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DeAngelo hopes to milk trade all the way to league title

Barry Wright When former Sarnia Sting players Anthony DeAngelo and Bryan Moore were once interviewed on Sting Buzz on TVCOGECO, the two U.S-born players joked about an oddity in their adopted home – milkbags. They had never seen them in their respective home states of New Jersey and North Carolina, and wondered why milkbags are… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Sticking to your New Year’s resolutions

Lynae Morningstar It’s the New Year and our resolutions are fresh and fancy. Most of us have great ambitions and great intentions but we fall desperately short of our aspirations. As a gym owner, I see firsthand how difficult it is for most people to reach their goals, even though everyone starts with good intentions…. Read more »

Legionnaires land goalie for stretch run

The Sarnia Legionnaires have loaded up for the stretch run by obtained the services of all-star goalie Andrew Masters from the St. Marys Lincolns. The 19-year-old netminder, regarded as one of the best netminders in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League, is seen here with Sarnia head coach Dan Rose. Photo courtesy Anne Tigwell

OPINION: Sarnia a vastly different city these days

Norma West Linder Half a century can bring many changes, so I shouldn’t be surprised that the Sarnia I live in today is vastly different from the one I moved to in the early ‘50s. At that time the place seemed more like a small town than a city, maybe because we had moved here… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      What rock formation on Salisbury Plain is thought to have been used by the Druids to predict celestial events? 2.      Sarnia-Lambton’s United Way 2014 campaign surpassed what goal, allowing them to help 22 member agencies and to provide 35 programs to area residents? a)   1.76 million   b) 1.92 million    c)  2.1 million   3.     … Read more »

Set to defrost

A spectacular coating of ice clings to the Great Lakes freighter Walter J McCarthy Jr. as it passes Sarnia on the St. Clair River. Frigid temperatures combined with Lake Huron spray and possibly freezing rain combined to virtually cover the southbound vessel. Glenn Ogilvie

Former school reopens as self-storage business

Cathy Dobson As the doors open this week on a new era for the former St. Margaret elementary school, Sarnia developer Robert Iacobelli said he’s particularly proud that he and his brother repurposed a building rather than tear it down. The brothers’ company, Nelmar Developments, bought the former school property about three years ago and… Read more »

Sarnia ready to host Silver Stick

Barry Wright The countdown is on to one of the oldest minor hockey tournaments in Ontario. Arenas in and around Sarnia will be busy from morning to night with the annual Sarnia International Silver Stick Atom and Midget Finals taking centre stage Jan. 16-18. The tournament, featuring teams from across Ontario and the U.S., began… Read more »

OPINION: Sir John A. Macdonald’s fishy local land deal

George Mathewson Sunday will mark the 200th birthday of Sir John A. Macdonald, one of the most important and controversial figures in Canadian history, and no stranger to Sarnia. In fact, before Macdonald became our first prime minister he owned 900 acres in what is today Point Edward. A large tract of land had been… Read more »

American Idol: Cliff Erickson bringing nephew and Idol contestant to Sarnia show

Journal Staff He’s an enduring staple of the local music scene, a Michigan export who has performed so often in Sarnia he’s frequently mistaken for a homegrown talent. But Cliff Erickson’s next show in the city will be unique in more ways than one. For starters, proceeds from the singer-songwriter’s Jan. 24 performance at Jack… Read more »