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Arabian Nights: Young theatre troupe puts spin on classic tale

Marco Vigliotti A local theatre troupe is aiming to sweep audiences away to an exotic land of scheming sultans and swashbuckling pirates. The Lambton Young Theatre Players is staging Arabian Nights at the Sarnia Library Theatre, and putting its own spin on one of the book’s classic tales, Sinbad the Sailor. “I’ve always been fascinated… Read more »

Knotty behaviour: Residents report a rash of damaged trees

George Mathewson Sue-Elin Rawson first noticed it near St. Patrick’s High School – several newly-planted trees snapped in half. She then encountered more young trees broken off beside the water treatment plant, then on Christina Street, and near the Salvation Army on Confederation Street. “I started getting concerned when I saw how many had been… Read more »

Lambton College basketball a hot ticket

Barry Wright The early season success of the Toronto Raptors has been a boon to basketball’s popularity in Ontario, including at Lambton College. The head coach of the men’s team at the London Road campus says interest in the sport is the highest he has seen. “We’ve had a lot more fans than we’ve had… Read more »

The secret wildlife of Canatara Park

Vanessa Hrvatin Before gassing up the car and driving to Point Pelee, there is somewhere closer to home that offers equally incredible wildlife: Canatara Park. “Some say Canatara Park is like the Pelee of the North,” says Sarnia’s Eric Marcum, active birder and president elect of Lambton Wildlife Incorporated. “Canatara is also much smaller than… Read more »

Pushy salesman tries to enter homes

Cathy Dobson Residents in Point Edward and Sarnia’s north-end are on alert for a suspicious man going door-to-door under false pretenses. Sarnia Police has had one formal complaint about a man on Edgewater Court Nov. 8 who said he was a sales representative for an Ontario energy company. “He was very pushy,” said Const. Giovanni… Read more »

STREET NAMES: Proctor named for master craftsman

George Mathewson Proctor Street was named for George Alfred Proctor: carpenter, preacher, mayor of Sarnia. His skills as a contractor and builder can still be seen today in beautiful buildings he left across Ontario. The born the son of pioneer settlers in Moore Township in 1842, Proctor attended school in Corunna and moved to Sarnia… Read more »

Seaway Sounds: Making people happy in four-part harmony

Cathy Dobson Carol Gilmurray never really knew she could sing. “I mean I felt I was somewhat musical but I hadn’t found my range,” she explains. That is, until she retired. Then she thought she’d pursue something completely different and began looking for singing lessons. She found the Seaway Sounds a cappella group not only… Read more »

Club says, ‘the weather’s just fine’

Barry Wright Fun and fellowship is the mantra of the Lambton Outdoor Club. The non-profit organization offers members snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, winter camping, hiking, cycling, kayaking, canoeing and social events year-round. “We have about 280 members,” said publicity director Chris Richmond.  “We gain a few some years and lose a few other years, but our… Read more »

High school football champs

St. Patrick’s High School senior quarterback Josh Elsley breaks through for yardage in the regional football championship played Nov. 15 at Norm Perry Park. Northern Collegiate downed St. Pat’s 24-21 to claim the title. Brian Waring Photo IN THE JUNIOR GAME: