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Sarnia Sting send Windsor Spitfires home with 9-2 routing

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By DAVE BORODY Last season the Sarnia Sting was on the wrong end of some lopsided scores in the Ontario Hockey League. It wasn’t a lot of fun. So it must feel pretty good for the team when the roles were reversed on Saturday night. The Sting scored six times in the second period on […]

Bluewater Health Foundation’s Dream Home open for inspection

This year's Bluewater Health Foundation Dream Home is at 41 Kamal Street in Sarnia, off Michigan Ave. west of Modeland.

It’s time to check out the home that one lucky (or group) of ticket holders will win once in the Bluewater Health Foundation’s 20th anniversary Dream Home Lottery. This year’s grand prize home, which is valued at nearly $513,000, is had its ribbon cutting Saturday (October 11) and it’s quite a transformation from the rough in […]

Sarnia teen will join hospital ship off coast of West Africa in February

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It may be a while before Sophia Kooy is back in her home town of Sarnia. But it won’t be a boring 2015 for the young lady whose aspirations include being a medical doctor. Beginning in February, Kooy, who went to grades 9 and 10 at Ecole Secondaire St. Francois Xavier before switching to London District Christian […]

Economic Partnership plans to poll area residents on connectivity issues


The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, in association with the Southwest Economic Alliance (SWEA), wants to hear from local residents regarding their accessibility to the internet and their use of information communication technologies for earning income, communicating, and training. To better understand the needs of the Sarnia-Lambton region and ultimately reduce gaps in access to the internet, […]

Odds of Sarnia securing new bitumen upgrader are good, says industry veteran


The odds of having a new bitumen upgrader facility—a project which would ultimately cost around $10 billion to see come to fruition—are at least 50% says an industry veteran just back from a making a pitch to an Alberta group of government, labour, business and academics earlier this week. Dr. Walter Petryschuk, who once served […]

Well-known photographer/musician Larry Towell appear at Sarnia Library Theatre

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Well-known local photographer and musician Larry Towell will be at the Sarnia Library Theatre tonight (Wednesday, October 8) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission for the event is $10. The local artist, who grew up and still lives in the area, studied visual arts at York University, where his interest in photography began. In 1976, Towell volunteered […]

Sarnia Sting notches first win of the season against Mississauga Steelheads

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By DAVE BORODY MISSISSAUGA – It took a little longer than expected, but the Sarnia Sting has their first victory of the season in the Ontario Hockey League. Thanks to the two-goal goal effort from rookie, Jakob Chychrun, the Sting posted a 2-1 victory over the Mississauga Steelheads, Sunday afternoon in front of 1,579 fans […]

NOVA Chemicals donation provides equipment for local teaching kitchen

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With over 5,000 patients referred to a Registered Dietitian every year for nutrition counselling, the Rapids Family Health Team has embraced the Chinese proverb—Tell me, I’ll forget, Show me, I’ll remember, Involve me, I’ll understand. Based on this principle the group has installed a teaching kitchen to provide patients the opportunity to learn how to cook healthy meals […]

Habitat for Humanity puts shovel in the ground for latest Youth Build


Habitat for Humanity Sarnia-Lambton has officially begun its 32nd project with the ground breaking of its Youth Build, a project that honours the late Chris Dawkins, a strong community supporter who passed away about a month ago. The new home will be built for Karen Groves and her family. Groves, who works at Lambton Audiology, […]

Photo of the day: Great Lakes cruise ship on its way through Sarnia

Photo of the Hamburg cruise ship heading downriver Monday morning courtesy Jamie Pole.

The Hamburg, a cruise ship currently travelling the Great Lakes, was photographed by Sarnia resident Jamie Pole at 8:05 Monday morning as it passed Sarnia Bay Marina on its way south down the St. Clair River. By Tuesday evening (October 7), the vessel is expected to arrive at the Blue Woods Marina in Kingston.