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Landmark Village residents celebrate 4th anniversary in style

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By JEANNE PENGELLY Smiles, laughter, chit-chat and camaraderie was the writing on the wall at Landmark Village’s fourth anniversary celebration recently. The Sarnia retirement community marked its birthday with a two-hour party July 31, on a day when many staff members as well as four residents celebrated the memories they had from Day 1, in [...]

Gen Y sustainability group plans ‘recycling 80s’ movie nights


BSI Gen Y is kicking off its first annual outdoor movie festival with this year’s theme “Recycling the 80s”. The festival aims to educate the public about sustainability and promote community interaction. There will be live music, games, food, an e-waste collection and of course, a classic 80s movie under the stars. The festival begins [...]

Fast, fun, farcical: Fox on the Fairway opens at Petrolia’s VPP

Kelli and Patric

By TI ELLER Who would have imagined that the game of golf could be athletic to the point of physical exhaustion! That is exactly what happens in VPP’s production of Ken Ludwig’s newest farce “The Fox On The Fairway” which played to a near capacity crowd on Opening Night, Friday, August 9th. It’s a farce [...]

Lambton College CEO urges more transparency when it comes to transfer credits

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Ontario’s colleges and student groups are urging the provincial government to help more students pursue a mix of college and university education by requiring institutions to be more transparent about recognizing students’ prior credits. “More students need access to career-focused programs as part of their post-secondary education,” said Judith Morris, President & CEO, Lambton College. [...]

Cars and seniors make a great combination at Afton Park Place

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By DERON HAMEL Afton Park Place’s life enrichment and food services departments once again teamed up to deliver top-notch programming to the Sarnia long-term care home’s residents and their families. The latest endeavour between the two departments and the home’s volunteers created a car show and family barbecue which not only brought residents, families and [...]

OPINION: Here’s an idea we can all get behind—a Caribbean province

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Opinion: By MATT McEACHRAN Seriously Canada, it’s time to stop talking about and just do it! Granted, that statement could apply to a lot of topics that we as a nation have tossed around for years, but today it’s being applied to the Turks & Caicos. Yes that’s right, Canadian Caribbean. Who doesn’t like the [...]

Lambton College competitors strike gold in firefighter challenge

Fire School Relay Team first place gold medal. From left, John Bain, Thomas Elliott, Geoffrey Doherty, Peter Christian and Ian Van Reenen.

The Lambton College Firefighter Combat Team struck gold in a series of first place finishes at the 2013 Scott Firefit GTA Regional Competition held in Hamilton, Ontario over the holiday weekend. By the end of the weekend, the team claimed two more silver and two bronze medals, bringing home a total of seven medals. To [...]

THE SHOW: Abandoned Souls, Youth Talent Showcase, INDIEFEST, Can-Am Powerboat Races, The Trews and 54-40

The Show with David Burrows for August 7 2013 (Episode 92).

As his viewers have all come to expect since Episode 1 of The Show was launched on November 7, 2011, this week’s episode is packed with information, recaps and exclusives. First, however, there’s a special milestone coming up for David Burrows and, more particularly, The Show. The countdown’s on folks – eight more episodes until The [...]

Can-Am Powerboat Races annual run this weekend, The Trews and 54-40 to headline evening entertainment on the river

Can-Am Powerboat Races happen annually in August on the St. Clair River.

The 3rd annual Can-Am Offshore Powerboat Races are slated for this weekend, Aug. 9-11, promising the best in world-class powerboat racing, music and shows, great food, endlessly flowing frosty beverages, and, most importantly, fun for the entire family. Each year, now with what’s grown into nothing less than a new tradition for communities on both [...]

ARTZscape by the Bay continues on Sunday

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It’s day one of a re-energized—and relocated—ARTZscape and organizers are looking forward to another full day of displays from artists from near and far. Pictured is one of the exhibitors—artist Catherine Mambourg, who specializes in jewellery art. Mambourg has a studio in the Guelph area. Enjoy the collection of artists who are displaying their creations [...]