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Day of Mourning

Workers killed, injured or sickened on the job will be remembered April 28 during the International Day of Mourning. The annual memorial service has been relocated this year from Centennial Park to the Firefighters’ Memorial Garden at the Clifford Hanson Fire Station, 240 East St. N., beginning at 6 p.m. Parking is available at the… Read more »

Dutch treat: Point vet making pilgrimage to Holland

Cathy Dobson Life moved on for John Mills after he served overseas in the Second World War and was honourably discharged in 1946. Seventy years ago, he came home to his wife Betty in Point Edward and got down to the business of making a living and enjoying peacetime. He never returned to Europe, nor spoke… Read more »

What’s Happening, week of April 23

What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public 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  Wednesday, April 22 End of Life… Read more »

Volunteers Honoured

The Local Volunteer Co-ordinators Association and Sarnia Gives honoured some of the community’s outstanding volunteers with a recognition evening at the St Clair Corporate Centre last week. From left are, Betty Canie, volunteer co-ordinator at Vision Nursing Home, Rev. Don Callacott, a 36-year volunteer at the home, Larry Renaud, a 21-year volunteer at Pathways Health… Read more »

Message to Sarnia: Resistance is futile

George Mathewson Canada Post told Sarnia last week that door-to-door mail delivery is an expensive luxury that must be reabsorbed into the Collective and replaced with community mailboxes a.s.a.p. WE ARE THE POST YOUR SERVICE WILL BE ASSIMILATED RESISTANCE IS FUTILE Speaking at city hall, the delegation from the Crown Corporation told flummoxed city councillors… Read more »

Film Festival: Sarnia native aims to encourage young filmmakers

Tara Jeffrey Ravi Srinivasan wants to inspire a new generation of filmmakers in Sarnia-Lambton. “It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while,” said the 29-year-old Sarnia native, who now works for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). “I had always wanted to get into film, but there wasn’t any place or anyone nurturing those… Read more »

Letters, week of April 23

Sex-ed curriculum a hot topic                        Sir: It appears the Ontario Liberal Party, via Premier Kathleen Wynne, will this fall put into motion the new Sexual Education Curriculum, which is really a re-introduction of the one from 2010. At that time it opened a can of worms, and five years haven’t changed the thinking of many… Read more »

Spice n Ice curries on Indian tradition

Cathy Dobson  Kanwarjit Walia was in his early 20s when he decided to leave his native India and travel the world. “I wanted to go abroad andchange my financial conditions,” says Walia, now 35. He arrived in Ontario and worked in Oakville for a while before heading west. “But I missed Ontario,” he said. “I wanted… Read more »