Archive for the ‘Feature’ Category

Olympian Clara Hughes makes Sarnia stop as part of her ‘Big Ride’

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Canadian Olympic medal winner Clara Hughes, who has won honours in both summer and winter games (cycling and speed skating respectively), made Sarnia a stop in “Clara’s Big Ride” last Tuesday (March 18), having biked some 170 kilometres from Windsor before arriving at Lambton College around dinner hour. Hughes is undertaking “Clara’s Big Ride” in [...]

‘Faith’s Footsteps’ is her way of spreading the word: Kids get cancer too

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When Faith Abbey was just 18 months old, her parents, Dave and Tracy, received the kind of news that could have shattered their world: their daughter had liver cancer, a four-inch tumour that would require surgery if she were to survive. Thankfully, today Faith is 10 years old and “cancer free” after having chemotherapy treatments [...]

Western students come out winners in Capstone Design Competition in Sarnia

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Students from Western University’s Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department were at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park in Sarnia Friday, presenting their final design projects to a panel of judges from local industry. The 9th annual Capstone Design Competition provided graduating students of the Chemical, Biochemical, and Green Engineering programs an opportunity to present their design [...]

CANstruction brings in 37,000 pounds of food to Inn of Good Shepherd

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Organizers of the 2014 CANstruction event, held earlier this month at Lambton Mall, say some 37,000 pounds of food was donated to the Inn of the Good Shepherd, replenishing the organization’s food bank and soup kitchen. The third annual event saw some 16 structures built, each averaging about 2,200 cans. Cash donations of $26,239 were [...]

Shell says it’s ‘pausing’ on development of local LNG facility

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Shell Canada, which a year ago said it was planning a liquified natural gas processing facility adjacent to its Corunna facility, has taken the plans off the table, at least for now. Spokesperson Randy Provencal made the announcement Thursday, saying it was “pausing the ongoing development.” A new facility was expected to generate several hundred [...]

‘Rockumentary’ filmmaker excited about upcoming screening

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Excitement is building as the release of the independent film titled “Nostalgia Kills: the Wellabee Documentary” being presented at Sarnia’s Imperial Theatre March 22. The Rockumentary of a band from Sarnia who traveled near and far is the creation of local independent filmmaker Mark Tetreault, lead singer for the reunited Wellabee. “I am thrilled that [...]

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 [...]