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St. Christopher Secondary School plans legacy fundraising day this Saturday

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Students of St. Christopher Catholic Secondary School, who this fall will be merging with St. Patrick’s Catholic High School before returning to a renovated building in fall of 2014, are holding an open house this Saturday. But the day is more than a simple “opening of the doors,” say organizers. Indeed, fund raising toward a [...]

Pipeline reversal would good for local business, says Chamber CEO

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By RORY RING President and CEO Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce More than a half century ago, Canada was in the midst of a national debate on whether to build an east-west natural gas pipeline giving consumers in central and eastern Canada access to bountiful western resources. Today, there is renewed debate around west-to-east pipeline proposals. [...]

INDIEFEST: Third night of live music concert series a charm, independent artists deliver the goods

EVERGLO performed at The Stubborn Mule for INDIEFEST (Part 3) to a rowdy, high-octane crowd Saturday, May 18, 2013

Third time’s the charm for INDIEFEST? – you bet. The region’s preeminent celebration of independent live music threw down again this past weekend at the Stubborn Mule with the third Indienight of this season’s scheduled pentalogy, a locally-borne concert series that’s provocatively demonstrating that independently-produced music is thriving and vibrant. Big used to be better [...]

Special luncheon at Southgate Residence brings out the smiles

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By DERON HAMEL Fifty-two ladies living at Southgate Residence were celebrated last Friday (May 10) with a special afternoon tea held in their honour. The event included a luncheon with a big spread of sandwiches and dainties served alongside the finest silverware in an effort to make the day extra special. The event tied in [...]

Sarnia closes Centennial Park to public access after finding asbestos in soil samples

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The city of Sarnia has closed Centennial Park to public access after the results of tests of soil done in late April confirmed the presence of asbestos. The move to temporarily close one of the city’s busiest gathering spots is the right thing to do based on the information available, said city manager Lloyd Fennell. [...]

THE SHOW: St. Clair’s ‘A Family Affair,’ Hotel California, RIBFEST, world record for air guitar, and INDIEFEST

The Show with David Burrows for May 16, 2013

  This week on The Show with David Burrows, footage from a recent theatrical production of “A Family Affair,” by St. Clair Secondary School students along with a special mention to Erin Gabriel. This week’s footage also includes video from Hotel California’s tribute to The Eagles last weekend at The Stubborn Mule. David also talks [...]

Local radio station will have us trying to break ‘air guitar’ Guinness world record

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By AARON ZIMMER Marketing Manager, Blackburn Radio Sarnia It has been 13 years since Sarnia has been in the Guinness Book of World Records. In 2000, “The Big Kiss” took place at the RBC Centre and Sarnia broke the record for “Most Couples Kissing Simultaneously.” That record has since been broken. This summer, Sarnia will [...]

INDIEFEST returns to the Mule this weekend with EVERGLO and Running Red Lights

INDIEFEST (Part 3) returns May 18 with headliners EVERGLO and Running Red Lights

INDIEFEST continues its monthly live music concert series – in celebration of independent music everywhere – this weekend on the heels of two successful outings last month that included indie scene big kahunas Blurred Vision and Bobnoxious Rock. The next expected installment of INDIEFEST will happen tomorrow night at The Stubborn Mule, Saturday, May 18, and [...]

Fiddler on the Loose opens tonight to launch 2013 season at Victoria Playhouse Petrolia


The Victoria Playhouse Petrolia 2013 Season opens on Wednesday, May 15th with the first preview show of this energetic new production that centres around the extraordinary talent of Fiddler Jesse Grandmont from London, ON and the supremely talented divas Stephanie Cadman (Fiddler, Step Dancer and Singer), Diane Chase (Canadian Country Music Star), and Janelle Murray [...]

Law enforcement Torch Run in support of Special Olympics warms the soul

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About 40 chilly participants gathered at Centennial Park Tuesday morning around 10:30 a.m. to run the five kilometer trek through central Sarnia in support of the Special Olympics.  Sarnia Police Chief Phil Nelson addressed the group before they headed off on foot and on bikes. The tolls collected by volunteers on Saturday, May 11 at Lowe’s [...]