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‘Refined Fool’ entrepreneurs getting ready to brew up a storm

Three of the owners of Refined Fool, a local craft brewing company, take a break as they set up gear for bottling. From left: Dallas Willms, Brandon Huybers (at rear) and Nathan Colquhoun.

A group of 10 friends, now entrepreneurs, is already busy preparing a variety of craft beers in rented space at 137 Davis Street, from where it will be selling (once the respective licenses have been secured) a variety of local brews. One of the investors in the company—Refined Fool—is Dallas Willms, who serves as one of [...]

Local photographic club doing its part to celebrate city’s 100th birthday at Lawrence House

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The Sarnia Photographic Club, a non-profit group of enthusiasts, is holding an exhibition of members’ works at the Lawrence House this month. The exhibition, titled “Sarnia Century Celebration” coincides with the city’s 100th anniversary, as member Christine Roenspiess explains. The show and sale runs from April 4 (with an opening reception on First Friday from [...]

Just the beginning . . .

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In one of the first “warmer than freezing” days in what seems like six months or more, ice has started moving down the St. Clair River. This video was shot on Sunday, March 30, 2014:  

Deadlocked: Meeting on future of SGH with local reps and Health Minister goes nowhere

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If there was any expectation that a meeting between a delegation of Sarnia leaders and officials and the provincial Minister of Health was going to move the community closer to a demolished Sarnia General Hospital, those hopes were dashed on Thursday. Sticking to her contention that the province doesn’t pay for demolition, Health Minister Deb [...]

Harbour now belongs to City of Sarnia

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That was quick. Less than a week after Sarnia City Council concurred with city staff to approve the divestiture of what is officially called the Sarnia Port Facility from the federal government to the municipality, the transfer has taken place. The remaining “stickling point” was a difference of more than $3.5 million between what Transport [...]

David Wilcox playing at Stubborn Mule this Saturday

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By DAVID BURROWS Canadian musician David Wilcox is coming to Sarnia March 29th, performing at the Stubborn Mule. Known to many as a Canadian Living Legend, David Wilcox is still growing strong with no signs of slowing down. Recently Wilcox gave an acoustic performance at the famous Hugh’s Room in Toronto, playing to a sold-out [...]

Wellabee rocks Stokes with reunion concert following documentary screening


Last weekend’s screening of “Nostalgia Kills: The Wellabee Documentary,” a locally produced film chronicling the life and times of an iconic Sarnia music phenomenon was, by all accounts a success. The Saturday night screening at the Imperial Theatre was followed by a reunion show at Stokes By the Bay. With friends, family and fans gathered [...]

Sarnia Photographic Club honouring city’s centennial with April show at Lawrence House


The Sarnia Photographic Club is honouring Sarnia’s 100th anniversary by choosing “Sarnia Century Celebration” as the theme for its April Gallery Show at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. The event, which runs from April 4-25, will have its official start with an opening reception on First Friday, April 4, from 6 p.m. to [...]

No centennial cake—but something much more for Sarnia’s 100th

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The Steeves & Rozema team didn’t bake a cake for Sarnia’s 100th birthday but they did build one from 3,100 cans of food, with a wish to help community members in need. The wish came true through the third annual CANstruction Sarnia-Lambton show and food drive. A total of 16 teams from businesses, schools and [...]

Local companies honoured at Chamber’s Outstanding Business Achievement Awards gala

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Several local businesses came away with top honours at Friday night’s Outstanding Business Achievement Awards gala. They included: Employee Relations Award—Won by Bluewater Power Young Entrepreneur  Award—Won by Corynn Lumley of SHINE Professional Dental Hygiene Marketing & Promotions Award—Won by Ask Guy Event Graphics Citizen of the Year Award—Won by John DeGroot of DeGroot’s Nurseries [...]