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GUEST COLUMN: Sarnia a giving, caring community

Nadine Wark Having resided in Sarnia-Lambton all my life, I have observed just what a community and its people are all about. I never stop to marvel at the sheer number of non-profit organizations, numerous businesses and even ordinary every-day people who reach out to help wherever and whenever needed.  The service clubs do not… Read more »

Lambton College enters ‘amazing’ world of 3D printing

George Mathewson In a shiny new laboratory at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park officials are showing off their latest plaything – a practice golf ball. Actually, it’s three separate balls that rattle around inside each other – a novelty item that symbolizes how quickly Lambton College has evolved into a centre of research and applied… Read more »

Coaching credited for successful local curlers

Barry Wright Quality coaching is the reason so many top-notch curlers have come out of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club over the years. “I just think kids, right from a young age, have been taught how to play the game properly,” said Sarnia’s John Steski, who now curls out of Ottawa. Steski points to… Read more »

Point Edward art shop changes hands

Cathy Dobson The new owner of Ah! Some Art says she isn’t going to tinker with a successful formula that has kept the funky gift shop in Point Edward thriving the past 20 years. “It’s worked this way for a long time, so I’m going to keep it much the same,” said Liz Koetsier, who… Read more »

Saucy Pig aims to smoke the competition

Cathy Dobson Gary Maybery says his competitors better look out because another wood smoker is in town now and the ribs are fall-off-the-bone delicious. The veteran cook, who worked 15 years in steakhouses and other food operations, admits he was surprised when a new barbecue smokehouse opened in Sarnia just days before his Saucy Pig… Read more »

Marathon man: Former chain-smoker on brink of joining world’s running elite

Cathy Dobson It’s all or nothing with Dick Felton. Of course, the 30 half-marathons he’s run are arguably the exception. But then again, he’s countered that with 19 full marathons in the past decade. “I’m a Type A personality,” says the 69-year-old retired owner of several industrial-based businesses in Sarnia. That helps to explain Felton’s… Read more »

OPINION: County sued for rubbing salt in the wound

George Mathewson A Lambton County farmer who doggedly fought back when his fields were damaged by excessive road salt has shown why you should never give up when treated poorly. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice awarded Joseph Steadman and his wife Evelyn $107,352 last month for crop losses and devalued lands, a decision that… Read more »