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Take the Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1.      Which denomination of currency is sometimes referred to as a “C Note”? 2.      Sarnia’s motto in Latin “Sarnia Semper” means what in English? 3.      “When I See an Elephant Fly”, a song from Disney’s animated film Dumbo, is sung by what type of birds? 4.      An integral part of Sarnia’s waterfront since 1970, what… Read more »

St. Clair junior girls basketball tournament

Madi Sawatzky, right, of the Northern Collegiate junior girls basketball team, attempts a shot while being guarded by two Wallaceburg Tartans during the St. Clair Junior Girls Basketball Tournament on Oct. 3-4.   Eight teams participated in the event, played at St. Clair Secondary in Sarnia. Northern went 3-0 in the tournament, defeating Wallaceburg 56-26 in… Read more »

Legionnaires are smokin’ hot

Dan McCaffery Special to The Journal The Sarnia Legionnaires are chasing history. Coach Dan Rose’s Western Jr. ‘B’ hockey club is creeping up on the franchise record for fastest start to a season. But the Legion crew, which has won nine in a row since the start of the current campaign, still has a long… Read more »

What’s next for Centennial Park

George Mathewson  Reclaiming the north end of Centennial Park for public use will not come cheap, but it will come sooner. In one of its final acts, the outgoing city council voted last week to pay a premium and get the ball rolling on the remediation of the park’s contaminated ground. The low bid of… Read more »

Hadfields and airport go way back

Eleanor Hadfield, in red, greets longtime friend Mazie Moon, at a celebration of the Hadfield family’s long association with the airport in Sarnia on Sunday, Oct. 5. Mazie Moon was married to Bill Moon who hired Chris Hadfield’s father, Roger, as the airport’s first flight instructor in 1958. Also pictured are, from left, Helene, wife of… Read more »

Cruisin’ by Sarnia

The cruise ship Hamburg turned a few heads when she passed by Sarnia Bay Marina Monday morning downbound for Kingston, Ont. This image of the 470-foot ship, which is touring the Great Lakes, was captured by Journal reader Jamie Pole. Submitted Photo

Gallery’s assistant curator selected for Fogo Island arts residency

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s Darryn Doull has the determination and talent to contribute to the legacy of art in Canada. Those are high words of praise from the adjudicators of a prestigious curatorial residency program announced this month. Doull, 26, has been chosen for the first Fogo Island Art Young Curator Residency, an international honour that… Read more »

Teaching kitchen opens

Registered dietician Shaylin Kemmerling test drives the new Nova Chemicals Teaching Kitchen at the Rapids Family Health Team on Pontiac Drive. The kitchen unveiled last week will help patients learn how to cook healthy meals and be used to demonstrate adaptive equipment for people with complex medical conditions so they can cope in their own… Read more »

Dog owners told to sit

Journal Staff It’s back to square one for dog owners seeking a leash-free park in Sarnia. City council nixed a one-year pilot project once destined for Clearwater Park last week, following a backlash from nine baseball leagues and others riled by the idea of mixing right fielders with rottweilers. The rejection left the Clearwater Dog… Read more »

Two Sting players on Team Canada

Barry Wright When Hockey Canada announced its roster last week for the three Canadian teams to compete at the upcoming World Under 17 Hockey Challenge in Sarnia-Lambton, it was all but a certainty that Jakob Chychrun’s name would be called during the proceedings at the RBC Centre. After all, the son of the former NHLer… Read more »