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Shaw wants to rebuild public trust in political process

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Though the June 12 provincial election will be the first time Kevin Shaw’s name appears on a ballot, he has always had a keen interest in politics. “It goes back to when I as very young – five, six, seven-years-old,” said the Green Party of Ontario candidate in the riding of Sarnia-Lambton. “In our family… Read more »

Local athletes shine at SWOSSA track meet

Niles Darrius Crews of Northern Collegiate is all smiles after clearing 2 metres at the SWOSSA track and field championships in Chatham.  The jump was a new personal best and gave Crews the senior boys high jump title and a berth in the Ontario regional meet.
Bruce Smith photo

Sarnia’s Northern Collegiate was nosed out by LaSalle’s Sandwich Secondary School for the overall SWOSSA high school track and field title on May 23. But local athletes broke several Southwestern Ontario records at the meet, held over two days in Chatham and Windsor. Cassidy Crowe of the Vikings set a new mark in the senior… Read more »

Ultimate Frisbee elevates its game

Red Army vs Cool Whip at SCITS

The sport of frisbee has come a long way from the days of people tossing a disc around the park or beach. In Sarnia, the Ultimate Frisbee organization has begun its 14th season with nine, 15-player teams that play each Thursday at 6:30 pm from early May to late August. Regular season games are played… Read more »

OPINION: Attack of the Googlebots

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In an earlier life at a previous publication I would occasionally be asked by members of the public to remove their personal information from the newspaper’s website archive. Usually they were criminals angered because their name had been published from provincial court. But one man I remember clearly, and with sadness. The 20-something had run… Read more »

Multi-talented Sarnian sets sights on acting career

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Growing up, Nicole Buscema intended to be a doctor. For the smart, talented teen it seemed a logical career choice. By the time she was named valedictorian at St. Christopher Secondary School she was already an accomplished singer, global activist, community volunteer and Kung Fu black belt. But these days, at age 26, Buscema earns… Read more »

ELECTION: PC Bob Bailey has background in industry

Bob Bailey, progressive conservative PC candidate Sarnia Lambton

Editor’s note: This the first in a series of Sarnia-Lambton candidate profiles in the run-up to the June 12 provincial election.   Bob Bailey is running a little bit behind as he canvases door-to-door in Point Edward, but only because he stopped to talk to some contractors at the Bridge Tavern. “I went in to… Read more »

Woman leaves $1million to Sarnia charities

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It took a ceremony at city hall to accomplish what Louise Strangway wouldn’t allow while still alive – public recognition of her kindness. Recipients from five local organization rose one by one to accept cheques of about $200,000 each on May 16, their share of a remarkable $1-million bequest from the attention-shy woman. Strangway died… Read more »

Game on at Lambton College

Screen shot from a draft game under development for Lambton College. The final version could see students work their way along the path, stopping and participating in learning activities at each large dot.
Image courtesy Lambton College

Pulling out your iPad to play games in class is usually a recipe for scholastic trouble. Except at Lambton College, where instructors plan to use games to engage bored students and improve academic success. So what’s up with that? Lambton is developing a pilot program to test gaming in six courses this September, making it one… Read more »