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STREET NAMES: Proctor named for master craftsman

George Mathewson Proctor Street was named for George Alfred Proctor: carpenter, preacher, mayor of Sarnia. His skills as a contractor and builder can still be seen today in beautiful buildings he left across Ontario. The born the son of pioneer settlers in Moore Township in 1842, Proctor attended school in Corunna and moved to Sarnia… Read more »

Seaway Sounds: Making people happy in four-part harmony

Cathy Dobson Carol Gilmurray never really knew she could sing. “I mean I felt I was somewhat musical but I hadn’t found my range,” she explains. That is, until she retired. Then she thought she’d pursue something completely different and began looking for singing lessons. She found the Seaway Sounds a cappella group not only… Read more »

Club says, ‘the weather’s just fine’

Barry Wright Fun and fellowship is the mantra of the Lambton Outdoor Club. The non-profit organization offers members snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, winter camping, hiking, cycling, kayaking, canoeing and social events year-round. “We have about 280 members,” said publicity director Chris Richmond.  “We gain a few some years and lose a few other years, but our… Read more »

High school football champs

St. Patrick’s High School senior quarterback Josh Elsley breaks through for yardage in the regional football championship played Nov. 15 at Norm Perry Park. Northern Collegiate downed St. Pat’s 24-21 to claim the title. Brian Waring Photo IN THE JUNIOR GAME:

The sad death of the Hamonic

John Rochon The passenger steamer the Hamonic was one of the famous “Three Sisters” of the Great Lakes, built for the Northern Navigation Co. by the Collingwood Shipbuilding Co. Elegantly appointed, she made her first regular cruise on June 23, 1909.  The seven-day loop left from Detroit to Sarnia, up Lake Huron to the St…. Read more »

Sarnia hoops star headed to Vermont

Barry Wright One of Sarnia’s premier women athletes is heading to the University of Vermont on a Division 1 basketball scholarship. Lauren Handy, 17, will begin her academic and athletic career with the Catamounts next September, but will head east in late spring and take some summer courses prior to the rigors of the college… Read more »

Theatre Sarnia staging the family holiday classic

Marco Vigliotti Theatre Sarnia’s production of the yuletide staple “A Christmas Carol” is set to begin at the Imperial Theatre Friday, with producers promising a show to brighten the spirits of the most miserly theatregoer. The company’s interpretation of Charles Dickens’ classic fable boasts family-friendly credentials, with a real-life mother-daughter-father-son team taking the stage as… Read more »

Sarnia’s kindness elves

Cathy Dobson “Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can quietly become a power no government can suppress, a power that can transform the world.” – Peace activist Howard Zinn Trista Lowe was tired of all the negativity. So she decided to do something about it. “It’s such a downer when you read the news… Read more »

Russia takes U-17 hockey crown

Russian defender Mikhail Sergachyov (#5) snags the puck before USA forward Kailer Yamamoto (#55) can get a shot away on goalkeeper Maxim Kalyayev in the gold medal game of the World Under 17 Challenge Nov. 8 at the RBC Centre. Russia defeated the U.S. 2-1 for gold while Sweden took bronze by defeating Finland. Canada… Read more »