Arena’s leaky roof gets replacement

Journal Staff The roof that protects the main ice surface at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena is being replaced this year at a cost of just over $1 million. Sarnia council approved a proposal submitted by Garland/DBS Canada Inc., with the work to be done by Flynn Canada Ltd. Last year, the section of roof… Read more »

Despite pandemic, teen athlete wins Game of Throwns

Tara Jeffrey Blake Foster is eager to get back to doing what he loves — throwing heavy objects as far as possible. “I haven’t had a real track-and-field season in a couple of years because of COVID-19,” said the Northern Collegiate grad, who has landed an athletics scholarship at Michigan’s Oakland University. “So I’m really… Read more »

Strong showing for local athletes at provincial track event

Journal Staff Local athletes did well at the 2022 Athletics Ontario Indoor Track Championships held in Toronto this month. Ryan Davies won gold in the U-18 boys’ 3,000-metre race, while Gabby Jones took silver in the U-18 girls’ 3,000-metres, and fourth in the 1,500-metres. Cole Reinders took bronze in the Open Men’s 800-metre race. Rebecca… Read more »

Michael Marinaro visits home after whirlwind Olympics

Tara Jeffrey As soon as he returned from the Beijing Olympic Games last week, Sarnia’s Michael Marinaro headed straight to the rink — this time, though, in hockey skates. “I came in to surprise my niece who is playing hockey,” said the Canadian figure skating champion, who arrived at the Moore Sports Complex just in… Read more »

Marinaro 10th in pairs, fourth in Olympic team event

Journal Staff Sarnia’s Michael Marinaro and partner Kirsten Moore-Towers finished tenth in pairs’ figure skating at the Winter Olympics in Beijing last week. Marinaro, 30, and Moore-Towers, a St. Catharines native, were 13th after scoring 62.51 in the pairs’ short program. Their free skate earned the pair a score of 118.86, for a total of… Read more »

Cricket club ponders future after pitch opened to others

Tara Jeffrey The Sarnia Cricket Club is worried about the future of the sport locally following news it’s losing primary access to its longstanding home field. Sarnia Council agreed this month to finalize a new lease agreement with the Lambton Kent District School Board, which owns the land near Bright’s Grove that’s been home to… Read more »

Sarnia to host bass fishing tournament

Journal Staff Sarnia is set to host a premier bass fishing tournament this summer as the Great Lakes Super Series reels into town on Aug. 6. The single-day event, launching at Sarnia Bay Marina, will be the second of three qualifying tournaments on the GLSS schedule, which covers water from Lake Erie to Lake Huron…. Read more »

Plans coming together for new indoor sports complex

Tara Jeffrey Sarnia is holding one more round of public consultations before moving ahead on a $26.4-million indoor recreation centre equipped for soccer, running, baseball and other activities. City council voted unanimously last week to move to the final stage of public consultation for the Indoor Multi-Use Recreation Facility, with final recommendations expected Feb. 28…. Read more »

Sarnia’s first electric “Zamboni” now in operation

Journal Staff Sarnia’s first fully electric “Zamboni” is up and running at the Sarnia Arena – or at least it will be when hockey and skating resume. After deciding to postpone entry into the electric bus market last year, the city purchased its first electric ice-clearing machine because it is quieter to operate, requires less… Read more »