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What’s Happening: week of Feb. 15

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to   Thursday, Feb. 15   Cooking Class… Read more »

Royal honour

In 1972, the late Melvin Paradis received a telegram from the RCMP summoning him to appear before the Queen in Ottawa. This photo captures the moment when Her Majesty Elizabeth II presenting the Sarnia man with a medal for bravery. Paradis had rescued a child from a burning cottage in Bright’s Grove, then climbed back… Read more »

A one-two punch of flu, norovirus making people sick

Cathy Dobson Sarnia-Lambton has had 78 confirmed cases of influenza and three elderly people have died from flu this winter, Lambton Public Health reports. And while it may seem as though more friends and coworkers are sick than usual, it’s been a pretty typical flu season so far, officials say. Four long-term care facilities in… Read more »

Public Wi-Fi coming to Point Edward’s commercial area

Troy Shantz Point Edward plans to offer public Wi-Fi in parts of the village as early as this summer. An agreement with Bluewater Regional Networks will see the installation of a “world class” fibre-optic Internet in commercial areas, bringing public Wi-Fi access to the Point Edward Arena and along Michigan Avenue to Waterfront Park at… Read more »

Painting group members have brushes with greatness

Cathy Dobson Often it’s not enough to have the desire and the skill to paint. Sometimes you need the encouragement of others too. That’s why, in 2000, seven art students at Lambton College formed their own painter group. With typical wit, they named themselves the 6 + 1 Art Group since they were six women and one… Read more »

Free office space a big boost for couples counsellor

Cathy Dobson Ronnie Littlewood, owner of The Couples Clinic, is an experienced social worker and the first to admit her skill set lies with the helping profession, not operating a business. That’s why it took the encouragement of Sarnia business coach Kathleen Mundy to convince Littlewood she should compete in the first Win This Space… Read more »

Struggling mom hopes to inspire others

Tara Jeffrey A $1,000 scholarship will go a long way for Lambton College student Vanessa Brideau. “It’s huge,” said the 26-year-old Sarnia woman and winner of a Working Parent Scholarship from “Being a working mom, you don’t always get enough financial aid — even with OSAP — to cover expenses.” Brideau, a second-year business… Read more »