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Wandering chef finds home in Sarnia

Sunny Chen has known hard work all his life. He grew up in Fuzhou, a seaside city of seven million people in southern China. Every day after school, he went home to help his father out at the family restaurant on the main floor where they lived. When it came time to choose a trade,… Read more »

Sarnia, Above it All

Sarnia’s Canatara Beach, seen on the right, was awarded “Blue Flag” status last week, meaning it meets the coveted international standard for water quality, management and safety. Only two dozen other Canadian beaches have earned the tourist-friendly designation. In the foreground is Lake Chipican, with Canatara Park and, at the top, the twin spans of… Read more »

World’s best wakeskaters in town for tour event

At least 50 of the world’s best wakeskaters will be competing on Sarnia’s waterfront this weekend, vying to become the 2014 international champion. “These guys are the best of the best,” says host Tim Nixon, co-owner of Sarnia Boarder Pass. “They do tricks that defy nature, really cool spins and flips with the board.” Nixon… Read more »

MP hosts suicide prevention forum

Sarnia-Lambton is ahead of the pack when it comes to suicide prevention, says Denis Boileau who was recently hired as the region’s suicide prevention co-ordinator. There are still obvious gaps in service and a need for more funding but a lot of good work is already being done here, Boileau said June 25 at a… Read more »

Bikers band together to fight childhood cancer

It was 11 years ago Bob Thomas lost a daughter to cancer, but the passion that drove him to help other sick kids by launching a motorcycle event hasn’t waned. “Children are still dying. Children are still suffering from the treatment,” he said. “When they can finally close all the childhood cancer wards then I’ll… Read more »

New dentist office a crowning glory

Local dentist Dr. Michael Rocca is all about expansion this summer. He is expanding his Wallaceburg practice to Point Edward and he’s designed and built a clinic that has room to grow. On May 26, he opened a 4,000-square-foot dental clinic on the northwest corner of Michigan and Front streets, where Milano’s restaurant once stood…. Read more »

OPINION: Letting nature do its thing

The area of Sarnia known as the Point Lands is an entirely human construct, built and backfilled by bulldozers to protect Sarnia Bay and its marina. It’s part our city’s enviable waterfront today, but was once the south end of a wetland of cattail and bulrushes that stretched from Sarnia Bay almost to Lake Huron…. Read more »

Modeland plaza plan gets rough ride

If Sarnia council allows commercial plazas to be built on Modeland Road it must do so against the advice of city staff and some very vocal residents. About 80 people expressed virtually unanimous opposition at St. Anne’s school last week to two proposed commercial developments, saying shopping plazas on the arterial road would forever alter… Read more »