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Local golfer wins provincial silver

Barry Wright A 38-year drought on the links is over for Lambton College. Eric Pattenaude has won the silver medal in the men’s individual competition at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) golf championship near Peterborough. The second-place finish by the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club member is the first top three finish by a… Read more »

SMAA football action

Dante Muskotwan (#32) of the Firebolts sprints ahead of the pack in SMAA atom football action on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Norm Perry Park. The Sylvan Learning Centre Firebolts downed the Royal Canadian Legion Iron Sides 24-18. Cathie Bell 

A ‘respectable’ year for angling

Barry Wright The weather made it a challenging summer for local anglers in an otherwise decent year for fishing. “I think the extremely cold winter and the cooler spring changed the cycle,” said Jake Van Rooyen, a director with Bluewater Anglers. “The late summer water temperature is usually between 70 and 74 degrees, (21-24 C)… Read more »

Aww, Shucks!

Fly over Sarnia you’ll notice Korny Korners Farm at 6193 Blackwell Side Road has commemorated Sarnia’s Centennial with this distinctive corn maze. It reads: Happy 100th Sarnia ON above a birthday cake with candles and balloons. The maze covers 3.5-acres, takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete and contains eight posts featuring a multiple choice… Read more »

Election Primer: Are you ready to vote?

Tara Jeffrey Local voters will be electing a mayor, members of council and school board trustees when the municipal election unfolds later this month. “It’s really important that people check to ensure they’re on the voters’ list, especially if they’ve moved in the last four years,” said Sarnia’s city clerk, Nancy Wright-Laking, pointing to about… Read more »

Organic chocolatier ready to test retail market

Cathy Dobson For Lauren Jamieson, the sweet smell of chocolate melting on the stove isn’t just a treat. It’s therapy. Jamieson, 31, has developed eight different kinds of chocolates, all made with organic and fair trade ingredients and all to suit vegan and gluten-free diets. “People say they feel energized after eating them and have… Read more »

Fall food drive under way

Journal Staff The Inn of the Good Shepherd’s Thanksgiving food drive has begun, just as its shelves are starting to look empty. “We are entering into a very critical time of year for donations to our food bank,” said executive director Myles Vanni. “The food collected now will have to see us through until Christmas.”… Read more »

Life and death debate coming to Sarnia

Cathy Dobson Sarnians have a rare chance to weigh in on Canada’s doctor-assisted suicide debate, just as a pivotal Supreme Court hearing on the issue gets started. The contentious hearing begins Oct. 15 in Ottawa, one day before a forum is held at the Sarnia Library Theatre featuring representatives from each side. “It’s very timely… Read more »

Hadfields and city airport have long shared history

Interpretive signs will be unveiled Sunday to illustrate the Hadfield family’s long history with Sarnia Airport. Members of the family, including Col. Chris Hadfield, are expected to attend the Oct. 5 event at Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport’s passenger terminal, beginning 3 p.m. The father of the famed astronaut, Roger Hadfield, was the first person to… Read more »

Kerry Fraser gets his ‘do’

Kerry Fraser reacts to being ribbed about his famed hairdo while being inducted into the Sarnia Lambton Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 27 in Camlachie. Rapping on the lid of the TV hockey analyst and former NHL referee are Steve McEwen and his dad Jack McEwen, a director with the hall. Rachael Waring Photography