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Snow Park now open

The BP Snow Park is now open at Lambton College, offering a way to learn the basics of skiing and snowboarding without fear. The 600-foot by 45-foot snow course uses the same cable system Boarder Pass has been providing wakeboarders on Sarnia Bay since 2010. There are no real hills, but the park offers jumps,… Read more »

New Sting owner will bring intensity, says former teammate

Barry Wright Sarnia’s Cory Pageau says Derian Hatcher will bring the same passion to his ownership of the Sarnia Sting as he did while playing the game. Pageau and Hatcher played part of a junior hockey season together with the North Bay Centennials (now the Saginaw Spirit) under the late Bert Templeton in 1989. “He’ll… Read more »

Sarnia’s new BBQ joint has smoking hot opening

Cathy Dobson Liz Chartrand and Brendan Bain were fairly confident their new barbecue and smoke house would be busy, but the first month of business has been off the charts. “Usually you want to ease into it,” says Chartrand, who also owns Lizards Bar & Grill on Exmouth Street. “We didn’t do any advertising when… Read more »

Girls Silver Stick takes centre stage

Barry Wright Teams from Ontario, Michigan and one from Colorado will be in Sarnia this weekend for the 17th annual Lanxess Girls Silver Stick Finals. Fifty-four teams begin play at the RBC Centre and Clearwater, Sarnia and Point Edward arenas on Friday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. The tournament continues through the championship games on… Read more »

City boy’s yarn has happy ending

George Mathewson It was a broken iPad that led Michael Kabat to become an entrepreneur and philanthropist. Informed by his mom he’d need to pay half the $150 repair bill, the 11-year-old Sarnia boy taught himself how to knit infinity scarves. He did it by watching a YouTube video and then launched a business. He… Read more »

OPINION: eBingo a game-changer for charities

George Mathewson After being thrown overboard during Ontario’s rush to slot machine riches, the operators of bingo halls that are still afloat have finally been tossed a lifeline. Sarnia once had 11 bingo halls and vied with Windsor for the title of Bingo Capital of Ontario. Today, we have one lone survivor, Bingo Country, which… Read more »

Local track athletes fare well at Michigan meet

Journal Staff The Sarnia Athletics Southwest Track and Field Club had a banner day at the recent Simmons-Harvey Invitational event at the University of Michigan. Building on the football success of her alma mater, former Ohio State Buckeye Maggie Mullen took first place in the women’s weight throw with a toss of 18.83 metres. Meantime,… Read more »

Lambton Lions men edge St. Clair

Jason Marshell of the Lambton Lions player drives to the net with Trevelle Blythe of St. Clair College is hot pursuit during a Jan. 16 OCAA match. Lambton, the sixth ranked team in Ontario, downed St. Clair 83-79 in the intense match at the Sarnia campus. Bruce Smith Photo