according to staff has never happened before? (It’s a good thing!) 3 – What was the nickname of Detroit based boxer Thomas Hearns during his career in the ring? 4… Read more »

New business offers great escape

Cathy Dobson Looking for an escape? A new Sarnia business literally has the answer. Sarnia Escape opened this month and is already turning away business on weekend nights. The gluten-free café on the corner of Devine and Indian Road, not only offers board games for the entire family, but has also introduced escape room entertainment to the… Read more »

Moulding new business leaders

Journal Staff If you are a young aboriginal person looking to launch a business, a free 20-week program may be your ticket to success. The Tecumseh Community Development Corporation is partnering with I DO BUSINESS to deliver the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship program, with the goal of providing young First Nations residents between the ages of… Read more »

The pleasure of roadside attractions

They are scattered here and there across our city, little curiosities tucked in corners and out of the way places. Presented here is a collection of oddities The Journal found interesting in their own right. Some are quirky, others clever or fun. But all of them have one thing in common; the power to make… Read more »

Terry’s Team Member represents hope, bravery

Cathy Dobson  Four necklaces of bravery beads and a few photos are nearly all that Adara Haskins has to remember the cancer that struck when she was just a toddler. “I don’t really remember it at all,” says the 12-year-old student at Sir John Moore School in Corunna. And that’s a good thing. The memories… Read more »

Teen cancer victim inspired a community

Tara Jeffrey Even through her own suffering, Reanna Pyne always wanted to lift others. “She was always very considerate; wanting to give back,” said Denise D’Eon, mother of the late Sarnia teen whose battle with terminal cancer inspired a community. During treatments for a brain stem tumour Pyne — a former SCITS student — developed… Read more »

Minor Braves look to add wins at OBA tournament

Barry Wright The head coach of the Sarnia Minor Mosquito (Under 10) Braves baseball club is hoping to cap off the season by adding to their win total at the Ontario Baseball Association (OBA) “A” tournament this weekend in Peterborough. “It’s going to be tough competition,” said Joel Ainsworth. “I would love to win a… Read more »

What’s Happening, week of Sept. 3

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 Friday, Sept. 4 Live Music The Mike… Read more »

Local filmmaker brings Red Ryan to big screen

Cathy Dobson Local filmmaker Aaron Huggett is fascinated by what motivates the criminal mind. And there’s few hardened criminals more intriguing than the devious Red Ryan from the pages of Sarnia’s past, he says. Ryan infamously went down in a hail of bullets in 1936 while robbing a downtown liquor store. The story of Ryan’s… Read more »