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Golfer Mike Weir to meet fans at Sarnia Sting home opener

Journal Staff Fans will have a chance to meet Bright’s Grove native and 2003 Masters golf champion Mike Weir at the Sept. 20 Sarnia Sting home opener. Weir has a campaign to address youth mental health, with his foundation pledging up to $200,000 in matching funds to open a local Access Open Minds facility. The… Read more »

MPAC property assessment update coming next year

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation is preparing to update the assessed value of every property in Ontario in 2020. The new property values will be based on the legislated valuation date of Jan. 1, 2019 and will be in place for the 2021 to 2024 tax years. City Hall will use those updated values to… Read more »

League champs

The SMAA Girls Fastball Tim Hortons Mite ‘Red’ team won both their league and tournament championships recently. Pictured are: Back Row: Trevor Bouck, Natasha Condon, Alyssa Freer and Dan Dasilva (coaches). Middle row: Harlow Davis, Addison Klatt, Madison Dasilva, Olivia Cotterill, Lily Beveridge, Aven Douglas, Kennady Stark Front Row: Elise Bouck, Haley Williams, Raven Cotterill,… Read more »

Sarnian shines at Minto Cup

Sarnia native and former Point Edward Pacer Dylan Lavoie made it to the Canadian Junior A Lacrosse Championships this year as a member of the Victoria Shamrocks. Despite losing the first two round-robin games, Lavoie and the Shamrocks advanced to the Minto Cup best-of-five championship series in Langley, B.C. where they lost to the Orangeville… Read more »

A Sarnia-to-London bus service still in the works

An intercity bus service connecting Sarnia residents to Strathroy and London could be up and running by early next year. The municipalities are in the process of picking a private service provider with the goal of having the company in place by the end of October, said acting city engineering director David Jackson. The province… Read more »

Watson Nature Trail extension to college to begin

City Hall has hired a company to begin work on extending the Howard Watson Nature Trail to Lambton College. The first major expansion of the nature trail will see a new multi-purpose link built along the north side of the Bissel-McArthur Drain. The east-west trail will provide a short cut for Lambton College students and… Read more »

Kyle Jackson at world indoor lacrosse championships

Sarnia’s Kyle Jackson will play for the Iroquois Nationals when the world indoor lacrosse championships begins Sept. 19. The Iroquois men’s national lacrosse team, known as the Iroquois Nationals, is one of 20 teams taking the field in Langley, B.C. They will play in the same pool as Canada, the U.S., Israel and England. The… Read more »

Digital service squad to help businesses improve online presence

A “digital service squad” began visiting downtown businesses this week to help them improve their online presence. The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is providing the free service through a $40,000 grant it received from the Ontario Digital Main Street program. The squad consists of two trained specialists who visit downtown businesses to help them set up… Read more »