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Karla-Ann Reycraft smiles as she leaves the Farmer’s Market on Ontario Street with her four homes-schooled children, from left, Madilyn, Calvin, Andrew and Liza. After a teachable moment at the market on fresh fruits, vegetables and healthy eating, the crew was allowed a sweet treat for the trek home. Glenn Ogilvie

Go Green Awards winners honoured for achievement

Journal Staff Sarnia has announced the winners of its fourth annual Go Green Awards. Initiated by the Sarnia Environmental Advisory Committee, the awards recognize those who demonstrate outstanding stewardship. This year’s winners are: Small Business: GREAT LAKES REFILL CO., for its promotion of sustainability by selling renewable and reusable products. Large Business: GFIVE INC., for recycling… Read more »

After hanging up the gloves, boxer becomes national champ

Troy Shantz She’s the Canadian championship that almost wasn’t. Two years ago, Sarnia’s Kaitlyn Clark had walked away from boxing, seemingly forever. Today, she’s one of the very best in Canada. The 64-kilogram fighter became a 2019 elite gold medalist last month at the National Championships in Victoria, defeating boxers from Quebec and British Columbia… Read more »

Summer street festival planned for Mitton Village

A block party is coming to Mitton Village this summer. A group of area residents, with support from the Mitton Village Community Development Committee, are planning a one-day street festival on Aug. 24. The event will be located in the municipal parking lot and a portion of Mitton Street, near the intersection known as Five… Read more »

Lambton College to host provincial basketball championship

Lambton College has been selected to host the 2020 Ontario College Athletics Association (OCAA) Men’s Basketball Championships. The event features the final eight college teams competing for the provincial title “Such a big day for Lambton College and our growing basketball program. We look forward to hosting athletes from across the province at our new… Read more »

Council approves sign bylaw exemption for new businesses

Sarnia is giving new businesses a six-month reprieve on some restrictions in its sign bylaw. The move follows a request from the owner of Sitara Indian Cuisine to allow advertising flags for its second location, which opened March 1 at 138 Cromwell Street. Manjit Singh said the single sandwich board permitted in front of the… Read more »

Province boosts mental health, addiction funding

Sarnia-Lambton is getting $733,000 in provincial funding to improve mental health and addiction services. MPP Bob Bailey said the local money, part of $174 million announced provincewide, will help reduce wait times for patients needing addiction services and build capacity in the youth mental health system. The money will pay for another mental health worker… Read more »

Sarnia Saints hold 10th annual Playing it Forward

The Sarnia Saints rugby club is once again ‘Playing it Forward.’ Coach Stuart Baillie said the club is planning a dinner, silent auction and afternoon of rugby, with the proceeds supporting this year’s designated charity —The Inn of the Good Shepherd. Three rugby matches are scheduled for June 15 at Norm Perry Park. The Saints… Read more »

Lambton College wins back-to-back national Enactus titles

Lambton College is the national Enactus Champion for the second year in a row. The college competed against 68 other colleges and universities from across the country to take top spot in the three-day student entrepreneurial event in Vancouver recently. The back-to-back national titles earned the Lambton team a return ticket to the Enactus World… Read more »

Golden performance

From left, Kendra Hummel, on trumpet, Collin Hummel, on trombone, and Anna Skye Roberts, on clarinet, perform with the Lakeroad Lions Band at the 90th annual Lambton County Music Festival last week. The parent-run program is open to all students in Grades 4 to 8 from all schools. Glenn Ogilvie