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Sarnia judo Paralympian claims Pan Am title for Canada

Troy Shantz Watching Sarnia’s Priscilla Gagné move in a judo fight you’d never suspect she’s blind. Her maneuvers are smooth; her throws textbook. But that’s the thing about judo, she explains. It’s a sport in which the visually impaired can compete right alongside sighted judokas. “I love it,” said Gagné, 32. “You train with able-bodied… Read more »

Bailey says PC majority will be good for Sarnia-Lambton 

Cathy Dobson Minutes after winning his fourth consecutive election race, MPP Bob Bailey vowed health care won’t erode in Sarnia-Lambton under his watch. That’s despite dire warnings from the NDP during the election campaign Bluewater Health could lose 100 staff and 13 beds under a Doug Ford Progressive Conservatives government. Ford didn’t just win June… Read more »

Bailey says PC majority will be good for Sarnia-Lambton 

Cathy Dobson Minutes after winning his fourth consecutive election race, MPP Bob Bailey vowed health care won’t erode in Sarnia-Lambton under his watch. That’s despite dire warnings from the NDP during the election campaign Bluewater Health could lose 100 staff and 13 beds under a Doug Ford Progressive Conservatives government. Ford didn’t just win June… Read more »

Bailey says PC majority will be good for Sarnia-Lambton 

Cathy Dobson Minutes after winning his fourth consecutive election race, MPP Bob Bailey vowed health care won’t erode in Sarnia-Lambton under his watch. That’s despite dire warnings from the NDP during the election campaign Bluewater Health could lose 100 staff and 13 beds under a Doug Ford Progressive Conservatives government. Ford didn’t just win June… Read more »

It’s been a struggle, but The Hub still hanging in

Cathy Dobson After upper-tier government grants fell through the local community dug in and found the money to keep The Hub open – at least for now. With any luck, more donations and possibly a grant will cement the future of the fledgling youth drop-in centre, says Carrie McEachran, executive director of Rebound Sarnia-Lambton, which… Read more »

Point Edward residents frustrated by bridge construction

Cathy Dobson Vickie Swales’ family has lived on a stretch of St. Clair Street facing the Blue Water Bridge in Point Edward since 1922. They learned to live with the noise and dust during construction of two international spans. They also adapted to increasingly heavy truck traffic and multiple bridge plaza changes. But this time… Read more »

Howard Watson Nature Trail being extended to Lambton College

Pam Wright The Howard Watson Trail is about to get its first major expansion. A new leg linking the trail to Lambton College was green-lighted by Sarnia council last week, based on a proposal from the Bluewater Trails Committee. Informal pathways already run beside the Bissell-McArthur Drain south of London Road, and one of them… Read more »

Getting the lead out of city’s drinking water

Cathy Dobson City Coun. Bev MacDougall lives in a 130-year-old home in a section of “old Sarnia” earmarked for lead testing. She wants to be first in line when the city begins testing drinking water in the area bordered by Exmouth, Murphy, Campbell and Front streets. It’s a big area with an estimated 8,643 properties,… Read more »

Sturgeon take opener

Ball carrier Nathan Tremblay of the Sarnia Sturgeon peewee football team sprints downfield against the Chatham-Kent Cougars at Norm Perry Park on May 25. The Sturgeon won their season opener by downing the Cougars 25-20. The Sarnia football program runs peewee, bantam and junior varsity teams. Jack Clark Photo

Local goalie caps dream season with trip to Memorial Cup

Jake Romphf When Kaden Fulcher’s mom told him he couldn’t play goalie in lacrosse, he asked, “What about hockey?” The starting goaltender for the Hamilton Bulldogs has had a extraordinary season in the Ontario Hockey League: franchise record for wins, league championship, trip to the Memorial Cup, and signed an NHL contract with the Detroit… Read more »