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Bringing home the medals

Sebastian Smith of Northern Collegiate won a silver medal in the junior boys long jump at the Ontario high school track and field championships in Mississauga on June 5. Smith, seen here, jumped 6.15 metres. Matt Withers, also of Northern, won gold in senior boys javelin throw with a throw of 54.65m. Bruce Smith Photo

Bistro adds another whey to enjoy cheese

Stephanie Smith considers each plate of food she sends out of her kitchen a work of art. “My style is artsy, creative. I love garnishes. Presentation and colour are important to me,” says the chef at The Cheese Store Bistro in Point Edward. The Cheese Store opened an outdoor bistro that seats 30 late last… Read more »

Pardon me boys, is that the Canatara Choo-Choo?

The new Canatara Choo-Choo and station is now officially open in Canatara Park. Built by the Seaway Kiwanis Club and friends, the riding train has a caboose that can accommodate wheelchairs, making it the only accessible train of its kind in Canada. The new station, near the Children’s Animal Farm, was built with help from… Read more »

New city pharmacist was drawn by river’s beauty

Marian Atia, born and educated in Egypt, has chosen to locate her new pharmacy overlooking Sarnia’s waterfront. She had never lived in Sarnia until this spring but says she was drawn here by the area’s beauty. The 27-year-old says she was visiting family in Sarnia and happened to drive past the St. Clair Corporate Centre… Read more »

Dancers take the stage

The Sarnia Waterfront entertainment program got off on the right foot June 3 when dancers from the Christine Neufeld School of Highland Dance took the stage at the Canatara Park Bandshell. Going airborne here are Abigail Zalewski, in front, and Julia D’Angela. Kerry Dykes Photo

End of the line for Blackwell Church

Bill Scott stand before the original 1880 Methodist Church in Blackwell. The newer Blackwell United across the street is closing and its congregation disbanding after 134 years of worship in the former hamlet. – Glenn Ogilvie BLACKWELL – When the church here holds it final service on June 29 a cemetery and vine-covered heritage site… Read more »

Kerry Fraser to join local Hall of Fame

Kerry Fraser says he has never forgotten where he came from. The former NHL referee said so after the Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame announced it would induct the man with the perfect hair at its annual dinner Sept. 27 at the Camlachie Community Centre. “It’s a tremendous honour for me to be honoured in… Read more »

Seniors Cruise, Ahoy

      Seniors Cruise, Ahoy   Journal Staff A local tradition steeped in goodwill is set to sail again. The Seniors Cruise aboard the Duc D’Orleans II is an outing on the St. Clair River for more than 1,000 local seniors, complete with lunch, refreshments and music. The price of admission, as always, is… Read more »

Q and A with NDP candidate Brian White

Q – Politician are often criticized, mocked and scorned. It’s a tough, tough job. Why do you want to do it? A – Someone has to be a catalyst for change, even if my purpose is to inspire others to run or vote. I’ve learned to be comfortable with myself and I know most criticism isn’t… Read more »

YMCA/CHOK International Bridge Race

Hendrik Vermeulen, 17, hits the seven-kilometre mark in the 37th YMCA/CHOK International Bridge Race on June 1. Vermeulen finished first in the age 14-to-19 age category in a time of 35 minutes, 28.1 seconds. More than 500 runners took part in the race, which raises money for YMCA youth programs. The overall winner was Matthew… Read more »