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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.  

Entire Hadfield family honoured with interpretive sign at Sarnia Airport

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The sign on Sarnia’s Airport is clearly meant to honour one of the City’s favourite sons, but Chris Hadfield’s father–Roger–made it clear that it is the emphasis remains on the family name, one whose heritage lines its runways. In a ceremony attended by a few hundred hardy souls—the weather was typical of a brisk Sunday […]

Sarnia Sting fall to Erie Otters in 7-3 contest

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By DAVE BORODY ERIE, Pa. – “We need to play 60 minutes a game. We haven’t done that yet.” Those were the words of Sarnia Sting assistant coach Chris Lazary after the team dropped a 7-3 decision to the Erie Otters in front of 5,105 fans at the Erie Insurance Arena. The Otters scored four […]

Imperial Theatre gets a brand new sign

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Brian Austin Jr., who runs the downtown Sarnia Imperial Theatre, will stay a little warmer during the blustery, windy days that are destined to come round later this year. That’s because the popular venue has a new electronic sign, courtesy of Imperial Oil, who donated the $60,000 the sign cost. The new sign, which is […]

Two Sting players will play for Canada in World Under-17 Challenge


Two Sarnia Sting players—Jakob Chychrun and Jordan Kyrou—are among the 66 Canadians that will play in the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge event that runs from November 2-8 in Sarnia-Lambton. The announcement of the entire lineup was made at the RBC Centre on Thursday and included an introduction aired live on CHOK Radio. David Branch, Commissioner […]

Lambton College aims to support entrepreneurship through ‘The Cube’

Leo Stathakis of the Coffee Lodge.

Call it a burst of adrenaline for the cause of entrepreneurship. Or, of course, you can use the name Lambton College has chosen for its incubator—The Cube. The initiative, which College President Judith Morris unveiled at a colourful and wonderfully noisy event at the school’s cafeteria on Thursday (October 2), is designed to make it […]