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Sarnia players shine at tourney

Journal Staff Three Sarnia tennis players captured titles at the in 57th annual Francis J. Robinson Tennis Tournament in Port Huron. Junior Andrew Davies scored two victories, in the 14s Boys and Mixed doubles with partners from the Port Huron area. Junior Monika Polakovic won the 18s Girls doubles, and veteran Betty Latosinsky won the… Read more »

Sushi chef rolls into town

Cathy Dobson To watch Hoon Chang prepare a plate of fresh sushi is to watch an artist at work. He focuses hard, rarely pausing, rarely looking up as he rolls and slices several specialty rolls, arranges them on a platter, tops with sauce and adds a live flower garnish. Presentation is important, he says. So… Read more »

New phone app to encourage local food production

Heather Wright A new phone app is set to put more local food on your fork. Western University is working with farmers, food producers and local restaurants in southwestern Ontario on the SmartAppetite app, said committee members Margaret Milczarek. The group is making fresh, seasonal food easy and convenient. “Local food is tricky, making sure… Read more »

Blackwell named for railway boss

George Mathewson Sarnia has two roads called Blackwell – Blackwell Road and Blackwell Sideroad – and like the crosshairs on a gun sight they intersect at the Blackwell train station. Or, more precisely, where the Blackwell train station used to be. The station and community that grew up around it were named for Thomas E…. Read more »

The buzz on the street

Nancy Stock takes a snapshot of a large hornet nest in front of her home on Coral Way. The tree was buzzing with bald-faced hornets, a specie known for their hanging paper nests and for defending them with repeated stings. At presstime, city workers were scheduled to take it down. Glenn Ogilvie

Mist opportunity

A cool summer has periodically produced thick fog at the mouth of Lake Huron, added to the always majestic atmosphere beneath the Blue Water Bridge. The fog in this image departed as quickly and mysteriously as it arrived earlier this month. Stacey Peters, The Journal

City lacrosse teams capture two silvers

Barry Wright The Sarnia Pacers intermediate girls and midget boys lacrosse teams each captured silver medals at the recent Ontario Lacrosse Association Festival in Whitby. The girls, aged 15 to 21, beat teams from Orillia, Gloucester, Kingston and Burlington to reach the final. In a back and forth championship game, Orillia scored with 90 seconds… Read more »

OPINION: 3 dumb things government has done with your money

George Mathewson 1 – Closed Hiawatha Slots: Ontario’s Liberal government was pilloried for its $1.1-billion gas plant boondoggle. Equally stupid was closing Sarnia’s Hiawatha Slots. Hiawatha Slots was a well-run, bustling attraction that provided a fun night out for residents and drew crowds of U.S. visitors to Sarnia. It provided a regular paycheque to 140… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Hats off to Golden Hawk team

Bonnie Stevenson The team currently engaged in the restoration of the Sarnia F-86 Golden Hawk Sabre memorial is to be commended for their commitment to the project. Well over 3,000 man-hours have already been expended and the result has been nothing short of remarkable. The badly-damaged jet has undergone a stunning transformation that required the… Read more »