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The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What colour does the cloth of a billiard table traditionally have? 2 – The Mike Weir Foundation will be hosting a Par 3 Challenge at Huron Oaks next week with the benefits going to what cause? 3 – True or False:  A convex shape curves outwards. 4 – Sarnia native Tim Winegard has… Read more »

Soirée planned to recognize city athlete Carolyne Prevost

Journal Staff Sarnia super athlete Carolyne Prevost will be recognized with a hometown tribute on Nov. 16. Hosted by Le centre culturel francophone Jolliet, the event features socializing, finger foods and a cash bar, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a ceremony at 7 p.m. Donations accepted at the door will be donated to Prevost… Read more »

Rutherglen Close car show like a block party with wheels

Troy Shantz A quiet north-end neighbourhood of Sarnia will echo with the rumble of hot rods in a few weeks and there won’t be a single noise complaint. The “Invade The Close” Car Show returns for its 11th year on Sept. 21 with 300 classic and custom cars and motorcycles expected to converge on Rutherglen… Read more »

New market giving international students a taste of home

Cathy Dobson The concept for Joe Barkhouse’s new grocery store grew from a Thanksgiving dinner he hosted eight years ago for international college students. “I realized they had no family to spend Thanksgiving with and had no understanding of the tradition,” said Barkhouse, 29. That first Thanksgiving, about a dozen arrived at the family farm. This… Read more »

ELECTION: PPC’s Brian Everaert would get tough on drugs and crime

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series profiling the five known Sarnia-Lambton candidates in the Oct. 21 federal election. Each attended a get-to-know-you meeting at the Sarnia-Lambton Golden K Kiwanis Club, and they appear in alphabetical order. Cathy Dobson Brian Everaert is introducing himself to voters as a man who says exactly how… Read more »

The dumping of exotic pets in Sarnia cruel and illegal

Cathy Dobson When a Good Samaritan found a large red-eared slider in Canatara Park this summer he did the right thing. Recognizing the turtle was non-native, he took it to the local Humane Society. Red-eared sliders were once commonly sold in pet stores and remain among the world’s 100 most invasive species. Dozens have been… Read more »

Week of September 12

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca Thursday, Sept. 12 Anger Management Eight-week series… Read more »

Homegrown phone app brings Pokemon Go to business

Troy Shantz A new smartphone app developed in Sarnia will get people out exploring their community and shopping local, its creators say. Seedz is a free app that works similar to Pokemon Go, but instead of collecting Pokemon, users collect virtual coupons, prizes, and special offers redeemable at local businesses, said Jessika Kiernan, one of… Read more »

Sarnia native wins national title in motorcycle racing

Troy Shantz Sarnia’s Will Hornblower is a national champion after finishing first overall on this year’s Canadian Pro Sport Bike series. Not bad, considering he doesn’t possess a motorcycle street licence. “In Sarnia… driving around in my car is scary enough,” said the 24-year-old veteran rider. “The mindset of racing is hard to get out… Read more »

Mayor irked by uneven awarding of Ontario cannabis stores

Cathy Dobson Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley is fuming over the Ontario lottery system that has shut out all local applicants hoping to sell cannabis in a legal, private-sector store. For the second time this year, no Sarnia-Lambton applicants were among the winners picked by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s lottery software program. “It… Read more »