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Journal photojournalist among 2019 Sports Hall of Fame inductees

Journal staff Sarnia’s most decorated photojournalist, The Journal’s own Glenn Ogilvie is one of nine individuals, along with one team, who comprise the Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame’s class of 2019. “I’m so honoured,” said Ogilvie, named to the Bud Morrison category, which recognizes a significant contribution to youth in sports. Ogilvie, who worked at… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What group of people is required to take the “Hippocratic Oath”?   2 – On June 1, Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School will be hosting a barbecue and social to celebrate its how many years of existence?   3 – What does the “e” stand for in “e-mail”?   4 – “Hearts and Handbags”… Read more »

Empower play gives young athletes a better shot

Troy Shantz Graham Holmes learned from a very young age that you have to pay to play. With no extra money in the family budget to cover his travel basketball registration fees when he was 16, Holmes found a job selling basketball shoes. “My parents couldn’t afford it… they would never choose to take food… Read more »

This beautiful tree is the last one of its kind in Sarnia

Pam Wright Beside a schoolyard in north Sarnia a majestic eastern flowering dogwood stands alone. As in ALL alone. The tree is the last of its species growing wild anywhere the city, the sole survivor of a grove removed years ago to accommodate nearby homes. Though fairly common in the middle and southern U.S., the… Read more »

Seeing bronze

Sarnia’s Elysia Cornish (centre) won a bronze medal at the 60th annual Canadian Open Judo Nationals held May 16-19 in Edmonton. Cornish, who trains at Sarnia’s Bushido Sing Judo/Jiu-Jitsu Club, took third in the +63kg division. Also pictured are 13-year-old Maya Arvanitis, who competed in the U16 division (left) and sensei Kevin Walsh (right). Submitted… Read more »

SWOSSAA medalists

Northern Collegiate runner Blake Freer, above, exits the water pit on the first lap of the Open Boys’ 2,000m Steeplechase at the South Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (SWOSSAA) finals in Windsor last week. Freer came in third with a time of 6:41:03. With just 0.17 seconds ahead of the competition, Northern Collegiate anchor… Read more »

Mitton Village block party planning underway

Troy Shantz Foot traffic can be rare in Mitton Village at times, but a group of neighbours has vowed to break the silence this summer. Armed with tape measures and sidewalk chalk, they’re laying the groundwork for the inaugural Mitton Village Block Party, scheduled for Aug. 24 and complete with live music, food, vendors and… Read more »

Letters: week of May 30

Vacuum loose leaf collection makes sense Sir: To the City of Sarnia – vacuum loose leaf collection makes sense to me. How about you? Sarnia did have vacuum loose leaf collection many years ago, why not now? Burlington has two vacuum loose leaf collection days in the fall; Cambridge, Waterloo, London, Oakville, Kitchener, etc. have… Read more »

Local artist ‘resurfaces’ with second solo show

Cathy Dobson These are happy days for Natali Bravo. Her second one-woman photography show debuts this Saturday at TheStory, with a collection of photos that were not only a joy to create, but also convey that positive vibe. “I call the show Resurfacing,” says the 33-year-old Bravo. “It’s about taking back what I thought I… Read more »