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Salmon derby winners

The official results from the Bluewater Anglers Salmon Derby have now been confirmed. The 2016 winners, by category, are: Salmon: Kurt Vandenbroek, of London, with a 17.96 lb. salmon. Trout-Boat: Mike Dillabough, of Corunna, with a 10.86 lb. rainbow trout. Trout-Shore: Brocke Fulkerson, of Sarnia, with a 15.90 lb. rainbow trout. Lake Trout: Wade Thomas, of Bright’s Grove, with a… Read more »

Let’s just learn to relax, everyone

Cathy Dobson Megha Sharma has a strong sense that her work and life are in balance these days. Stress is not getting the best of her. But that wasn’t always the case. Just a couple of years ago, shortly after she relocated to Sarnia, she was stressed and struggling.  Counselling helped but it was only… Read more »

One Tooth devoted to Canadian activewear

Year of Local Laura Greaves This is the 14th in a series of submitted stories produced by the Year of Local, a collaborative project highlighting businesses and not-for-profit organizations in Sarnia. It all started with a beautiful jacket. Sisters-in-law Patti Jo Pumple and Heather Park were attending a boot camp in Bright’s Grove and when… Read more »

Dirty Dash aims to raise $50,000

Journal staff Anyone looking to take part in Sarnia’s muddiest event better get in line early next year. Organizers of the second annual Assante Dirty Dash for Rebound say the June 11 event at Canatara Park has once again sold out, drawing in participants from across Sarnia-Lambton and elsewhere in southwestern Ontario and Michigan. Capped… Read more »

Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Which well-known theatre district derives its name from the Dutch phrase “Breede Weg”? 2 – Local Boy Scouts and other volunteers are planting 40 to 50 fruit trees in Sarnia’s parks to support what agency’s Mobile Market Program? 3 – Sanskrit is an ancient language which used to be spoken in what country?… Read more »

Council puts off Fort McMurray donation

City council has shelved a proposal to send a $25,000 donation to help the people of Fort McMurray. Mayor Mike Bradley proposed the gesture last week as a way to assist the fire-ravaged community and recognize the special relationship involving the local petrochemical industry and its workers and Alberta’s oilfields. “We have shared the benefit… Read more »

Mille Miglia: A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a friend

Pam Wright For self-described ‘gear head’ John Gautrey, participating in the iconic Mille Miglia is the realization of a childhood dream. “I watched and read about it as a boy,” the Bright’s Grove resident said of the Italian car race. “You don’t know how psyched up I am.” Mille Miglia means “a thousand miles” in… Read more »

PHOTOS: Spring in the park

Glenn Ogilvie Following the coldest April in 20 years, Sarnia-Lambton residents are warming up to more normal spring temperatures in the month of May. Residents and visitors can be seen walking, jogging, and rollerblading along the scenic waterfront and enjoying the blooming tulip and cherry blossom trees in parks like Centennial and Germain. Temperatures are… Read more »