Mexican eatery bringing city something to taco about

Cathy Dobson What if you could start a new business with no debt? Sarnia’s Nathan Colquhoun says he and his partners have a winning strategy that is allowing them to open their fourth local business without a bank loan. “I’m convinced this is the right model,” says Colquhoun. He and partners Daniel Slade and Chris… Read more »

Recycling plant can turn any plastic into something new

Troy Shantz Sarnia is now home to one of the most advanced recycling plants in the country, one that’s able to handle any blue box plastics consumers throw at it. ReVital Polymers Inc. is an 180,000-square-foot facility that is expected to employ 60 to 80 workers and process 6,000 tonnes of waste plastic each month…. Read more »

The horror that was Passchendaele still resonates today

Tom St. Amand and Tom Slater In 2009, when Harry Patch died at the age of 111, he was the last British survivor of the First World War. For Harry, the nightmares never ceased, although he refused to discuss his battlefield experiences. But a few days before he died he finally disclosed what had haunted… Read more »

Victorious homecoming

The St. Patrick’s senior football team was rock solid in the school’s homecoming game played Oct. 6 at Norm Perry Park. Here, it takes two Chatham Kent Hawks to take down Joey Ferrera, #28, of the Fighting Irish. St. Pat’s defeated the visitors 23-2 and were tied for first in the 12-man league with a… Read more »

National expose of Chemical Valley draws mixed reviews

Troy Shantz and George Mathewson Sarnia’s mayor says a collaborative media investigation of the Chemical Valley did not accurately or fairly describe what is happening in the city or local industry. “I made it quite clear I felt this was a rehash, a recycling of old news,” Mike Bradley said. “It was like Groundhog Day… Read more »

Irish extend winning streak

Breanne Pretty of St. Patrick’s and Meghan Jackson of Northern Collegiate, right, battle for possession during an intense senior girls’ high school basketball game played Oct. 12. The Irish ran up an 18-point lead in the third quarter and the hung on to edge the Vikings 60-56 in the LKSSAA matchup. St. Pat’s sat atop… Read more »

SWIFF film lineup packs a little something for everyone

Cathy Dobson Moviegoers at this year’s SWIFF film festival will get a chance to see current and retro films meant to provoke, inform and entertain, says executive director Ravi Srinivasan. “It’s my goal to bring interesting content that examines world issues and inspires better understanding.” Several of the 15 films coming to the South Western… Read more »

Women Helping Women event to benefit the Interval Home

Tara Jeffrey Tracy MacDonald has big plans for the third annual Women Helping Women charity event. “I am aiming for $5,000 this year,” said the woman behind the upcoming vendor sale to benefit the Women’s Interval Home. “Every year, it keeps getting bigger.” More than 30 vendors are lined up for the Oct. 28 event,… Read more »