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OPINION: Voters dissatisfied with current city council

Paul Beaudet Municipal elections, more often than not, are boring and the candidates largely indistinguishable. That is not the case in 2014. Although I live outside the City of Sarnia, I am impacted by the decisions made by council, hence my interest in the upcoming election. My personal polling, albeit unscientific, suggests to me that… Read more »

Defending champion Ice Hawks ready to soar

Barry Wright One of Sarnia’s best-kept sports secrets begins defence of its Ontario Sledge Hockey Association developmental championship in a few days. The provincial champion Sarnia Ice Hawks host Windsor on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Germain Arena at 2:30 p.m. before heading down the highway to play London the next day. Ice Hawks Head… Read more »

Colourful mural created for children grieving a loved one

Cathy Dobson The freshly-painted pandas, parrots and butterflies adorning the wall in the children’s room at St. Joseph’s Hospice are a colourful and lasting gift from the Sarnia Artists Workshop. “It’s the first thing the children see when they walk into the room,” says Kellie Van Hooren, children’s program co coordinator at the hospice. She… Read more »

Legionnaires giving proceeds of U17 hockey game to Rebound

Barry Wright One of this area’s most recognizable non-profit agencies will be the recipient of a Hockey Canada fundraising initiative at the upcoming World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Sarnia Legionnaires of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League have been chosen as the local host partner when Team Canada Black takes on Team Finland at the… Read more »

Cleaning business started with a plan

Cathy Dobson Chelsey Hart didn’t just write an adequate business plan. She mastered it. When the 25-year-old Point Edward resident decided to start her own small business she painstakingly researched the market and did an exhaustive market survey to see if her cleaning service concept would fly. The result? She’s had a successful first four months,… Read more »

Stone cairn marks city’s ‘other’ Centennial

John Rochon The stone cairn on the northeast corner of Front and George streets commemorates not the declaration of Sarnia as a city, but the Centennial of the naming of Sarnia. The new community was often referred to as The Rapids due to its proximity to the rapids in the St. Clair River, and by… Read more »

Junior Sting hockey action

Anthony Tudino, #97, of the Major Atom AAA Jr. Sting skates past a London defender to score the first of his two goals on Oct. 15. Sarnia and the London Jr. Knights played to a 3-3 draw. Wendy Labelle-Voisey Photo

Learning to skate isn’t easy

Kyleigh Beauvais-Chad, a student at P.E. McGibbon School, recovers from a tumble during an RBC Learn to Skate session at the Sarnia Arena. Three-time Olympic Gold medalist Becky Kellar Duke of the Canadian women’s hockey team joined the students on the ice, helping prepare them for an on-ice appearance during the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge… Read more »

Winner of Humane Society raffle gives back the grand prize

Marco Vigliotti When Sarnia’s Michele Stokley won the diamond ring grand prize in a Sarnia Humane Society raffle last week it appeared to be a typical end to another successful fundraiser. She set off to Brian Davis Jewellery, which had donated the prize, to accept the ring and greet the store’s owner and Humane Society… Read more »

SMAA football action

Kicker Nicholas Vacek (#72) of the Avengers attempts a convert in 22-7 victory over the Sky Fire in SMAA football action at Norm Perry Park on Oct. 11. In the other PeeWee game the Vortex downed the Buzz Saw 20-6. In Atom play, the Razor Claws doused the Inferno 30-6 and the Shock Wave stunned… Read more »