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Sarnia Sting end regular season with loss to Erie Otters

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By DAVE BORODY ERIE, Pa. – Trevor Letowski is a fighter. Not in the sense of being physical, but seeing a program become a success. The head coach of the Sarnia Sting faced a lot of adversity in his first season as top dog of the Ontario Hockey League team. He was behind the bench [...]

Sarnia Sting drops to Guelph Storm, losing 13-1

Sarnia Sting Hayden Hodgson scored his team's lone goal Friday night in Guelph. Photo courtesy

By DAVE BORODY GUELPH – The Guelph Storm clinched first place overall in the Ontario Hockey League with a 13-1 victory over the Sarnia Sting, Friday night before a sell-out crowd of 4,901 fans at the Sleeman Centre. With one game remaining, Guelph sports the best record at 52-12-2-1. They will be the top seed in the [...]

Court rules against River City Vineyard’s continued operation of men’s homeless shelter

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Failing a decision to appeal, the operation of a church-sponsored homeless shelter must close down no later than June 15 of this year, according to a judgment released by the Ontario Court of Justice on Thursday (March 13). River City Vineyard, which is located on Mitton St. N., had appealed a decision by the City [...]

OPP to motorists: please slow down

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The storm is over but right now as of mid-morning Friday (March 14), Lambton OPP were dealing with as many as five vehicles in the ditch on eastbound Highway 402 between Mandaumin Road and Oil Heritage Line. Slow down was the key message in a news release by the OPP. “There are no collisions or [...]

OPP hopes video will spark new leads in investigation of Karen Caughlin’s murder

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The continuing investigation of the murder of 14-year-old Karen Caughlin has prompted the OPP to produce a seven-minute video with the hope that it will generate new leads in a case that will be 40 years old on Sunday. Neither the family or the OPP is giving up hope that those responsible will be found. [...]

Hunger IS Despicable—and Esso CANstruction team earns top People’s Choice

The "Hunger is Despicable" display earned the Esso team top marks in this year's CANstruction competion and display.

The People’s Choice award in the 2014 CANstruction event at Lambton Mall, judged on the basis of donations, has been announced. And the winner is—Esso’s “Hunger is Despicable,” which raised $5,484.09 for the Inn of the Good Shepherd and its food bank. Second place went to NOVA’s “Race to Erase Hunger.” Third place went to [...]

Seniors warm up with festive Hawaiian party

Wearing leis they received from staff members, residents enjoy a seafood-based meal at Rosewood Manor's Hawaiian party.

By LISA BAILEY Several of Yvonne Spencer’s children are basking in the warmth of Mexico this winter, but the Rosewood Manor resident has delighted in a taste and feel of the tropics too, without even leaving the Sarnia retirement residence. A Hawaiian party, set amidst the warm, yellow-hued walls of the manor’s large downstairs activity [...]

Rotary Roses deadline is this Friday


Every year, the Rotary Club of Sarnia holds a “Rotary Roses” fundraiser to support local projects at Bluewater health, Pathways and other local charities. The deadline for purchasing a dozen red or coloured roses in support of the fundraiser is this Friday, March 14. Roses are $25 a dozen and come wrapped in gift boxes. [...]

Sarnia Sting lose Sunday match to Guelph Storm


By DAVE BORODY The Guelph Storm have the best record in the Ontario Hockey League this season. Sunday afternoon at the RBC Centre they showed why. The Storm scored three first period goals and cruised to a 6-2 victory over the Sarnia Sting in front of 3,082 spectators. The win was Guelph’s 50th of the season as [...]

OPP launches distracted driving campaign


Distracted driving was cited as the number one killer on OPP patrolled roads in 2013 and Lambton OPP says its officers will be doing their best to ensure this doesn’t happen in 2014. The distracted driving campaign runs from March 8, 2014 – March 14, 2014 across the Province of Ontario and Lambton officers will be participating [...]