Young Lions bringing back the basketball buzz

Troy Shantz When the Lambton Lions basketball team upset Humber in Toronto recently the game broadcasters said the crowd excitement made it sound as though it was being played in Sarnia. “I don’t think we’ve seen that before in the OCAA,” Lions coach James Grant said with a laugh. The Lambton Lions are indeed giving… Read more »

A dream come true for Marinaro

Troy Shantz Michael Marinaro says the dream of making the Olympic team wasn’t far from his mind as a boy, skating at the Point Edward Arena. “This has been the one and only dream, that has taken about 17,18-hours a day of my life for those 20 years,” said Marinaro. “And now it has happened.”… Read more »


With encouragement from Devon Bell, of Sarnia, Shannon Wheat made her first skate since childhood at the Clearwater Arena recently. The pair joined a healthy crowd of avid skaters during the free adult skate, held Monday through Thursday mornings. “It’s the first time I’ve skated since I was a kid,” Shannon said. Glenn Ogilvie

MOVIE REVIEW: 12 ‘Not So Strong’

12 Strong Days after 9/11, a team of American Special Forces soldiers were assembled and sent to Afghanistan to join forces with an Afghan warlord and take out the Taliban hold on the city of Mazar-I-Sharif (the country’s 4th largest city and headquarters of the Taliban training camps). In order to complete the mission, they had… Read more »

COLUMN: LKDSB at the forefront of truth and reconciliation, action

Tara Jeffrey The move to create a student trustee position designed to represent Indigenous youth is yet another positive step forward for the Lambton Kent District School Board’s leading efforts to acknowledge and integrate First Nations teachings and tradition. “I think we’ve always been a progressive board,” Lambton-Kent District School Board superintendent Helen Lane told… Read more »

Breaking down barriers: Jessica Platt makes history

Troy Shantz On December 9, 2017, Bright’s Grove native Jessica Platt scored her first Canadian Women’s Hockey League goal. It was the Toronto Furies’ only goal in the 7-1 loss against the Montreal Canadiens, but it was significant, as it marked the first goal scored by an openly transgender athlete in the CWHL’s 11-year history…. Read more »

Breathing new life into Mitton Village

Troy Shantz City officials and business owners alike are hopeful that a new committee will breathe new life into Mitton Village. Sarnia city council has given the green-light for the formation of the Mitton Village Community Development Advisory Committee, to help revitalize the south-Sarnia business section. “I see this place as a unique neighbourhood opportunity,”… Read more »

Sarnia Speaks tackles early years mental health

Tara Jeffrey Most people don’t look at infants and young children and worry about mental health. “We know that those first years are a critical period when an infant’s brain is developing,” says Virginia Allan, director of community services for St. Clair Child & Youth. “And a lot of people don’t realize that, some kids… Read more »

Southern boys lace up for Northern fun

Troy Shantz The Tampa Bay Jr. Lightning may not have scored a win at the International Silver Stick tournament in Forest earlier this month, but the youngsters from Florida won’t soon forget their first game of outdoor pond hockey on Lake Chipican. “This was a lifetime experience for the boys,” said Rich Bahret, who’s son… Read more »