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Roller Derby not just for adults anymore

Troy Shantz Ryleigh Boone was a 12-year-old dancer when she realized she just wasn’t that into it. Her mom and aunt introduced her to roller derby. Now her name is Killer Styx. “I wasn’t really a ‘dancer’ and all the other girls were going to competitions and all that,” she said. “Kind of like a… Read more »

Medical marijuana clinic opens in Sarnia

Troy Shantz A new clinic has opened in Sarnia to make it easier to obtain medical marijuana. “It’s no different than your regular family doctor referring you to a specialist,” said Joe Benoit of the Bodystream clinic, which has been open for a month. “We’re just a different kind of specialist.” Bodystream Medical Marijuana Services… Read more »

Staying afloat

Canadian officials say no major issues were reported during Sunday’s float down, where approximately 200 people set sail at the water treatment plant near the Blue Water Bridge, heading south down the St. Clair River. “We appreciate everyone being cooperative and reasonable,” said Sarnia Police Const. John Sottosanti. “We’re just happy that everyone got out safely.”… Read more »

Weather Cycle

Riding in the rain is one thing. Venturing into the thunder and lightning of a severe summer storm is quite another. Vanessa Sweeney and Jacinda McClintock, right, called for assistance after doing some back-to-school shopping last week, and then waited under an awning at the Lambton Mall for their ride to arrive. Glenn Ogilvie

Whoa Sis

Brothers Logan, left, and Will O’Leary-Dilosa react after a boat driven by their sister Jessica veers while tubing on Lake Huron at Bright’s Grove. Joining them for the fun on the water was friend Jessica DaCunha who acted as spotter in the boat. Glenn Ogilvie

Dieppe Raid an important moment in Sarnia’s military history

Tom St. Amand and Tom Slater Seventy-five years ago this week Sarnia’s John Hewitt emerged a survivor from one of the darkest chapters in Canadian military history — the Dieppe Raid. He later described “machine gun bullets splattering against the steel side of our landing barge” and their “overwhelming and absolute fear. “But it had… Read more »

Bylaw restricting tree cutting to help everyone, expert says

Troy Shantz A tree bylaw is exactly what the city needs, says a well-known local naturalist. Shawn McKnight, co-owner of Return The Landscape, believes many residents don’t understand the true value trees bring and that implementing steps to discourage their removal can protect something important to everyone. “People think their yard is their yard, but… Read more »

Freighters, anglers clash in narrow channel

Cathy Dobson A great fishing season may be contributing to a rise in ‘river rage’ incidents near the Blue Water Bridge, a veteran angler says. “Fishing is incredible this year and there are many more boats on the river.  It’s probably bringing a lot of people here that are not familiar with how to behave,”… Read more »