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Sarnia Harbour gamble paying off

George Mathewson City councillors crossed their fingers and took a deep breath and when voting to assume ownership of Sarnia Harbour last year. After all, operating Great Lakes shipping wharves, warehouses and water lots has been the federal government’s job, beyond the city’s normal scope of road repairs and garbage collection. But now, 10 months… Read more »

Major art exhibition coming to Sarnia

Cathy Dobson Gallery officials are calling it a game changer. “This is the big one,” says Lisa Daniels, curator of the publicly-owned Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery in downtown Sarnia. “This is why we’ve worked so hard for the past three years to build a gallery that has a Category A status.” In eight… Read more »

When opportunity knocked, marketer opened the door

Cathy Dobson A one-man marketing company has purchased one of its competitors, added four employees, and moved into new offices at 203 Christina St. North. Chris Gardner of Cipher Interactive is the man behind the acquisition. He was raised in London, married a woman from the Sarnia area, and worked in Toronto for nine years… Read more »

Golden Girl bowling ‘em over at 93

Barry Wright Laura Paquette walks confidently up to the line at Marcin Bowl, reaches back and proceeds to throw a strike. Nothing unusual about that, perhaps, except Paquette is 93 years old. Each Tuesday she meets up with friends at the Point Edward bowling lanes for a session lasting up to two-and-a-half hours. “I enjoy… Read more »

City hall’s new building boss probes charges of red tape, delays

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s new planning and building director says she’s heard the “anecdotal tales” about her department frustrating developers with red tape and delays. Now she wants evidence. “Give me the facts and we’ll investigate,” said Jane Cooper who took on the senior management job at city hall six months ago. “If we’ve been slow,… Read more »

Lung transplant recipient who boosted donor list may soon need help herself

Tara Jeffrey Tara Bourque wants to leave her mark on this world, one organ donor registration at a time. The 21-year-old Sarnia woman is celebrating her ‘Lungaversary’ this week — three years since her double lung transplant — and is marking the occasion with a challenge to the public. “Everyone celebrates a transplant anniversary in… Read more »

Snow Park now open

The BP Snow Park is now open at Lambton College, offering a way to learn the basics of skiing and snowboarding without fear. The 600-foot by 45-foot snow course uses the same cable system Boarder Pass has been providing wakeboarders on Sarnia Bay since 2010. There are no real hills, but the park offers jumps,… Read more »