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Ultimate Frisbee elevates its game

Red Army vs Cool Whip at SCITS

The sport of frisbee has come a long way from the days of people tossing a disc around the park or beach. In Sarnia, the Ultimate Frisbee organization has begun its 14th season with nine, 15-player teams that play each Thursday at 6:30 pm from early May to late August. Regular season games are played… Read more »

OPINION: Attack of the Googlebots

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In an earlier life at a previous publication I would occasionally be asked by members of the public to remove their personal information from the newspaper’s website archive. Usually they were criminals angered because their name had been published from provincial court. But one man I remember clearly, and with sadness. The 20-something had run… Read more »

Multi-talented Sarnian sets sights on acting career

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Growing up, Nicole Buscema intended to be a doctor. For the smart, talented teen it seemed a logical career choice. By the time she was named valedictorian at St. Christopher Secondary School she was already an accomplished singer, global activist, community volunteer and Kung Fu black belt. But these days, at age 26, Buscema earns… Read more »

ELECTION: PC Bob Bailey has background in industry

Bob Bailey, progressive conservative PC candidate Sarnia Lambton

Editor’s note: This the first in a series of Sarnia-Lambton candidate profiles in the run-up to the June 12 provincial election.   Bob Bailey is running a little bit behind as he canvases door-to-door in Point Edward, but only because he stopped to talk to some contractors at the Bridge Tavern. “I went in to… Read more »

Woman leaves $1million to Sarnia charities

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It took a ceremony at city hall to accomplish what Louise Strangway wouldn’t allow while still alive – public recognition of her kindness. Recipients from five local organization rose one by one to accept cheques of about $200,000 each on May 16, their share of a remarkable $1-million bequest from the attention-shy woman. Strangway died… Read more »

Game on at Lambton College

Screen shot from a draft game under development for Lambton College. The final version could see students work their way along the path, stopping and participating in learning activities at each large dot.
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Pulling out your iPad to play games in class is usually a recipe for scholastic trouble. Except at Lambton College, where instructors plan to use games to engage bored students and improve academic success. So what’s up with that? Lambton is developing a pilot program to test gaming in six courses this September, making it one… Read more »

Winterkill leaves gardeners cold

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Property owners in Sarnia are watching anxiously to see if their trees, bushes and flowers bounce back after a long harsh winter. Depending on whom you speak to, we are three to six weeks behind schedule in the growing season and a devastating amount of winterkill is evident across the region. Just ask Jeff Barrschers…. Read more »

Mural, mural on the wall

Wayne Wager, chair of the Sarnia Heritage Committee, stands at CN Tunnel Mural in downtown Sarnia, which faces an uncertain future.
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In the year of Sarnia’s 100th anniversary celebration a key heritage display is in dire need of repair. City officials say the enormous mural on the north-facing exterior wall of Grace Brothers Antiques will come down permanently if $20,000 can’t be found to fix it. “From a community standpoint, it’s a real shame that wall… Read more »