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Local gymnasts exceed expectations

Barry Wright Two of the youngest members of Sarnia’s Bluewater Gymnastics Club came home with two medals each from the recent Eastern Canadian Gymnastics Championships. While proudly displaying their medals, Hayley Tarboton, 10, and Jovi Richardson, 9, said they were pleased with the results and had fun at the competition in Moncton, New Brunswick, which… Read more »

Official salmon derby winners

Here are the official winners from the 2015 Sarnia Salmon Derby, organized by Bluewater Anglers A total of 1,001 fish were entered in the 39th annual event Salmon: 17.44 lb., Tim Nolan, Camlachie Trout (Boat): 11.26 lb., Richard Wilson, Grand Bend Trout (Shore): 11.30 lb., Mike Howie, Sarnia Lake Trout: 19.80 lb., Tricia Geerts, Sarnia… Read more »

COLUMN: Murder capitals of the world

George Mathewson Canadians received the news recently that our country’s homicide rate has fallen to a level not seen in half a century. The number of murders dipped another 8% last year to 1.44 per 100,000, which is the lowest it’s been since 1966. Which got me wondering how Canada stacks up against the other… Read more »

Senior baseball season underway

Barry Wright After several seasons in the Can-Am Baseball League in the Windsor-Detroit area, the Sarnia Braves have made a switch this season and will join the Southwestern Ontario Senior Baseball League. The nine-team loop includes teams from London, Ilderton, Lakeside, Oakridge, Exeter, St. Thomas and Strathroy. “It (the league) is kind of an unknown,”… Read more »

Sarnia Journal Trivia Challenge

1. Venus de Milo, the ancient marble statue thought to represent the goddess Aphrodite, is missing what body parts? 2. What recent fundraiser at the Lambton Mall saw local men wearing red high-heeled shoes to draw attention to victims of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence? 3. In what sport do the participants use crampons? 4…. Read more »

Guest Column: Nature is a playground for us to enjoy

Chloe Hodson-Smith In today’s hyper-connected world, it is the default to be attached to some sort of device for the most part of the day. This constant stimulation leaves most of us drained, underproductive, rushed and overwhelmed. Researchers are also uncovering the repercussions this is having on us and its effect on our children before… Read more »

Winging it: Photo series captures Air Cadets in fine form

Troy Shantz Special to The Journal What do Fred Penner, former Prime Minister Joe Clark and Commander Chris Hadfield have in common? Other than being icons of Canadian heritage and culture they were all Air Cadets. Spend some time with Sarnia’s Squadron 44 Royal Canadian Air Cadets and you can’t help but wonder – which… Read more »

Peace in the park

Laura Cresswell and Rob Haggan, of Sarnia found an ideal place to practice yoga under the blossoming trees at Centennial Park. They spent a recent, balmy afternoon taking pictures and exercising under the trees. Glenn Ogilvie

Mobile blood clinics set for August

 A series of mobile blood donor clinics will launch in Sarnia this August, according to Canadian Blood Services, following the closure of Sarnia’s permanent clinic, effective June 1. Monthly Wednesday clinics begin August 5 at the Dante Club, 1330 London Road, Sarnia, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monthly Friday clinics will begin August 14,… Read more »

Pet protection: Local vet warns of tick risks

Tara Jeffrey Louise Lamb never used to worry about ticks – certainly not when it came to the family dog. “When we first got her, I never really knew about ticks,” said Lamb, who frequents the Howard Watson Trail with her nine-year-old pooch. “But a couple of years ago, I found something had burrowed into… Read more »