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Turfed trustee fights for seat

Cathy Dobson For Michelle Parks, the devil is in the details. Sarnia’s city clerk says the newly re-elected Catholic school board trustee failed to declare her election expenses on time and has lost her seat. Parks says City Clerk Nancy Wright-Laking neglected to send her a registered letter to remind her to file 30 days… Read more »

Five young scientists advance to national fair

Sarnia’s close affinity with science and research was on full display at The Lambton County Science Fair, held April 10-11. About 90 judges helped assess the 83 project entered at Lambton College, the highest number the fair has seen in recent years. When it was over, five students and four projects had advanced to the… Read more »

Legionnaires hire familiar face as coach

Dan McCaffery Special to The Journal The Sarnia Legionnaires have hired a head coach with a history of pulling off upsets in the playoffs. Mark Davis, who has won five championships with teams that entered the post season as underdogs, takes over for Dan Rose, who resigned last month. Theo Bet, a Legionnaire vice president, was… Read more »

Two St Pat’s students taken in OHL draft

Barry Wright Josh Barraclough is confident he can crack the lineup with the Peterborough Petes this coming season. The 16-year-old was the first of two players from the Lambton Jr. Sting Minor Midgets taken in the OHL’s Priority Selection earlier this month. Barraclough was selected in the ninth round, 166th overall. “I think I have… Read more »

Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      The trial of what suspended senator began last week in Ottawa? 2.      If you work in the public sector and are on the “Sunshine List,” what does that mean? 3.      What Canadian singer recently revealed that her battle with Lyme Disease kept her bedridden for five months? 4.      Starting on April 15th, the Sarnia… Read more »

Infielder playing well in Indiana

Barry Wright Sarnia’s Vince Caschera has turned his game around in his second season of collegiate baseball at Indiana’s Goshen College. After a slow freshman campaign, when he failed to crack .200 at the plate, he is now among the team leaders in most offensive categories this season. At press time, the 19-year-old first baseman… Read more »

Past champs returning to Sarnia Salmon Derby

Jack Poirier There are few things in life Camlachie’s Bill Gray has been doing longer than fishing. As a youngster he used to saunter down with a few buddies to a creek in Bonnie Doon to search for rock bass. “Once you land that first big one, you’re hooked,” he says. The 56-year-old is the… Read more »

Rewired rock band still a Power House

Cathy Dobson Hot off a win at the Rock for Dimes Battle of the Bands, the boys in Power House are determined to capitalize on the band’s comeback. “Winning it was pretty awesome,” says lead singer Will Hughes. “Yah, we didn’t expect it,” agrees Chris Fraser, absently strumming his eight-string guitar. Hughes and Fraser are… Read more »

New $5-million hotel coming to Point Edward

Cathy Dobson A $5-million building permit is expected to be issued any day now but preliminary work has already started at the future site of a six-storey Hampton Inn in Point Edward. Workers have moved trailers and equipment onto the 1.8-acre property on Venetian Boulevard, between the Best Western Guildwood Inn and the Holiday Inn…. Read more »