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What’s Happening, week of July 9

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 July 9 Cooking With Leafy Greens… Read more »

Afghan War monument proposed

Sarnia is being asked to provide space for a war memorial, in part to honour the lives of two Lambton County residents lost in Canada’s Afghanistan Mission. The 1st Hussars Association is recommending a light armoured vehicle, known as a LAV III, be erected in Centennial, Germain or Victoria parks as part of a national… Read more »

Blimey! An even bigger Captain Kidd Days

Tara Jeffrey Reptiles, rock climbing, paddle boats, a drive-in movie and Ontario’s largest inflatable are set to take over the Corunna Athletic Park for the 30th annual Captain Kidd Days. “We’re really focused on the kids,” said Geoff Dale, co-chair of a committee dedicated to making the small-town event a bit bigger each year. “That’s… Read more »

OPINION: Ode to the French fry

George Mathewson I once had a T-shirt that championed the benefits of canned vegetable month. But since learning there’s also a National French Fry Day, I have switched causes. How did I not know this before? I love French fries. Straight or curly or crinkle-cut, sprinkled with salt and catsup on the side, or smothered… Read more »

New tea store hits us with their best pot

Cathy Dobson One of Canada`s fastest growing retailers, DAVIDsTEA, is opening a location in Sarnia on July 18. DAVIDsTEA started in Toronto in 2008 with a store on Queen Street and has rapidly opened 135 more in Canada and 25 in the U.S. Now the Montreal-based company known for its bright, youthful marketing is coming… Read more »

Race to Erase aiming for 50 teams this year

Cathy Dobson Volunteers organizing Sarnia’s 10th annual Race to Erase want to register teams now in anticipation of their biggest event yet on Sept. 26. “Our goal is to get 50 teams with four members each this year,” says co-founder Rich Bouchard.  The 2014 Race to Erase attracted 43 teams, so Bouchard says finding seven… Read more »

Art gallery mounts completed Ophelia project

Cathy Dobson With summer stretching before us and the kids out of school, the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery (JNAAG) has several intriguing exhibits and a family-friendly Sunday art program that might appeal. The public gallery has remounted an exhibition from 2013 that was created for the building`s grand opening with the help of… Read more »

Sting take Finn in first round of CHL Import Draft

Barry Wright For only the second time in the past nine seasons, the Sarnia Sting looked to Finland for their first round selection in the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Import Draft. The club chose sharp-shooting winger Patrik Laine with its first round pick last week. The other Finn taken by Sarnia in recent memory was… Read more »

Rockin’ the boat

It was not a good hair day for media types participating in a June 23 promotional event for the International Powerboat Festival. From left, Heather Manners of K106 FM Radio, Sam McFadden of TVCogeco and Sarah Woodley of The Fox 99.9 FM react as their 36-foot powerboat flies over the St. Clair River at speeds… Read more »