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Sarnia’s Santavy ranked 7th in the world

Boady Santavy, 17, poses with students at Rosedale Public School, after winning three gold medals in weightlifting in Peru. Glenn Ogilvie

Boady Santavy, 17, poses with junior and senior kindergarten students at Rosedale Public School, after winning three gold medals in weightlifting in Peru. Glenn Ogilvie Boady Santavy went to the Pan American Youth Weightlifting Championships in Lima, Peru with one goal in mind – to come home with a gold medal. He did just that… Read more »

High school track and field champions

Kristina VanDamme, of Petrolia’s LCCVI, cleared 145 centimetres to win the senior girls high jump title at the LSSAA championships in Petrtolia.
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Lambton County’s best high school track and field athletes squared off in the LSSAA championships at LCCVI in Petrolia last week. Northern Collegiate won the overall team title, with St. Pat’s second and LCCVI finishing third. The top four finishers in each individual event earned an automatic berth to the Southwestern Ontario championships on this… Read more »

Woman leaves $1million to Sarnia charities

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It took a ceremony at city hall to accomplish what Louise Strangway wouldn’t allow while still alive – public recognition of her kindness. Recipients from five local organization rose one by one to accept cheques of about $200,000 each on May 16, their share of a remarkable $1-million bequest from the attention-shy woman. Strangway died… Read more »

3 new commercial buildings near Lambton Mall

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Construction of three new commercial buildings worth more than $1 million on Lambton Mall Road is a major boost to the local economy. A new $580,000 Tim Horton’s restaurant is taking shape at the corner of Lambton Mall Road and Quinn Drive, says Alan Shaw, Sarnia’s chief building official. On the same property, a former… Read more »

Dermatology patients high and dry

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Sarnia’s last dermatologist is no longer visiting the city, leaving thousands of patients to scramble for treatment. Dr. A. K. Gupta had been travelling from London weekly to assist the former patients of Dr. Aurea Jose, who retired in 2011 with 5,000 people on her roster. But Gupta stopped seeing patients in Sarnia on April… Read more »

Game on at Lambton College

Screen shot from a draft game under development for Lambton College. The final version could see students work their way along the path, stopping and participating in learning activities at each large dot.
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Pulling out your iPad to play games in class is usually a recipe for scholastic trouble. Except at Lambton College, where instructors plan to use games to engage bored students and improve academic success. So what’s up with that? Lambton is developing a pilot program to test gaming in six courses this September, making it one… Read more »

Grade 8 kids can make a difference

From left, Nicole, Drury, Alexa Soulliere, Chris DeJonghe and Nate Broad, holds coins and bills collected in one week at a Cathcart Boulevard School fundraiser. 
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For some it’s sports; for others it’s music or money. But for Sarnia’s Chris Dejonghe pure joy comes from making a difference in someone’s life. “This is what I’m into,” says the 13-year-old Cathcart Public School student. “It makes me happy and my friends are into it too.” Chris just finished a coin drive at… Read more »

Winterkill leaves gardeners cold

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Property owners in Sarnia are watching anxiously to see if their trees, bushes and flowers bounce back after a long harsh winter. Depending on whom you speak to, we are three to six weeks behind schedule in the growing season and a devastating amount of winterkill is evident across the region. Just ask Jeff Barrschers…. Read more »

Blood donors save pharmacist’s life

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Sarnia pharmacist Lamar Hanna was at work when he began feeling unwell. It was shortly after Super Bowl Sunday and he brushed it off as fatigue. “But I knew something was weird because I don’t normally get headaches,” said Hanna, 30, who together with wife Jessica are the pharmacist-owners of Centrepoint IDA Pharmacy. “This was… Read more »