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Mudmen clean up nicely after 20 years in music business

Cathy Dobson Robby Campbell readily admits The Mudmen have played some pretty boisterous shows. At bars, community centres and special events around the world, their unique blend of Celtic folk and rock music has been at the centre of some wild times. It won them a stint with a record label, appearances at numerous NHL… Read more »


Kyle Lockrey, a City of Sarnia parks and recreation department groundskeeper, rakes the second and third baseline to close out the 2018 baseball season at the Stan Slack Field at Errol Russell Park. Glenn Ogilvie

Lambton College unveils shiny new tech Centre of Excellence

Troy Shantz How do you officially open something called the Centre of Excellence in Energy and Bio-Industrial Technologies? With a robot, of course. With Lambton College brass looking on, a robotic arm sliced and plated a piece of cake at a renovated robotics lab, part of a new $14.2-million facility for academics, industrial training and… Read more »

Eco-friendly retail store aims to keep Great Lakes clean

Cathy Dobson Sisters Melissa Matthews and Lisa Ladouceur say their eco-friendly store isn’t just a business, it’s a way of life. They opened Great Lakes Refill Co. in early September at the Downtown Market, 140 Christina Street N. It’s a one-stop shop to minimize single-use items in the home such as straws, plastic cutlery and… Read more »

Candidate calls Labour Council endorsement “bizarre” 

Troy Shantz The Sarnia and District Labour Council has endorsed 11 candidates for this year’s municipal election, but one of them isn’t happy about it. Business owner Nathan Colquhoun took exception to the fact the Labour Council is also backing Mayor Mike Bradley. “It’s a bizarre world out there when the very folks who promote… Read more »

The clock striking midnight on Sarnia’s Cinderella Story

Cathy Dobson  An innovative volunteer group that has provided more than 600 local girls with a free grad or prom dresses will fold unless a new organizer steps up. Debbie Anderson founded The Cinderella Story in 2009 and says it’s time for her to move on to other causes. Other board members left when Anderson resigned…. Read more »

Day of caring

A small army spread out across Sarnia-Lambton for the 25th annual Day of Caring on Sept. 11, which officially kicked of the United Way’s 2018 campaign. More than 240 volunteers visited 48 different job sites to assist non-profit agencies and help seniors in need of extra help stay in their homes. Here, Jeff McDonald, of… Read more »